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Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes bill to renew NAHASDA (04/23)
The bill is now ready for consideration on the Senate floor, a significant step for a law that expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee on transportation (04/22)
More than 80 percent of the roads in Indian Country are considered poor or unacceptable.

Filed Under: Health | Law | Opinion
Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation (04/21)
In fiscal year 2014, there were more than 31,000 methamphetamine-related encounters in the Indian health care system.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules meeting and hearing (04/20)
The committee will take up S.710 to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act. The hearing focuses on road safety in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (04/16)
Another year, another effort by the tribe go gain federal status through an act of Congress.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso highlights 100 days of work on Indian legislation (04/16)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held nine hearings, including two on reservations, and has advanced nearly a dozen bills since the start of the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Congress passes renewal of Indian Country diabetes program (04/16)
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians will be extended for two years under a bill that is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up tribal labor measure (04/16)
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act treats tribes and their enterprises in the same manner as states and local governments when it comes to federal labor law.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate field hearing focuses on tribes and coal (04/16)
Calling it 'historic,' Senator Steve Daines, (R-Mont.), chaired a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the Crow Reservation on April 8.

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. Kaine optimistic on success for tribal recognition measure (04/14)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved the bill last month so it could head to the Senate floor at any time.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee talks coal at hearing in Montana (04/09)
The Crow Tribe is just one of three in Indian Country that develops its coal resources.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Sen. Daines to lead SCIA field hearing on coal in Indian Country (04/07)
Representatives of the Crow Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and the Navajo Nation will testify but no one from the other side of the debate is on the witness list.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Alaina Buffalo Spirit: Oppose coal for Northern Cheyenne Tribe (04/06)
I agree that our people need to work to build our economy. But we won’t prosper from an industry that will destroy our land, water and plants.

Filed Under: Business | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets field hearing in Montana (04/02)
The hearing on the Crow Reservation will focus on coal development in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds field hearing in Wyoming (04/01)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) heard from tribal leaders, law enforcement and other witnesses about drugs in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Blackfeet Nation opposes energy development on sacred lands (03/30)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is backing the tribe's efforts to cancel oil and gas leases in the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House committee passes Native American Children's Safety Act (03/27)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a home where foster children are placed.

Filed Under: Politics
Bill to benefit Miami Nation moves forward in House and Senate (03/27)
The tribe's governing charter is outdated but changing it is nearly impossible so Congressional action is the simplest option.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's field hearing (03/26)
Tribal, federal and state representatives will share what they are doing to address the harmful effects of drugs in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso to chair field hearing on drugs in Indian Country (03/25)
Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are expected to testify.

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