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Filed Under: Education | Politics
Audio: House Appropriations Committee hearing on BIA budget (02/27)
The budget includes big increases for education, including construction of new Indian schools.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Obama expected to veto bill to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/24)
The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't have enough votes to override a veto.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill (02/18)
When 9/11 happened, the national media was quick to point to Akwesasne as the route terrorists used to enter the country, and for weeks this information was shared around the world erroneously.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Congress approves measure to authorize Keystone XL Pipeline (02/12)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) -- voted for the bill.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lawmakers introduce bill to extend recognition to Virginia tribes (02/11)
Virginia's tribes were among the first to greet European settlers and among the first to sign treaties.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation (02/09)
An effort that was supposed to cost $41 million and take five years has ended up costing $546 million and has lasted four decades.

Filed Under: Health | Health | Opinion | Opinion | Politics | Politics
Mark Trahant: Our national soap opera -- the Affordable Care Act (02/06)
The Affordable Care Act is like a national soap opera that should rivet any audience. Will the law survive?

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | National | Politics
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (02/04)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
House Republicans vote to repeal Affordable Care Act yet again (02/04)
The only two enrolled tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) voted in favor of repeal.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Indian school construction put back on track with latest budget (02/03)
Two schools on the Navajo Nation will receive replacement facilities as the Obama administration promises to come up with a new construction priority list.

Filed Under: Politics
Lawmakers introduce bill to allow Miami Nation to revoke charter (01/30)
Changing the outdated document is extremely difficult.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate passes bill to approve controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (01/30)
An amendment to require tribal consultation wasn't even put up for a vote.

Filed Under: National | Politics
House committee won't restore Indian and Alaska Native panel (01/28)
Republicans adopted a reorganization that adds Insular Affairs to the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.

Filed Under: Opinion
Sami Jo Difuntorum: Support needed for Indian housing update (01/28)
Since October 2013, the most effective program for providing safe, affordable, quality housing in Indian country, the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act, has not been reauthorized.

Filed Under: Politics
House Natural Resources Committee set to hold first meeting (01/27)
The committee is seeing some major changes under the leadership of Rep. Rob Bishop, Republican of Utah.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
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.

Filed Under: National | Politics
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.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
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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