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Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
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Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump and Republicans can't seem to govern (April 24, 2017)

Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?

Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline
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Shutdown of federal government looms ahead of April 28 deadline (April 24, 2017)

With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans (March 16, 2017)

The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearance
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Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearance (March 6, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is already living up to promises to keep Indian Country on the top of his agenda.

Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era
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Mark Trahant: Challenges and promises for tribes in the Donald Trump era (January 3, 2017)

One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.

Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years
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Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years (July 14, 2016)

The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.

BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement
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BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement (November 10, 2015)

The agency isn't typically known for its housing initiatives but a key program helps tribal members with critical needs despite inadequate funding.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs a long-term budget solution
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs a long-term budget solution (November 2, 2015)

Of course any budget that passes with more Democrats than Republicans is considered awful.

Congress passes budget agreement that raises spending levels
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Congress passes budget agreement that raises spending levels (October 30, 2015)

The Bipartisan Budget Act is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Republican lawmakers and White House reach budget agreement
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Republican lawmakers and White House reach budget agreement (October 27, 2015)

The Bipartisan Budget Act averts a shutdown of the federal government, increases the debt limit and raises overall spending levels.

Three presidential candidates make appeals to Indian Country
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Three presidential candidates make appeals to Indian Country (October 20, 2015)

The National Congress of American Indians got a small taste of the crowded 2016 presidential field on Monday as three candidates pitched their pro-tribal agendas to participants.

Congress set to pass measure to avert shutdown of government
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Congress set to pass measure to avert shutdown of government (September 30, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any increases in funding as Congress seeks to prevent another national crisis.

Senate advances bill to prevent shutdown of federal government
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Senate advances bill to prevent shutdown of federal government (September 29, 2015)

Final action is needed by Wednesday night in order to maintain funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the indian Health Service and other agencies.

Mark Trahant: Government shutdown threatens Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: Government shutdown threatens Indian Country (September 22, 2015)

Once again Congress is finding it impossible to pass spending bills — and time is running out.

Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide
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Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (June 25, 2015)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting
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Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting (June 17, 2015)

Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.

Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda
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Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (June 15, 2015)

The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts
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Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts (June 8, 2015)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.

Alaska Native health corporation cuts jobs amid budget woes
Health

Alaska Native health corporation cuts jobs amid budget woes (May 12, 2014)

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is laying off another 110 employees and letting 50 positions go unfilled.

President Obama eyes $2.4B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs
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President Obama eyes $2.4B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 4, 2014)

President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 today and asked Congress to provide $2.4 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Mark Trahant: Good news for Indian Country in Obama's budget
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Mark Trahant: Good news for Indian Country in Obama's budget (February 26, 2014)

President Obama’s next budget, due to be released soon, will be good news for Indian Country.

NCAI President Cladoosby gives first State of Indian Nations
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NCAI President Cladoosby gives first State of Indian Nations (January 30, 2014)

Brian Cladoosby, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, will deliver the first State of Indian Nations address today.

Mark Trahant: No victory for anyone in federal budget bill
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Mark Trahant: No victory for anyone in federal budget bill (January 15, 2014)

This is the Budget of Meh. It better reflects a broken governance structure than it does true spending priorities.

Budget measure offers modest increases for BIA and IHS
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Budget measure offers modest increases for BIA and IHS (January 14, 2014)

Congressional negotiators announced a 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill that includes modest increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country
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Mark Trahant: New Year awaits stories from Indian Country (January 8, 2014)

So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.

Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts
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Bipartisan budget deal offers some relief from sequester cuts (December 11, 2013)

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) announced a budget deal on Tuesday that curbs some of the impact of sequestration.

Mark Trahant: Congress on self-destructive course for budget
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Mark Trahant: Congress on self-destructive course for budget (December 10, 2013)

If all goes well, Senate budget chairman Patty Murray will make a deal with the House budget chairman Paul Ryan that outlines federal spending for the rest of fiscal year 2014 and 2015.

Diverse:  Cheryl Crazy Bull understands needs of tribal colleges
Education

Diverse: Cheryl Crazy Bull understands needs of tribal colleges (December 2, 2013)

A profile of Cheryl Crazy Bull, the president of the American Indian College Fund.

Opinion: Reckless policies hurt generations of Native people
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Opinion: Reckless policies hurt generations of Native people (November 27, 2013)

Writers call on Congress to address poverty, health and education issues in Indian Country.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds hearing on fiscal crisis
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds hearing on fiscal crisis (November 14, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon to focus on the fiscal crisis in Indian Country.

Feature: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces an uncertain future
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Feature: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces an uncertain future (November 14, 2013)

The Houston Press runs a lengthy feature on the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, touching on a wide range of issues, including the devastating effects of sequestration and the limited economic opportunities.

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing
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Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (November 13, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Thursday to discuss the 'fiscal crisis' in Indian Country.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee   business meeting and  hearing
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (November 8, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing next Thursday, November 14.

Elrae Potts: Unfair tax system places burden on Indian Country
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Elrae Potts: Unfair tax system places burden on Indian Country (November 7, 2013)

As a long-time advocate for children in the Native American communities, I can confidently report that Indian child services are not the place to look for budgetary fat.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hosts  listening session in DC
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee hosts listening session in DC (November 4, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a listening session next week to discuss the impacts of sequestration in Indian Country.

Opinion: Sequester cuts hinder Native youth suicide prevention
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Opinion: Sequester cuts hinder Native youth suicide prevention (October 23, 2013)

Despite high rates of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth, mental heath funds are being reduced due to sequestration.

Obama signs bill to put end to shutdown of  federal government
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Obama signs bill to put end to shutdown of federal government (October 17, 2013)

Thousands of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service employees are headed back to work today after President Barack Obama signed a bill to end the 16-day shutdown of the federal government.

House passes   measure to fund BIA and IHS at sequester levels
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House passes measure to fund BIA and IHS at sequester levels (October 15, 2013)

The House voted 233-160 on Monday to pass H.J.Res.80, a bill that funds the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service at sequester levels.

Government shutdown inflicts extra pain on Indian programs
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Government shutdown inflicts extra pain on Indian programs (October 14, 2013)

The shutdown of the federal government, coming on top of the sequestration of the budget, is hitting Indian Country particularly hard.

KNBA: Alaska tribes worry about continued federal shutdown
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KNBA: Alaska tribes worry about continued federal shutdown (October 9, 2013)

KNBA reports on the effect of the federal government's shutdown on tribal governments in Alaska.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs  solution beyond shutdown
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country needs solution beyond shutdown (October 9, 2013)

I’ll say it again: Ending the government shutdown is not a solution for Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Playing games with Indian Country's funding
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Mark Trahant: Playing games with Indian Country's funding (September 25, 2013)

Watch out for fights coming from the Capitol. The Senate versus the House. Republicans opposed to Democrats.

NPR: Sequester cuts hurt   mental   health care in   Indian Country
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NPR: Sequester cuts hurt mental health care in Indian Country (September 13, 2013)

The sequestration of the federal budget is taking a toll on mental health care programs in Indian Country.

MPR: Tribes ready for  'devastating' cuts with  sequestration
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MPR: Tribes ready for 'devastating' cuts with sequestration (August 29, 2013)

Tribes across the country face another round of cuts with the sequestration of the federal budget.

Sequestration  forces tribes to make budget cuts to programs
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Sequestration forces tribes to make budget cuts to programs (August 22, 2013)

Sequestration of the federal budget is forcing cuts to education, health and social service programs in Indian Country.

Lund Report: Oregon tribes work with state on health coverage
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Lund Report: Oregon tribes work with state on health coverage (August 7, 2013)

Oregon tribes are working with the state to address sequestration of federal funds at the Indian Health Service.

Native Sun News:  Pine Ridge Reservation  feels pain of sequester
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Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation feels pain of sequester (July 29, 2013)

The Red Cloud-Bissonette family needs a new trailer. Frank, who is disabled, and Norma, his wife, are members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who live on the sprawling grasslands of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Editorial: Republicans abandon Indian Country with budget
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Editorial: Republicans abandon Indian Country with budget (July 24, 2013)

The New York Times on the devastating impacts of sequestration in Indian Country.

Fronteras: Sequester takes cut out of Indian Health Service
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Fronteras: Sequester takes cut out of Indian Health Service (July 19, 2013)

Fronteras reports on the impact of sequestration on the Indian Health Service.

Audio from House committee's hearing with Secretary Jewell
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Audio from House committee's hearing with Secretary Jewell (July 17, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Sequestration  carries major impact on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Sequestration carries major impact on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 15, 2013)

The sequestration of the federal budget carries a heavy toll in Indian Country.

Interior Secretary   Jewell to speak at NCAI midyear conference
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Interior Secretary Jewell to speak at NCAI midyear conference (June 5, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will speak at the National Congress of American Indians mid-year conference.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country funds shackled to  the sequester
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country funds shackled to the sequester (June 3, 2013)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, has outlined his congressional agenda for this summer.

NPR:  Navajo Nation schools  lose funding with sequestration
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NPR: Navajo Nation schools lose funding with sequestration (May 28, 2013)

NPR on how sequestration has affected schools on the Navajo Nation: When Congress enacted the across-the board budget cuts known as the sequester in March, they cut $60 million for...

Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the pain of the sequester
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the pain of the sequester (May 20, 2013)

Indian Country has already been hit hard by the sequester.

Audio from SCIA hearing with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
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Audio from SCIA hearing with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (May 15, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Jewell took over the Interior Department on April 12. She vowed to improve government-to-government relations...

PBS Newshour: Sequestration hits Nez Perce Tribe's hatchery
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PBS Newshour: Sequestration hits Nez Perce Tribe's hatchery (May 14, 2013)

PBS Newshour on how sequestration of the federal budget is impacting the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho: One of the gauges that has been shut down in Idaho is on...

Secretary Jewell makes first appearance before Congress
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Secretary Jewell makes first appearance before Congress (May 8, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made her first appearance before Congress on Tuesday. Jewell told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the Interior Department suffered an $881 million cut due the...

BLM puts hold on   all oil and gas lease auctions in California
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BLM puts hold on all oil and gas lease auctions in California (May 8, 2013)

The Bureau of Land Management has suspended all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October. In a press release, the agency said the sequester of the federal budget,...