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National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
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National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe
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Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire
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Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (June 21, 2016)

A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.

Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all
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Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all (April 20, 2016)

As president, Andrew Jackson led the forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands in the Southeast.

Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog
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Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog (April 15, 2016)

Director Mike Black admits latest budget request will not resolve a long-standing maintenance backlog of dams in Indian Country.

Sen. Lankford calls for removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 bill
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Sen. Lankford calls for removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 bill (January 21, 2016)

The resolution cites the forced relocation of tribes from the southeastern United States during the tenure of the former president.

Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement
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Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement (October 8, 2015)

The two Oklahoma tribes will receive a total of $186 million to settle trust mismanagement claims against the federal government.

Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement
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Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement (October 5, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation agreed to accept $186 million to settle a trust mismanagement lawsuit they filed in 2005.

Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M
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Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M (September 28, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation will receive $139.5 million and the Chickasaw Nation will receive $46.5 million to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2005.

Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments
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Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments (September 18, 2015)

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final guidance after extensive consultation in Indian Country

Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero
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Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero (August 18, 2015)

Elizabeth Peratrovich is remembered today for her role in the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

Opinion: Andrew Jackson should be the one who faces removal
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Opinion: Andrew Jackson should be the one who faces removal (August 17, 2015)

Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which forced American Indian tribes to leave their homes and property in southern states to make way for white settlers and cotton.

Poll shows support for placing image of Sacagawea on $10 bill
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Poll shows support for placing image of Sacagawea on $10 bill (August 6, 2015)

The Lemhi Shoshone woman who assisted the Lewis and Clark expedition came in third in a national survey.

Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry
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Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry (July 20, 2015)

The Native American Financial Services Association represents tribes with online lending operations.

Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending
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Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending (July 17, 2015)

Tribes have attracted nationwide attention by establishing online lending operations on their lands.

Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson
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Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson (July 6, 2015)

Andrew Jackson was a slave owner whose decisions annihilated American Indian tribes of the Southeast.

Treasury Department announces plan to put woman on $10 bill
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Treasury Department announces plan to put woman on $10 bill (June 18, 2015)

The Women on 20s group drew national attention to the lack of a woman on any of the nation's paper currency.

Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country
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Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (June 18, 2015)

Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.

Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons
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Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons (June 2, 2015)

Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.

Opinion: Putting a woman on $20 bill might not be an easy task
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Opinion: Putting a woman on $20 bill might not be an easy task (May 21, 2015)

All of our paper money feature white men, at least half of them slave-owners.

Women on 20s campaign announces winner of national vote
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Women on 20s campaign announces winner of national vote (May 12, 2015)

Wilma Mankiller, the late former chief of the Cherokee Nation, didn't come out on top of the ballot.

Winner of Women on 20s ballot to be announced on May 12
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Winner of Women on 20s ballot to be announced on May 12 (May 8, 2015)

Voting closes on Sunday to so time is running out to support the late Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill
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Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill (April 15, 2015)

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) said she was inspired by the Women on 20s campaign, which has named Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller as a potential candidate for the paper bill.

Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules
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Northern Arapaho Tribe asks judge to block health care rules (February 13, 2015)

The tribe faces $1.5 million tax penalties if it does not provide insurance to employees.

Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe
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Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (December 23, 2014)

The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.

Northern Arapaho Tribe files lawsuit over Affordable Care Act rules
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Northern Arapaho Tribe files lawsuit over Affordable Care Act rules (December 10, 2014)

The tribe says working-class Native Americans who obtained coverage through healthcare.gov will be penalized.

Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama
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Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (September 29, 2014)

Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.

Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature
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Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (September 23, 2014)

The Internal Revenue Service started auditing tribes in 2005, an attorney for the National Congress of American Indians said.

Dante Desiderio: Working together to address tribal tax issue
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Dante Desiderio: Working together to address tribal tax issue (September 22, 2014)

Dante Desiderio welcomes cooperative work that led to passage of the H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs
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Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (September 19, 2014)

The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

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.

House approves bill to address tribal general welfare programs
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House approves bill to address tribal general welfare programs (September 17, 2014)

Lawmakers said the bill puts tribes on the same level as state and federal governments regarding payments made through general welfare programs.

House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs
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House takes up bill to address tribal general welfare programs (September 16, 2014)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) said the bill promotes tribal self-determination and reliance without additional cost to the U.S. government.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee tackles economic development
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee tackles economic development (June 26, 2014)

Leaders of Indian organizations outline ways to help businesses succeed.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on tribal economies
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on tribal economies (June 23, 2014)

The hearing will focus on the lack of access to capital and how federal programs can improve access.

Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit program
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Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit program (June 10, 2014)

Gavin Clarkson says Indian Country has been shut out of the New Markets Tax Credit program for the second year in a row.

Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit effort
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Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit effort (April 30, 2013)

Gavin Clarkson says Indian Country shut out of New Markets Tax Credit program: Not a single Native Community Development Enterprise (NCDE) was selected for an award in the most recent...

Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown
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Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown (January 10, 2013)

Three Cabinet secretaries are expected to stay for second term of President Barack Obama but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains an unknown. Obama has enjoyed a relatively stable Cabinet since...

Tanya Fiddler named to   Treasury Department advisory board
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Tanya Fiddler named to Treasury Department advisory board (November 16, 2012)

President Barack Obama has named Tanya M. Fiddler, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, to the Community Development Advisory Board at the Treasury Department. Fiddler is the executive...

Law Article: Guidelines for Tribal Economic Development Bonds
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Law Article: Guidelines for Tribal Economic Development Bonds (July 31, 2012)

"On July 16, 2012, the IRS released Notice 2012-48, which solicits applications for the allocation of available amounts of national bond issuance authority limitation (volume cap) for Tribal Economic Development...

Law Article: Notice on $1.8B tribal economic development bonds
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Law Article: Notice on $1.8B tribal economic development bonds (July 23, 2012)

"On July 16, 2012, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released Notice 2012-48 (the “Notice”), establishing new guidelines for allocating approximately $1.8 billion dollars...

WH Blog: Promoting economic development in Indian Country
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WH Blog: Promoting economic development in Indian Country (July 17, 2012)

"To promote economic growth in tribal communities, Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published new guidance today on allocating Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs). The TEDB program was established under...

Tribal consultation call on May 30 to address taxation policies
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Tribal consultation call on May 30 to address taxation policies (May 15, 2012)

The Obama administration will hold a consultation and listening session later this month to discuss taxation policies affecting tribes. The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service will discuss...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts work for $7.8M education center
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Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts work for $7.8M education center (March 29, 2012)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has started construction on a $7.8 million education center with the help of a federally-backed program. The tribe broke ground on Pascua Yaqui Education...

Tex Hall: Take advantage of tax credits for Indian Country
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Tex Hall: Take advantage of tax credits for Indian Country (March 16, 2012)

"Late last month the U.S. Treasury announced $3.6 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations. Now the dust has settled and project sponsors—cities, counties, private developers, non-profits and others—are...