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  • May 22, 2017

    GAO Says Tribal Road Data Could Help Kids Get To School

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs could collect better data about roads on tribal lands that need repair, a move that would help develop strategies to reduce school absences among Native Americans, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.

  • May 22, 2017

    Okla. Tribe Slams FERC Assessment Of Dam Proposal

    The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma slammed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday for finding that changing the elevation levels of an Oklahoma hydroelectric dam’s reservoir wouldn’t result in any adverse cultural impacts, accusing the agency of sidestepping its obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act.

  • May 22, 2017

    DOI Makes Offers To Landowners Under Buyback Program

    The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday announced that it has sent purchase offers to roughly another 5,100 landowners as part of its $1.9 billion land buyback program under the landmark Cobell settlement over the alleged mismanagement of tribal trust funds.

  • May 22, 2017

    ND Judge Nixes Suit Against Dakota Access Protesters

    A North Dakota federal judge has tossed a suit by Dakota Access LLC that sought to block protest activity against the Dakota Access pipeline by the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others, saying the dollar value of the case wasn’t large enough to justify federal jurisdiction.

  • May 22, 2017

    California Tribe Wants Stay Lifted In Water Rights Suit

    The Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians on Friday pressed a California federal court to lift a stay in the tribe’s suit over groundwater rights against two water agencies, saying that the agencies stand little chance of having a recent Ninth Circuit ruling in the tribe’s favor reconsidered and reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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