Dozens Of Tribes Back Navajo Water Claims At Supreme Court

Navajo Nation Monument Valley

COLT was mentioned in a Law360 article titled “Dozens Of Tribes Back Navajo Water Claims At Supreme Court.” This is a media share in relation to the Amicus Brief filed by the Coalition of Large Tribes. Original Article: Dozens Of Tribes Back Navajo Water Claims At Supreme Court Read the Amicus Brief

Rosebud Councilwoman Lisa White Pipe elected to the Tribal-Interior Budget Council

Rosebud Councilwoman Lisa White Pipe, left, at a 2022 Coalition of Large Tribes quarterly meeting. Councilwoman Lisa White Pipe of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe was elected to the Tribal Interior Budget Council, as Co-Chair The Tribal-Interior Budget Council (TIBC) provides a forum and process for tribes and Federal officials to work together in developing annual budget requests for Indian programs …



COLT urged Congress to include advance appropriations for Indian Healthcare in the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill.     BROWNING, MT – Congress Tuesday released the $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill.  The bill includes two years of funding for healthcare provided by the Indian Health Service (IHS).   “Tribal members across this great land depend on healthcare provided …

COLT urges for the inclusion of Indian Health Care Funding and Advance Appropriations

Native American Member Tribes

The Coalition of Large Tribes urges the federal government to include Advance Appropriations for the Indian Health Service (“IHS”) in the appropriations bill for FY 2023. Advance appropriations for the IHS do not cost the federal government another dime, but failure to include IHS as advance appropriations costs Indian Country everything. Advance appropriations for Indian healthcare would keep the promises the United …

COLT Supports Nominee Patrice H. Kunesh for Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans

Patrice Kunesh

On June 22, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Patrice H. Kunesh, of Minnesota, to be Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Kunesh has devoted herself to a life of public service to American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.  Ms. Kunesh is deeply committed to protect tribal sovereignty, preserve Native American culture, …


The Coalition of Large Tribes attends the first-ever Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, which helps to build upon the need to advocate for Tribal sovereignty. Rosebud President Herman, Oglala Councilman Yellow Boy and Northern Arapaho Councilman Spoonhunter were all selected to serve. Congratulations to our COLT member Tribes representation in working with HUD on critical issues for Indian Country. ORIGINAL HUD …



The Coalition of Large Tribes held the quarterly meeting in Washing DC on December 2nd, 2022. COLT elected two new leadership positions. Councilman King of the Fort Belknap Indian Community was elected as Vice Chairman.  Blackfeet Nation Councilman Marvin Weather-wax was elected Chairman of COLT.  COLT BOARD

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Sweeping Plan To Address ‘Broken Promises’ To Tribes

Huffpost article about Warren

MEDIA SHARE FROM HUFFPOST The first-of-its-kind bill, which took three years to draft, would provide mandatory, full federal funding for Native communities’ housing, education and health care. By  Jennifer Bendery Dec 5, 2022, 01:54 PM EST Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday unveiled a sweeping, first-of-its-kind bill aimed at addressing the U.S. government’s broken promises to Native American tribes, …

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Derek Kilmer unveiled the Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act

Elizabeth Warren

MEDIA SHARE FROM SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN DECEMBER 05, 2022 Senator Warren, Congressman Kilmer Unveil Historic Legislation to Address Chronic Underfunding and Barriers to Sovereignty in Indian Country The Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act implements recommendations from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ “Broken Promises” Report Lawmakers invite ongoing input from Tribal Nations and citizens, and other experts and …

COLT meets with Senator Jon Tester in DC

During the Tribal Nations Summit on December 1st, members of the Coalition of Large Tribes met with Senator Jon Tester to discuss pertinent issues across Indian Country.