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Member of Narragansett Tribe contests federal prosecution (02/17)
Troy Lake Simonds is accused of stabbing another tribal member at the powwow grounds on the reservation.

Native Sun News: Tribes battle to protect sacred Bear Butte land (02/11)
Bear Butte is a mountain considered sacred by the Northern Cheyenne and the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. Should it be protected by placing it into federal trust status?

Alaska Federation of Natives meeting draws big political crowd (02/09)
The presence of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appears to have heightened interest in AFN's winter retreat.

New governor of Alaska seeks delay in land-into-trust litigation (02/05)
The Native American Rights Fund is calling the request a political ploy.

Budget seeks small boost in funding for Office of Special Trustee (02/02)
The agency would see $143 million in fiscal year 2016, a $3.9 million increase from 2015.

Eldon Shiffman: Give Chumash Tribe a chance to reclaim its land (02/02)
I think even the opponents of the tribe’s efforts to bring more land into reservation status would agree that reacquiring items that represent their history is a good thing and should be encouraged and supported.

City leaders to work closely with Shakopee Tribe on road project (01/27)
The project will impact tribal property and will connect to another road that leads directly to the reservation.

County files appeal over Chumash Tribe land-into-trust decision (01/27)
The tribe plans to use a 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.

Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process (01/26)
The federal government established fee to trust to help impoverished Indians get off the welfare rolls, not to help wealthy Indians get off tax rolls.

City rejects Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment petition (01/22)
Supporters of the tribe appeared to outnumber opponents but city officials deadlocked on the tribe's request.

Deadline passes to appeal Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust case (01/22)
It looks like one legal battle between the tribe and the city is coming to an end.

City sets hearing on Citizen Potawatomi Nation land detachment (01/20)
The tribe wants a formal declaration that its trust lands do not fall under local jurisdiction.

Opinion: Work with Shakopee Tribe on land-into-trust agreement (01/20)
Mayor Ken Hedberg of Prior Lake discloses ongoing negotiations for a land use agreement with the tribe.

Lytton Band asks voters to approve utility service to housing site (01/16)
The issue could be on the ballot in June of November.

Opinion: No to land-into-trust for Shakopee Sioux Community (01/15)
My position has always been, and continues to be, that I'm opposed politically and philosophically to placing more land with fee title into trust status.

Seminole Tribe is latest with approved HEARTH Act regulations (01/08)
The HEARTH Act gives tribes greater control to develop their own lands.

Chumash Tribe welcomes approval of land-into-trust application (01/08)
The tribe plans to use the 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measure (12/31)
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.

Law Article: Major change for Alaska tribes with land-into-trust (12/24)
Attorneys discuss new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation that allows Alaska tribes to follow the land-into-trust process for the first time.

BIA finalizes rule to add Alaska tribes to land-into-trust process (12/19)
After decades of being excluded, Alaska tribes will finally be treated the same as those in the lower 48.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (12/17)
A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.

Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
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.

House approves bill to address land issues for tribes in Oregon (12/12)
The bill benefits the Grand Ronde Tribes, the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes, the Cow Creek Band, the Siletz Tribes and the Coquille Tribe.

Colville Tribes appeals court dismisses trust fund settlement case (12/09)
The tribe received a $193 million settlement and distributed half on a per capita basis.

House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (12/03)
One bill resolves a boundary dispute while the other ensures certain tribal land acquisitions are placed in trust.

House approves bills for Hualapai Tribe and tribes in Nevada (12/02)
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.

Special Trustee Vince Logan seeks nominees for advisor board (12/01)
Nine members will be chosen to advise the Special Trustee on management and reform issues.

Editorial: Work with Burns Paiute Tribe on land-into-trust bid (11/21)
The tribe wants 29,000 acres placed in trust as part of its wildlife mitigation efforts.

Editorial: County and critics must stop fighting Chumash Tribe (11/20)
newspaper highlights the contributions made by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to Santa Barbara County.

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.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against chairman of Chumash Tribe (11/13)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said he's tired of being sued by opposition groups.

BIA still working on Lytton Band's land-into-trust application (11/07)
A finding of no significant impact was made over two years ago, in June 2012.

Navajo Nation to see payment for $554M trust fund settlement (11/06)
The tribe has been holding a series of public meetings to determine what to do with the money.

County to dispute Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust application (11/06)
The board of supervisors voted 3-2 to pursue litigation.

Lytton Band offers more to community for land-into-trust bid (11/04)
The tribe will build a pool for the town of Windsor at an estimated cost of between $7 million and $10 million.

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