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BIA proclaims another 104 acres as reservation of Shakopee Tribe
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn signed the reservation proclamation on September 22.
Pro and Con: Lytton Band land-into-trust and development plan
Linda Kelly, the manager for the town of Windsor, and resident Whitney Hopkins offer competing views about working with the tribe.
IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid
Grand Traverse County argued that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar barred the acquisition of about 159 acres.
Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M
The Choctaw Nation will receive $139.5 million and the Chickasaw Nation will receive $46.5 million to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2005.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills
All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.
Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland
As the Mashpee people celebrate this historic moment, know that USET is joyous and is celebrating along with the Mashpee people.
Chumash Tribe and county finally meet to discuss land issues
It took some prodding from Congress, but officials in Santa Barbara County, California, sat down with the tribe for the first time in a decade.
Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation seeks trust status for apartment complex
Officials in Brookings, California, aren't happy about the loss of tax revenue from the 1.28-acre property.
BIA treads new Carcieri ground in ruling for Massachusetts tribe
The Obama administration has been finding ways to address a U.S. Supreme Court decision that has been a thorn in Indian Country's side for the last six years.
Senate passes land-into-trust measure for tribes in New Mexico
The 19 Pueblos plan to use the land to expand economic development opportunities at the site of the former Albuquerque Indian School.
Press Release: Bureau of Indian Affairs approves land-into-trust application for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Assistant Secretary Washburn Issues Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts’s First Land-Into-Trust Decision.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is placing 321 acres in trust for the tribe in Massachusetts.
Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final guidance after extensive consultation in Indian Country
Press Release: Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe land-into-trust application
Nearly four centuries after helping the Pilgrims survive on these shores, the United States government today officially acknowledged the sovereign territory of the indigenous Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Opposition to tribes in Alaska defies justice
In the same way that the federal government cannot invent tribes, it also cannot simply eliminate them.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation disputes link to bribery investigation
A former city commissioner is accusing the tribe and its representatives of threatening to hurt his business.
Special Trustee Vince Logan to address tribal tax conference
The 17th annual National Intertribal Tax Alliance conference is being hosted by the Seneca Nation of New York.
Osage Nation considers stronger role over energy production
A proposal could see the tribe taking over duties from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Editorial: No room for extremism on Lytton Band land-into-trust
Nothing will be gained from holding onto an expectation that the tribe’s plans for housing will somehow be summarily rejected and go away.
Mark Trahant: Telling the story about tribal sovereignty in Alaska
One story was missing from the national accounts of the president’s visit: the role of tribes in determining Alaska’s future.
Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit
When Attorney General Richards loses the state’s appeal, and the assistant secretary of the Interior begins taking title to all of that land into trust, what are the remaining options to prevent that from happening?
County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe
Chairman Vincent Armenta accepted an invitation to talk but warned of a potential distraction to the process.
Lytton Band faces local opposition to land development projects
Residents are concerned about plans for housing, a winery and a resort in the town of Windsor, California.
Alaska governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case
Alaska Natives who were looking for a new era in tribal-state relations have seen their dreams dashed by the state's top leaders.
Mary Bishop: Beware of bringing land-into-trust process to Alaska
Marijuana is considered by some to be the next avenue to wealth for Indian country after casinos, which are currently not allowed in Alaska — but that, too, can change.
Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest
The three-day trip in September includes visits with tribal leaders and agency officials in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes
The need for Alaska’s tribes to be able to place their fee lands into trust to improve governance is huge.
Gordon Jackson: Land-into-trust brings hope for Alaska tribes
The state’s indifference to Alaska Natives continues, especially in its abrogation of basic services to Alaska Native villages.
Richard Peterson: Alaska GOP ignores facts on land-into-trust
Tribes in Alaska have nowhere near enough money to buy thousands of acres, much less 'millions.'
Chumash Tribe asks county to come to the table to discuss land
The county has previously refused to engage in government-to-government talks with the tribe.
Alaska governor faces deadline in major land-into-trust case
Three villages won a decision that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to develop a rule that includes Alaska tribes for the first time.
USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, was introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) on July 28.
Chumash Tribe paid $15M for 350 acres by land-into-trust site
The tribe resides on a 138-acre reservation but lacks suitable land for additional housing.
Sarah Deer: Ending the cold war over land-into-trust in Alaska
Alaska Native tribal governments are heeding the call of their generation, mobilizing a first response to community crisis with the exercise of tribal laws sourced in the inherent traditions of respect and family health.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
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