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Attorneys, advocates reflect on new Native American Voting Rights bill

Some people with stakes in Indigenous voter rights are looking to the Native American Voting Rights Act to help address physical and cultural voting and election problems for tribal members.... Read more»

House rejects extra funding to help tribal courts after McGirt ruling

The House this week rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to help tribal courts cope with an influx of cases after a 2020 Supreme Court ruling that expanded tribal jurisdiction. ... Read more»

Tribes to get record funding from American Rescue Plan

Tribes in Oklahoma are both hopeful and anxious as they wait for the funds and spending rules from the American Rescue Plan that President Joe Biden signed. Native American tribes nationwide will receive more than $31 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan, the largest one-time investment to Native American communities in history. ... Read more»

Trump pardons former Rep. Rick Renzi for fraud, extortion convictions

In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted in 2013 of extortion, racketeering and other charges while representing the 1st District in Congress.... Read more»

House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women

Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.... Read more»

Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill; House next

"It's landmark legislation that will secure our borders and help 11 million people get right with the law," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said of the bill. ... Read more»