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Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (11/18)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
Bureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribes Bureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribes (11/18)
A quirk in the Indian Land Consolidation Act kept tribes from restoring their homelands.
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (11/10)
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (11/09)
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.
Special Trustee Vince Logan joins financial education committee Special Trustee Vince Logan joins financial education committee (11/03)
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was created by Congress to focus on money matters for Americans.
Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application Alaska tribes enter new era with first land-into-trust application (10/20)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.
Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues Navajo Nation opposes bill that reduces share of trust revenues (10/19)
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.
Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal Obama administration fudges numbers to reach land-into-trust goal (10/12)
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.
President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law President Obama signs Nevada Native Nations Land Act into law (10/07)
Six tribes in Nevada will be regaining some of their ancestral territory under H.R.2733, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act.
Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land Oneida Nation battles longtime foe over activities on trust land (10/05)
The tribe went to court after the village of Hobart threatened to interfere with a popular family festival.
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (09/29)
The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.
More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end (09/27)
More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (09/21)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.
Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill Emotions run strong as #NoDAPL seeps into debate on controversial public lands bill (09/14)
Provisions in the 215-page bill affect the rights of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Tribe and were included without their consent.
Tule River Tribe asks Senate panel to support land-into-trust bill Tule River Tribe asks Senate panel to support land-into-trust bill (09/08)
H.R.4685 already passed the House so the only hurdle remaining is the Senate.
Pawnee Nation reports more extensive damage from earthquake Pawnee Nation reports more extensive damage from earthquake (09/07)
Seven of the tribe's 15 buildings, including the main administrative building, suffered extensive damage.
Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners (09/07)
It's easy for some developers to exploit Indian landowners due to lack of oversight by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to schedule (09/06)
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.
Lakota Country Times: County in South Dakota accused of racism Lakota Country Times: County in South Dakota accused of racism (09/01)
The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies is asking Bennett County to withdraw a 'racist' and 'misleading' resolution.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (08/29)
Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.
Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust Opinion: Alaska enters a new era with tribes and land-into-trust (08/29)
We are not a one-size-fits- all state, and we need solutions to address the unique circumstances of each tribe and each community.
Lakota Country Times: County seeks compensation for trust lands Lakota Country Times: County seeks compensation for trust lands (08/24)
Indian Country has long suffered from the failed policies of the assimilation era.
Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle Alaska tribes enter new era as state drops land-into-trust battle (08/16)
Tribes in Alaska will finally be able to follow the land-into-trust process just like their brothers and sisters in the Lower 48.
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City (08/08)
Attorney Heather Thompson announced that two parcels of federal land in Rapid City, South Dakota, totaling 117.9 acres, have reverted to Bureau of Indian Affairs control.
Editorial: County still in denial about Chumash Tribe's sovereignty Editorial: County still in denial about Chumash Tribe's sovereignty (07/29)
If county officials want good-faith negotiations, they first have to demonstrate a willingness to negotiate in good faith.
Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law (07/22)
Tribes supported H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, because it promises dramatic changes to the federal government's trust management structure.
President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California President Obama endorses land-into-trust foe in Senate contest in California (07/19)
As attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has repeatedly fought tribes on land-into-trust issues.
Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country (07/18)
It is going to be a terrible thing for Indian Country if the Office of Special Trustee is dissolved.
Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process Chilkoot Indian Association plans to follow land-into-trust process (07/15)
The tribe was a plaintiff in a case that forced the Bureau of Indian Affairs to open the land-into-trust process to Alaska.
Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes Senate passes land-into-trust measures for two Oregon tribes (07/15)
The bills benefit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe House committee approves land-into-trust bill for Chumash Tribe (07/14)
Only one lawmaker cast a vote against H.R.1157, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act.
Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House Rep. Tom Cole suffers defeat as land-into-trust fix goes down in House (07/13)
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill Controversial land-into-trust fix removed from appropriations bill (07/12)
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case Alaska tribe weighs next move after victory in land-into-trust case (07/11)
Leaders of the Akiachak Native Community will meet to go over an inventory of their lands.
Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill Battle erupts over partial land-into-trust fix in appropriations bill (07/11)
Republicans are leading efforts to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

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