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Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds field hearing in Oklahoma (05/21)
Sen. James Lankford (R), a new member of the Senate, will chair the hearing in Anadarko.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Indian schools go without fixes while military schools see $5B (05/20)
Indian school construction ground to a halt during the Bush administration but the effort appears to be back on track as lawmakers from both parties put focus on the issue.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on water (05/20)
Lawmakers and witnesses stressed the need for tribal, state and federal parties to work together to resolve long-standing water rights claims.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Jay Daniels: Indian Country forced to choose among two evils (05/20)
Indian country is faced with a tremendous quandary. Live without realizing economic development in areas where development isn’t always fully viable.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Chief of Chickahominy Tribe eyes seat in Virginia Legislature (05/19)
Stephen Adkins is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 74th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on water rights (05/19)
Michael Connor, the deputy secretary of the Interior Department who has worked on several tribal settlements, is on the witness list.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign (05/19)
The California Democratic Party Native American Caucus has 'deep concerns' about Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets two more hearings (05/18)
A hearing in Washington, D.C., focuses on water rights and a field hearing in Oklahoma will look at economic development.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics | Recognition | Trust
Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (05/18)
Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on schools (05/13)
Bureau of Indian Education Director Charles Roessel offered a strong defense of the Obama administration's efforts to restructure the agency.

Filed Under: Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes Pueblo land measure (05/13)
The Albuquerque Indian School Act requires the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 11 acres in trust for the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico.

Filed Under: Education | National | Politics
Witness list for SCIA's hearing on Bureau of Indian Education (05/12)
The Obama administration is pursuing a restructuring of the agency amid Congressional scrutiny.

Filed Under: Education | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets meeting and hearing (05/11)
A land-into-trust bill for the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and the Bureau of Indian Education are on the agenda this week.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Budget plan means deep cuts for Indian programs (05/01)
Let’s be clear about this plan: It would require deep spending cuts in federal Indian programs.

Filed Under: National
Crow Tribe to use $1.2M grant to establish veterans cemetery (04/30)
The Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery in Crow Agency ensures that tribal veterans will be buried close to home.

Filed Under: Opinion
John Barrasso: More work needed to address reservation roads (04/30)
We must work to ensure that federal agencies, such as the BIA, provide all the necessary flexibility the tribes need to move forward faster with road and bridge rehabilitation and construction projects.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as next attorney general (04/24)
The federal prosecutor from New York is the first African American woman to lead the Department of Justice.

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: Law | National | Politics
Senate approves anti-trafficking measure with tribal provisions (04/23)
Tribes are eligible for grants from a new fund created by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The bill awaits action in the House.

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.

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