Under pressure from Native and other community members throughout the past year, the Black Hills National Forest will be taking public comments about gold prospecting in sacred He Sapa.
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
The federal government has treaty and trust responsibilities to tribal governments, including the protection of tribal cultural resources.
We need to face some dark truths about ourselves. One, we wanted the money, not the land.
The Trump administration is proposing to impose income limits for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.
It’s a common theme often stated, but rarely executed: The need to work together and build agency-tribe relationships before there is an emergency.
How did the government get this power over tribes? They took it.
'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.
The Ute Tribal Business Committee appreciates the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to establish a new policy promoting the direct collection of eagle feathers found on tribal lands.
The president of Mexico wants to run a $6 billion tourist train through Maya homelands. He says Mother Earth already approved it.
Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.
'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.
You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people.
A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.
Lawmakers heard competing views about the controversial initiative. One from a tribal leader. The other from the Trump administration.
With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.
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.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony from tribal leaders and Indian law and policy experts.
Lawmakers are exercising oversight in a tricky area of federal policy where tribes have clashed with the Trump administration.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.
The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.
The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.
South Dakota Rep. Peri Pourier introduced a bill that would provide tribal oversight of cultural resources involved in state-permitted projects.
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.
Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet'suwet'en territory, in northern British Columbia.
Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.
Leaders and citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are protesting uranium development on their homelands.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
Must governments in Canada consult with Indigenous communities prior to adopting legislation that could affect their rights?
A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.
It’s time to treat Indigenous communities with more respect and engage them as collaborators in infrastructure projects.
Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.
Indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
Tara Sweeney has been serving as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for more than two weeks but the Trump administration has kept her out of view.
The Trump administration's attempt to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to fall flat.
The Keystone XL Pipeline comes within 25 miles of the burial site of Standing Bear, a famed leader of the Ponca Tribe.