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Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Senate committee examines costs of substance abuse on tribes (07/30)
Lawmakers and witnesses shared devastating statistics about the impacts of drugs and alcohol in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (07/30)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

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Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (07/29)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, includes some incentives for tribes that work with local and state governments.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate panel sets hearing on substance abuse in Indian Country (07/27)
American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from high rates of alcoholism and their mortality rate is about four times higher than that of the general population.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix (07/27)
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.

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House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (07/24)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.

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Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country (07/24)
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso defends quick movement on transportation bill (07/24)
The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is pushing for more funding for tribal transportation programs.

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Senate panel backs victim services and transportation bills (07/23)
Democrats raised concerns about the lack of tribal consultation and funding commitments at a business meeting on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: Politics
Tribes donate nearly $30K to Republican Sen. Jerry Moran (07/21)
The lawmaker was responsible for the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act and is pushing the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (07/21)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold business meeting (07/20)
Lawmakers will consider a bill to address the lack of victim services in Indian Country while the other addresses road and bridge safety on reservations.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/20)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation (07/17)
The Stream Protection Rule hasn't been updated in more than 30 years but the coal industry and Republicans oppose the new proposal.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers juvenile justice (07/16)
Incarcerating young Native Americans should be a last resort, federal officials and experts testified.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on juvenile justice (07/13)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, is concerned about 'alarming' issues facing young Native Americans.

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Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (07/09)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate approves bill to streamline self-governance process at DOI (07/08)
The Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act has the support of tribes and the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee trust reform hearing (07/06)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and Special Trustee Vince Logan are scheduled to testify.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe welcomes federal recognition reforms (07/03)
The tribe won a preliminary ruling during the Clinton administration but hit a roadblock in the Obama administration.

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