Special COLT Meeting March 8 & 9, 2024 at Caesars Palace

COLT Special Meeting March 8-9 Las Vegas

We invite you to our Special COLT Meeting at Casaer’s Palace in Las Vegas, March 8th & 9th, 2024. For more information and the agenda please visit the Meetings page. We want to give you an opportunity to see the issues we address as large land-based Tribes that are not being addressed by any other organizations, such as transportation, healthcare …

COLT Amici Brief – Becerra v. San Carlos Apache Tribe, Northern Arapaho Tribe

US Supreme Court

February 20, 2024 The Coalition of Large Tribes filed the attached “history” amici brief in support of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe today at the U.S. Supreme Court in their case against HHS for certain IHS contract support costs.  This brief is joined by Warm Springs and other tribes and the Association on American Indian Affairs.

‘Fractionation just spirals unless you stop it’: Tribes call for more land consolidation funding (Indianz.Com media share)

COLT featured on article from Indianz.com

Media share from Indianz.com on January 31st, 2024, featuring our own Marvin Weatherwax, Jr. – please read their article using the link below: MEDIA SHARE ARTICLE ‘Fractionation just spirals unless you stop it’: Tribes call for more land consolidation funding (Indianz.Com media share) Tribes call for more land consolidation fundingWednesday, January 31, 2024By Acee AgoyoIndianz.Com WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden …

COLT Leaders Testify in Support of Expansion, Flexibility and Increased Funding for Land Buy-Back

COLT Chairman Marvin Weatherwax and Ryman LeBeau, Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testify during subcommittee January 30th, 2024 in Washington D.C. Examining the Opportunities and Challenges of Land Consolidation in Indian Country The Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing titled “Examining the Opportunities and Challenges of Land Consolidation in Indian Country” on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, …

Indian Affairs Invests $1.5 Million in Bison Herd Expansion and Ecosystem Restoration

COLT Bison

Press Release Share from the Department of Interior’s Office https://www.bia.gov/news/indian-affairs-invests-15-million-bison-herd-expansion-and-ecosystem-restoration For Immediate Release:  January 09, 2024 WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs today announced $1.5 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to support the restoration of bison populations and grassland ecosystems in Tribal communities. The funding will be divided between …

Wuttunee-Wadsworth Retires as the Donzia Gift Shop Manager for Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

January 11, 2024 For Immediate Release (from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes):  Fort Hall, Idaho – After twelve years of service to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Enterprise, Bonnie Wuttunee-Wadsworth announced her retirement as the Donzia Gift Shop Manager. The Donzia Gift Shop is located inside the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel and until recently was managed by the Tribal Enterprise. It is now being managed …

Navajo Nation’s objection to landing human remains on the moon prompts last-minute White House meeting (Media Share CNN)

Navajo Nation’s objection to landing human remains on the moon prompts last-minute White House meeting

January 6, 2024 Media Share from article on CNN January 6th, 2024, original article can be found here: https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/05/world/peregrine-moon-mission-navajo-nation-objection-human-remains-scn/index.html Navajo Nation’s objection to landing humWhile NASA is the primary customer on this mission, it’s still one customer among many paying to put technology and cargo on Astrobotic’s lunar lander.an remains on the moon prompts last-minute White House meeting (Media Share …

President Nygren to Hold Press Conference Jan. 5th Regarding the Sending of Human Remains to the Moon

Monument Valley sunrise in Navajo Nation

January 5, 2024 Press Conference for Navajo Nation: Navajo Nation President Nygren invites members of the media to a press conference regarding the Navajo Nation’s objection to sending human remains to the moon. The press conference aims to shed light on the precedence and implication of such an initiative, most importantly respecting Indigenous rights and practices Register Below: Welcome! You …