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Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit Opinion: Alaska will lose appeal in BIA land-into-trust lawsuit (09/02)
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 County finally agrees to discuss land issues with Chumash Tribe (08/26)
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 Lytton Band faces local opposition to land development projects (08/26)
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 governor pursues appeal in landmark land-into-trust case (08/25)
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 Mary Bishop: Beware of bringing land-into-trust process to Alaska (08/25)
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 Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest (08/24)
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 Jenny Bell-Jones: Embrace land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (08/18)
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 Gordon Jackson: Land-into-trust brings hope for Alaska tribes (08/17)
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 Richard Peterson: Alaska GOP ignores facts on land-into-trust (08/13)
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 Chumash Tribe asks county to come to the table to discuss land (08/12)
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 Alaska governor faces deadline in major land-into-trust case (08/11)
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 USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision (08/05)
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 Chumash Tribe paid $15M for 350 acres by land-into-trust site (08/04)
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 Sarah Deer: Ending the cold war over land-into-trust in Alaska (08/03)
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 Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (07/30)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (07/29)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, includes some incentives for tribes that work with local and state governments.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix (07/27)
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.
Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site (07/24)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the trbe has been trying to acquire the property for more than 10 years.
Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska (07/24)
The continuation of the State of Alaska’s response to the public safety vacuum in rural and remote Alaska is literally a matter of life and death.
House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (07/24)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.
Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country (07/24)
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (07/22)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a Pueblo land-into-trust bill and an Alaska Native subsistence measure.
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/20)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.
Lytton Band faces opposition to land-into-trust bill in Congress Lytton Band faces opposition to land-into-trust bill in Congress (07/16)
The tribe is planning a housing development, a winery and a resort on the land in question.
Special Trustee Advisory Board to hold first meeting in August Special Trustee Advisory Board to hold first meeting in August (07/15)
Special Trustee Vince Logan has selected nine people to advise him on trust reform efforts at the Interior Department.
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation (07/14)
The tribes sued the federal government in 2005, seeking an accounting of their trust assets and trust funds.
Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills (07/14)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.
House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute (07/14)
The tribe and a non-Indian landowner have agreed to swap equal portions of land in order to settle the dispute.
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (07/13)
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.
House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures (07/13)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.
Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands (07/13)
Since the beginning of time, Indian tribes and individually-owned Indian lands have been treated much like open range laws in the early years of ranching.
House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills (07/10)
All three bills were non-controversial and weren't the subject of any discussion during the markup session.
Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (07/09)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee trust reform hearing Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee trust reform hearing (07/06)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and Special Trustee Vince Logan are scheduled to testify.
House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup (07/06)
The bills address land, water and other issues for the Miami Nation, the Navajo and three tribes in Oregon.

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