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Filed Under: Law | National
Energy boom linked to rise in human trafficking in Indian Country (08/29)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) held a listening session on Thursday to discuss human trafficking in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Filed Under: Law | National
Sen. Jon Tester to hold session on trafficking in Indian Country (08/26)
The public is invited to the session, which takes place at the Fort Peck Community College in Montana.

Filed Under: Law
Judge Humetewa hands down sentence in Indian child abuse case (08/25)
A man from the Gila River Indian Community pleaded guilty to injuring an infant.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: GOP candidate rejects Senate debate at UTTC (08/18)
The long-awaited debate that will be held at the Rapid City Campus of the United Tribes Technical College has reached its final lineup.

Filed Under: Recognition
Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill (08/15)
The Obama administration supports the tribe but the bill has been in limbo for more than a year.

Filed Under: Health | Law
Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (08/14)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Filed Under: Politics
Sen. John Walsh of Montana drops run amid plagiarism scandal (08/08)
Democrats will have to find a candidate to face Rep. Steve Daines, a Republican who has been reaching out to tribes.

Filed Under: Opinion
Don Gentry: Agreements protect sovereignty of Klamath Tribes (08/07)
Don Gentry, the chairman of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, explains the need for S.2379, the Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Peter MacDonald: Code Talkers support language immersion bill (08/07)
The Navajo Code Talker Association Proudly endorses the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Puyallup Tribe starts doctor residency program on reservation (08/06)
The tribe is taking advantage of a program in the Affordable Care Act that's due to expire next year.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate candidates accept invitation to debate (08/06)
Native Sun News has teamed up with the United Tribes Technical College in Rapid City to host a senatorial debate.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Rogers: Money alone won't fix problems at Veterans Affairs (08/05)
Mark Rogers welcomes $17 billion plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: South Dakota could be a political hotbed this election (08/04)
This will be one of the most interesting elections in South Dakota’s history.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee supports bills for Nevada tribes (08/01)
Bills benefit the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and six other tribes in the state.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Support grows for trail to recognize forced march of Ponca Tribe (08/01)
The Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail traces the forced removal and return of the Ponca Tribe to Nebraska.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lawmakers seek distribution of Cobell checks (07/31)
Senator John Walsh (D-MT) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bill last week that would streamline the Cobell Land Buy-Back program and the payment of the second and long awaited Cobell settlement payments.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (07/30)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Witness List: SCIA hearing on natural disasters in Indian Country (07/29)
In 2013, Congress enacted a law that allows tribes to request disaster declarations directly from FEMA.

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