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National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


United South and Eastern Tribes mourn passing of first president Joe Dan Osceola
United South and Eastern Tribes mourn passing of first president Joe Dan Osceola (June 11, 2019)

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Joe Dan Osceola, 1936-2019.


Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country (June 5, 2019)

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet (May 16, 2019)

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting (May 9, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.


United South and Eastern Tribes: Indian Country can't be 'asleep at the wheel'
United South and Eastern Tribes: Indian Country can't be 'asleep at the wheel' (May 8, 2019)

Once again, encapsulated within a 24 word tweet today, President Trump has demonstrated his authentic disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


'No Road Map': Leader of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testifies about reorganization
'No Road Map': Leader of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testifies about reorganization (April 30, 2019)

With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing
Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing (April 8, 2019)

It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act
House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act (April 3, 2019)

Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case
Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case (March 19, 2019)

The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.


'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act
'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act (March 18, 2019)

A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs (March 11, 2019)

'Where Are They Now' sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC (March 6, 2019)

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC (March 6, 2019)

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes (March 4, 2019)

'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting (March 4, 2019)

Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands
Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands (January 22, 2019)

America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.


United South and Eastern Tribes: 'This shutdown must end now'
United South and Eastern Tribes: 'This shutdown must end now' (January 10, 2019)

We now find ourselves caught up in a political fight that fails to properly account for, honor, and respect this country’s first moral and ethical obligation.


'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act
'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act (October 25, 2018)

One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case
More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 10, 2018)

A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.


Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.


Kirk Francis: Disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country continues today
Kirk Francis: Disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country continues today (July 3, 2018)

Indian Country has a long, complicated, and often conflicted relationship with the United States.


Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better'
Kirk Francis to President Trump: 'You can choose to do better. You must do better' (November 28, 2017)

It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.


Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act
Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)

Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.


Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests
Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)

If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.


Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)

Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Kirk Francis: Indian Country must remain vigilant despite #NoDAPL victory
Kirk Francis: Indian Country must remain vigilant despite #NoDAPL victory (December 6, 2016)

While it is important that we recognize the value and benefit that our collective advocacy efforts had in securing this win, we must remain equally vigilant and steadfast in our determination to ensure that the next administration does not reverse this decision.


Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)

The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.


United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference
United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference (October 25, 2016)

Leaders of 26 tribes, from Maine to Florida to Texas, are hearing updates on key issues.


Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot
Supreme Court accepts case linked to NFL team's racist mascot (September 29, 2016)

A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.


House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill
House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill (September 6, 2016)

The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its authority to make decisions on federal recognition petitions.


Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)

With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.


Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana (March 22, 2016)

The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.


Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation
Donna Loring: Murder of Passamaquoddy elder deserves investigation (January 4, 2016)

November 14, 2015, marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of the beating death of Peter Francis a Passamaquoddy elder and World War II Veteran.


USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)

United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.


House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill
House committee holds another hearing on federal recognition bill (December 8, 2015)

H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.


Kitcki Carroll: Revisionist history hurts the first Americans
Kitcki Carroll: Revisionist history hurts the first Americans (November 13, 2015)

While having a month for all to recognize and celebrate the heritage of Native Americans should be viewed as positive progress forward, we must aspire and strive for an undertaking that is greater and more comprehensive in its completenes.


Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition
Republicans push for federal recognition bill despite opposition (October 29, 2015)

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.


Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland
Brian Patterson: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims homeland (September 28, 2015)

As the Mashpee people celebrate this historic moment, know that USET is joyous and is celebrating along with the Mashpee people.


USET welcomes new version of fix to land-into-trust decision
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
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.


Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing
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.


United South and Eastern Tribes open meeting in Connecticut
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.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri
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.


SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget
SCIA to hold closed listening session on fiscal year 2016 budget (February 10, 2015)

The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.


Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs
Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (September 19, 2014)

The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.


Tribal leaders headed to Capitol Hill to push legislative priorities
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.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe refutes claim of support for NFL team
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe refutes claim of support for NFL team (August 7, 2014)

Chairman Ronnie Thomas said the tribe supports NCAI and USET in their fight against racist mascots.


Cedric Sunray: Tribes must stand up to racism among their own
Cedric Sunray: Tribes must stand up to racism among their own (May 21, 2014)

Cedric Sunray says tribal organizations like the National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes should take a stand against unacceptable behavior among their own members.


Dave Palermo: Lobbyists battle on fix to land-into-trust ruling
Dave Palermo: Lobbyists battle on fix to land-into-trust ruling (April 30, 2014)

In the May 2014 issue of Global Gaming Magazine, Dave Palermo reports on dueling lobbying campaigns regarding a bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v....