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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.

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.

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