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Rhianan Curley: Navajo Nation leaders destroy trust of people (03/20)
Since the primary election the Navajo Nation has been torn in two. Not by the people themselves either.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (03/18)
Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.

Suquamish Tribe reports results of election for council members (03/18)
Rich Purser, Sammy Mabe and Luther 'Jay' Mills won their election bids.

Alaska requests more time to consider position in ICWA dispute (03/18)
The state's new leaders are still studying the case, which is being closely watched by tribes and the Department of Justice.

Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue two former leaders for funds (03/17)
Former lieutenant governor Leslie Wandrie-Harjo said the money is sitting untouched in a bank.

Vincent Armenta elected to 9th term as chair of Chumash Tribe (03/17)
Also elected were Kenneth Kahn, who will serve as vice chair; Gary Pace, secretary/treasurer; and board members Maxine Littlejohn and Mike Lopez.

Alaska Native corporation leads push for a regional government (03/17)
Not enough representatives showed up to a meeting but that didn't stop debate on the idea.

Warm Springs Tribes suspend treasurer amid financial concerns (03/17)
Former treasurer-secretary Jake Suppah claims the tribe is about to run out of money for key programs and for per capita payments.

Another tribal amendment offered for anti-trafficking measure (03/17)
Partisan bickering over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has left the Senate at a virtual standstill.

Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (03/17)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 but Congress has failed to update it.

Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations (03/16)
It became quickly clear that, as a new nation, America needed one voice in negotiations with both Indian nations and European empires in matters of war, peace and trade.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs (03/16)
The field hearing will take place on March 31 at the Chiefs Technical Center on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (03/16)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs marijuana referendum (03/16)
President Warren 'Chris' Swartz said he has already seen resistance from the state attorney general.

Mark Trahant: Battle over federal spending is about to get ugly (03/16)
The money spent on American Indians and Alaska Natives is a tiny fraction, far less than one percent of the overall budget.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (03/13)
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Navajo Nation Council considers funding for presidential election (03/13)
Tribal members are supposed to go to the polls on April 21 to choose a new leader.

Bill seeks to make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit permanent (03/13)
The Crow Tribe supports the tax credit, which expired in December 2014 without action from Congress.

Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress (03/12)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting (03/12)
Two federal recognition bills, the IRRIGATE Act and the nomination of Jonodev Chaudhuri for the National Indian Gaming Commission are on the agenda.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes reclaim $6.5M in dispute with bank (03/12)
The funds were in limbo due to a leadership dispute that was resolved more than a year ago.

Former leader of Hoopa Valley Tribe pushes action on marijuana (03/12)
Tribal members will vote April 23 on a petition to repeal the anti-marijuana law on the reservation.

Interview: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Native youth focus (03/11)
We have been working within the Department of the Interior on doing a better job for Native American youth than we ever have before.

Amendment includes tribes in anti-human trafficking measure (03/11)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) wants tribes to be eligible for anti-trafficking funds and programs.

Interview: Indian lawmaker Paulette Jordan on political career (03/11)
When you're connected to my land, you're connected to my belief that I want to see your life get better.

Paskenta Band accuses former officials of a long 'looting spree' (03/11)
The lawsuit claims at least $60 million was taken over the years.

Tribes reach key milestone with jurisdiction provisions of VAWA (03/09)
Tribes nationwide are able to hold non-Indian domestic violence offenders accountable for crimes in Indian Country.

New House subcommittee on Indian issues to hold first hearing (03/09)
Insular Affairs have been added to the panel's jurisdiction despite significant legal and policy differences with Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: A messy Congress might actually work for tribes (03/09)
When I was a young reporter the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho went through a crisis.

Sokaogon Chippewa Community leader cheers end of mine plan (03/06)
Democrats reportedly applauded loudly while Republicans mostly stayed quiet.

Kevin Abourezk: Two more leaders of Winnebago Tribe quit jobs (03/06)
Tribal members are upset after an audit questioned some of the spending habits of the council.

In The Loop: Rep. Don Young offers a solution to homelessness (03/06)
The always outspoken congressman from Alaska thinks the endangered gray wolf might be an answer.

Nita Battise sworn in as new leader of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe (03/05)
Nita Battise is the first chairperson to be elected by popular vote.

Opponents not happy with land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (03/05)
The bill was introduced by a lawmaker whose district does not include the reservation.

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