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Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (12/09)
The Alaska issue gained renewed focus after Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
House advances two bills to benefit Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (12/03)
One bill resolves a boundary dispute while the other ensures certain tribal land acquisitions are placed in trust.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Migizi Pensoneau: Sen. Tester betrays our people on Keystone (11/28)
The outgoing chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted for a bill to authorize the controversial pipeline.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (11/19)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) have drafted a new version in hopes of getting the bill passed before the end of the 113th Congress.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Politics
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (11/19)
The hearing was the last of the 113th Congress and the last under Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who served as chairman for less than a year.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp to host panel on child trauma in Indian Country (11/19)
Roundtable follows Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Crow Creek Sioux man arrested as Senate rejects Keystone bill (11/19)
Greg Grey Cloud, who was wearing a headdress, started singing loudly and was forcefully removed from the Senate gallery.

Filed Under: Health | National
MTPR: Native Americans urged to sign up for healthcare plans (11/18)
Native Americans who are eligible for the Indian Health Service are being encouraged to sign up for additional coverage at HealthCare.Gov.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Politics
Witness list for SCIA hearing on child trauma in Indian Country (11/18)
The committee will hear from tribal representatives who work to prevent and combat the effects of childhood trauma on Native youth.

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Republican Dan Sullivan claims victory in Alaska Senate race (11/13)
Sen. Mark Begich (D) has refused to concede and participated in a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing yesterday.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on childhood trauma (11/06)
The committee will be changing to Republican hands after the current session of Congress.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native votes still count in our imperfect system (11/03)
Elections are imperfect. Native people should have far more say over our lives than we do.

Filed Under: Politics
Red Lake News: Tribe welcomes Sen. Tester and Sen. Franken (10/31)
October 19, 2014, found the Red Lake Tribal Council Headquarters a busy place as two U.S. Senators visited with tribal leaders about issues of concern to the Red Lake Nation.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
SCIA to hold listening session at NCAI on Indian education bill (10/22)
The session takes place Tuesday, October 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
FNDI urges passage for Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act (10/22)
The bill provides up to $17,500 in student loan forgiveness for members of federally-recognized tribes who teach at Bureau of Indian Education schools or at schools that serve Indian students.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate debate focuses on Keystone XL plan (10/08)
As November approaches the South Dakota senatorial race is tightening and one particular important issue to Native American voters was addressed last week at political forum hosted by Oglala Lakota College.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Jon Tester: Bill protects Special Diabetes Program for Indians (09/22)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) explains why he introduced S.2830, a bill to provide permanent funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians:

Filed Under: Law | National
NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit (09/16)
The agenda includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo and journalist Mark Trahant.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Sen. Tester applauds approval of final Cobell settlement payout (09/12)
The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee had been pushing for the payments to be sent out as soon as possible.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation (09/10)
Tribal leaders said not much has changed since a 2006 report from the Government Accountability Office.

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