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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Obama signs measure to extend VAWA tribal provision to Alaska (12/19)
Alaska tribes -- like those in the lower 48 -- will be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Trust
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (12/17)
A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (12/16)
The U.S.’s goal is to use the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to reinforce the existing and dominating U.S. federal Indian law system.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (12/15)
The Yakama Nation is in court in hopes of preventing public tours at the sacred Rattlesnake Mountain.

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Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service and $139 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (12/15)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said the package represented the 'worst of Washington.'

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Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (12/12)
The bill heads to President Barack Obama a week after Vice President Joe Biden drew new attention to the issue.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House passes $1.1T omnibus appropriations bill by narrow vote (12/12)
The bill provides $2.6 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $4.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Congress sinks the boat unless we rock the boat (12/12)
If this is the best government can do, maybe shutting it down is not such a terrible plan.

Filed Under: Education | National
Lac Courte Oreilles youth represent tribe at White House meeting (12/10)
Preston and Niizhoo Sullivan sang for President Barack Obama and got to meet him.

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Government attorneys don't want to release judge's racist emails (12/09)
Clifford Birdinground, a former chairman of the Crow Tribe who was convicted of bribery, wants to see the emails in hopes of clearing his name.

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Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Obama acknowledges European colonization (12/09)
President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Great Plains tribes call for removal of land swap from defense bill (12/08)
The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administration (12/04)
The Generation Indigenous initiative includes a Cabinet listening tour and the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering.

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Videos from sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (12/04)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at this year's event.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Water settlement measure for Hualapai Tribe headed to Obama (12/03)
The House and the Senate passed the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act this week.

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White House Fact Sheet: Sixth annual Tribal Nations Conference (12/03)
Information from the White House about the sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

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White House to host first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering next year (12/03)
President Obama is building on his visit with tribal youth on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation this past June.

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President Obama welcomes 12 tribal leaders to White House (12/02)
The tribal leaders represent 12 regions in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Education | National
VOA: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe focuses on education for youth (12/02)
President Barack Obama promised to focus on education when he visited the reservation this past June.

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