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Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delaysFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona complains about delays (03/22)
The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs in the U.S., a company official testified.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget (03/16)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Committee schedules roundtable on infrastructureFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Committee schedules roundtable on infrastructure (03/06)
Lawmakers want to make sure tribes are at the table as President Donald Trump proposes new investments.
House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal infrastructureFiled Under: National | Politics
House subcommittee schedules hearing on tribal infrastructure (03/03)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is meeting for the first time in the 115th Congress.
Congressman who was advocate for Indian Country passes onFiled Under: National | Politics
Congressman who was advocate for Indian Country passes on (02/23)
Eni H. Faleomavaega defended tribes on sovereignty, land-into-trust, gaming and economic development matters during his time on Capitol Hill.
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
New leader of key House panel defends handling of Dakota Access Pipeline (02/14)
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-California) is toeing the Republican party line when it comes to the controversial project.
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Rob Bishop: Republicans aren't trying to get rid of Indian health law (02/06)
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leaderFiled Under: National | Politics
House panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues gains a new leader (02/03)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country againFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans are forgetting about Indian Country again (02/02)
Repealing the ACA will affect the Indian Health Care Improvement Act as well.
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairsFiled Under: National | Politics
Another slow start for House committee in charge of tribal affairs (01/26)
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.
Democrats blast President Trump for ignoring Native opposition to pipelinesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Democrats blast President Trump for ignoring Native opposition to pipelines (01/24)
Tribes thought Keystone XL was long dead and they have been preparing to deal the same fate to Dakota Access as part of a new environmental review.
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust rulingFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (01/09)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Pipeline in North Dakota spills more than 176K gallons of crude oilFiled Under: Environment | National
Pipeline in North Dakota spills more than 176K gallons of crude oil (12/13)
Some 3,100 barrels spilled into a nearby creek, contaminating more than 5 miles of the waterway.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp again parts with Indian Country on #NoDAPL movement (12/05)
Key Democrats in Congress are joining Indian Country in celebrating the historic decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline but one lawmaker isn't on board.
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (11/17)
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to workFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (11/15)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian Country (10/26)
'Over the past two years, the House has failed to fulfill one of its most fundamental responsibilities to Indian country: approving and funding Indian water rights settlements.'
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' billFiled Under: National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes to war against 'modern day Indian land grab' bill (10/19)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disasterFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster (10/17)
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energyFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (10/03)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (09/28)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forwardFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill slammed as 'modern day Indian land grab' moves forward (09/22)
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol HillFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill (09/21)
With Republican lawmakers continuing to ignore the growing #NoDAPL movement, Democrats on Capitol Hill are taking matters into their own hands.
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native billsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (09/19)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Utah Republican moves quickly on 'modern day Indian land grab' (09/19)
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition billFiled Under: Politics | Federal Recognition
Montana and Virginia tribes 'duped' with federal recognition bill (09/16)
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe since 2000 but six tribes in Virginia and another in Montana think they have a shot this year.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands billFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (09/14)
A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Key House Democrats call for hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline (09/14)
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grabFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Ute Tribe: Utah Republican pushes modern day Indian land grab (09/14)
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands billFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House committee considers controversial Utah public lands bill (09/12)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.
House committee advances controversial federal recognition billFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee advances controversial federal recognition bill (09/09)
Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.
House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition billFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
House committee schedules markup on controversial federal recognition bill (09/06)
The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its authority to make decisions on federal recognition petitions.
Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service (07/19)
South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem's fix to health care in Indian Country was debated last week on Capitol Hill.
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant programFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate passes bill to update tribal employment grant program (07/15)
S.1443 updates the 477 Program that helps tribes consolidate employment, education and training-related grants.
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in UtahFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes gear up for fight over protections for sacred land in Utah (07/15)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South DakotaFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota (07/14)
After seven months, nine deaths and five births in ambulances, the emergency room at the Rosebud Hospital will no longer be on diversion status.
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol HillFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Indian Country tourism bill clears another hurdle on Capitol Hill (07/14)
The NATIVE Act does something simple but lawmakers say it will help draw more people, and their dollars, to Native communities.
Bill to create commission on Native youth inches closer to passageFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Bill to create commission on Native youth inches closer to passage (07/14)
S.246, the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act, only needs to clear one more hurdle.
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash TribeFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (07/14)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency roomFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room (07/13)
Since December, five babies have been born in ambulances and nine people have died while being transported to facilities far from the reservation.
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continueFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (07/13)
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in HouseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (07/13)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (07/12)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (07/12)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (07/11)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markupFiled Under: Business | Politics | Trust
House committee considers three Indian Country bills at markup (07/11)
A controversial land-into-trust bill, a commission for Native youth and tourism initiative are on the agenda.
House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service billFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill (07/11)
Rep. Kristi (R-South Dakota) introduced the bill in June 2016 and it has bipartisan support.
House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in CaliforniaFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
House approves bills to transfer federal lands to tribes in California (07/06)
The Tule River Tribe and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians saw bipartisan support for their land-into-trust bills.
House to consider land-into-trust bills for two tribes in CaliforniaFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House to consider land-into-trust bills for two tribes in California (07/04)
One bill benefits the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and the other is for the Tule River Tribe.
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville RancheriaFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (06/22)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights billFiled Under: Environment | Politics
House panel considers draft of Pechanga Band water rights bill (06/20)
The southern California tribe has been pushing for a water rights settlement for a decade.
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations billFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
A 'partial' land-into-trust fix added to Interior appropriations bill (06/16)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian billsFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee holds markup on Indian bills (06/13)
The two bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and the Tule River Tribe in California.
Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President ObamaFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President Obama (06/10)
The tribe plans to use about 300 acres for its powwow grounds, a cultural center, a museum and a recreational area.
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department (06/07)
The Crow Tribe, whose leadership has accused the Obama administration of a war on coal, supports H.R.5259, the Certainty for States and Tribes Act.
House panel sets hearing on land-into-trust and consultation billsFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House panel sets hearing on land-into-trust and consultation bills (06/07)
One bill benefits the Tule River Tribe while the other creates standards and procedures for federal agencies to consult with tribes.
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Youth share spotlight as House subcommittee takes up Native bills (05/19)
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native billsFiled Under: Politics
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on two Native bills (05/16)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a bill to benefit Alaska Native heath and another to help Native youth.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking quick action on billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs taking quick action on bills (05/12)
In the last two months alone, the committee has sent 11 bills to the Senate floor.

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