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Obama administration set to announce latest budget (01/29)
The Obama administration rolls out its fiscal year 2011 budget on Monday. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will present the Interior Department budget at 1pm EST. The budget includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee...

Blackfeet firm to receive Defense earmark (10/07)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is set to receive a $4 million earmark under the fiscal year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act. Pikuni Industries will use the money to develop and test new lightweight materials for use in missile construction. Sen....

House committee passes Interior appropriations (06/22)
The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2010 Interior appropriations bill last week. For Indian programs, the bill contains $6.8 billion, $654 million above the 2009 level and $39 million above President Barack Obama's request. The Indian Health Service...

Appropriations bills moving through House panel (06/10)
The House Appropriations Committee is busy this month with a slew of fiscal year 2010 appropriations bills. The full committee approved the Commerce, Justice and Science bill yesterday. The package includes $802 million for Community Oriented Policing Services, a $41...

Senators seek money for Indian safety and health (05/21)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, asking for money for the Emergency Fund for Indian Health and Safety. Congress created the $2 billion fund last year to pay for public safety,...

Obama's budget provides boosts for IHS and BIA (05/14)
President Barack Obama last week released details of his fiscal year 2010 budget, which boosts funding at the Indian Health Serviceand the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The budget seeks $4 billion for the IHS, a 13 percent increase from current...

Jodi Gillette: Obama's budget an important step (05/14)
"On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama promised a renewed commitment to Indian country by reaching out to tribes, listening to their concerns, and vowing to give Indians a seat at the table. Now, after years of being ignored...

John Thune: Obama fails to address tribal needs (05/11)
The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). Americans come from many different backgrounds and have many different ideas about the challenges we face, but we all strive to make our communities as strong and vibrant as...

No Indian health and safety fund in Obama's budget (05/08)
President Barack Obama released details of his fiscal year 2010 budget on Thursday but it didn't include any money for the Emergency Fund for Indian Health and Safety. Congress created the fund for health, law enforcement and water projects in...

Obama releases details of fiscal year 2010 budget (05/07)
President Barack Obama released details of his $3.4 trillion fiscal year 2010 budget today. The budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs promises increases for most programs. Education, public safety and water right settlements would receive the biggest boosts, according...

Obama asks Cabinet to make $100M in budget cuts (04/20)
At his first Cabinet meeting today, President Barack Obama plans to ask federal agencies to make $100 million in budget cuts, The Washington Post reported. The cuts will have to be identified in the next 90 days. Obama wants to...

Senate committee backs boost for Indian programs (03/18)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is backing big increases for Indian Country programs, including a $400 million appropriation that was rejected on the Senate floor earlier this month. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the committee, and Sen....

Video: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on budget (03/13)
This text will be replaced var so = new SWFObject('http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/I2009/player.swf','mpl','320','240','9'); so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always'); so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true'); so.addParam('flashvars','&duration=5976&file=/vCommFiles/indian031209&type=video&streamer=rtmp://fms.senate.gov/Committee/&autostart=true&start=767&stretching=fill'); so.write('player'); The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday on the fiscal year 2010 budget. The committee heard from leaders of four Indian organizations....

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on budget priorities (03/12)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing this morning on tribal priorities in the fiscal year 2010 budget. The hearing starts at 9:30am. The witness list follows: Panel 1 MR. JOE GARCIA President, National Congress of American Indians MR....

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on budget (03/10)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on tribal priorities in the fiscal year 2010 budget. The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list hasn't been...

White House: Fact sheet on Indian funding (03/02)
The White House released the following fact sheet today regarding the budget overview that President Barack Obama sent to Congress on Thursday. WORKING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR NATIVE AMERICANS The President’s budget overview released in February 2009...

House Appropriations oversight hearing on Interior (03/02)
The House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, will be holding an oversight hearing on the Interior Department on Tuesday. The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room B-308 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Two witnesses...

Obama's budget funds United Tribes Technical College (02/27)
After years of neglect, President Barack Obama ensured tribal colleges will be a priority in the budget he released on Thursday. The fiscal year 2010 proposal fully funds the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Bush administration...

Obama proposes first federal budget (02/27)
President Barack Obama proposed his first federal budget on Thursday, promising increases for Indian education, law enforcement and health care. The fiscal year 2010 budget proposes $12 billion for the Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs. While...