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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (07/29)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, includes some incentives for tribes that work with local and state governments.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ponca Tribe reclaims small part of ancestral territory in Nebraska (07/28)
The 230-acre property will be used for the proposed Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, the route that traces the forced removal of the tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Indian Country stuck with bad Republican (07/28)
Let’s face it: where Rep. Bishop is concerned, the real bull crap is that we’re stuck with him representing us.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site (07/24)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the trbe has been trying to acquire the property for more than 10 years.

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House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (07/24)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | Politics
House subcommittee takes up Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/23)
Lawmakers weigh land-into-trust and subsistence issues at sparsely-attended hearing.

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San Carlos Apache Tribe clashes with Rep. Gosar after rally (07/23)
Republican Congressman threatens Apache Stronghold with arrest after members attempt to discuss sacred site in Arizona.

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Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (07/23)
Democrats raised concerns about the lack of tribal consultation and funding commitments at a business meeting on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Raul Grijalva: Congress must rebuild relationship with tribes (07/23)
Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you’ll probably hear a story of frustration.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (07/22)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a Pueblo land-into-trust bill and an Alaska Native subsistence measure.

Filed Under: Politics
Oneida Nation hosts fundraiser for key Republican leader (07/21)
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will visit the tribe's Atunyote Golf Course for the August 6 event.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (07/21)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold business meeting (07/20)
Lawmakers will consider a bill to address the lack of victim services in Indian Country while the other addresses road and bridge safety on reservations.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/20)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian funding bill pulled in Confederate flag flap (07/17)
The federal appropriations process may at its most convoluted point ever.

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Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing (07/16)
Leaders of Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation disagreed on the division of a former military site near their reservations.

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Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills (07/14)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.

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House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute (07/14)
The tribe and a non-Indian landowner have agreed to swap equal portions of land in order to settle the dispute.

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House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures (07/13)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills (07/10)
All three bills were non-controversial and weren't the subject of any discussion during the markup session.

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