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She worked for Senator Daniel Akaka on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee- fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians. Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian US Senator and is most known for his 'Akaka Bill' that demanded federal recognition of Native Hawaiians. Tuell says although the bill never passed, ...
Akaka also served as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, where he fought for federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed a resolution sponsored by Akaka that officially apologized for the U.S.-led rebellion to overthrow former Hawaiian ruler Queen ...

Tom Udall (D-NM), the top Democrat on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, told TPM in a statement. “The diversity of a government workforce is a good thing and should be celebrated not denigrated, particularly for agencies such as the Department of the Interior, whose workforce should represent the ...
The Federal Indian Bar Association this week will honor two lawyers for their significant contributions to Indian Country. Heather Kendall-Miller and Eric Eberhard will receive the Lawrence R. Baca Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Federal Indian Law at a conference on the Salt River ...
Sen. James Lankford's bills to modernize elections in the United States, and education programs for Native Americans passed the Senate in late March. Lankford talked with the Examiner-Enterprise following the Thursday's Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Forum about those issues. ^. Election security.
The Oklahoma Department of Education estimates that there are actually over 130,000 Indian students attending school in the state. The discrepancy between those two numbers is more than the total public school enrollment of four states. Lankford serves on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. This bill ...

He has also testified before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee arguing that denying recognition is nothing short of discrimination. Burr was instrumental in funding and relief aid efforts in Robeson County in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. He visited the county's emergency operation and he and his wife, ...
In a resume he gave to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Weaver said he worked in financial "supervisory and management positions" at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Missouri, The Wall Street Journal reported in January. However, former hospital employees didn't recognize Weaver's name, ...
Those reports raised tough questions from members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Weaver's withdrawal leaves the IHS, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides care for federally recognized tribes in the U.S., without an immediate replacement. The post ...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (left) greets National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel before a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in March 2017, when both men testified to highlight their priorities for the new Trump administration. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.

The federal tax overhaul passed in December is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Monday. National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel said in the ...
He had told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in a document that he worked there in "supervisory and management positions" at the hospital at a time when those executives worked there. A 2016 report by HHS found that Indian Health Service employees said they were "struggling to meet patients' basic ...
U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, cohosted a listening session on combatting violence against Native women on Monday. Vincent Schilling • February 13, 2018. On Monday, a few hours after delivering the congressional response to the 'State of Indian Nations 2018' speech, ...
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held an oversight hearing to identify and examine agribusiness opportunities in Indian Country.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today welcomed committee passage of legislation he introduced to expand critical resources and programs for Indian victims of crime. The Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment ...
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today held a hearing to examine two Indian water rights settlement bills: The Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT); and; The Hualapai Tribe Water Rights ...
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement after 9 Indian bills passed the full Senate by unanimous consent. These bills include: H.R.228, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of ...
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today held a committee oversight hearing to examine findings from recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports on the human trafficking of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The hearing was an ...
U.S. SENATE — As part of his ongoing effort to combat drug abuse and addiction across Indian Country, U.S. Senator Jon Tester—a senior member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee—has introduced the Opioid Response Enhancement Act, which will invest at least $1 billion in helping tribes combat ...


 

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