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Samish Nation still waiting for decisions on land-into-trust applications (July 20, 2017)

For those needing proof of the delays associated with the land-into-trust process, look no further than the Samish Nation.

Trump team considers 'new' hurdles for off-reservation land applications (July 20, 2017)

In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect more hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their homelands.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)

Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)

Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)

If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)

A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Quapaw Tribe still waiting for answer on land-into-trust bid in Arkansas (July 6, 2017)

The Quapaw Tribe owns 160 acres within its former reservation in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law (June 26, 2017)

Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.

Key House committee under fire for moving slowly on tribal agenda (June 21, 2017)

A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)

Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)

The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Secretary Zinke still soliciting nominations for royalty committee (June 1, 2017)

A new committee that will focus on mineral policy and leasing issues on Indian and federal lands is in need of members.

Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Indian probate office in Oklahoma shutting down in September (May 31, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is closing a field office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that handles Indian probates.

Hearing takes a swipe at tribal rights with no tribal leaders present (May 30, 2017)

Tribes often face enormous obstacles in the nation's capital and a Congressional hearing that flew under Indian Country's radar helps explain why.

Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)

A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)

Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (May 24, 2017)

A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)

Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

Office of Special Trustee pitches President Trump’s lower budget request as 'taxpayer' savings (May 23, 2017)

The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)

With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)

A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)

Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement (May 4, 2017)

The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (April 4, 2017)

The Trump administration is living up to promises to end the so-called 'war on coal.'

Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (April 4, 2017)

The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)

After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Secretary Zinke seeks tribal representatives for royalty committee (March 31, 2017)

Tribes engaged in energy development on their lands will be a part of the new panel.

Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)

The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.

Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (March 20, 2017)

The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.

Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (March 20, 2017)

The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.

Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)

The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.