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7/11/2018

article 'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has named a new director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in Alaska, addressing a vacancy in an agency...

7/10/2018

article 'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has named a new director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in Alaska, addressing a vacancy in an agency...
article Gene Peltola Jr. Of Bethel Named To Alaska's Top BIA Position
(Alaska) -- The new director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Alaska Region is a Bethel-born Orutsararmiut Native Council Tribal member. Eugene "Gene" Peltola...

7/9/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: New Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs to champion Native issues at federal level
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior is a...

7/4/2018

article Senate confirms Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska resident Tara Sweeney has been confirmed to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The...

6/29/2018

article Navajo Nation Opposes BIA Plan
(Arizona) -- President Donald Trump wants to reorganize the Department of the Interior – including the Bureau of Indian Affairs. However many tribes –...

6/28/2018

article Tara Sweeney becomes first Alaska Native to head Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska’s U.S. senators joined an unanimous vote which elevated Tara Sweeney to head the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, marking a first for...
press release Chairman Hoeven Announces Senate Confirmation of Tara Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the Senate has unanimously approved the...

6/22/2018

article BIA announces new spending rules
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has implemented new training after an audit by the Department of Interior's Office of Inspector General found that the...

6/8/2018

article Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far...

6/6/2018

article Sweeney nomination wins committee approval
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaskan Tara Sweeney’s nomination to be Assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs cleared a U.S. Senate Committee today with no...

5/30/2018

article Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation
(Minnesota) -- A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers. Patsy Fercho,...

5/29/2018

article Great Plains Tribes Hope To Give Input On BIA Reorganization
(South Dakota) -- The Chairman of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association says he spoke with US Secretary of the Department of Interior about tribal input...

5/9/2018

article Hoeven Holds Nomination Hearing for Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened a hearing on the nomination of Tara Mac Lean Sweeney...
article Senators urge Sweeney to be tough at Interior
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaskan Tara MacLean Sweeney faced no resistance at a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing today on her nomination to be assistant Interior secretary...
article Tara Sweeney Nominated: Would Be First Alaska Native Assistant Secretary For Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration Wednesday...

5/2/2018

article Bureau of Indian Affairs head resigned following claims of aggressive behavior: report
(Washington D.C.) -- The former director of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs resigned last week following a claim that he behaved aggressively...
article EXCLUSIVE: Top Interior Official Resigned Amid Claims Of Intimidating Behavior
(Washington D.C.) -- When the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) abruptly resigned last week after less than six months in his post, the agency gave no...

4/28/2018

article Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure
(Washington D.C.) -- The lack of political leadership at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is spreading to the ranks, with the agency's director mysteriously gone and...

4/27/2018

article Billings regional BIA official taking over in wake of agency director's resignation
(Montana) -- The top official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs has resigned suddenly after serving just six months, and a Billings official will take over, the agency...

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