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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.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation (09/08)
The committee will hear from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal leaders.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on irrigation projects (09/04)
The hearing takes place Wednesday, September 10.

Filed Under: Law | National
Energy boom linked to rise in human trafficking in Indian Country (08/29)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) held a listening session on Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National
DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region (08/27)
Two tribes and one Native organization were among the seven grantees in Montana and North Dakota.

Filed Under: Law | National
Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country (08/26)
The public is invited to the session, which takes place at the Fort Peck Community College in Montana.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mark Trahant: It's past time to reform the Indian Health Service (08/05)
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, it’s time to rethink the agency’s structure and demand reform.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Politics
Poarch Creeks sent $550K to Republican causes in Alabama (08/04)
The money was funneled through other groups to obscure the tribe's involvement.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee supports bills for Nevada tribes (08/01)
Bills benefit the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and six other tribes in the state.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Sen. Tester questions void in leadership at IHS regional offices (07/31)
Four of the 12 regions lack permanent directors, with vacancies in two regions dating to 2011.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (07/30)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country (07/29)
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (07/28)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills (07/28)
Bills affect Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in Montana, Nevada and Mexico and a governance issue for the Miami Nation of Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Cobell | Environment | National | Politics
KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (07/28)
This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.

Filed Under: Health | Law
IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

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.

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