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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.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics | Trust
Obama signs Pascua Yaqui and Hoonah Indian Association bills (07/28)
Bill places land in trust for Pascua Yaqui Tribe and recognizes subsistence rights of Hoonah Indian Association.

Filed Under: Education | Politics
NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (07/28)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Filed Under: Education | Law | Politics | Trust
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills (07/28)
Bills affect Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in Montana, Nevada and Mexico and a governance issue for the Miami Nation of Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Cobell | Environment | National | Politics
KGOU: Indian Times review of news affecting Oklahoma tribes (07/28)
This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.

Filed Under: Health | Law
IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (07/25)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Filed Under: National | Politics
NCAI President Cladoosby offers cedar hat to BIA's Washburn (07/24)
Gift of woven cedar hat represents tribes from the Pacific Northwest.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Woman waiting in line at SCIA hearing reportedly had bedbugs (07/24)
The woman apparently was paid to wait in line for the hearing.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Native Sun News: Cobell beneficiaries still waiting on payment (07/24)
Sen. John Tester seems to be experiencing the same feeling of frustration that many Native Americans across the country are feeling over the continued delays of the distribution of the second Cobell settlement payments.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Candidate wants Obama to meet with tribes (07/23)
Senate candidate Larry Pressler wants tribes in South Dakota to help him host a presidential visit.

Filed Under: Law | National
Al Jazeera: Advocates seek inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA (07/21)
Al Jazeera reports on efforts to include Alaska Natives in the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Filed Under: Politics | Trust
Lytton Band donates $1M to bolster land-into-trust application (07/21)
The tribe wants 124 acres placed in trust for a housing project, a cultural center and other purposes.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back agreements come with little money for tribes (07/17)
The starting figure for discussions is about $500,000, a top Interior Department official said.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Garden City Group executive ties Cobell payment delay to DOI (07/16)
Indian beneficiaries are still waiting on the final payment from the $3.4 million settlement.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs agreement for Cobell buy-back (07/16)
The reservation is the second-most fractionated in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics
Garden City Group executive to testify at SCIA's Cobell hearing (07/15)
The firm has faced criticism for delays in the final payment from the $3.4 million trust fund settlement.

Filed Under: National | Trust
Vince Logan starts work as leader of Office of Special Trustee (07/11)
Osage Nation citizen brings a background in financial and investment management to the job.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Bill to authorize land swap with Ute Tribe heads to White House (07/10)
The bill allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites on the reservation.

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
Arizona delegation supports Hualapai Tribe settlement measure (07/10)
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act ensures the tribe and allottees have sufficient access to water.

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