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Filed Under: National | Recognition
No movement on reform of federal recognition process at BIA (05/04)
The final rule was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review but it has yet to appear in the Federal Register.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Recognition
BIA faces fire over latest reforms to federal recognition process (04/23)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn faced criticism from tribal leaders and lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review (04/21)
The Part 83 reforms could be published in the Federal Register any day now.

Filed Under: Education | National | Recognition
Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island (04/21)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to extend governmental recognition to an indigenous organization so it can secure federal funds.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
House subcommittee to hold hearing on BIA recognition reform (04/20)
The title of the hearing appears to point to a sinister motive for the reforms being considered by the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee's hearing on three tribal bills (04/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to move quickly on the bills with or without the support of the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure (04/14)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved the bill last month so it could head to the Senate floor at any time.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on three tribal bills (04/13)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs at its first legislative hearing of the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Politics
Key House panel to hold first legislative hearing of 114th Congress (04/09)
Indian employment, trust reform and an Alaska Native land transfer are on the agenda for the April 14 hearing.

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: Politics
Bill to benefit Miami Nation moves forward in House and Senate (03/27)
The tribe's governing charter is outdated but changing it is nearly impossible so Congressional action is the simplest option.

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: National | Recognition
BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process (03/24)
The rules have been in development for nearly two years.

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: 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: Environment | Politics
In The Loop: Rep. Don Young offers a solution to homelessness (03/06)
The always outspoken congressman from Alaska thinks the endangered gray wolf might be an answer.

Filed Under: National | Politics
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (01/28)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (01/27)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (11/21)
The bills affect an Alaska Native corporation, the Hualapai Tribe and the Ponca Tribe.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep (11/05)
The incumbent Republican will serve a 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.

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