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Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso delivers response to NCAI's State of Indian Nations (01/22)
The Wyoming Republican is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Filed Under: National | Politics
NAIHC welcomes introduction of bill to reauthorize NAHASDA (01/14)
The law expired in 2013 but lawmakers have failed to renew it despite bipartisan support.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee adds Republican members (01/13)
Republicans hold eight seats on the committee while Democrats hold six.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate headed toward final vote on Keystone XL Pipeline bill (01/13)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the ranking member on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, joined Republicans in advancing debate on the measure.

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NCAI president to deliver State of Indian Nations on January 22 (01/08)
President Brian Cladoosby will deliver the speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate Democrats force cancellation of hearing on Keystone bill (01/06)
Republicans are still planning to push for approval of the controversial pipeline.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics | Trust
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: 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: Environment | National | Politics
Senate expected to approve defense bill for mine on sacred lands (12/08)
The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Incoming Alaska governor opens doors to tribes (11/24)
Alaskans from across the state met on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage over the weekend to talk about the transition to a new governor’s administration.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (11/20)
Outgoing Senator: When Alaska Natives thrive, all of Alaska reaps the rewards.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (11/19)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (11/19)
The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (11/19)
Alaska should be the model for Indian Country and state relations.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill (11/19)
Greg Grey Cloud, who was wearing a headdress, started singing loudly and was forcefully removed from the Senate gallery.

Filed Under: Politics
Ticket with Native candidate secures governor's office in Alaska (11/17)
Byron Mallott, who is Tlingit, will become lieutenant governor.

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Ticket with Native candidate continues preparation in Alaska (11/13)
Ana Hoffman, an Alaska Native corporation executive, is co-chair of the bipartisan transition team for the governor's office.

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Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race (11/13)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) has refused to concede and participated in a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing yesterday.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid (11/07)
Republican Thom Tillis said he supports federal recognition but some tribal members don't believe he will be as strong of an advocate as defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D).

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. Begich refuses to concede as gap remains in heated race (11/06)
The incumbent Democrat is still behind by more than 8,000 votes and one ally doesn't believe he won't make a comeback.

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