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Johnson’s Native Languages Bill Passes, Heads to Senate Floor
Sen. Tim Johnson’s Office Release
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced July 30 that the Native American Languages Reauthorization Act (S...
Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) wants to know why the leadership of the Indian Health Service (IHS) has failed to hire permanent directors in one-third of its regional offices...
Tohono O’odham Closer to Glendale Casino, Tribes Continue to Fight Ruling
The Interior Department this month gave Arizona’s Tohono O’odham tribe final permission to convert an island of land it owns in the city of Glendale into reservation land...
5 Tribal Land and Water Rights Bills Get SCIA Attention
Seeking to hear directly from tribal leaders on the important issue of land and water rights, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) held a hearing on fiv...
White House Paid Native Woman Less Than Man for Job
When Alaska Native citizen Raina Thiele took over for Navajo Nation citizen Charlie Galbraith at the White House as Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs early this year,...
Pushing Obama to Appoint a Tribal Economic Development Council
American Indian leaders and Native-focused legislators are pushing President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to establish a tribal economic development council made up of ...
Interview: How Tester’s Sen. Committee on Indian Affairs Will Shake Things Up
In comparison to predecessors who have led the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Jon Tester (D-Montana) is a different creature...
Supreme Court Used Indian Law to Prevent Birth Control for Women
In wake of the 5 – 4 decision by the Supreme Court in Burwell v...
Speaking of Languages: Educators Back Native American Language Bills
Tanya H. Lee
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs found strong support for proposed legislation to increase federal support for Native American language programs during a legislative hearing ...
SCIA: 30 Years of Working for Indian Country
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Jon Tester (D-Mon.) released the following statement regarding the 30th Anniversary of the Committee on June 17: “The Indian Affa...
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