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Tribes reminded about new rule affecting overtime for employees
Tribes reminded about new rule affecting overtime for employees (November 1, 2016)

Tribes will be required to increase overtime wages for employees but some say it will hurt programs and services.


Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers
Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers (July 7, 2016)

The tribe's Division of Natural Resources was the only Indian County recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor.


Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay
Tribes blast new Department of Labor rule affecting overtime pay (May 19, 2016)

Concerns about unique issues in Indian Country and lack of consultation were glossed over by the Obama administration.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work (July 24, 2015)

Cherokee Nation was the only tribal government to join 32 other state governments in receiving the DOL’s Jobs Driven National Emergency Grant funding.


Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (April 14, 2015)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.


National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
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.


Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level
Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level (September 15, 2014)

At least five tribes, including two with large enterprises, have raised their minimum wage well above the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.


Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown
Three Cabinet secretaries to stay -- Salazar still an unknown (January 10, 2013)

Three Cabinet secretaries are expected to stay for second term of President Barack Obama but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains an unknown. Obama has enjoyed a relatively stable Cabinet since...


Labor Department goes after   San Carlos Apache Tribe business
Labor Department goes after San Carlos Apache Tribe business (April 6, 2011)

The Department of Labor is asking a federal judge to bar a company owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe from bidding on government contracts for three years. The department...