Legislative & Policy Updates

September 19, 2014
First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Much-Needed Indian Housing Bill is Up for Renewal The need for affordable and safe housing in Indian Country is extreme. According to a U.S. Senate report, more than 25% of American...
August 11, 2014
First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Native American Language Revitalization Legislation Through its Native Youth and Culture Fund, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations [ http://www.firstnations.org ]) makes...
June 4, 2014
First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Navajo Council Approves $554 Million Settlement in U.S. Lawsuit On May 30, 2014, the Navajo Nation Council approved a $554 million settlement that the tribe reached with the United...
April 23, 2014
H.R. 4388 – A Bill to Establish the American Indian Trust Review Commission By Montoya Whiteman [ http://firstnations.org/about/staff/mwhiteman ], Senior Program Officer, First Nations Development Institute [ http://firstnations.org/ ] Bill sponsor U....
March 19, 2014
U.S. Justice Department announces three tribes will begin implementation of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction under VAWA 2013 The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013 authorizes tribal governments to begin prosecuting non-Indian perpetrators...
February 17, 2014
First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Sen. Cantwell Leaves & Sen. Tester Takes Over as Chair of Senate Indian Affairs Committee Last week (Thursday, Feb. 13) U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) took over leadership as the new...

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