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Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA extends comment period on federal recognition regulation (07/25)
Comments are being accepted until September 30 and two more tribal consultation sessions and two more public meetings will be held over the phone.

Filed Under: National | Politics
NCAI President Cladoosby offers cedar hat to BIA's Washburn (07/24)
Gift of woven cedar hat represents tribes from the Pacific Northwest.

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: National | Trust
BIA extends public comments on land-into-trust rule for Alaska (07/01)
Comments are being accepted until July 31.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI sends out $50M in buy-back offers on Rosebud Reservation (06/25)
The deadline to accept is August 16.

Filed Under: National
BIA announces plan to employ more Native American veterans (06/16)
Agency plans to increase Native veteran employment from 9 percent to 12.5 percent.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp hosts Native veterans summit in North Dakota (06/12)
The summit takes place at the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.

Filed Under: National
National Congress of American Indians hosts midyear in Alaska (06/09)
The event takes place at the Dena‘ina Center in Anchorage.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Alaska Natives sue Interior Department to build road in refuge (06/05)
Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the road due to environmental concerns.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI enters Cobell buy-back agreements with three more tribes (05/29)
Coeur D’Alene Tribe, Umatilla Tribes and Gila River Tribes are latest to sign agreements.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Interview with Kevin Washburn on federal recognition reforms (05/27)
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs explains why 1934 date was chosen.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA announces regulation to reform federal recognition process (05/22)
The system hasn't seen a major update since 1994.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI looks to spend $100M on Navajo Nation for Cobell buy-back (05/19)
Navajo is among 21 reservations that are being targeted in the next phase of land consolidation.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI to announce next steps for Cobell land buy-back program (05/14)
So far, more than $100 million in offers have been extended as part of a land consolidation program.

Filed Under: Law | Politics | Trust
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on five bills (05/07)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a legislative hearing this afternoon.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (05/06)
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee debates tribal energy measure (05/02)
The Obama administration urged Congress to trust tribes with energy development at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
BIA proposes rule to include Alaska in land-into-trust process (04/30)
The Obama administration has unveiled a regulation to include Alaska tribes in the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI extends $1.2M in offers to Makah Reservation landowners (04/15)
The Interior Department has extended another $1.2 million in offers to landowners on the Makah Nation in Washington.

Filed Under: Law | National
BIA holds listening sessions on Indian Child Welfare Act guidance (04/14)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold two more listening sessions on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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