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Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending billFiled Under: National | Politics
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill (April 27, 2017)
The federal government might not shut down after all if Congress takes action before the end of the week.
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native villageFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
House panel takes up bill to approve road for Alaska Native village (April 4, 2017)
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debateFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian health care gains ignored in political debate (March 23, 2017)
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
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 (March 22, 2017)
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.
Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in VirginiaFiled Under: Federal Recognition
Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia (March 21, 2017)
The tribes were among the first to sign treaties with European nations and they helped the first European settlers survive at Jamestown.
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 (March 16, 2017)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Markwayne Mullin: Promise kept to protect Indian health care law (March 13, 2017)
This Congress, one of my priorities is to improve Indian health care.
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming lawFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Obamacare replacement faces narrow path to becoming law (March 13, 2017)
Instead of a repeal, the Republican leadership took the framework of the Affordable Care Act.
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets ObamacareFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian health care law safe for now as GOP targets Obamacare (March 8, 2017)
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (March 8, 2017)
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Committee schedules roundtable on infrastructureFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Committee schedules roundtable on infrastructure (March 6, 2017)
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 (March 3, 2017)
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 (February 23, 2017)
Eni H. Faleomavaega defended tribes on sovereignty, land-into-trust, gaming and economic development matters during his time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at pollsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal statusFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status (February 9, 2017)
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.
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 (February 6, 2017)
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 (February 3, 2017)
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.
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 (January 26, 2017)
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.
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of ObamacareFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (January 16, 2017)
Congress has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Kinda, sorta.
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste siteFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Bill requires tribal consent for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site (January 12, 2017)
The controversial nuclear waste repository, widely opposed in Nevada, could be revived by the incoming Trump administration.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
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 (January 9, 2017)
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.
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears EarsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes celebrate designation of national monument at Bears Ears (January 9, 2017)
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care lawFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Republicans take initial steps to dismantle Indian health care law (January 4, 2017)
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in CongressFiled Under: National | Politics
Donald Trump supporter benefits from gutting of ethics office in Congress (January 3, 2017)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), the chair of Donald Trump's Native American Coalition, has been under an ethics investigation for a little over three years.
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)
In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in CongressFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (December 13, 2016)
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
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 (December 13, 2016)
Some 3,100 barrels spilled into a nearby creek, contaminating more than 5 miles of the waterway.
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient OneFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump's pick for Interior poses problems for tribes (December 9, 2016)
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to head the Department of the Interior.
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (November 18, 2016)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
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 (November 17, 2016)
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 (November 15, 2016)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritageFiled Under: Opinion
Tom Cole: Native Americans are a part of our nation's proud heritage (November 14, 2016)
The life and culture of our nation’s Native American tribes are written in nearly every chapter of America’s story.
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in WashingtonFiled Under: National | Politics
Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (November 10, 2016)
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.
Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upsetFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset (November 9, 2016)
Tribes are entering a new and unknown era with a Republican in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challengesFiled Under: National | Politics
Native candidates fare poorly in three Congressional challenges (November 9, 2016)
Native candidates for U.S. Congress fared poorly on Election Day, with all three easily losing to Republican incumbents at the ballot boxes.
Tribes reminded about new rule affecting overtime for employeesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Tribes reminded about new rule affecting overtime for employees (November 1, 2016)
Tribes will be required to increase overtime wages for employees but some say it will hurt programs and services.
Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territoryFiled Under: National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory (October 28, 2016)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association has passed a resolution against a proposed land transfer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Raúl Grijalva: Republicans still won't listen to Indian Country (October 26, 2016)
'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.'
Dakota Access ramps up spending on lobbying and politicians as battle continuesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Dakota Access ramps up spending on lobbying and politicians as battle continues (October 25, 2016)
Dakota Access has Indian Country beat when it comes to the money race in the nation's capital.
Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debateFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate (October 24, 2016)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R) won't face Democrat Paula Hawks at a debate sought by Native Sun News Today.
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 (October 19, 2016)
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.
Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural propertyFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have become increasingly alarmed as auction houses around the world have put hundreds of items up for sale to the highest bidder.
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 (October 17, 2016)
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.
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Democratic House isn't a long shot thanks to Donald Trump (October 17, 2016)
Early in the election cycle I made a prediction: I said if Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, the House would be in play for the Democrats.
President Obama signs Native youth commission bill into lawFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
President Obama signs Native youth commission bill into law (October 14, 2016)
More so than any other president, Barack Obama has maintained a strong connection with Native youth.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | World
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearing (October 13, 2016)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is chairing the October 18 hearing at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Getting the first Native woman elected to Congress (October 12, 2016)
This country cannot be the country it wants to be, the one that it says it is, or the one that’s changing fast, without including more voices who are as diverse as the country.
Top GOP lawmaker abandons Donald Trump ahead of electionFiled Under: National | Politics
Top GOP lawmaker abandons Donald Trump ahead of election (October 11, 2016)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House, became the highest-ranking Republican leader to abandon presidential nominee Donald Trump.
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into lawFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law (October 7, 2016)
Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.
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 (October 3, 2016)
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Lawmakers take action on Native youth and Indian Country bills (September 29, 2016)
Four Indian Country bills cleared the Senate as lawmakers head into an extended break before the November election.
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights dealFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Oklahoma lawmakers push for approval of tribal water rights deal (September 29, 2016)
A settlement for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation is close to becoming law even though it has never been put to a hearing.
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending billsFiled Under: National | Politics
Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills (September 29, 2016)
Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendmentFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian CountryFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Field hearing scheduled on energy development in Indian Country (September 28, 2016)
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 28, 2016)
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.

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