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 …

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.

Quarterly meeting at Palms Casino Resort October 18-19, 2022

We invite all large land based Tribes to Palms Casino Resort October 18-19, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Meeting Details We have a special block of rooms available: Call 866-752-2236 to reserve your room and use offer code GCOLT22 by October 8th Palms Casino Resort4321 W Flamingo RdLas Vegas, NV 89103 We look forward to seeing all of you!

COLT will host quarterly meeting in Las Vegas

We will be hosting our quarterly meeting in Las Vegas at Ballys on July 19th, 2021 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM MST. To learn more about this event, or to request an invitation please visit the meeting page.

COLT to host Virtual Quarterly Meeting

Native American Member Tribes

We will be hosting our quarterly meeting in a virtual format this year on February 19, 2021 from 11:30AM to 2:30PM CST. To learn more about this event please visit the meeting page.

Save the Date: 12/5/19 in Las Vegas

We will have our quarterly COLT meeting at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 5th, 2019. You can visit our Meeting page to get directions and also find key information to book your room at a discounted rate. Hotel Information: 4455 PARADISE ROADLAS VEGAS, NV 89169Tel: (800)473-7625 Hotel InformationLaunch in Maps Please check back for more information soon.