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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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes tweak to land-into-trust process Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes tweak to land-into-trust process (05/19)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts described the change as a 'common sense' approach to land title.
South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site (05/12)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is claiming that his remarks to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were 'his personal opinion' and were separate from the state's opposition to a land-into-trust application for a sacred site.
Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill Chumash Tribe blasts lawmaker who opposes land-into-trust bill (05/12)
The newly elected leader of the tribe is taking aim at Rep. Lois Capps (D-California) after she endorsed a proposed marine sanctuary on ancestral Chumash land.
Lakota Country Times: Governor lectures tribe about sacred lands Lakota Country Times: Governor lectures tribe about sacred lands (05/03)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard stopped by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council’s April 21 meeting to discuss a number of issues -- including his appeal of Pe' Sla’s trust status designation.
Lakota Country Times: State shows cards in fight over sacred Black Hills site Lakota Country Times: State shows cards in fight over sacred Black Hills site (05/02)
Although South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard's most recent comments to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council regarding Pe' Sla have grabbed the headlines, it is the legal filings in the matter that illuminate the state's opposition to the land being transferred into trust status.
Lakota Country Times: Sacred site in limbo due to state appeal Lakota Country Times: Sacred site in limbo due to state appeal (04/26)
The objection to the land-into-trust application by Gov. Daugaard has been met with stiff backlash from tribal leaders including Standing Rock Sioux Tribal President Dave Archambault Jr.
Bureau of Indian Affairs delays changes to land-into-trust process Bureau of Indian Affairs delays changes to land-into-trust process (04/18)
Some tribes raised technical concerns about the interim rule, which is aimed at streamlining the title evidence portion of the land-into-trust process.
Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes (04/14)
The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.
Lakota Country Times: Website helps keep Lakota language alive Lakota Country Times: Website helps keep Lakota language alive (04/14)
As part of its continuous effort to do its part in preserving the Lakota language, the only the newspaper based on the Pine Ridge Reservation is now being reposted online and entirely in Lakota.
Bureau of Indian Affairs adds more land to Shakopee Reservation Bureau of Indian Affairs adds more land to Shakopee Reservation (03/29)
Another 240.71 acres is in trust for the Minnesota tribe, according to five notices published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule Bureau of Indian Affairs places another hold on rights-of-way rule (03/23)
A rule that hasn't been updated in 30 years is once again being delayed by the Obama administration.
House subcommittee takes testimony on Indian Country budget House subcommittee takes testimony on Indian Country budget (03/21)
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and the Indian Health Service will discuss their priorities amid concerns from some lawmakers that the budget invests in programs that may not be seeing results.
Bureau of Indian Affairs within reach of land-into-trust milestone Bureau of Indian Affairs within reach of land-into-trust milestone (03/21)
The Obama administration has already placed about 400,000 acres in trust after acquisitions came to a near-halt during the Bush era.
Bureau of Indian Affairs adds nearly 47 acres to Shakopee Reservation Bureau of Indian Affairs adds nearly 47 acres to Shakopee Reservation (03/17)
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts signed three reservation proclamations for the Minnesota tribe.
Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years Santa Ynez Band Chair Vincent Armenta resigns after 17 years (03/17)
The California tribe has enjoyed tremendous success, largely due to its gaming facility, but local opposition to housing, cultural and other projects remains strong.
Bureau of Indian Affairs places sacred site in Black Hills in trust Bureau of Indian Affairs places sacred site in Black Hills in trust (03/17)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe raised $9 million to purchase 2,022 acres are Pe' Sla in South Dakota.
Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience (03/16)
Judge Merrick Garland has heard a number of big Indian law cases but didn't write the decisions in any of them.
Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community Oneida Nation seeks to renew land agreement with community (03/16)
The tribe wants to pay the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for services to its trust properties but some local leaders have concerns about taxation and jurisdiction issues.

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