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Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act (07/07)
Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to address problems with a law that has generated dissatisfaction across the nation.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure (07/07)
President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics | Trust
House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup (07/06)
The bills address land, water and other issues for the Miami Nation, the Navajo and three tribes in Oregon.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (07/03)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Save Oak Flat caravan plans journey to DC to protect sacred site (07/01)
The Apache Stronghold will send two groups across the nation to rally for Oak Flat and for a bill that repeals a mine at the site.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (07/01)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
Lobbyists met at White House to discuss federal recognition (06/30)
Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (06/29)
The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Editorial: County stonewalling Chumash Tribe on development (06/26)
The U.S. Congress is trying to do something folks in Santa Barbara County have been unable to do — start a useful conversation between local governments.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (06/26)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (06/26)
The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Filed Under: Politics
Blackfeet Nation man announces bid for House seat in Montana (06/24)
James St. Goddard, a former vice chair of his tribe, is running as a Democrat.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (06/24)
The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Law | National | Politics
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (06/24)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (06/23)
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (06/22)
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Bill repeals land swap for mine on sacred Apache site in Arizona (06/19)
The Save Oak Flat Act has bipartisan support, including the Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, both Republicans from Oklahoma.

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