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August 28, 2017

More is at Stake than Just Household SNAP Cuts

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update More is at Stake than Just Household SNAP Cuts By A-dae…read more

August 23, 2016

Comment Wanted on Proposed Payday Lending Regulations

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Weigh In on Proposed Regulations for Payday Lending! The payday…read more

March 22, 2016

Women’s History Month: An Indigenous Perspective

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update *Women’s History Month: An Indigenous Perspective* By Montoya A. Whiteman […read more

January 11, 2016

Wisconsin Bill Opens Door for Excavation of Effigy/Burial Mounds

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Wisconsin Bill Opens Door for Excavation of Effigy/Burial Mounds On December…read more

October 20, 2015

Update on Gold King Mine Spill

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update *Gold King Mine Spill* On August 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection…read more

January 27, 2015

NCAI Launches VAWA Technical Assistance Website

First Nations Development Institute Partner Message *VAWA Criminal Jurisdiction Over Non-Indians: NCAI Launches Technical Assistance Website* The Violence Against…read more

November 17, 2014

Hearing Is Wednesday on Indian Childhood Trauma

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update *Senate Indian Affairs Committee Holding Hearing on Childhood Trauma in Indian…read more

September 19, 2014

Much-Needed Indian Housing Bill is Up for Renewal

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Much-Needed Indian Housing Bill is Up for Renewal The need for…read more

August 11, 2014

Support Native Language Revitalization Legislation

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Native American Language Revitalization Legislation Through its Native Youth and Culture…read more

June 04, 2014

Navajo Council Approves $554 Million Settlement in U.S. Lawsuit

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Navajo Council Approves $554 Million Settlement in U.S. Lawsuit On May…read more

April 23, 2014

Bill to Establish American Indian Trust Review Commission

H.R. 4388 – A Bill to Establish the American Indian Trust Review Commission By Montoya Whiteman [ http://firstnations.org/about/staff/mwhiteman ], Senior…read more

March 19, 2014

Three Tribes to Begin Special Domestic Violence Jurisdiction

U.S. Justice Department announces three tribes will begin implementation of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction under VAWA 2013 The Violence…read more

February 17, 2014

Sen. Tester Now Heading Indian Affairs Committee

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Sen. Cantwell Leaves & Sen. Tester Takes Over as Chair of…read more

January 16, 2014

Choctaw Nation Designated as ‘Promise Zone’

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update Choctaw Nation Designated as One of Five Promise Zones Announced in…read more

October 31, 2013

Tribal Webinar in Nov. 5 on FDA’s Food Safety Act

First Nations Development Institute Legislative & Policy Update FDA Tribal Webinar on Food Safety Act Rules Set for November…read more

May 21, 2013

Tribal Listening Session on FDA’s Food Safety Act

*Tribal Listening Session on FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations* The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a…read more

January 11, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Update

*Congressional Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act Remains Elusive* Incidences of violence against Native American women are of epidemic…read more

November 05, 2012

What the election means for Indian Country

*Tune in to the Native Vote Election Results Webinar on Nov. 7* “Be sure to get out the Native Vote…read more

October 03, 2012

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

*October Proclaimed National Domestic Violence Awareness Month* In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women,…read more

September 26, 2012

2012 Update on Native American Programs Act of 1974

*2012 Update on the Native American Programs Act of 1974* On Sept. 13, 2012, Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced Senate…read more

August 02, 2012

Senate Bill Targets Online Payday Lending

*New U.S. Senate Bill Takes Aim at Online Payday Lending* On July 24, 2012, three U.S. senators introduced a bill…read more

August 01, 2012

HEARTH ACT Signed into Law

*HEARTH ACT Signed into Law* President Obama signed the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act into law…read more

March 22, 2012

Update on the 2012 Farm Bill & Its Impact in Indian Country

On September 30, 2012, the current 2008 Farm Bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008) is scheduled…read more

February 24, 2012

Legislative & Policy Update

*Impact of February 24, 2009 U.S. Supreme Court’s Carcieri v. Salazar Ruling* Today marks the three-year anniversary of the U.S.…read more