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Kevin Washburn: Settlements with Indian Country hit $8B mark (09/26)
The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs tallies up the value of Cobell, tribal and water rights settlements under President Obama.

Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement (09/25)
The signing ceremony will be webcast by the Navajo Nation Council.

Trust fund settlements with tribes hit $2.61B mark under Obama (09/24)
The administration has negotiated agreements with 80 tribes.

Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (09/23)
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.

Navajo Nation to announce trust fund settlement this Friday (09/22)
President Ben Shelly will be joined by Secretary Sally Jewell and Kevin Washburn in Window Rock, the tribe's capital, for the announcement.

House backs package to transfer federal land to Te-Moak Tribe (09/16)
The bill passed by a voice vote and it awaits action in the Senate.

Opinion: Decision signals shift on state taxation in Indian Country (09/10)
Attorneys Del Laverdure and Bryan Newland discuss a recent federal court decision blocking the state of Florida from imposing taxes on lands held in trust for the Seminole Tribe.

Narragansett Tribe renews request for surplus military property (09/05)
The properties are located on Aquidneck Island, which is part of tribal territory

Navy rejects transfer of surplus property to Narragansett Tribe (08/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying to obtain properties on Aquidneck Island for the tribe.

Secretary Jewell issues order and guidance on trust relationship (08/21)
Order will help Interior Department bureaus and offices carry out their responsibilities to tribes and individual Indians.

NPR: Osage Nation disputes wind development on mineral estate (08/19)
Leaders and members of the Osage Nation are questioning wind energy projects in northeastern Oklahoma out of fear it could affect their mineral rights.

BIA extends comment period on changes to rights-of-way rule (08/13)
Comments are being accepted until October 2 and public meeting will be hold over the telephone on September 17.

Indian Country energy development nears $1B mark in revenue (08/07)
Tribes and individual Indians have seen dramatic rises in royalty payments since the start of the Obama administration.

Lytton Band confident of approval of land-into-trust application (08/06)
The application for 124 acres has been pending for more than six years.

Leadership flap in Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes appears settled (08/01)
It looks like Gov. Eddie Hamilton is the stable and legitimate leader.

Cayuga Nation welcomes 2nd Circuit decision in foreclosure suit (08/01)
The tribe reportedly owes more than $1million in property taxes.

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.

2nd Circuit protects Cayuga Nation from foreclosure proceeding (07/31)
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community is starting to trickle down.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (07/31)
There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.

House Natural Resources Committee markup on four tribal bills (07/30)
Bills affect Alaska Native arts and crafts and land-into-trust for tribes in California, Nevada and Michigan.

Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (07/29)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.

House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (07/29)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

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.

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.

BIA hosts scoping meeting on Paiute Tribe land-into-trust bid (07/28)
The tribe wants to use 174 acres near Zion National Park for economic development.

Unsettled: BIA questions Passamaquoddy forest management (07/25)
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with a story about questionable forest management practices within the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township.

County drops opposition to CSKT land-into-trust application (07/22)
Dispute over sacred site stirred emotions and racist sentiments.

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.

Rep. Young offers explanation for inaction on land-into-trust fix (07/15)
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is calling the shots.

Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (07/15)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs embraced three bills while the Indian Health Service was more guarded about a forward funding bill.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on four tribal bills (07/14)
Bills affect self-determination, land-into-trust and the Indian Health Service.

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.

Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation (07/10)
Chairwoman Aletha Tom says land will be used for housing, recreation, cultural purposes and renewable energy development.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (07/09)
The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.

BIA approves land-into-trust application for Stillaguamish Tribe (07/08)
The property includes the new home of the tribe's natural resources department.

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