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Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.
The Department of the Interior is closing a field office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that handles Indian probates.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
A new law known as the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act promises dramatic changes to the agency's trust management structure.
Tribes supported H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, because it promises dramatic changes to the federal government's trust management structure.
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.
Tribes and tribal organizations support H.R.812, theIndian Trust Asset Reform Act, but the Obama administration does not.
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and the Indian Health Service will discuss their priorities amid concerns from some lawmakers that the budget invests in programs that may not be seeing results.
The agency that was charged with overseeing trust reform efforts at the Interior Department is welcoming beneficiaries from the Washington, D.C., and Mid-Atlantic area.
The House passed H.R.812 by a voice vote on February 24 and it awaits action in the Senate.
H.R.812, the first major trust reform bill in decades, is supported by Indian Country but opposed by the Obama administration.
The agency, which is part of the Interior Department, holds nearly $4.9 billion in trust for more than 250 tribes and about 400,000 individual Indians.
Except for a land-into-trust measure affecting the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, the bills were non-controversial and didn't receive much discussion.
Four bills on the agenda address trust reform, water rights and land-into-trust issues.
Special Trustee Vince Logan brought the board back to life after years of inaction under the Bush administration.
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.
Trust reform has been on the back burner in the last few years but that could be changing in the 114th Congress.
Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.
Having lost hundreds of millions of acres of land to allotment and tax auction, sale, fraud and federal chicanery beginning in the late 1880s, Indian tribes have ever since been on a decades-long mission to acquire and reconsolidate their once-mighty land holdings.
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs at its first legislative hearing of the 114th Congress.
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the April 14 hearing.
Order will help Interior Department bureaus and offices carry out their responsibilities to tribes and individual Indians.
Osage Nation citizen brings a background in financial and investment management to the job.
The Obama administration opposes a bill to eliminate the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a legislative hearing this afternoon.
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted last month to advance the nomination of Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing this afternoon for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled a nomination hearing for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.
The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will host a public webinar on December 10.
The National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will meet April 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Among other topics, the commission will hear from members of the United South and...
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (r) and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn (l) discuss Indian issues prior to their speeches at the National Congress of American Indians 69th...
Vincent G. Logan. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior It looks like Kevin Washburn won't be the only new face at the Interior Department when it comes to...
The National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform met for the first time today and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urged its members to work quickly. The commission was created...