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The Department of the Interior (DOI) hosted five virtual listening sessions in October thru December of 2021 for Tribal Nations. These sessions took place as a part of implementing Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal GovernmentThere were five sessions in total focused on Tribes, climate change, and discretionary grants.

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Deer in the snow
Press Release

Indian Affairs announced today that land leasing regulations submitted by seven federally recognized Tribal nations have been approved under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership (HEARTH) Act of 2012.  The regulations were submitted by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Nevada, Tule River Indian Tribe in California, and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in Texas.

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Winter snow with red berries
Press Release

Interested sellers have until March 4, 2022, to respond to offers  The Department of the Interior announced that nearly 1300 landowners with fractional interests at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation have been sent more than $13 million in purchase offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Landowners who receive offers have until March 4, 2022, to consider and return accepted offers in the pre-paid postage envelopes provided.

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Press Release

The Bureau of Indian Education marks a significant milestone by unveiling its official logo today. This is the first logo for BIE since becoming a bureau in 2006. The initial logo design was created by Kayla Jackson, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe who is also a graduate of the Bureau’s Haskell Indian Nations University located in Lawrence, Kansas.

 

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Bison in Yellowstone National Park
Press Release

The Bureau of Indian Affairs today announced it has published a rule that finalizes revisions to the probate process for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals with property held in federal Indian trust status. The final rule eliminates ambiguities and procedural delays in the federal process for probating Indian trust estates so that such property may be distributed more quickly to a decedent’s heirs and devisees.

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Press Release

Website will allow tip submissions and makes important case information easily shareable.  

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Bison
Press Release

Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland and Deputy Assistant Secretary — Indian Affairs for Policy and Economic Development Kathryn Isom-Clause today delivered remarks to the Northwest Gaming Law Summit and California Nations Indian Gaming Association meeting respectively, on the present and future of Indian gaming law.

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Press Release

The Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development announced today it is soliciting applications for its Living Languages Grant Program. Funds provided through the LLGP enable federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal entities, as listed in 86 FR 7554, to support Tribal programs that document Native languages or build Tribal capacity to create or expand language preservation programs.

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Hall of Tribal Nations
Press Release

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs today announced proposed membership for the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, which will negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior on the implementation of the PROGRESS Act.

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Arizona desert.
Press Release

List of Tribal nations with restored authority to regulate leasing of their trust, restricted fee lands continues to grow.

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