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Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program
Education | National | Politics
Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program (October 4, 2017)
A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow
Health | National | Politics
Senate approves bill to designate clinic in honor of late veteran Joe Medicine Crow (August 8, 2017)
A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.

Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care (July 27, 2017)
Today is humor day in the Senate. But at least the healthcare debate will go on and on without a conclusion

Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior
National | Politics
Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior (July 25, 2017)
A lawyer and former lobbyist who was at the center of some high-profile controversies during the Bush administration is going back to work at the Department of the Interior.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe hosts walk for missing and murdered sisters
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe hosts walk for missing and murdered sisters (May 2, 2017)
The Montana tribe is observing National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls on May 5.

Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent
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Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent (May 2, 2017)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to extend the Indian Coal Production Credit to spur economic development on and near reservations.

Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement
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Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (April 21, 2017)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.

Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls
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Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (April 18, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.

Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in Senate
National | Politics
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in Senate (February 28, 2017)
It's taken longer than expected but the Interior Department is slated to get a new leader.

Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status (February 9, 2017)
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.

Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choices
National | Politics
Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choices (January 31, 2017)
Ryan Zinke for Interior and Rick Perry for Energy saw opposition from Democrats and Independents but both are expected to win final confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.

Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Sen. John Barrasso passing on gavel at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (December 7, 2016)
Democrats have already named Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) as vice chair while Republicans have not announced who will serve as chair.

Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman
Law | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman (August 25, 2016)
Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls
Canada | Law | National | Politics
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (June 29, 2016)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hear testimony on wildfires
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hear testimony on wildfires (June 6, 2016)
S.3014, the Tribal Forestry Participation and Protection Act, authorizes tribes to

Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program
Education | National | Politics
Tribes and educators push for newer data for key funding program (May 10, 2016)
The Native student population has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is stuck on Johnson O’Malley data from 1995.

Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement
Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation welcomes movement on water rights settlement (February 5, 2016)
Chairman Harry Barnes said action in the House will prove more difficult due to policies adopted by the Republican leadership.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two water bills at meeting
Environment | Law | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two water bills at meeting (February 3, 2016)
The business meeting marked the first time that the committee has advanced a tribal water settlement in five years

Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union
National | Politics
Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union (January 11, 2016)
Jason Small hopes his presence shows President Barack Obama why energy development is important on the Montana reservation.

Senate committee delays action on Blackfeet Nation water rights
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Senate committee delays action on Blackfeet Nation water rights (December 2, 2015)
Lawmakers hope to bring the bill back in January 2016 after addressing some concerns about the settlement.

Senate passes resolution for Native American Heritage Month
National | Politics
Senate passes resolution for Native American Heritage Month (November 9, 2015)
The measure recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to the United States and highlights their cultures and heritages.

Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights
Environment | Opinion
Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights (October 21, 2015)
The Lummi Nation has faced an uphill battle in our efforts to protect our fishing area at Xwe'chi'cXen, Cherry Point, from a coal terminal.

Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate
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Bill shields tribes from Affordable Care Act employer mandate (July 15, 2015)
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) introduced the Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act to exempt tribes from large fines.

Appropriations bill allows VA hospitals to recommend marijuana
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Appropriations bill allows VA hospitals to recommend marijuana (May 26, 2015)
Doctors in states where marijuana is legal for medical purposes will be able to discuss the drug with veterans.

Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal
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Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (April 16, 2015)
Calling it 'historic,' Senator Steve Daines, (R-Mont.), chaired a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Crow Reservation on April 8.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee talks coal at hearing in Montana
Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee talks coal at hearing in Montana (April 9, 2015)
The Crow Tribe is just one of three in Indian Country that develops its coal resources.

Sen. Daines to lead SCIA field hearing on coal in Indian Country
Environment | Politics
Sen. Daines to lead SCIA field hearing on coal in Indian Country (April 7, 2015)
Representatives of the Crow Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the Navajo Nation will testify but no one from the other side of the debate is on the witness list.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets field hearing in Montana
Business | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets field hearing in Montana (April 2, 2015)
The hearing on the Crow Reservation will focus on coal development in Indian Country.

Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures
Federal Recognition
Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (March 19, 2015)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting
Health | Law | National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC meeting (February 27, 2015)
The status of leadership at the Indian Health Service, updates from members of Congress and a tribal court jurisdiction case were some highlights from this week's session.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (January 21, 2015)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

Bill introduced to extend recognition to Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
Federal Recognition
Bill introduced to extend recognition to Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (January 7, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D) and Sen. Steve Daines (R) will use their positions on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to push for the bill.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measure
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measure (December 31, 2014)
One hundred and fourteen years ago when the Northern Cheyenne Reservation was expanded. the federal government bought out non-Indian land owners, but overlooked 5,000 acres of railroad mineral rights.

Native Sun News: Tribe threw away late veteran's memorabilia
National
Native Sun News: Tribe threw away late veteran's memorabilia (October 31, 2014)
While it didn’t make up for losing all of her late father’s military records and memorabilia, Kendra Brownell said receiving a replacement American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol 'helped make things better.'

Crow Tribe seeks renewal of Indian Coal Production Tax Credit
Environment | Politics
Crow Tribe seeks renewal of Indian Coal Production Tax Credit (October 23, 2014)
The tax credit expired in 2013 and the tribe says its revenues have taken a hit.

Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill
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Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill (September 18, 2014)
The Montana Republican said the measure will help tribes provide general welfare services to their people without fear of audits and enforcement actions from the IRS.

US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritage
Politics
US House candidate John Lewis proud of Warm Springs heritage (August 18, 2014)
John Lewis, the Democratic candidate for Montana's sole U.S. House seat, talked about his tribal heritage at a campaign stop on the Crow Reservation.

Sen. John Walsh of Montana drops run amid plagiarism scandal
Politics
Sen. John Walsh of Montana drops run amid plagiarism scandal (August 8, 2014)
Democrats will have to find a candidate to face Rep. Steve Daines, a Republican who has been reaching out to tribes.

ICT interview with Rep. Daines on election and Indian issues
Opinion
ICT interview with Rep. Daines on election and Indian issues (July 14, 2014)
Rep. Steve Daines (R-Montana) discusses his Senate campaign and Indian issues.

Rep. Daines introduces bill for tribal control of Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Rep. Daines introduces bill for tribal control of Cobell buy-back (July 3, 2014)
The Indian Tribal Self-Determination in Land Consolidation Act authorizes self-determination contracts and compacts for the Cobell buy-back program.

Republican candidate with tribal ties runs for Senate in Montana
National | Politics
Republican candidate with tribal ties runs for Senate in Montana (May 5, 2014)
Susan Cundiff, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Montana, has tribal ties.

House subcommittee to hold hearing on land buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Politics
House subcommittee to hold hearing on land buy-back program (March 24, 2014)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold an oversight hearing next week to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Veteran from Crow Tribe, 92 years old, at State of the Union
National | Politics
Veteran from Crow Tribe, 92 years old, at State of the Union (January 28, 2014)
Charles DeCrane, a 92-year-old veteran from the Crow Tribe of Montana, will be at the State of the Union tonight.

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