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Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lawmakers seek distribution of Cobell checks (07/31)
Senator John Walsh (D-MT) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill last week that would streamline the Cobell Land Buy-Back program and the payment of the second and long awaited Cobell settlement payments.

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Rep. Markwayne Mullin named one of 50 Most Beautiful on Hill (07/30)
The Cherokee Nation citizen said he had to buy a suit for the first time.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills (07/30)
Bills affect Alaska Native arts and crafts and land-into-trust for tribes in California, Nevada and Michigan.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (07/29)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.

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House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (07/29)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (07/28)
Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (07/28)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Carla Mann: Johnson O'Malley needs an accurate student count (07/16)
An accurate student count is the first step in ensuring the survival of the Johnson O'Malley program.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bill allows tribes to manage wild horse herds from federal land (07/15)
Some tribes have complained about wild horse populations on their reservations.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal bills (07/14)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

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ICT interview with Rep. Daines on election and Indian issues (07/14)
Rep. Steve Daines (R-Montana) discusses his Senate campaign and Indian issues.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White House (07/10)
The bill allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites on the reservation.

Filed Under: Health | Politics | Trust
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (07/08)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

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Rep. Daines introduces bill for tribal control of Cobell buy-back (07/03)
The Indian Tribal Self-Determination in Land Consolidation Act authorizes self-determination contracts and compacts for the Cobell buy-back program.

Filed Under: National | Opinion
Editorial: Another hearing won't help Spirit Lake Nation children (06/27)
Newspaper says only the Spirit Lake Nation can change the way children are treated on the reservation:

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Chickasaw candidate T.W. Shannon defeated in Senate campaign (06/25)
There won't be another tribal member in the halls of Congress anytime soon.

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Kevin Abourezk: Bill to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe (06/24)
Kevin Abourezk reports on efforts to designate a trail that follows the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.

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House backs measure to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter (06/24)
Tribe wants to get rid of outdated document but changing it requires numerous steps.

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