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Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe
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Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present
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Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)
Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites
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Narragansett Tribe files lawsuit over failed transfer of historic sites (April 4, 2017)
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case
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Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling
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Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (January 9, 2017)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.

Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
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Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.

House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (September 9, 2016)
Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.

Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House
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Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (July 13, 2016)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.

Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
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Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.

Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill
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Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (July 12, 2016)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.

Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill
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Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (July 11, 2016)
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.

Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs
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Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal
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County might end Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust appeal (June 30, 2016)
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.

Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests
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Partial land-into-trust fix being watched by non-Indian interests (June 27, 2016)
A land-into-trust application that drew controversy long before Carcieri reached the U.S. Supreme Court is at issue.

Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate
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Another land-into-trust fix reportedly being drafted in the Senate (June 24, 2016)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), whose prior attempts to link a Carcieri fix to Indian gaming, is said to be behind the effort.

Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
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Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)
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
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A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (June 16, 2016)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.

Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience
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Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience (March 16, 2016)
Judge Merrick Garland has heard a number of big Indian law cases but didn't write the decisions in any of them.

Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
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Updates from Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 24, 2016)
Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
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Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)
Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill
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NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill (January 14, 2016)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes beyond a clean fix of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Navajo Nation Council opposes land-into-trust reform measure
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Navajo Nation Council opposes land-into-trust reform measure (December 11, 2015)
Navajo lawmakers said S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes too far by giving state and local governments a greater stake in the process.

Senate committee approves bill to reform land-into-trust process
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Senate committee approves bill to reform land-into-trust process (December 2, 2015)
The normally bipartisan spirit on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was broken as lawmakers took action on a long-awaited Carcieri fix.

Senate committee to take up land-into-trust reform legislation
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Senate committee to take up land-into-trust reform legislation (December 1, 2015)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, and S.1125, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act, are on the agenda.

Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix
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Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix (November 24, 2015)
The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.

Patrick Sullivan: New Carcieri bill invites even more litigation
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Patrick Sullivan: New Carcieri bill invites even more litigation (November 17, 2015)
A closer look at S.1879, a bill introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Sen. Jon Tester: Congress must do right for Indian Country
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Sen. Jon Tester: Congress must do right for Indian Country (November 13, 2015)
I am working on issues important to Native American families that will increase self-governance, promote tribal sovereignty, strengthen Indian communities, and ensure the federal government upholds its trust responsibilities.

Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision
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Congress yet to take action on Carcieri land-into-trust decision (October 28, 2015)
Six versions of a land-into-trust fix have been introduced in the 114th Congress but none have advanced very far.

White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote
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White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote (October 8, 2015)
The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration against a stand-alone Indian bill for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.

Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act
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Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (October 6, 2015)
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.

IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid
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IBIA rejects challenge to Grand Traverse Band land-into-trust bid (October 1, 2015)
Grand Traverse County argued that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar barred the acquisition of about 159 acres.

BIA treads new Carcieri ground in ruling for Massachusetts tribe
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BIA treads new Carcieri ground in ruling for Massachusetts tribe (September 23, 2015)
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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe celebrates land-into-trust decision (September 18, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is placing 321 acres in trust for the tribe in Massachusetts.

Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs
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Supreme Court Justice Thomas favors conservative leaning briefs (August 28, 2015)
A study looked a majority opinions issued by the high court and found a striking ideological overlap from a justice who has been hostile to Indian interests.

Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix
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Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix (August 10, 2015)
Some six proposals to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar have surfaced in the 114th Congress.

USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision
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USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision (August 5, 2015)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, was introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) on July 28.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (July 30, 2015)
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
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Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (July 29, 2015)
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
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix (July 27, 2015)
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.

House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix
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House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (July 24, 2015)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.

Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust
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Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (July 13, 2015)
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.

Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing
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Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (July 9, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.

White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs
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White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (June 24, 2015)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust
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NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust (May 27, 2015)
The nation's largest inter-tribal organization said it was concerned about the 'tone and direction' of the May 14 hearing.

United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut
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United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut (May 18, 2015)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is hosting the semi-annual meeting on its reservation.

Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal
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Mohegan Tribe supports re-election of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (April 20, 2015)
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.

Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday
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Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday (April 6, 2015)
Michael Jandreau was hailed as a promoter of economic development and stability on the reservation.

Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid
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Judge upholds BIA decision on Oneida Nation land-into-trust bid (March 26, 2015)
An anti-Indian group cited the Supreme Court ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of preventing the tribe reacquiring its ancestral lands.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri (March 24, 2015)
Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.

Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision
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Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (March 16, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (March 13, 2015)
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session
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Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 26, 2015)
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC
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Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (February 25, 2015)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
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National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA
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ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA (November 17, 2014)
Indian Country Today publishes part three of an interview with the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities
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Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities (September 16, 2014)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar and Native language programs are high on the agenda.

Mark Trahant: Ten reasons why every Native person should vote
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Mark Trahant: Ten reasons why every Native person should vote (September 15, 2014)
There are reasons to vote. Examples big and small that show how we can make a difference

Paul Moorehead: Let's get back to promoting self-government
Opinion
Paul Moorehead: Let's get back to promoting self-government (July 30, 2014)
Attorney Paul Moorehead urges Congress to fulfill the original promise of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix
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Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix (July 15, 2014)
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is calling the shots.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
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Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (July 15, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

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