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Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Colorado House approves bill to restrict use of Indian mascots (04/16)
The bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up tribal labor measure (04/16)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act treats tribes and their enterprises in the same manner as states and local governments when it comes to federal labor law.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Vote delayed on bill to restrict use of Indian mascots in Colorado (04/14)
One Democrat was going to vote no, which would have left the bill one vote short of what it needed for passage in the Colorado House.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul draws 'NDN' supporter on Twitter (04/13)
It's not clear who is behind the account or whether it is linked to the Republican candidate's campaign.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House committee passes Native American Children's Safety Act (03/27)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a home where foster children are placed.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers want BIA to delay new federal recognition reforms (03/27)
The rules have been in development for more than two years but the lawmakers say more time is needed.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Health | National | Opinion | Trust
House panel holds first hearing with Indian and Insular Affairs (03/18)
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal amendment offered for anti-trafficking measure (03/17)
Partisan bickering over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has left the Senate at a virtual standstill.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (03/16)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Amendment includes tribes in anti-human trafficking measure (03/11)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) wants tribes to be eligible for anti-trafficking funds and programs.

Filed Under: Politics
Interview: Indian lawmaker Paulette Jordan on political career (03/11)
When you're connected to my land, you're connected to my belief that I want to see your life get better.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
New House subcommittee on Indian issues to hold first hearing (03/09)
Insular Affairs have been added to the panel's jurisdiction despite significant legal and policy differences with Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A messy Congress might actually work for tribes (03/09)
When I was a young reporter the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho went through a crisis.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sokaogon Chippewa Community leader cheers end of mine plan (03/06)
Democrats reportedly applauded loudly while Republicans mostly stayed quiet.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL measure (03/04)
The vote was 62 to 37 but it did not reach the two-thirds threshold required to override.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics
Bill to create day to honor late Elouise Cobell stalls in Montana (02/25)
Western Native Voice said supporters will look for other ways to advance the measure.

Filed Under: National | Politics
New Mexico tribal leaders to address lawmakers following snub (02/11)
The leader of the State Senate said tribes shouldn't have been left off the agenda for American Indian Day.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Tribal leaders not invited to speak on Indian Day in New Mexico (02/09)
Democrats said the omission was an affront to the state's tribal population.

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