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Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Sen. Murkowski questions definition of 'Indian' for health care (07/01)
The limited definition penalizes American Indians and Alaska Natives who aren't enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Recognition
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (07/01)
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states (07/01)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the money will help tribes strengthen their justice systems.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
BIA issues long-awaited update to federal recognition process (06/29)
The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (06/26)
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate passes measure to transfer land to Native health group (06/26)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is planning a $250 million renovation and expansion of its campus in Bethel, Alaska.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Congress clears bill to help Miami Nation with outdated charter (06/26)
The tribe will be able to avoid a bureaucratic mess with the revocation of a charter that was approved in 1940 and is nearly impossible to change.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Filed Under: Health | National | Recognition
Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer (06/24)
Sharon Bryant was the first woman to lead the tribe. She was 54.

Filed Under: Education | National
Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicide (06/23)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared an emergency in response to a large number of suicide and suicide attempts among youth.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (06/22)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Morris: More funding won't stop Indian child abuse (06/22)
Handing additional funding and control to corrupt tribal leaders is not the best way to help victims.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on youth suicide (06/19)
Federal programs to address the issue need more support, the White House urged in its Native youth report.

Filed Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (06/18)
Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.

Filed Under: Business | National | Politics
Lawmakers share priorities with RES DC at Capitol Hill meeting (06/17)
Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Recognition
Little Shell Tribe seeks greater access to bison from Yellowstone (06/17)
Chairman Gerald Gray said a yearly allocation of two hunting licenses isn't enough to meet the needs of his people.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | Law | National | Trust
GAO report questions BIA's management of Indian energy duties (06/15)
Tribes are waiting years for decisions and are losing out on revenue opportunities.

Filed Under: Business | National | Sports
Tribal leaders return to nation's capitol for big economic summit (06/15)
The burgeoning marijuana industry, online lending, taxation and labor unions are just a few of the issues on the agenda.

Filed Under: Business | National | Politics
Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up economic development (06/15)
A listening session and oversight hearing will focus on the Buy Indian Act, community development financial institutions and access to capital.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Law | National | Politics
Bill introduced in House to create Commission on Native Children (06/12)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring the legislation.

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