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Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The Native vote could decide the 2014 election (10/31)
If there ever was an election that was ideal for American Indians and Alaska Natives to determine the outcome, it’s 2014.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Crow Tribe seeks renewal of Indian Coal Production Tax Credit (10/23)
The tax credit expired in 2013 and the tribe says its revenues have taken a hit.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Alaska Federation of Natives ready to open annual convention (10/23)
Some 5,000 people are expected for the event and state politicians are all appearing in hopes of winning votes and endorsements.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
Rep. Don Young criticized for comments to high school students (10/22)
Witnesses say he went too far with remarks about domestic violence, youth suicide and same-sex marriage.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
FNDI urges passage for Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act (10/22)
The bill provides up to $17,500 in student loan forgiveness for members of federally-recognized tribes who teach at Bureau of Indian Education schools or at schools that serve Indian students.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Shingle Springs Band acquires 40 acres in trust under new law (10/09)
The tribe thanked Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) for getting the bill through the 113th Congress.

Filed Under: Politics
Congressional candidates reach out to Indian voters in Arizona (10/09)
Native Americans make up 22.6 percent of the population the 1st Congressional district.

Filed Under: Recognition
Chinook Nation opposes federal recognition bill for fellow tribe (10/08)
The Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe are seeking to be regain recognition after being listed in a termination law in 1954.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
BLM struggles to manage wild horse population as herds grow (10/01)
Nearly 50,000 wild horses are in storage while another 48,000 roam on public lands.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Obama signs law for settlement with Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (09/29)
The tribe will receive $3.6 million and several hundred acres of land in exchange for dropping its water rights claims.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act signed into law by Obama (09/29)
Tribal leaders call the new law a victory for self-determination and sovereignty.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes take on IRS and win battle over taxation (09/29)
When the IRS came to Indian Country and attempted to trample on the rights of tribes, they ended up taking a whooping from tribes and their friends in Congress.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bryan Brewer: Congress does right thing with tribal taxation bill (09/26)
The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe praises Congress for passing H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act awaits Obama's signature (09/23)
The Internal Revenue Service started auditing tribes in 2005, an attorney for the National Congress of American Indians said.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
House subcommittee holds hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (09/22)
The Obama administration opposes the bill due to concerns about a waiver of sovereign immunity.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dante Desiderio: Working together to address tribal tax issue (09/22)
Dante Desiderio welcomes cooperative work that led to passage of the H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Congress passes measure for tribal general welfare programs (09/19)
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Rep. Daines praises House action on tribal general welfare bill (09/18)
The Montana Republican said the measure will help tribes provide general welfare services to their people without fear of audits and enforcement actions from the IRS.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
House subcommittee to hold hearing on bill for Hualapai Tribe (09/17)
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee sets markup on tribal bills (09/17)
Five bills affecting taxation, tribal foster children, a land dispute, land-into-trust and an Alaska Native corporation are on the agenda.

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