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Filed Under: Law | National
US Attorneys named to lead DOJ Native American subcommittee (03/30)
Michael Cotter of Montana will serve as chair and Damon Martinez will serve as vice chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee.

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The tribe's governing charter is outdated but changing it is nearly impossible so Congressional action is the simplest option.

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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: Environment | Law | National
Shingle Springs Band considered but rejected indoor gun range (03/26)
The tribe said the cost was too high but plans for an outdoor range are generating significant controversy.

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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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Senate Indian Affairs Committee ready for discussion on Carcieri (03/24)
Congress has failed to enact a land-into-trust fix in the past six years.

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House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Recognition
Senate committee approves two federal recognition measures (03/19)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, opposes legislative recognition.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (03/18)
Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: House budget plan isn't good for Indian Country (03/18)
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal amendment offered for anti-trafficking measure (03/17)
Partisan bickering over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act has left the Senate at a virtual standstill.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee NAHASDA hearing (03/17)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 but Congress has failed to update it.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Opinion: History lesson in foreign relations from Indian nations (03/16)
It became quickly clear that, as a new nation, America needed one voice in negotiations with both Indian nations and European empires in matters of war, peace and trade.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs (03/16)
The field hearing will take place on March 31 at the Chiefs Technical Center on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

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Bill introduced in Senate to fix Carcieri land-into-trust decision (03/16)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is the lead sponsor of S.732 to ensure all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Battle over federal spending is about to get ugly (03/16)
The money spent on American Indians and Alaska Natives is a tiny fraction, far less than one percent of the overall budget.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to host roundtable on Carcieri (03/13)
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Business | Environment | Politics
Bill seeks to make Indian Coal Production Tax Credit permanent (03/13)
The Crow Tribe supports the tax credit, which expired in December 2014 without action from Congress.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress (03/12)
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.

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