Gale Courey Toensing
6/28/14
In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-150 – an apology to the Hawaiian people for overthrowing their government and stealing their land 100 years earlier...
Gale Courey Toensing
5/25/14
On Thursday, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn announced the publication in the Federal Register of proposed new regulations that will reform the 35-year-old proces...
Gale Courey Toensing
5/25/14
Indian country has welcomed a set of proposed regulations to reform the federal recognition process, but a provision that would hand third parties veto power to quash a tribe’s req...
Gale Courey Toensing
5/21/14
The National Indian Gaming Association has promised to fight a proposed bill that would terminate 170,000 acres of the Wind River Reservation and set a dangerous precedent for stat...
Geoff Strommer
5/20/14

The Department of the Interior recently proposed to amend the Department’s land-into-trust regulations, found at 25 C.F.R. Part 151, that currently exclude from the scope of the regulations, with one exception (Metlakatla), land acquisitions in trust in the State of Alaska....

Rob Capriccioso
4/7/14
Having just chaired a portion of a recent hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Sen...
Vincent Schilling
4/6/14
On April 2 the Department of the Interior announced that quarterly transfers of nearly $580,000 are set to begin this week to the American Indian College Fund...
Larry Roberts
4/2/14

In mid-March the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) sent purchase offers to approximately 16,000 landowners with fractionated interests at the Pine Ridge Reservation....

Indian Affairs Bureau
3/31/14
The Department of the Interior, in conjunction with the U.S...

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