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Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
Historically, Native American tribes have struggled to explain why certain landscapes are sacred for them.
The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.
A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Trump administration has finally announced new advocates for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Bears Ears is at the center of a critical discussion around Indigenous rights and protection of sacred sites and traditional uses in the United States.
Though he has distanced himself from President Donald Trump in the past, Mitt Romney is in lockstep with the administration now that he needs votes for his Senate campaign.
An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.
Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.
Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.
Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.
A uranium mining company based in Canada stands to benefit from the gutting of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.
Legal and policy frameworks in both the U.S. and Canada fail to reflect emerging norms related to Indigenous legal and cultural traditions and human rights.
A Pueblo citizen who could become the first Native woman in Congress is ready to fight President Donald Trump.
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.
Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.
Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration keeps them in the dark about the Bears Ears National Monument.
With his policy towards public lands, President Trump is continuing a dark chapter in our history, writes professor Gregory Ablavsky.
A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.
President Donald Trump is once again going against tribal interests with plans to shrink the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.
Even as he suggests reducing the boundaries of one national monument held sacred by tribes, Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging stronger protections for lands in his home state of Montana.
The Navajo Nation plans to file a lawsuit to protect the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not call for the removal of any national monuments but will recommend downsizing an unnamed 'handful' in a report to the White House.
Abolishing or diminishing Bears Ears would be in keeping with the President’s long standing animosity towards Indian tribes, two attorneys write on Indian Country Media Network.
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.
An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah, has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments.
The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.
We owe it to our youth to keep sites like Bears Ears protected, Loni Romo writes on Indian Country Media Network.
The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
The last uranium mine in the United States lies just three miles from a Ute Mountain Ute village in Utah.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.
National Monument status for Bears Ears was full of false promises for Natives.
'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.
If President Trump is successful in rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, it will be a breach of faith with our future and our past.
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to Utah next week but hasn't confirmed a meeting with the Bears Ears Commission.
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.
By protecting an area rich in indigenous history, President Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.