Bureau of Indian Affairs

  • City News Service Oct 17, 2019

    15 Thermal High School Students Hospitalized, More Evacuated, Due to Debris Fire

    Fifteen students from Desert Mirage High School were hospitalized Thursday and four Thermal-area schools were evacuated due to smoke-related issues stemming from a nearby debris fire that has been burning since Monday.

  • Attorney General Jun 20, 2019

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    Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on a slate of legislation. The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held the hearing in Washington to review five bipartisan measures aimed...

  • Attorney General Jun 20, 2019

    Senate Panel Focuses on Missing, Slain Indigenous Women

    Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on a slate of legislation. The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held the hearing in Washington to review five bipartisan measures aimed...

  • Pacific Ocean Apr 16, 2019

    Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

    The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents waves from forming and locks onto beaches, walling off villages. But not...

  • Congress Jan 31, 2019

    US Moves Ahead With Oil Leases Near Sacred Park

    U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead with...

  • Commissioner Jan 10, 2019

    Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

    Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility. Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 highway projects worth about $137 million. “This will affect only new projects that we haven’t...

  • Congress Apr 14, 2017

    US Halts Plan to Transfer Montana Bison Management to Tribe

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana’s National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not selling or transferring public lands. Zinke, a former Montana congressman, told the Missoulian in an email that the tribes would still play a “pivotal role” in discussions about the future...

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