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Last updated: July 24, 2014

Next update is planned to be published by: August 8, 2014

This page includes only the news in the most recent update. To see earlier articles, please visit the news archive (organized by topic).

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Economic Development

Pojoaque Pueblo wants to changes rules for its casinos (Albuquerque Journal) 7/24/14

Former Creek Nation court justice nominated to chair National Indian Gaming Commission (KOTV) 7/23/14

SCIA oversight hearing to address Indian gaming over next quarter-century (Indian Country Today) 7/23/14

U.S. senators urged to act on bill to preserve future of Indian gaming in Arizona (CNBC) 7/23/14

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks into tribal gaming (Indianz) 7/22/14

Environment & Energy

EPA awards $5 million for research on climate change and tribal health (Indian Country Today) 7/23/14

EPA blocks giant Alaska mine to protect Bristol Bay salmon (Environment News Service) 7/18/14

Wisconsin tribes want federal review of mining proposals (WSAU-AM) 7/18/14

Fiduciary Duty

Fee-to-trust lands may be unconstitutional (Alaska News Miner) 7/24/14

Health & Welfare

Abuse and neglect: toxic lives of drug endangered children (Indian Country Today) 7/21/14

Some SD Native Americans wary about health reform (Washington Times) 7/19/14

Alaska Supreme Court affirms full faith and credit to tribal court orders in Simmonds v. Parks decision (NARF News) 7/18/14

Adoptive parents in Indian Country get help from Sen. Johnson (Indian Country Today) 7/16/14


Agencies launch raid on marijuana growers on Yurok reservation (Los Angeles Times) 7/21/14

New Mexico governor to meet with tribal leaders (Silver City Sun News) 7/18/14

Land & Water

Keystone Pipeline foes fear worst for water supply (NBC News) 7/21/14

We're prepared to buy back our own land (High Country News) 7/21/14

Recognition & Enrollment

CA tribe has new recognition hopes after costly, two-decade struggle (Indian Country Today) 7/21/14

Tribal Jurisdiction

Francis on Maine commission report: tribe's complaints are justified (Indian Country Today) 7/20/14


Tester hears concerns about voting in Indian Country (Jon Tester Press Release) 7/18/14





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