Legislative & Policy Updates

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...
January 16, 2014
First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Choctaw Nation Designated as One of Five Promise Zones Announced in last year's State of the Union Address, the Promise Zone Initiative is part of President Obama's plan to...
October 31, 2013
First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update FDA Tribal Webinar on Food Safety Act Rules Set for November 5 Due to the recent shutdown of government offices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rescheduled the two-hour...
May 21, 2013
*Tribal Listening Session on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations* The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a Listening Session as its preliminary outreach to tribal governments about proposed rules on "Standards for...
January 11, 2013
*Congressional Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act Remains Elusive* Incidences of violence against Native American women are of epidemic proportions. During their lifetime, one in three will experience rape and three out of five will suffer from...
November 5, 2012
*Tune in to the Native Vote Election Results Webinar on Nov. 7* "Be sure to get out the Native Vote tomorrow – Election Day! " But the day after, you'll want to know what Tuesday's election means for Indian Country, and you'll...

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