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Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Indian schools go without fixes while military schools see $5B (05/20)
Indian school construction ground to a halt during the Bush administration but the effort appears to be back on track as lawmakers from both parties put focus on the issue.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Bryan Newland: Important context on land-into-trust process (05/20)
The lesson to be learned from Allotment and Reorganization (and Termination) is that Indians prosper when we have a homeland and that we suffer greatly when we don’t.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (05/19)
Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Recognition | Trust
Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (05/18)
Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Rep. Sanchez apologizes for insensitive remarks and gesture (05/18)
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate suffers another stumble in her newly-announced campaign.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Torres issues statement on heated exchange at hearing (05/15)
The new member of Congress incurred the wrath of an anger-prone Rep. Don Young, Republican of Alaska.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (05/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) lashed out against the National Congress of American Indians and a Democratic colleague after the motivation for the hearing was questioned.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Turtle Talk: Analysis of subcommittee land-into-trust memo (05/14)
The Majority Staff Memo creates the perception that the BIA is an unfettered and unchecked bureaucracy that is gobbling up land for Indians at the expense of unsuspecting communities.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Witness list for House subcommittee land-into-trust hearing (05/13)
Congress authorized the land-into-trust process in Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
House subcommittee schedules hearing on land-into-trust (05/11)
The hearing will focus on the 'inadequate standards' of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
No movement on reform of federal recognition process at BIA (05/04)
The final rule was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review but it has yet to appear in the Federal Register.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Budget plan means deep cuts for Indian programs (05/01)
Let’s be clear about this plan: It would require deep spending cuts in federal Indian programs.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
House subcommittee looks at poor conditions at Indian schools (04/24)
According to one study, the Bureau of Indian Education needs more than $2 billion to fix multiple problems and replace aging schools.

Filed Under: Education
University of Minnesota sees surge in Native student enrollment (04/23)
The university is located on the site of a former boarding school and is required to waive tuition for eligible Native students.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Recognition
BIA faces fire over latest reforms to federal recognition process (04/23)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn faced criticism from tribal leaders and lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes bill to renew NAHASDA (04/23)
The bill is now ready for consideration on the Senate floor, a significant step for a law that expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate approves anti-trafficking measure with tribal provisions (04/23)
Tribes are eligible for grants from a new fund created by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The bill awaits action in the House.

Filed Under: National | Politics | Recognition
BIA submits federal recognition rule to White House for review (04/21)
The Part 83 reforms could be published in the Federal Register any day now.

Filed Under: Education | National | Recognition
Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island (04/21)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to extend governmental recognition to an indigenous organization so it can secure federal funds.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (04/20)
The committee will take up S.710 to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act. The hearing focuses on road safety in Indian Country.

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