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Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation (07/03)
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules trust reform hearing (07/03)
Trust reform has been on the back burner in the last few years but that could be changing in the 114th Congress.

BIA accused of blocking road access on New Mexico reservation (07/02)
Non-Indian homeowners claim they have a right to use roads that cross through the reservation of San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Opposition group rallies over Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust (07/01)
The tribe has been seeking to have 229 acres placed in trust since 2003.

BIA acquires former military site in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation (07/01)
Congress mandated the transfer of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant through a defense authorization act.

Editorial: County stonewalling Chumash Tribe on development (06/26)
The U.S. Congress is trying to do something folks in Santa Barbara County have been unable to do — start a useful conversation between local governments.

Lawmakers slam county for poor dealings with Chumash Tribe (06/18)
Conflict between tribal and local governments was on full display as the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs heard testimony on three bills.

Witness list for House hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/17)
Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

White House questions 'misplaced priorities' in appropriations bill (06/16)
The Office of Management and Budget is calling for more funding for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (06/15)
The top Democrats on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.

GAO report questions BIA's management of Indian energy duties (06/15)
Tribes are waiting years for decisions and are losing out on revenue opportunities.

House subcommittee sets hearing on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/15)
Two bills address land-into-trust issues for tribes in California while the third resolves a long-standing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act issue.

House committee approves Morongo Band and Alaska Native bills (06/12)
One bill settles a long-running land dispute while the other paves the way for an expansion of an Alaska Native health facility.

Judge sanctions plaintiffs and attorneys in Dakota land dispute (06/11)
The Wolfchild plaintiffs also were ordered to post a $200,000 appeal bond after losing yet another ruling in their long-running case.

House subcommittee hears views on tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/11)
The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.

Pokagon Band to contribute $500K to college technical center (06/10)
The tribe signed a multi-year partnership with Lake Michigan College to increase economic opportunities.

House committee to consider two tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/10)
One bill benefits the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California while the other helps the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Alaska.

House panel holds hearing on three tribal and Alaska Native bills (06/09)
The bills address specific issues for two tribes and for Alaska Native veterans.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches new battle in war with city (06/09)
The tribe blames city employees for causing $1.2 million in damage at the Cultural Heritage Center, which has been closed for over a year.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation alleges retaliation in dispute with city (06/04)
The tribe blames flooding at its cultural center on city employees who allegedly tampered with the water system.

House subcommittee sets June 10 hearing on three Indian bills (06/03)
Bills to benefit the Miami Nation of Oklahoma, the Susanville Rancheria of California and Alaska Native veterans are on the agenda.

Mark Trahant: Critics take aim at BIA land-into-trust approvals (06/01)
Congress clearly intended the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act to make it easier for tribes to reacquire land and place that land into trust.

Vincent Armenta: Setting the record straight on land-into-trust (06/01)
The goal of the Indian Reorganization Act’s is to increase tribal lands, restoring a small fraction of land that was stolen through history.

NCAI responds to criticism from Rep. Young on land-into-trust (05/27)
The nation's largest inter-tribal organization said it was concerned about the 'tone and direction' of the May 14 hearing.

Pokagon Band to file land-into-trust application at housing site (05/21)
The tribe plans to build 74 houses on a 57-acre site Hartford Township, Michigan.

Jay Daniels: Indian Country forced to choose among two evils (05/20)
Indian country is faced with a tremendous quandary. Live without realizing economic development in areas where development isn’t always fully viable.

Native caucus upset with Democrats in hot Senate campaign (05/19)
The California Democratic Party Native American Caucus has 'deep concerns' about Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Rep. Young stirs questions in Indian Country in two hearings (05/18)
Alaska's sole Congressional representative has managed to inject uncertainty into his legacy with a hearing on federal recognition and another on the land-into-trust process.

Rep. Torres issues statement on heated exchange at hearing (05/15)
The new member of Congress incurred the wrath of an anger-prone Rep. Don Young, Republican of Alaska.

House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust turns heated (05/14)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) lashed out against the National Congress of American Indians and a Democratic colleague after the motivation for the hearing was questioned.

Turtle Talk: Analysis of subcommittee land-into-trust memo (05/14)
The Majority Staff Memo creates the perception that the BIA is an unfettered and unchecked bureaucracy that is gobbling up land for Indians at the expense of unsuspecting communities.

Lummi Nation considers development on newly acquired land (05/14)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place 84 acres in trust at a site near a major interstate.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes Pueblo land measure (05/13)
The Albuquerque Indian School Act requires the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 11 acres in trust for the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico.

Witness list for House subcommittee land-into-trust hearing (05/13)
Congress authorized the land-into-trust process in Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on land-into-trust (05/11)
The hearing will focus on the 'inadequate standards' of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

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