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Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (June 15, 2015)

The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

GAO report questions BIA's management of Indian energy duties (June 15, 2015)

Tribes are waiting years for decisions and are losing out on revenue opportunities.

Agua Caliente Band won't pursue certain taxation claims in lawsuit (June 15, 2015)

The tribe is only challenging one county's tax despite attempts by other agencies to inject other claims into the lawsuit.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is first to earn 'Bicycle Friendly' honor (June 15, 2015)

The League of American Bicyclists recognized a tribal community for the first time in its history.

Mark Charles: All men are created equal except 'Indian savages' (June 15, 2015)

The foundations of the United States of America are blatantly unjust. This land was stolen.

Tribal leaders return to nation's capitol for big economic summit (June 15, 2015)

The burgeoning marijuana industry, online lending, taxation and labor unions are just a few of the issues on the agenda.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up economic development (June 15, 2015)

A listening session and oversight hearing will focus on the Buy Indian Act, community development financial institutions and access to capital.

House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (June 15, 2015)

Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

Supreme Court agrees to hear first tribal jurisdiction case in years (June 15, 2015)

The justices granted a petition in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a closely-watched case.

Tribes benefit from wildland fire protection at Interior Department (June 15, 2015)

The Obama administration announced $10 million in projects across the nation, including three that will include tribes.

Mark Trahant: Missed opportunities for Medicaid in Indian Country (June 15, 2015)

A new White House report details the economic impact of Medicaid expansion and is sharply critical of the 22 states that have not done so.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne student strives to achieve (June 15, 2015)

LaRenzo Fisher is a Northern Cheyenne who next year will begin leading Crow and non-Indian students.

Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (June 15, 2015)

In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.

Terese Marie Mailhot: I am your mascot and look how it turned out (June 15, 2015)

I'm a walking symbol of injustice and colonization, no matter what I try to project as an autonomous, intelligent Native woman.

Gyasi Ross: The Native roots of the bizarre Rachel Dolezal drama (June 15, 2015)

Ok, so, this white woman named Rachel Dolezal did a reverse Michael Jackson and became a black woman named Rachel Dolezal.