Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs (September 14, 2017)

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

Cronkite News: Trump administration cites progress on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 14, 2017)

Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country said they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.

Federal recognition bill for six tribes in Virginia inches another step forward (September 13, 2017)

It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.

Secretary Zinke announces another senior hire for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (September 13, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has filled another leadership position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs though it's not the top job at the agency.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs mourns death of colleague Pete Domenici (September 13, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.

Cronkite News: Tribal programs land on 'high risk' list despite push for reforms (September 13, 2017)

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (September 13, 2017)

The top three Indian Affairs officials at the Department of the Interior Interior were among the dozens told to change jobs by the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)

Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'

Indian Health Service finally promises to reduce lengthy wait times for patients (September 12, 2017)

More than a year after facing criticism for lacking quality of care standards, the Indian Health Service is finally promising to address wait times for patients.

Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office (September 11, 2017)

A controversial Indian energy bill that faced intense opposition during the Obama era is on the agenda again only this time it might get a friendlier reception from the White House.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)

With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Cayuga Nation leaders win control of tribal assets as internal fight continues (September 11, 2017)

A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Nation appears to be far from settled despite intervention by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

'Acting' Trump administration officials testify about 'high risk' tribal programs (September 11, 2017)

Nine months into the Trump administration and Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for tribal interests at the federal level.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at business meeting (September 11, 2017)

Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process (September 8, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.

Trump administration defends cake shop in Colorado that won't serve all patrons (September 8, 2017)

The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.

Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis (September 7, 2017)

The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.

Mark Trahant: We need a president who can reach out and deal with Democrats (September 7, 2017)

Big news: The rest of the year will have less drama than the ups and downs we’ve been experiencing since January.

Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography (September 7, 2017)

An Indian lawmaker who resigned from his seat in Oklahoma has been indicted on federal sex trafficking and child pornography charges.

President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump finally acknowledged opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but came up with a new and curious claim about an issue that galvanized Indian Country over the last year.

Bureau of Indian Affairs approves first HEARTH Act regulations of Trump era (September 6, 2017)

Two more tribes are taking advantage of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act, a self-determination law that has proven popular in Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)

The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds hearing on 'high risk' tribal programs (September 6, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work by taking another look at 'high risk' programs that serve tribes and their citizens.

President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump is focusing on tax reform in a speech at an oil refinery in North Dakota.

Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface (September 5, 2017)

The Trump administration's Indian energy czar suddenly resigned after being confronted with even more offensive online remarks.

Cherokee Nation accepts court ruling and welcomes Freedmen for citizenship (September 5, 2017)

Chief Bill John Baker welcomed the descendants of former slaves within the Cherokee Nation, noting their ancestors were also forced to walk the Trail of Tears.

Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants (September 5, 2017)

The Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children of undocumented immigrants.

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)

Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship (August 30, 2017)

The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge has ruled.

Adrian Jawort: Donald Trump is more like a scheming tribal chairman than a president (August 30, 2017)

Donald Trump does care about Indian country, just not in the way we would hope, Adrian Jawort writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally (August 29, 2017)

The city of Phoenix is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after Donald Trump’s presidential rally.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)

Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job (August 28, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior sold his motor home to a fellow Montana Republican who is seeking a job with the Trump administration.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)

By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)

Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.