Gale Courey Toensing
1/27/14
A unique direct action took place on the first morning of a recent conference on federal recognition: The panel discussions stopped for almost two hours while everyone participated...
Gale Courey Toensing
1/23/14
The Shinnecock Indian Nation was petitioner number 4 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ list of tribes seeking federal recognition in 1978 soon after the agency established the seven...
Mark Trahant
1/15/14
The adjective of the day is “modest.” That’s the standard phrase to describe the $1.012 trillion spending bill for a federal fiscal year that has less than nine months left...
Sherry Treppa

All Native Americans should be deeply concerned about a recent federal court decision ordering the BIA to decide who can be a member of one California tribe and how the tribal government should be organized – all for the sake of protecting “potential” tribal members instead of the will of the tri...

1/15/14
ICTMN Staff
12/18/13
Weldon “Bruce” Loudermilk, who had been serving as the Bureau of Indian Affairs Great Plains Regional director since June 20, 2010, was named Director of the BIA’s Alaska Region ba...
Jay Daniels

This is report card on the manner in which the Bureau of Indian Affairs have managed the Cobell settlement since it was approved in November 2011. Case in point, the second round of the Cobell payments were scheduled for August or September 2013....

12/12/13
Cedric Sunray

Over the years I have visited and fellowshipped with a great number of tribes situated in the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States. Through this experience I have noticed a telling reality that has long been silently acknowledged, but rarely publicly spoken about....

12/7/13
Mike Williams

Two weeks ago at the 2013 White House Tribal Leaders Conference, tribal leaders stood side-by-side with President Obama and 13 of his cabinet leaders, and raised climate change as a top priority of Native Nations. Tribes are on the front lines of climate change reality....

12/5/13
Adrian Jawort
11/26/13
Tribal self-governance is a process that continues to be a struggle among some of the 566 federally recognized tribes resulting in tens of millions of taxpayer dollars misappropria...
Gale Courey Toensing
11/20/13
The Bureau of Indian Affairs in California has cancelled a vote on a proposed new Constitution for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe that tribal leaders say would violate the existing Co...

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