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House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (11/21)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas (11/21)
The payments will be exempt from state and federal taxation under H.R.3608.

Little Traverse Bay Bands swear in interim leader after recall (11/21)
Chairman Fred Kiogima and Vice Chair Deb De Leon were voted out of office on Monday.

Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation (11/21)
Tribal members are still waiting to cast ballots and choose their next president.

Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (11/20)
Outgoing Senator: When Alaska Natives thrive, all of Alaska reaps the rewards.

Mark Trahant: Lakota honor song wasn't out of place in Senate (11/20)
When some say the Senate was just following its rules when they removed Greg Grey Cloud after his honor song -- I suggest they look at the Senate's history.

Greg Grey Cloud explains Lakota honor song after Senate vote (11/20)
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 measure (11/19)
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 trauma (11/19)
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 Country (11/19)
Roundtable follows Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma.

Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (11/19)
Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.

Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill (11/19)
Greg Grey Cloud, who was wearing a headdress, started singing loudly and was forcefully removed from the Senate gallery.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists push for change (11/19)
Local tribal activists were disappointed, but not surprised when the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council took no action on their request to schedule a tribal vote on proposed amendments to the constitution.

Voters of Dry Creek Band oust longtime chair Harvey Hopkins (11/18)
Chris Wright came in first in a field of three. Incumbent Harvey Hopkins came in last.

Witness list for SCIA hearing on child trauma in Indian Country (11/18)
The committee will hear from tribal representatives who work to prevent and combat the effects of childhood trauma on Native youth.

DOJ task force calls for tribal jurisdiction in child abuse cases (11/18)
The Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence issues its report after a year of work.

Voters send four Indian candiates to South Dakota Legislature (11/17)
Two are serving in the Senate and the other two are in the House.

ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA (11/17)
Indian Country Today publishes part three of an interview with the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Ticket with Native candidate secures governor's office in Alaska (11/17)
Byron Mallott, who is Tlingit, will become lieutenant governor.

Navajo Nation Council approves controversial tax on junk food (11/17)
The bill imposes an additional 2 percent tax on soda and sugary foods.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline (11/17)
Rosebud President Cyril Scott said approval of the controversial project was an 'act of war against our people.'

Quapaw Tribe joins Clinton center anniversary in Arkansas (11/14)
The tribe is re-establishing its ties to Arkansas, where it once had a reservation.

Dry Creek Band reduces salaries of tribal board of directors (11/14)
Chairman Harvey Hopkins has given up his salary as the tribe tightens its belts.

Navajo Nation Council fails to override veto on language bill (11/14)
Tribal law requires candidates for president to be fluent in the Navajo language.

House approves bills for Morongo Band and Native corporation (11/14)
Both measures passed by voice votes as lawmakers returned to work after the November election.

Obama dismisses claimed benefits from Keystone XL Pipeline (11/14)
The president said the controversial project won't create as many jobs or lead to lower energy costs, as supporters have claimed.

Rosebud Sioux man takes tribal affairs post in South Dakota (11/13)
Steve Emery is the second person to hold the Cabinet-level job.

Navajo Nation Council to consider language requirement veto (11/13)
The special session comes as presidential candidate Russell Begaye faces a challenge in tribal court.

Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska (11/13)
Ana Hoffman, an Alaska Native corporation executive, is co-chair of the bipartisan transition team for the governor's office.

House heads for vote on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (11/13)
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.

Yurok Tribe reports outcome of election for 3 council seats (11/12)
The results were close in all three races, with one candidate winning by just one vote.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe welcomes lawmakers to reservation (11/12)
The tribe had to go to court to win recognition of its rights in New Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Prepare for more budget cuts with Republicans (11/12)
The amount of money spent on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and other programs, amounts to a tiny slice of federal spending.

Oklahoma lawmakers look at ways to finish Indian museum (11/11)
A Republican plans to introduce legislation to devote tribal tobacco and tribal gaming revenues to the project.

Republican lawmakers vow to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (11/11)
President Barack Obama might not be opposed to a Keystone bill, The New York Times reported.

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