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Gun Lake Tribe brings in Bob Peters as new chairman
Gun Lake Tribe brings in Bob Peters as new chairman (September 17, 2018)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has a new leader.


'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 12, 2018)

Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.


Outlook for tribal homelands remains bleak in the Trump era
Outlook for tribal homelands remains bleak in the Trump era (July 18, 2018)

Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.


Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.


Gun Lake Tribe seeks more trust land after victory at Supreme Court
Gun Lake Tribe seeks more trust land after victory at Supreme Court (March 19, 2018)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeking to restore more of its homelands in Michigan.


House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians
House set to approve land 'reaffirmation' bill for Poarch Band of Creek Indians (January 15, 2018)

Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.


Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes (December 12, 2017)

The Trump administration has quietly reinstated a waiting period for land-into-trust applications, reversing an Obama-era policy without consulting tribes about the change.


Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications
Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications (July 20, 2017)

In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect more hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their homelands.


Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court
Tribes enter a new era with conservative lean at Supreme Court (April 10, 2017)

After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.


Gun Lake Tribe announces retirement of longtime chair D.K. Sprague
Gun Lake Tribe announces retirement of longtime chair D.K. Sprague (February 4, 2016)

D.K. Sprague led his people through a number of major milestones, including federal recognition and the establishment of the tribe's land base.


House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (July 23, 2015)

Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.


ICT interview with Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn at BIA
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.


House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills
House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills (July 30, 2014)

Bills affect Alaska Native arts and crafts and land-into-trust for tribes in California, Nevada and Michigan.


Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix
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.


BIA to place 13K acres in trust for Oneida Nation in New York
BIA to place 13K acres in trust for Oneida Nation in New York (June 3, 2014)

Land-into-trust application was filed in 2005.


BIA finalizes regulation  to address land-into-trust appeals
BIA finalizes regulation to address land-into-trust appeals (November 12, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has finalized a regulation that addresses appeals of land-into-trust decisions.


Brian Patterson: Native lands are ours to defend or ours to lose
Brian Patterson: Native lands are ours to defend or ours to lose (September 6, 2013)

Land. Native Land. Good land. Our land. Sacred land. The land that holds the dust of our ancestors since time immemorial.


BIA reopens comment period on rule for land-into-trust appeal
BIA reopens comment period on rule for land-into-trust appeal (August 15, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has reopened the comment period on a new regulation that addresses appeals of land-into-trust decisions.


Audio from House committee's hearing with Secretary Jewell
Audio from House committee's hearing with Secretary Jewell (July 17, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.


Jay Daniels: BIA rule addresses land-into-trust appeal process
Jay Daniels: BIA rule addresses land-into-trust appeal process (July 12, 2013)

Jay Daniels discusses proposed Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation affecting land-into-trust appeals.


BIA backs Fond du Lac Band's land-into-trust application
BIA backs Fond du Lac Band's land-into-trust application (June 13, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is publishing notice of a decision to take 199 acres in trust for the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Indians.


Native Sun News:  BIA proposes rule for land-into-trust appeals
Native Sun News: BIA proposes rule for land-into-trust appeals (June 4, 2013)

Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn issued for public comment a proposed rule designed to demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to restoring tribal homelands and furthering economic development on Indian reservations.


BIA accepting comments on  rule for land-into-trust appeals
BIA accepting comments on rule for land-into-trust appeals (May 29, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting comments on a new regulation to address land-into-trust appeals. The regulation was written in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar...


BIA proposes   regulation to address land-into-trust appeals
BIA proposes regulation to address land-into-trust appeals (May 24, 2013)

The Obama administration is proposing a new regulation to address land-into-trust appeals in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak. In Patchak, the Supreme Court...


IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust
IBIA dismisses challenge to Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust (March 26, 2013)

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians land-into-trust application. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for...


Turtle Talk Poll:  Wish list for Obama's next term in White House
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Turtle Talk Poll: Wish list for Obama's next term in White House (November 7, 2012)

"Hey there, it turns out the President won reelection after all, after I had given him up for dead in the early summer (we know it was all Michelle). Shows...


Witness list for SCIA hearing on Carcieri and Patchak rulings
Witness list for SCIA hearing on Carcieri and Patchak rulings (September 11, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar v. Patchak. The hearing takes place...


Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Carcieri, Patchak
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Carcieri, Patchak (September 10, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect the land-into-trust process. In Carcieri v. Salazar, the court ruled...


10th Circuit enforces hard 90-day deadline in lawsuit against DOI
10th Circuit enforces hard 90-day deadline in lawsuit against DOI (September 6, 2012)

A group of energy companies failed to sue the Interior Department within 90 days, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. On February 4, 2009, Secretary Ken Salazar...


Chumash Tribe critics hail Supreme Court's land-into-trust ruling
Chumash Tribe critics hail Supreme Court's land-into-trust ruling (June 21, 2012)

Critics of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians say the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak will help them fight the tribe's land-into-trust efforts. Preservation of Los...


Supreme Court decision kills California land-into-trust measure
Supreme Court decision kills California land-into-trust measure (June 19, 2012)

A bill in California that would have barred state agencies from opposing certain land-into-trust applications was killed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak. Senate...