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Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future (07/22)
The tribal council in its current form would no longer exist under a new constitution that's being considered on the Montana reservation.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties (07/22)
An extraordinary promise to break treaties. That’s the haunting metaphor from Donald Trump’s Republican acceptance speech.
Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country Donald Trump closes Republican convention that left out Indian Country (07/22)
Tribes sent representatives and some tribal citizens were there too but Indian Country was missing from the big picture.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republican convention is one big failure Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republican convention is one big failure (07/21)
Three explosive words: Vote your conscience.
Tribes in Connecticut sponsor cruise for Republican delegates Tribes in Connecticut sponsor cruise for Republican delegates (07/21)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wooing Democrats too.
Tribal lobbyist not buying Donald Trump's message of change Tribal lobbyist not buying Donald Trump's message of change (07/21)
Michael Anderson on business as usual in Washington: 'The political and influence class is going on as before.'
Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears (07/20)
Bears Ears represents the most important and intact array of unprotected cultural resources on federal land.
Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump officially named Republican presidential nominee (07/20)
The Alaska delegation -- which includes at least one Native citizen -- erupted in anger after all of the state's votes were given to the real estate mogul.
Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton Lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro raises big sums for Hillary Clinton (07/20)
The Red Lake Nation citizen bundled $431,000 for the Hillary Victory Fund.
Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton for president Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton for president (07/20)
As President, Hillary Clinton will continue an active dialogue with tribal governments.
Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs (07/20)
We should be very interested in other elections because simply, those folks control the money, especially for essential human service programs on reservations
Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country Field hearing set on trauma and mental health in Indian Country (07/19)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is heading to Bismarck, North Dakota, in August.
Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service (07/19)
South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem's fix to health care in Indian Country was debated last week on Capitol Hill.
Republican who goes against tribes credits 'civilization' to White people Republican who goes against tribes credits 'civilization' to White people (07/19)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) questioned whether non-Whites have contributed to advances in society.
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California (07/19)
As attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has repeatedly fought tribes on land-into-trust issues.
Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention (07/19)
Republicans failed to offer any new policy goals for Indian Country, adopting a platform nearly identical to their 2012 effort.
Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (07/18)
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal (07/18)
Republican platforms often include statements on federal Indian policy and much of the party’s focus right now is on energy.
Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairman Colville Tribes seat new leadership following death of chairman (07/15)
Michael Marchand will lead the Washington tribe following the unexpected passing of Jim Boyd i June 2016.
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant program Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant program (07/15)
S.1443 updates the 477 Program that helps tribes consolidate employment, education and training-related grants.
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (07/15)
The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (07/15)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota (07/14)
After seven months, nine deaths and five births in ambulances, the emergency room at the Rosebud Hospital will no longer be on diversion status.
Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years (07/14)
The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill (07/14)
The NATIVE Act does something simple but lawmakers say it will help draw more people, and their dollars, to Native communities.
Bill to create commission on Native youth inches closer to passage Bill to create commission on Native youth inches closer to passage (07/14)
S.246, the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act, only needs to clear one more hurdle.
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (07/14)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room (07/13)
Since December, five babies have been born in ambulances and nine people have died while being transported to facilities far from the reservation.
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (07/13)
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.
Native lawmaker returns to seat after charges dropped in Canada Native lawmaker returns to seat after charges dropped in Canada (07/13)
Patrick Brazeau had been suspended in connection with a fraud and breach of trust case.
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues Rep. Ben Ray Lujan drops proposals to address tribal rights-of-way issues (07/13)
The amendments would have required the Bureau of Indian Affairs to update its technology and resolve a trespassing dispute.
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (07/13)
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (07/13)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Congressional candidate Paula Hawks visits South Dakota tribes Congressional candidate Paula Hawks visits South Dakota tribes (07/13)
Paula Hawks, a state lawmaker, is running against Kristi Noem, the Republican incumbent.
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (07/12)
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.

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