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Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills
National | Politics

Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)

Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.

Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes
Politics | Trust

Senate approves bill to transfer federal lands to six Nevada tribes (April 14, 2016)

The Nevada Native Nations Land Act now awaits action in the House.

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Health

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)

Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.

Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution
Environment | Health | Law

Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution (July 31, 2015)

Residents of the reservation blame asthma, respiration illnesses and other health problems on the Reid Gardner Generating Station in Nevada.

Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Environment | Law | Politics

Key lawmakers remain opposed to Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (January 30, 2015)

The facility would be located on land promised to Western Shoshone tribes under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.

Moapa Band loses bid for $438M solar facility on reservation
Environment

Moapa Band loses bid for $438M solar facility on reservation (October 31, 2014)

The project would have allowed an energy company to retire a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation.

Obama signs law for settlement with Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Environment | Politics

Obama signs law for settlement with Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (September 29, 2014)

The tribe will receive $3.6 million and several hundred acres of land in exchange for dropping its water rights claims.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe rejected 'gift' from NFL team's foundation
Politics | Sports

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe rejected 'gift' from NFL team's foundation (August 29, 2014)

The Original Americans Foundation wanted to buy the tribe a van.

Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill
Federal Recognition

Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill (August 15, 2014)

The Obama administration supports the tribe but the bill has been in limbo for more than a year.

Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks
Law | National | Sports

Washington NFL team remains defiant after losing trademarks (June 19, 2014)

Another court battle awaits young Native activists who proved the team's marks are disparaging.

Sen. Reid sponsors bills to place land in trust for Nevada tribes
Politics | Trust

Sen. Reid sponsors bills to place land in trust for Nevada tribes (June 18, 2014)

Eight tribes would receive about 120,000 acres in trust.

Opinion: Democrats waste time battling team's racist mascot
Opinion | Sports

Opinion: Democrats waste time battling team's racist mascot (June 3, 2014)

Writer doesn't think Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) should be fighting the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Battle Mountain chairman was asked to attend NFL event in DC
National | Sports

Battle Mountain chairman was asked to attend NFL event in DC (May 30, 2014)

Team won't say whether it is holding a media event with tribal leaders.

Deadspin: Another social media backfire for Washington  team
Politics | Sports

Deadspin: Another social media backfire for Washington team (May 29, 2014)

The Washington NFL team asked fans to show their support on Twitter but the responses probably weren't the ones that were expected.

NFL team claims ex-NCAI president designed Indian head logo
Politics | Sports

NFL team claims ex-NCAI president designed Indian head logo (May 27, 2014)

There are conflicting claims about the role of the late Walter Wetzel.

Energy bill fails in Senate in dispute over Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | Politics

Energy bill fails in Senate in dispute over Keystone XL Pipeline (May 13, 2014)

A energy bill with widespread support failed in the Senate on Monday in a partisan dispute over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.

Nevada tribe returned gift from Original Americans Foundation
Politics | Sports

Nevada tribe returned gift from Original Americans Foundation (May 8, 2014)

A Nevada tribe refused to accept a gift from the Original Americans Foundation, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, said on MSNBC.

Lawmakers demand action over use of racial slur by NFL team
National | Politics | Sports

Lawmakers demand action over use of racial slur by NFL team (May 1, 2014)

Two members of Congress say the NFL should follow the lead of the NBA in addressing racism in professional sports.

Senate majority leader predicts Washington team name change
Politics | Sports

Senate majority leader predicts Washington team name change (March 28, 2014)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, said a new name for the Washington professional football team is inevitable.

Sen. Harry Reid: Indian women heard with enactment of VAWA
Opinion

Sen. Harry Reid: Indian women heard with enactment of VAWA (March 14, 2013)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, on the importance of tribal jurisdiction provisions in S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act: March 7 was a...

Sen.   Reid cites continuing negotiations for a land-into-trust fix
Law | Politics | Trust

Sen. Reid cites continuing negotiations for a land-into-trust fix (November 27, 2012)

Negotiations continue in the Senate on a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said on Monday. At the start of the...

ICT asks  Senate Majority Leader Harry  Reid about tribal   issues
Politics

ICT asks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about tribal issues (October 18, 2012)

"What’s your familiarity level with Indian country? You have several tribes in Nevada. How connected to them are you? Well, this is one of the few times in my life...

Sen. Akaka to push   land-into-trust fix after November election
Law | Politics | Trust

Sen. Akaka to push land-into-trust fix after November election (October 12, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will push for a fix to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar after the November election,...

President Obama plans to sign Indian housing measure into law
National | Politics

President Obama plans to sign Indian housing measure into law (July 18, 2012)

President Barack Obama plans to sign an Indian housing bill into law, the White House said on Tuesday. The Senate passed H.R.205 by unanimous consent. The bill, known as the...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves bills at meeting
Law | Politics

Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves bills at meeting (December 9, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved two bills at a business meeting on Thursday. The committee approved S.1763, the SAVE Native Women Act. The bill restores tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians...

Sen. Harry Reid statement on  the passing of Elouise Cobell
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National

Sen. Harry Reid statement on the passing of Elouise Cobell (October 17, 2011)

The following is a statement from Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada). I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Elouise Cobell, a true champion for justice who improved the lives of...

Sen. Reid supports Congressional Gold Medal for Elouise Cobell
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Sen. Reid supports Congressional Gold Medal for Elouise Cobell (September 19, 2011)

A bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund case, has gained a few more supporters. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada),...