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Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law (07/22)
Tribes supported H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, because it promises dramatic changes to the federal government's trust management structure.
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.
Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country (07/18)
It is going to be a terrible thing for Indian Country if the Office of Special Trustee is dissolved.
Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process (07/15)
The tribe was a plaintiff in a case that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to open the land-into-trust process to Alaska.
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.
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.
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.
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (07/12)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case (07/11)
Leaders of the Akiachak Native Community will meet to go over an inventory of their lands.
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (07/11)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup (07/11)
A controversial land-into-trust bill, a commission for Native youth and tourism initiative are on the agenda.
House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California (07/06)
The Tule River Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians saw bipartisan support for their land-into-trust bills.
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (07/05)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case Tribes in Alaska celebrate long-awaited victory in trust land case (07/04)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve land-into-trust applications in the 49th state.
House to consider land-into-trust bills for two tribes in California House to consider land-into-trust bills for two tribes in California (07/04)
One bill benefits the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and the other is for the Tule River Tribe.
County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal (06/30)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still hoping to reach land-into-trust goal Bureau of Indian Affairs still hoping to reach land-into-trust goal (06/30)
The agency has approved applications totaling 416,000 acres and hopes to reach 500,000 acres by January 2017.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe secures proclamation for 410 acres Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe secures proclamation for 410 acres (06/30)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a proclamation to add another 410.5 acres to the reservation in Washington.
Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate (06/24)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose prior attempts to link a Carcieri fix to Indian gaming, is said to be behind the effort.
Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill Susanville Rancheria thanks lawmakers for land-into-trust bill (06/23)
The tribe's reservation will be growing by 300 acres thanks to a bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law Major trust reform bill supported by Indian Country signed into law (06/22)
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (06/22)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community adds another 128 acres Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community adds another 128 acres (06/22)
So far this year, the Minnesota tribe's reservation has grown by about 369 acres.
Bureau of Indian Affairs consults tribes about changes to probate Bureau of Indian Affairs consults tribes about changes to probate (06/21)
One potential revision would increase the amount that can be used to pay for funeral expenses.
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (06/20)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (06/16)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
Bay Mills Indian Community sees land base grow under President Obama Bay Mills Indian Community sees land base grow under President Obama (06/15)
The Michigan tribe's reservation has grown by more than 1,180 acres in the last few years.
Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation Tribes pressure President Obama to sign trust reform legislation (06/15)
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, is the first comprehensive trust reform package to clear Congress in more than two decades.
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (06/13)
The two bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and the Tule River Tribe in California.
Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President Obama Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President Obama (06/10)
The tribe plans to use about 300 acres for its powwow grounds, a cultural center, a museum and a recreational area.
Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades (06/10)
Tribes and tribal organizations support H.R.812, theIndian Trust Asset Reform Act, but the Obama administration does not.
House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona House passes land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (06/08)
Six tribes in Nevada and another one in Arizona are closer to securing new trust lands thanks to action on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election (06/08)
One candidate fought tribes on land-into-trust issue while the other had to apologize for making offensive remarks.
House panel sets hearing on land-into-trust and consultation bills House panel sets hearing on land-into-trust and consultation bills (06/07)
One bill benefits the Tule River Tribe while the other creates standards and procedures for federal agencies to consult with tribes.
House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona House takes up land-into-trust bills for tribes in Nevada and Arizona (06/06)
H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, and H.R.2009, the ascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, are set for passage on June 7.

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