House Resources hearing on federal recognition bills (March 12, 2009)
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing next Wednesday, March 18, on two federal recognition bills. The first bill is H.R.31, to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North...
Dorgan releases draft of tribal transportation bill (March 12, 2009)
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, released a draft version of the Transportation Reauthorization of Indian Programs (TRIP) Act. The bill reauthorizes Indian...
Editorial: Navajo language preservation a priority (March 12, 2009)
"Language preservation may not seem important in some circles, but it is when it comes to the heritage and tradition linked to a native tongue such as Navajo. It is...
Column: Virginia tribes deserve federal recognition (March 12, 2009)
"Virginia's Indians have earned the right to be cynical. Two years ago, six state tribes landed at the doorstep of federal recognition, only to have the mat snatched from underfoot....
President Obama signs $410B appropriations into law (March 12, 2009)
President Barack Obama signed the $410 billion Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act into law on Wednesday despite calling it "imperfect" because it contains billions of dollars of earmarks....
Senate Indian Affairs hearing on budget priorities (March 12, 2009)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing this morning on tribal priorities in the fiscal year 2010 budget. The hearing starts at 9:30am. The witness list follows: Panel 1...
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