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Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Obama signs law for settlement with Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (09/29)
The tribe will receive $3.6 million and several hundred acres of land in exchange for dropping its water rights claims.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (09/29)
Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion | Trust
Kevin Washburn: Settlements with Indian Country hit $8B mark (09/26)
The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs tallies up the value of Cobell, tribal and water rights settlements under President Obama.

Filed Under: Business | National
Cherokee Nation hires former White House advisor Kim Teehee (09/25)
Tribal member will serve as vice president of special projects for Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (09/23)
The Internal Revenue Service started auditing tribes in 2005, an attorney for the National Congress of American Indians said.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Obama must do more for jobs in Indian Country (09/23)
Citing efforts during the Great Depression, Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to do more to create jobs in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (09/19)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (08/29)
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Gerald Gipp: National strategy needed to reform Indian education (08/27)
It is not too late for President Obama to declare Indian education a national priority.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: US-backed genocide in Guatemalan spurs exodus (08/20)
Albert Bender discusses how genocide of the Maya people on Guatemala has contributed to the border crisis in the United States.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Fair treatment needed for indigenous migrants (08/18)
Albert Bender calls on President Barack Obama to develop a humane policy towards indigenous migrants.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native youth leader asks President Obama a tough question (08/04)
Vance Home Gun said the president didn't really answer his question about Native languages and culture.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (07/28)
Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (07/28)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Charles Roessel: BIE reform plan includes teacher certification (07/28)
Monty Roessel, the director of the Bureau of Indian Education, and Ronald Thorpe, the president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, announce partnership for teacher certification.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Candidate wants Obama to meet with tribes (07/23)
Senate candidate Larry Pressler wants tribes in South Dakota to help him host a presidential visit.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Raina Thiele: Native youth participate in My Brother's Keeper (07/22)
Raina Thiele of the White House recaps My Brother's Keeper event that included Native youth.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Raina Thiele: Action plan gets tribes ready for climate change (07/17)
Raina Thiele and Susan Ruffo discuss how the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency will help tribes prepare for climate change.

Filed Under: Environment | National
BIA to start $10M program to help tribes with climate change (07/16)
Karen Diver, the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band, has been serving on a climate change task force created by the White House.

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