A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
We cannot afford to keep kicking the can down the road and passing bills off to the next generation.
The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
The $725 million backlog in maintenance at Indian schools is just the tip of the iceberg.
The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and her new boss, Secretary David Bernhardt, are on Capitol Hill to talk about the Trump administration's budget.
The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.
Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney is back on Capitol Hill for her second hearing as the Trump administration's face of Indian policy.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
To make real progress toward tackling our burden of debt, tough decisions and careful solutions are required.
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 House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.
Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.
Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making.
President Trump has failed to offer a budget for Indian Country programs but that doesn't mean Congress is shirking its trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations.
With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.
It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress
The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.
Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?
The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.
The Trump team is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it.
For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.
Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.
After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.
It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.
A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.
With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.
With shootings, walkouts and calls for reform at public schools dominating the news, attention is finally turning to the Bureau of Indian Education.
Lawmakers have lined up an impressive slate of witnesses to help them write the funding bill for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.
Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.
Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.
'We were literally crying in gratitude when we heard the news,' an advocate for Native women told Rewire.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are rejoicing after a federal judge rebuked the Trump administration for reducing the tribe's Head Start funds.
The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.