Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.
It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.


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'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.

Lack of water has been killing crops and livestock on the Tohono O’odham Nation and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.

Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.

A tribal water settlement fund will run out of money in ten years unless Congress takes action.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony from tribal leaders and Indian law and policy experts.

Warning of 'devastating effects for Indian Country,' tribes are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their people.

Citizens of state recognized tribes can once again sell their goods in Oklahoma without being fined or imprisoned.

Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.

The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.

The White House has started an all out attack on the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.

For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.

A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.

For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.

The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.

The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.

'Where Are They Now' sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.