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More on: land-into-trust

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Law | Politics
Republican former congressman Dennis Hastert hit with charges (05/29)
Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal and opposed tribes seeking to re-establish ties in his home state of Illinois.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust (05/27)
The nation's largest inter-tribal organization said it was concerned about the 'tone and direction' of the May 14 hearing.

Filed Under: Business
Coquille Tribe names executive at economic development entity (05/27)
Judy Metcalf has worked on business, gaming and land-into-trust projects at the Coquille Economic Development Corporation.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge Sen. John McCain in 2016 race (05/27)
Both have favorable records on Indian issues but both support a controversial copper mine on a sacred Apache site.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Mark Trahant: Native village secures return of ancestral territory (05/26)
The return of ancestral territory to an Alaska Native village is historic because the idea of tribal lands in Alaska is growing in both importance and inevitability.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Pokagon Band to file land-into-trust application at housing site (05/21)
The tribe plans to build 74 houses on a 57-acre site Hartford Township, Michigan.

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: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign (05/19)
The California Democratic Party Native American Caucus has 'deep concerns' about Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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: Trust
Lummi Nation considers development on newly acquired land (05/14)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place 84 acres in trust at a site near a major interstate.

Filed Under: Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes Pueblo land measure (05/13)
The Albuquerque Indian School Act requires the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 11 acres in trust for the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico.

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: Education | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (05/11)
A land-into-trust bill for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and the Bureau of Indian Education are on the agenda this week.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Opinion: Take a modern approach to land-into-trust in Alaska (05/04)
Paranoia over Indian country belongs in the 19th century. Tribes and states all over our nation now work together effectively and Indian country is no longer a barrier.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
BIA not planning hearing for Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (05/04)
The tribe has been pursuing the application since 2003 but has faced intense local opposition.

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