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Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team

It's seven months into the Trump administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs still lacks a permanent leader. But the agency will soon be seeing a new face in an important position. John Tahsuda, a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe, is coming on board after the Labor Day weekend to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

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6/12/2018

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6/8/2018

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6/7/2018

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6/6/2018

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6/5/2018

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6/4/2018

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6/2/2018

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6/1/2018

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5/30/2018

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5/28/2018

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5/25/2018

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5/24/2018

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5/23/2018

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5/22/2018

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5/19/2018

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5/18/2018

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5/17/2018

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5/15/2018

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5/14/2018

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5/12/2018

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5/9/2018

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5/8/2018

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5/7/2018

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5/6/2018

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5/4/2018

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5/3/2018

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5/2/2018

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5/1/2018

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4/30/2018

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4/27/2018

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4/25/2018

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4/24/2018

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4/23/2018

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4/22/2018

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4/19/2018

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4/9/2018

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4/2/2018

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4/1/2018

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3/29/2018

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3/28/2018

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3/27/2018

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(Washington D.C.) -- Meet the cicada. That's the nickname within the Interior Department for Randal Bowman, who has worked there for more than three decades. He got...
article Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
(Washington D.C.) -- The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump last week includes the largest infusion of funds...

3/26/2018

article Trump’s Latest EPA Nominee Let Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollute Groundwater
(Washington D.C.) -- The former Ford Motor Company executive nominated Friday to a top Environmental Protection Agency position is accused of overseeing an industrial...

3/22/2018

article Did Trump Appoint a Non-Native to Native American Ambassadorship?
(Washington D.C.) -- Amid a maelstrom of "fake news reports" of indictments, sullied security clearances, resignations, forced resignations, removals and other...

3/18/2018

article Native American, conservation groups sue Trump for failing to protect humpback whale habitat
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian and conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against President Trump for failing to protect humpback whale habitats in the Pacific...

3/16/2018

article Trump Administration Fired Top Aide Because He Gambles Online, Report Says
(Washington D.C.) -- Though he has appeared neutral to online gaming, former Atlantic City casino boss Donald Trump, who is currently the 45th President of the U.S.,...

3/14/2018

article HOROWITZ: Can Trump Drain the Swamp at the Bureau of Indian Affairs?
(Washington D.C.) -- If ever a federal agency was ripe for termination, the Bureau of Indian Affairs should qualify for consideration. The bureau has a justly-earned...
article Trump's fired personal assistant is 'struggling with gambling addiction'
(Washington D.C.) -- The personal assistant to President Donald Trump who was escorted from the White House on security grounds was said Wednesday to be struggling with...

3/9/2018

article Food Boxes Have Already Failed for Native Communities, Why Would They Work for SNAP?
(Washington D.C.) -- On February 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Trump administration proposed cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

3/8/2018

article Nearly half of Trump EPA political appointees have industry ties: AP
(Washington D.C.) -- Nearly half of President Trump’s appointees to the Environmental Protection Agency have strong industry ties, according to new Associated...
article Interior spending $139K to fix doors in Sec. Zinke’s office
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke.

3/7/2018

article Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official who left the Trump administration under a cloud was the subject of an ethics inquiry after employees...
article Trump administration sends mixed signals to tribes with regulatory agenda
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is asking tribes about easing burdens in environmental reviews even as it seeks to add more hurdles in other areas.

3/1/2018

article WEAVER: How my nomination to be Trump's Indian Health Service director was derailed
(Oklahoma) -- Until a few days ago, I was President Trump’s nominee to be the director of the Indian Health Service. He tapped me to lead and fix that sadly...

2/26/2018

article LAS VEGAS SUN: Budget proposal’s prescription to heal national parks is a poison pill
(Nevada) -- Looking at one part of President Donald Trump’s budget, you might think his administration is riding to the rescue of the National Park Service. But a...

2/25/2018

article WEAVER: Why Good People Don’t Go to Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Trump nominated me to be the Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), I said yes. I own five successful businesses that serve the...

2/23/2018

article Director of the Indian Health Service: Who Was Robert Weaver?
(Washington D.C.) -- Directors of the Indian Health Service (IHS), which provides health services to many Native Americans and Alaska Natives, have mostly been medical...
article The U.S. Already Tested Trump's Canned Goods Idea On Native Americans. It Was Bad.
(Washington D.C.) -- As a child, A-dae Romero-Briones eagerly awaited the government truck that delivered her family’s monthly food box to the designated drop-off...

2/22/2018

article Failed Indian Health Service nominee lashes out after being abandoned
(Washington D.C.) -- Robert Weaver, President Donald Trump’s failed pick to lead the Indian Health Service, is lashing out after the White House abandoned his...
article FCC Readies to Publish Net Neutrality Rollback
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission plans to publish an order rolling back its net neutrality rules in the Federal Register Feb. 22, a move that...
article We still don’t know when net neutrality rules will come off the books
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal has been published in the Federal Register. Groups that want to reverse the repeal...

2/21/2018

article Trump nominee for Indian Health Service withdraws name from consideration
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump's nominee for the top position on the Indian Health Service (IHS) has withdrawn his name from consideration, The Wall Street...
article Trump pick to lead Indian Health Service backs out
(Washington D.C.) -- Robert Weaver, who was nominated by President Trump to head the Indian Health Service, the agency that offers care to millions of Native Americans,...

2/20/2018

article Havasupai Students Write to Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Students are writing to President Donald Trump – and it has nothing to do with a school shooting. Students at Havasupai Elementary School are...

2/18/2018

article Trump administration's 2019 budget proposes steep cuts to Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- Several key programs serving Indian Country are facing steep cuts – or outright elimination – under a budget proposal from the White House.
article President Trump's Hunger Games
(Washington D.C.) -- This week, as part of its 2019 budget request, the Trump administration put forward a radical new policy proposal. The Supplemental Nutrition...

2/17/2018

article LaDuke: Another case of poor 'Trumpenomics'
(North Dakota) -- A few weeks ago, the Trump administration announced a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels. Trump's intent is to bolster a dying fossils fuels...

2/12/2018

article The 22 agencies and programs Trump's budget would eliminate
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Monday unveiled his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year, which makes significant cuts to some federal agencies and projects...
article Trump pitches plan to replace food stamps with food boxes
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable...
article Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care
(Washington D.C.) -- The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public...
article Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
(Washington D.C.) -- In December 2017, President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress enacted legislation providing large tax cuts overwhelmingly weighted to...
article Trump budget would fund Interior projects by selling energy from public lands
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump's fiscal 2019 budget unveiled Monday would use energy sales on public lands to help fund infrastructure projects for the...
article Trump guts Obama-era methane rules for fracking
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration proposed a revised version of Obama-era methane rules on Monday that favors President Trump's "energy dominance...

2/1/2018

article Appeals Court Rules CFPB Structure Is Constitutional
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court upheld the single-director structure of a consumer-finance regulator created after the financial crisis, but threw out the...
article Court Ruling on CFPB Director Deals Blow to Trump Administration
(Washington D.C.) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has regained a measure of independence. A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday the president can only fire...
article Mark Trahant: Eleven disturbing words from the State of the Union
(North Dakota) -- I skipped watching the State of the Union Tuesday night. That was the first time in, well, a couple of decades. There was really no reason to watch.

1/31/2018

article Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
(Washington D.C.) -- A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies was...

1/29/2018

article NPR: The Role Of Indian Health Services
(Wisconsin) -- President Trump has selected Robert Weaver, member of the Quapow tribe, for the new Director of Indian Health Services. Many critics have questioned...
article 'MONDAY NIGHT SLAUGHTER': Legendary investigative journalist Carl Bernstein calls Trump-GOP attacks on the FBI and DOJ a 'turning point'
(Washington D.C.) -- Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal in the 1970s that led to the resignation of President Richard...

1/25/2018

article Trump administration says you’ll be better off with less consumer protection
(USA) -- The temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, has pledged to run the bureau differently. The Dodd-Frank Act, which created the...
article The Trump Administration Is Waiving 25 Laws to Build a New Bit of 'Wall'
(New Mexico) -- To expand some fencing in New Mexico, the government will need to brush aside a bunch of environmental and land use regulations.
article What’s Being Said About Alex Azar’s Confirmation as HHS Secretary
(Washington D.C.) -- Former pharma exec could represent a departure from the priorities of his predecessor and the president's campaign, say observers.

1/24/2018

article WASHINGTON POST: Is Ryan Zinke cynical or incompetent?
(Washington D.C.) -- IS INTERIOR SECRETARY Ryan Zinke cynical or incompetent? Those are the options after his capricious treatment of states that object to his plan to...
article ‘The fish rots from the head down’: Former consumer protection bureau chief fires back at Trump successor
(Washington D.C.) -- Richard Cordray, the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, lashed out at his successor on Wednesday, calling Mick Mulvaney a...

1/23/2018

article President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
(Washington D.C.) -- The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion. President Donald Trump signed H.R.195, the Federal Register Printing...

1/21/2018

article After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis
(Washington D.C.) -- One year to the day after taking office with vows to bring the dysfunction of Washington to heel, President Trump on Saturday found himself thrust...
article Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee was let go at law firm after he ‘just didn’t show’
(Washington D.C.) -- A former Trump campaign worker appointed at age 23 to a top position in the White House’s drug policy office had been let go from a job at a...

1/20/2018

article Navajo Nation President: Federal Government Should Exempt Critical Programs from Shutdown
(Arizona) -- In light of the potential U.S. government shutdown pending the Senate’s passage of a stopgap bill to prevent the halting of funds to federal agencies...
article Maine tribes say Medicaid work requirement would jeopardize health care
(Maine) -- Tribal nations say a push endorsed by federal authorities to require Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer is at odds with the federal government’s...

1/17/2018

article What Does It Take to Run the Indian Health Service? Questions Surround Trump’s Pick
(Washington D.C.) -- The already beleaguered Indian Health Service (IHS), a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is charged with...

1/16/2018

article Nashville Indigenous community protests Trump’s Farm Bureau convention address
(Tennessee) -- On Monday, January 8, the Native community here held a demonstration in protest of Trump’s visit to address the American Farm Bureau Federation...

1/12/2018

article Questions Could Derail Confirmation of Trump’s Indian Health Nominee
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee health care services for two million Native Americans — who already faces questions about...

1/10/2018

article Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
(New Mexico) -- Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump. And he’s running for Congress because “the swamp is deep, the alligators,...

1/9/2018

article Quapaw leader praises nominee despite claims of misrepresentation
(Washington D.C.) -- The chairman of a local Indian tribe and a federal department stand by a nominee whose credentials were questioned in a newspaper report last week.

1/6/2018

article BLOG: Trump nominee with phony resume puts millions of Native Americans in jeopardy
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump's pick to head the Indian Health Services, with oversight of millions of Native American lives, has been caught fabricating...
article Reports: FCC head skipping CES tech show in Las Vegas after threats
(New York) -- Published reports say Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is skipping the CES gadget show because of death threats. Pai has scrapped...

1/3/2018

article Bannon calls Trump team Russia meeting 'treasonous,' according to book
(USA) -- The investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on money laundering and individuals with close ties to President Donald Trump, former...

1/2/2018

article The biggest federal tax overhaul in 30 years: Native tribes not included
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress passed some of the most significant adjustments to federal tax policy since 1986 in December. This tax reform by federal legislators does...

1/1/2018

article How Scott Pruitt turned the EPA into one of Trump’s most powerful tools
(Washington D.C.) -- Since 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency has been embroiled in an enforcement battle with a Michigan-based company accused of modifying the...
article New drive to privatize Indian reservations has much in common with past efforts to steal Native land
(USA) -- A fresh effort to pry more land from the indigenous people of the United States is on the Trump regime’s agenda. Behind the idea is yet another of the...

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