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Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust Senate Indian Affairs Committee delays action on land-into-trust (07/30)
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix Sen. Barrasso introduces another version of land-into-trust fix (07/29)
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, includes some incentives for tribes that work with local and state governments.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix Senate Indian Affairs Committee to take up land-into-trust fix (07/27)
The 114th Congress is finally seeing some movementon a long-pressing issue in Indian Country.
Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site Chumash Tribe buys 350 acres next to land-into-trust site (07/24)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the trbe has been trying to acquire the property for more than 10 years.
Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska Liz Medicine Crow: Land-into-trust a safety issue in Alaska (07/24)
The continuation of the State of Alaska’s response to the public safety vacuum in rural and remote Alaska is literally a matter of life and death.
House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix House lawmakers introduce new version of land-into-trust fix (07/24)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.
Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country Special Trustee Vince Logan reaches out to Indian Country (07/24)
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on tribal bills (07/22)
Lawmakers will take testimony on a Pueblo land-into-trust bill and an Alaska Native subsistence measure.
House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills House panel sets hearing on Pueblo and Alaska Native bills (07/20)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on the two bills.
Lytton Band faces opposition to land-into-trust bill in Congress Lytton Band faces opposition to land-into-trust bill in Congress (07/16)
The tribe is planning a housing development, a winery and a resort on the land in question.
Special Trustee Advisory Board to hold first meeting in August Special Trustee Advisory Board to hold first meeting in August (07/15)
Special Trustee Vince Logan has selected nine people to advise him on trust reform efforts at the Interior Department.
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation to settle trust litigation (07/14)
The tribes sued the federal government in 2005, seeking an accounting of their trust assets and trust funds.
Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills Witness list for House subcommittee's hearing on tribal bills (07/14)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.
House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute House passes measure to resolve Morongo Band land dispute (07/14)
The tribe and a non-Indian landowner have agreed to swap equal portions of land in order to settle the dispute.
Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust Pamunkey Tribe faces big hurdle in placing reservation into trust (07/13)
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.
House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures House subcommittee schedules hearing on three tribal measures (07/13)
The bills address issues for the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and six Nevada tribes.
Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands Jay Daniels: Take action to prevent trespassing on Indian lands (07/13)
Since the beginning of time, Indian tribes and individually-owned Indian lands have been treated much like open range laws in the early years of ranching.
House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills House Natural Resources Committee approves three tribal bills (07/10)
All three bills were non-controversial and weren't the subject of any discussion during the markup session.
Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing Special Trustee Vince Logan a no-show at Senate panel's hearing (07/09)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee trust reform hearing Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee trust reform hearing (07/06)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and Special Trustee Vince Logan are scheduled to testify.
House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup House Natural Resources Committee considers tribal bills at markup (07/06)
The bills address land, water and other issues for the Miami Nation, the Navajo and three tribes in Oregon.
Editorial: Osage Nation loses out with energy development rules Editorial: Osage Nation loses out with energy development rules (07/06)
Tribal shareholders are paid a percentage of the revenue from oil and gas production on the county’s 1.4 million acres.
Chumash Tribe wins dismissal of suit over status of reservation 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Appropriations report sounds alarm about land-into-trust agenda (06/15)
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 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 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 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.

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