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Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (01/21)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

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Native Sun News: Tribes continue fight against Keystone Pipeline (01/16)
The most recent House bill to approve the Keystone pipeline was passed 266-153 and sent to the Senate.

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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 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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Eastern Cherokees oppose Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill (01/12)
Chief Michell Hicks said the Lumbees are not legitimate.

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Nebraska court upholds law setting Keystone XL Pipeline route (01/09)
Republicans in Congress are still pushing bills to approve the controversial project.

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Leader of Lumbee Tribe not optimistic on federal recognition bill (01/08)
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) is the lead sponsor of the measure.

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Senate committee goes ahead with meeting on Keystone XL bill (01/08)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is moving forward even after Democrats forced the cancellation of a hearing on the bill.

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Senate Democrats force cancellation of hearing on Keystone bill (01/06)
Republicans are still planning to push for approval of the controversial pipeline.

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Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hails land measure (12/31)
One hundred and fourteen years ago when the Northern Cheyenne Reservation was expanded. the federal government bought out non-Indian land owners, but overlooked 5,000 acres of railroad mineral rights.

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Opinion: Protecting tribal sovereignty fits into GOP philosophy (12/31)
Attorneys Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead wonder if a Republican majority in Congress will benefit Indian Country.

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President Obama signs Grand Portage Band per capita bill into law (12/22)
The bill ensures that payments received in connection with a treaty settlement aren't subject to state or federal taxation.

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Apache Messenger: Crowd protests copper mine on sacred lands (12/22)
Protesters lined the streets of Phoenix to show that the fight over Resolution Copper is not over.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (12/19)
We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.

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Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (12/17)
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Trust
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (12/17)
A boundary resolution bill has already been signed into law and a land-into-trust bill awaits President Obama's signature.

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Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (12/15)
The Yakama Nation is in court in hopes of preventing public tours at the sacred Rattlesnake Mountain.

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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.

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Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (12/15)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said the package represented the 'worst of Washington.'

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Senate heads to final vote on package with mine on sacred land (12/12)
The controversial defense bill transfers federal land to a private company for a mine on sacred Apache sites in Arizona.

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