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Tribes see greater sovereignty under Obama, but still have a long way to go

Indian Country made huge strides toward flexing its sovereign authority during President Barack Obama’s first term but it still has a long way to go, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Thursday.... Read more»

FEMA backs plan for tribes to go to president for relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency re-emphasized its support Thursday for legislation to let federally recognized tribes seek emergency and natural disaster declarations directly from the president instead of having to go through their states’ governors.... Read more»