FBI Director pledges continued support for Indian Country crime victims

December 11, 2014 – At the 14th National Indian Nations Conference, which convened today on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California, FBI Director James Comey pledged the Bureau’s “unshakeable” commitment to tribal nations. The

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House passes bill to address domestic violence in Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young today teamed up to make sure that Section 910 of the Violence Against Women Act was repealed. Through numerous conversations with their House and Senate colleagues, the two Alaska lawmakers succeeded in

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Senate passes bill to address domestic violence in Alaska

From The Hill Blog The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that repeals the “Alaska exemption” in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) got unanimous consent to pass a portion of S. 1474, the Alaska Safe Families

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Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program

Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), as authorized by 49 U.S.C. Section

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

December 08, 2014 7:21 PM ET LAURA SULLIVAN, National Public Radio Twitter In the middle of a lengthy speech to Native American tribes last week, Attorney General Eric Holder planted the Justice Department firmly on the side of tribes against states, as the

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Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks During the White House Tribal Nations Conference

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Good morning.  I want to thank you all for such a warm welcome.  And I would like to thank President Obama for hosting this important White House conference. It is a pleasure to be here today,

Posted in Indian Country News, Tribal Federal Relations

Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion – The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 funds for community-based projects for the Native American Language Preservation and

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