Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska

Written by at May 25, 2017

Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge requires Congressional approval and remains controversial among Alaska Natives.

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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty

Written by at May 25, 2017

Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

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Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border

Written by at May 25, 2017

The new facility is going up on land that was placed into trust on the last full day of the Obama administration.

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Republican candidate to replace Ryan Zinke charged with assault

Written by at May 25, 2017

Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter as the closely-watched campaign in Montana came to a close.

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Secretary Zinke headed to National Congress of American Indians in June

Written by at May 25, 2017

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI’s mid-year conference in June.

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares update on casino work

Written by at May 25, 2017

Work on the two Ojibwa Casinos in Michigan will be completed in 2018 as adjustments are made to the budget for the $40 million effort

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Lawmakers once again seek fixes to ‘broken’ Indian Health Service

Written by at May 25, 2017

The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs opens listening sessions on reorganization

Written by at May 25, 2017

Secretary Ryan Zinke has promised potentially ‘bold’ changes at the Department of the Interior.

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Kevin Washburn: Indian Country feels the pain with Donald Trump

Written by at May 25, 2017

Indian country will feel ‘tremendous fiscal pain’ if the Trump budget is passed.

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Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas

Written by at May 25, 2017

Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats — Donald Trump is a big fan.

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Washoe Tribe celebrates first anniversary of unique gaming facility

Written by at May 25, 2017

The Wa She Shu Casino is operated in partnership with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

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Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down

Written by at May 25, 2017

Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.

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Northwest Ordinance and Slavery: White Supremacy in the Foundation of the US

Written by at May 24, 2017

Robert Alexander’s “The Northwest Ordinance” shows how the 1787 Northwest Ordinance served as a mechanism for extending U.S. jurisdiction.

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Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut

Written by at May 24, 2017

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see the facility as a way to keep jobs and revenue in the state.

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Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe

Written by at May 24, 2017

The former secretary of the tribe is the second person to admit to a crime.

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YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions

Written by at May 24, 2017

A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

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Peter d’Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes

Written by at May 24, 2017

‘The Northwest Ordinance’ exposes the murky dealings that lead to US jurisdiction extending beyond the 13 colonies.

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Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds

Written by at May 24, 2017

A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.

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Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports first jury conviction of non-Indian offender

Written by at May 24, 2017

A non-Indian man awaits sentencing for an incident involving his wife, a tribal citizen.

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Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump’s budget for cuts to Indian programs

Written by at May 24, 2017

Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn’t listening to Indian Country.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump’s budget

Written by at May 24, 2017

The Trump administration is canceling a drilling test on treaty territory in South Dakota.

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Eastern Cherokee chief questions fairness of impeachment hearing

Written by at May 24, 2017

Chief Patrick Lambert accused critics of going after him for purely political reasons.

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President Trump confirms Indian Country’s fears with budget request

Written by at May 23, 2017

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.

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Office of Special Trustee pitches President Trump’s lower budget request as ‘taxpayer’ savings

Written by at May 23, 2017

The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.

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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino

Written by at May 23, 2017

The tribe’s legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation’s highest court to intervene.

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