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House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights billFiled Under: Environment | Politics
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill (June 20, 2016)
The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.
Tribes donate nearly $30K to Republican Sen. Jerry MoranFiled Under: Politics
Tribes donate nearly $30K to Republican Sen. Jerry Moran (July 21, 2015)
The lawmaker was responsible for the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act and is pushing the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in ArizonaFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (June 19, 2015)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measureFiled Under: 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.
Opinion: Protecting tribal sovereignty fits into GOP philosophyFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Protecting tribal sovereignty fits into GOP philosophy (December 31, 2014)
Attorneys Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead wonder if a Republican majority in Congress will benefit Indian Country.
President Obama signs Grand Portage Band per capita bill into lawFiled Under:
President Obama signs Grand Portage Band per capita bill into law (December 22, 2014)
The bill ensures that payments received in connection with a treaty settlement aren't subject to state or federal taxation.
Apache Messenger: Crowd protests copper mine on sacred landsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Apache Messenger: Crowd protests copper mine on sacred lands (December 22, 2014)
Protesters lined the streets of Phoenix to show that the fight over Resolution Copper is not over.
Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for countyFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for county (December 22, 2014)
Supervisors in Movahe County explain why they oppose H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement.
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (December 19, 2014)
We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai TribeFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (December 17, 2014)
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in CongressFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (December 17, 2014)
A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.
Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the publicFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (December 15, 2014)
The Yakama Nation is in court in hopes of preventing public tours at the sacred Rattlesnake Mountain.
Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measureFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (December 15, 2014)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.
Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in ArizonaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (December 15, 2014)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said the package represented the 'worst of Washington.'
Senate heads to final vote on package with mine on sacred landFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate heads to final vote on package with mine on sacred land (December 12, 2014)
The controversial defense bill transfers federal land to a private company for a mine on sacred Apache sites in Arizona.
Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to AlaskaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 12, 2014)
The bill heads to President Barack Obama a week after Vice President Joe Biden drew new attention to the issue.
House passes $1.1T omnibus appropriations bill by narrow voteFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House passes $1.1T omnibus appropriations bill by narrow vote (December 12, 2014)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.
Steve Russell: Congress sinks the boat unless we rock the boatFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Congress sinks the boat unless we rock the boat (December 12, 2014)
If this is the best government can do, maybe shutting it down is not such a terrible plan.
Jon Kyl: Land swap for mine on sacred Apache land isn't unusualFiled Under: Opinion
Jon Kyl: Land swap for mine on sacred Apache land isn't unusual (December 11, 2014)
Former U.S. Senator from Arizona supported the Resolution Copper mine when he was in Congress.
Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards'Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards' (December 11, 2014)
The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.
Terry Rambler: Defense measure raids sacred sites for one mineFiled Under: Opinion
Terry Rambler: Defense measure raids sacred sites for one mine (December 10, 2014)
Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe explains opposition to a copper mine on sacred sites.
Lawmakers unveil massive appropriations bill to fund governmentFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers unveil massive appropriations bill to fund government (December 9, 2014)
The 1,603-page Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.
Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to AlaskaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 9, 2014)
The Alaska issue gained renewed focus after Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week.
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine dealFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians join fight against mine deal (December 9, 2014)
The defense bill that includes the controversial land swap could pass the Senate later today.
Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill (December 8, 2014)
The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.
Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Land selections for two Alaska Native corporations in defense bill (December 8, 2014)
The 1,648-page defense bill includes land deals for Olgoonik Corporation and Sealaska.
Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk NationFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Defense bill approves transfer of military site to Ho-Chunk Nation (December 8, 2014)
The tribe has been trying to acquire land at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant since 1997.
Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Federal Recognition
Tim Kaine: Correct historical wrong and recognize Virginia tribes (December 8, 2014)
Federal recognition would acknowledge and protect the identities of the tribes.
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred landsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (December 8, 2014)
The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.
Opinion: No sacred Apache lands in swap for copper mine projectFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: No sacred Apache lands in swap for copper mine project (December 8, 2014)
Writer at conservative publication claims no sacred sites will be transferred for the Resolution Copper mining project in Arizona.
House approves bill to authorize mine on sacred site in ArizonaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House approves bill to authorize mine on sacred site in Arizona (December 4, 2014)
The copper mine impacts land used by Apache tribes for food, medicine and ceremonies.
Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to ObamaFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to Obama (December 3, 2014)
The House and the Senate passed the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act this week.
House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock TribesFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (December 3, 2014)
One bill resolves a boundary dispute while the other ensures certain tribal land acquisitions are placed in trust.
House passes measure to reauthorize Indian housing programsFiled Under: National | Politics
House passes measure to reauthorize Indian housing programs (December 3, 2014)
The National American Indian Housing Council is now looking for the Senate to move quickly before the end of the 113th Congress.
House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in NevadaFiled Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (December 2, 2014)
H.R.4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act, and H.R.2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, passed by voice votes.
House returns to work this week to consider several tribal billsFiled Under: National | Politics
House returns to work this week to consider several tribal bills (December 1, 2014)
Four bills are being considered today and a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act will be on the agenda tomorrow.
Migizi Pensoneau: Sen. Tester betrays our people on KeystoneFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Migizi Pensoneau: Sen. Tester betrays our people on Keystone (November 28, 2014)
The outgoing chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted for a bill to authorize the controversial pipeline.
House to consider bill to reauthorize Indian housing programsFiled Under: National | Politics
House to consider bill to reauthorize Indian housing programs (November 28, 2014)
H.R.4329 extends the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal billsFiled Under: Environment | Politics
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (November 21, 2014)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.
House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitasFiled Under: Politics
House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas (November 21, 2014)
The payments will be exempt from state and federal taxation under H.R.3608.
Greg Grey Cloud explains Lakota honor song after Senate voteFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Greg Grey Cloud explains Lakota honor song after Senate vote (November 20, 2014)
Young activist was thanking the lawmakers who rejected a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measureFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (November 19, 2014)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child traumaFiled Under: Education | Health | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (November 19, 2014)
The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.
Sen. Heitkamp to host panel on child trauma in Indian CountryFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp to host panel on child trauma in Indian Country (November 19, 2014)
Roundtable follows Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma.
Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill (November 19, 2014)
Greg Grey Cloud, who was wearing a headdress, started singing loudly and was forcefully removed from the Senate gallery.
Witness list for SCIA hearing on child trauma in Indian CountryFiled Under: Education | Health | Politics
Witness list for SCIA hearing on child trauma in Indian Country (November 18, 2014)
The committee will hear from tribal representatives who work to prevent and combat the effects of childhood trauma on Native youth.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline (November 17, 2014)
Rosebud President Cyril Scott said approval of the controversial project was an 'act of war against our people.'
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporationFiled Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (November 14, 2014)
Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.
Obama dismisses claimed benefits from Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama dismisses claimed benefits from Keystone XL Pipeline (November 14, 2014)
The president said the controversial project won't create as many jobs or lead to lower energy costs, as supporters have claimed.
Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate raceFiled Under:
Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race (November 13, 2014)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) has refused to concede and participated in a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing yesterday.
House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (November 13, 2014)
The Senate could take action next week as the bill turns into an issue in the run-off race for the Senate seat in energy-friendly Louisiana.
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian districtFiled Under: Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins re-election for largest Indian district (November 6, 2014)
The incumbent Democrat won decisively in counties with more Indian voters.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood traumaFiled Under: Health | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma (November 6, 2014)
The committee will be changing to Republican hands after the current session of Congress.
Sami Jo Difuntorum: Congress must act on Indian housing billFiled Under: Opinion
Sami Jo Difuntorum: Congress must act on Indian housing bill (November 6, 2014)
The chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council calls on Congress to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act.
Crow Tribe seeks renewal of Indian Coal Production Tax CreditFiled Under: 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.
SCIA to hold listening session at NCAI on Indian education billFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
SCIA to hold listening session at NCAI on Indian education bill (October 22, 2014)
The session takes place Tuesday, October 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.
FNDI urges passage for Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness ActFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
FNDI urges passage for Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act (October 22, 2014)
The bill provides up to $17,500 in student loan forgiveness for members of federally-recognized tribes who teach at Bureau of Indian Education schools or at schools that serve Indian students.
Shingle Springs Band acquires 40 acres in trust under new lawFiled Under: Politics | Trust
Shingle Springs Band acquires 40 acres in trust under new law (October 9, 2014)
The tribe thanked Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) for getting the bill through the 113th Congress.
Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in ArizonaFiled Under: Politics
Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in Arizona (October 9, 2014)
Native Americans make up 22.6 percent of the population the 1st Congressional district.
Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribeFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe (October 8, 2014)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe are seeking to be regain recognition after being listed in a termination law in 1954.

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