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State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

...relationship between tribes and the federal government hasn't always been positive. But as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, he vowed to lead efforts to strengthen it."We are equally committed to so much of what you have raised...
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...Dorgan, who served as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee until his retirement in 2010."State and federal...North Dakota Democrat and member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee."Native children dealing with the dire effects...
More than words

...D., with 10 cosponsors, including Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich. It sits now in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and while gives it a 95 percent chance of making it out of committee, passage through the Senate...
My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health providers the overdue contract support costs they were owed after decades of inaction. As a member of the Indian Affairs Committee, Begich held the Obama administration accountable by delaying the reappointment of the IHS's acting director...
Begich: Senate race not about Obama

...Begich spoke to volunteers in Juneau with Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee who was in Alaska as part of a trip that included the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood Grand Camp in Petersburg...
Native group: Begich work on issues deserves vote

...Mark Begich reflects his work on Native issues and his influential positions on the Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs committees.The largest statewide organization of Alaska Natives, known as AFN, held a news conference to explain the...
My Turn: Protecting Alaska from misguided federal oversight

...a bright spotlight on such concerns.Similarly, Senator Lisa Murkowski has used her position on the Senate Indian Affairs committee to question both Administration officials and telecommunications officials on the impact the FCC's reform order...
IRS tribal audits could hit Alaska

...others," Dossett said. "And the tribes aren't the Tea Party, but you just can't do that."The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing in July to look into reports that the IRS was targeting tribes with audits. At the time, the...
Native shares bill passes Senate panel

...that would increase younger Alaska Natives' chances of receiving dividends from Native corporations passed the Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 449 would reduce the shareholder votes needed in each corporation to pass resolutions...
AFN officials bring concerns to lawmakers have our congressman in there," she said. She also announced Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) as Senate Indian Affairs Committee's new chair. He will also join Sen. Mark Begich on the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee...


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