The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe is once again pursuing federal recognition even after another faction was rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has hit another snag in its $610 million land theft case.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Rodney Butler will serve another term as chairman of the Connecticut-based tribe.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is denying any wrongdoing after news of a possible criminal inquiry surfaced in the media.
The National Indian Education Association is undergoing significant change as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspended its chief of staff after he was arrested and jailed for a drunken driving accident.
The chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and his sons were involved in a serious accident in southern California.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts is promising to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act after acquiring a large collection of tribal items.
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.
The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other top Trump administration officials at its meeting in Connecticut this week.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will speak at NCAI's mid-year conference in June.
Hemp production represents a way for the Connecticut tribe to diversify its economy.
The tribe plans to invest up to $600 million on a large entertainment, retail and housing complex in Norwich, Connecticut.
The Connecticut-based tribe continues efforts to diversify its economy.
The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.
The tribe is seeking $610 million in damages for stolen lands and mismanagement of its lands and trust fund.
Officials at the Ivy League institution apologized for the use of the stereotypical imagery.
Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance, takes place August 27-28 on the Connecticut tribe's reservation.
A land-into-trust application that drew controversy long before Carcieri reached the U.S. Supreme Court is at issue.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs said the Connecticut group's petition remains incomplete.
A letter was sent to two tribes in Connecticut after one of the submitted a new petition for federal recognition.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously denied recognition to two Eastern Pequot groups but the new petition was filed under a different name.
The tribe plans to invest up to $600 million in a project that would include office space, retail locations, entertainment options and possibly housing.
The tribe is actively engaged in new business ventures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The names of the pep clubs -- 'The Rez' and 'The Tribe' -- persisted even though the schools got rid of their 'Indian' mascots.
Michael Thomas was convicted of stealing from the tribe and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
The tribe plans to open up to 16 locations of the popular burger chain in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
IFAM EAST will take place May 21-22 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Connecticut.
The 27 officers began using the TASER body camera system on New Year's Eve.
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Council are making headlines for their efforts to build a new casino and preserve Connecticut jobs, but at United Way, we know them as some of our most dedicated community partners.
The tribes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island want to make sure ceremonial stone landscapes are not damaged or destroyed.
Chairman Rodney Butler was elected to a fifth consecutive term on the council and to a third term as chairman.
Incumbents Mark Brown, Thayne Hutchins Jr. and Cheryl Todd are being joined by newcomer Joe Smith. All will serve four-year terms.
Rodney Butler has led the tribe for the last five years and is seeking a fifth consecutive term on the council.
Tribal sovereignty is a limited right to self-government; it is not a right to intrude on another state's right to govern itself.
Three incumbents and one newcomer won seats on the council.
The tribe will be opening 10 more locations of Jersey Mike's Subs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The tribe typically does not disclose much about its elections.
The tribe won favorable decisions during the favorable decisions during the Clinton and Bush administrations but saw defeat after an appeal from the state of Connecticut.
The tribe is financing the development with the sale of some of its off-reservation properties.
The final regulation prevents the Connecticut tribe from resubmitting a new petition for recognition.
Sometimes relentless political pressure can make something good happen in Washington.
Lobbyists for the Morongo Band of California and aides to Sen. Patrick Murphy (D-Connecticut) argued against a prior version of the rule.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is hosting the semi-annual meeting on its reservation.
There’s been some small progress in Connecticut in getting rid of Indian mascots, but not enough.
Charlene Jones is claiming she is owed twelve weeks of pay after losing her 2009 re-election bid.
King Philip’s traditional hunting and farming ground was declining, and his young men were restless and uncertain about the future. King Philip justifiably feared poverty for his people.
While payday lending is technically illegal in Connecticut, Federally-recognized Native American tribes and their elected representatives are immune from Connecticut process and suit.
Of the Obama administration approves new federal tribal recognition rules, the administration and Congress had better help states deal with the consequences.
The Part 83 reforms could be published in the Federal Register any day now.
The Democrat garnered a reputation as an Indian fighter during his tenure as attorney general in Connecticut.
The tribe will open a new location of a gourmet food company on the reservation and will consider other locations.
The Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes are siding with the state against a fellow tribe from Oklahoma.
The real lenders, the ones who are raking in the incredible profits, are unscrupulous lenders with no claim to sovereignty.