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Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate passes bill to approve controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (01/30)
An amendment to require tribal consultation wasn't even put up for a vote.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
John Barrasso: Empowering Indian Country in the GOP Congress (01/29)
During this Congress, the Committee will hold hearings and meet with tribal leaders on how Congress can help empower tribes.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds first meeting and hearing (01/28)
The proceeding went quicker than expected due to a series of votes on the Senate floor.

Filed Under: Politics
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (01/26)
The committee will hear from a panel of tribal, Indian and youth leaders.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee (01/26)
Indian Country can expect hearings on energy development, government waste, irrigation projects and juvenile justice.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Sen. Barrasso delivers response to NCAI's State of Indian Nations (01/22)
The Wyoming Republican is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee adds Republican members (01/13)
Republicans hold eight seats on the committee while Democrats hold six.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate headed toward final vote on Keystone XL Pipeline bill (01/13)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the ranking member on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, joined Republicans in advancing debate on the measure.

Filed Under: Recognition
Bill introduced to extend recognition to Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (01/07)
Sen. Jon Tester (D) and Sen. Steve Daines (R) will use their positions on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to push for the bill.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Senate Democrats force cancellation of hearing on Keystone bill (01/06)
Republicans are still planning to push for approval of the controversial pipeline.

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.

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