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Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee vows 'zero tolerance' for harassment
National | Politics

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee vows 'zero tolerance' for harassment (May 10, 2018)

President Trump's pick to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to take on harassment in a place where it seems all too common.

Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation
Business | National

Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation (May 10, 2018)

Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.

Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Health | National

Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate
Health | Opinion | Politics

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.

Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure
National | Politics | Trust

Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure (April 27, 2018)

Another day, another mysterious departure in the Trump administration, this time the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program (April 24, 2018)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is drafting legislation to guarantee a job to every willing American.

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
National | Politics

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization (April 19, 2018)

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.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department
Health | National

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
Environment | National | Politics

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
Education | National

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)

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.

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs
Business

Native women host inaugural summit in New Mexico for entrepreneurs (April 10, 2018)

The first ever Native Women’s Business Summit takes place April 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tribal citizens disproportionately affected by Trump reorganization
National | Politics

Tribal citizens disproportionately affected by Trump reorganization (April 3, 2018)

Of the 33 senior career officials who were reassigned by the Trump administration at the Department of the Interior last year, a third are Native Americans.

Top Indian education official in New Mexico accepts 'termination'
Education | Politics

Top Indian education official in New Mexico accepts 'termination' (March 30, 2018)

The top Indian education official in New Mexico was fired from her job last week.for unexplained reasons and no one wants to talk about it.

Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm
Business | Technology

Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm (March 28, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.

Secretary Zinke tells Interior employees 'diversity isn't important'
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke tells Interior employees 'diversity isn't important' (March 27, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke values diversity in the workplace, a spokesperson said as CNN reported questionable comments from the leader of the Department of the Interior.

Graham Lee Brewer: Harassment within the Bureau of Indian Affairs
National

Graham Lee Brewer: Harassment within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 21, 2018)

Why High Country News is investigating high rates of discrimination and assault at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

High Country News: Harassment pervades Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics

High Country News: Harassment pervades Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 16, 2018)

One of the oldest agencies in the Department of Interior appears to have some of its worst harassment problems.

Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit
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Penobscot Nation man wins $40,000 in racial discrimination lawsuit (March 9, 2018)

Jason Brown, a jeweler and citizen of the Penobscot Nation, had to put up with being called 'Big Indian' and even hearing the n-word at work.

Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
National | Politics

Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 7, 2018)

A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official who left the Trump administration under a cloud was the subject of an ethics inquiry after employees found his behavior to be 'disturbing' and left them 'in shock.'

Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
National | Politics

Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
Health | National | Politics

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)

The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism
Education | Law | National

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)

William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation
Business | Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)

Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion
Business | Law

Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion (January 25, 2018)

A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.

Strip club that bore name of Crazy Horse rebuked by federal court
Business | Law | National | World

Strip club that bore name of Crazy Horse rebuked by federal court (January 24, 2018)

A strip club once named for the revered Lakota leader Crazy Horse was rebuked last week for abusing the court system as part of an employment lawsuit.

Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
National

Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)

As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.

House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies
Business | National | Politics

House subcommittee takes up bill aimed at improving tribal economies (January 17, 2018)

H.R.4506, the Jobs for Tribes Act, promotes entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
National

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature
National | Politics

Tribal jobs program becomes permanent with President Trump's signature (December 19, 2017)

It's official -- President Donald Trump can claim his first Indian legislative achievement.

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature
National | Politics

Tribal employment measure officially presented to President Trump for his signature (December 7, 2017)

Tribes are watching the White House as President Donald Trump is presented with his first stand-alone Indian bill.

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill
National | Politics

Tribal employment measure gives President Trump his first chance to sign an Indian bill (November 30, 2017)

President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
National | Politics

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities
Business | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities (October 31, 2017)

Last year, the Cherokee Nation had a financial impact of more than $2 billion in our great state of Oklahoma.

Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations
National | Politics | Trust

Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (October 4, 2017)

The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Interior Department won't talk about rumors of more employee reassignments
National | Politics

Interior Department won't talk about rumors of more employee reassignments (September 28, 2017)

Is Secretary Ryan Zinke about to unleash another round of employee reassignments at the pirate ship better known as the Department of the Interior?

Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire (September 27, 2017)

Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'

Secretary Zinke claims 30 percent of Interior employees aren't loyal to 'the flag'
Politics

Secretary Zinke claims 30 percent of Interior employees aren't loyal to 'the flag' (September 26, 2017)

Some employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag,' Secretary Ryan Zinke told an industry group

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (September 13, 2017)

The top three Indian Affairs officials at the Department of the Interior Interior were among the dozens told to change jobs by the Trump administration.

KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government
National | Politics

KCUR: Tribal citizen gets paid for two high-level jobs in Kansas government (August 3, 2017)

Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want to know more about why Gov. Sam Brownback appointed the same individual to two high-level positions, allowing him to collect two paychecks since 2014.

Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone
Health | Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Let's provide Medicaid health care coverage for everyone (August 1, 2017)

Employer-based insurance must go away. It’s not sustainable, Mark Trahant writes for YES! Magazine.

United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing
Business | Law

United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing (July 27, 2017)

The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.

Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker
Law

Comanche Nation hails indictment against former tax commission worker (July 26, 2017)

A former employee of the Comanche Nation is being accused of stealing from the Oklahoma-based tribe.

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department
National | Politics

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department (July 26, 2017)

Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he's never been confirmed by the Senate.

Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives
Environment | National | Politics

Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives (July 20, 2017)

A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native communities.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift
Health | Law | National

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)

A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana
Law | National

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers can't be sued for arresting non-Indian in Montana (July 12, 2017)

A non-Indian woman who contested the jurisdiction of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has lost another lawsuit.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country
Health | Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country (July 7, 2017)

The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)

It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background
Education | National

Native hire at university in Oklahoma won't discuss Native background (July 5, 2017)

A new professor at the University of Oklahoma's Native American Studies Department claims to be Choctaw but key documents indicate that isn't the case.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill
National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)

The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case
Education | Law | National

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation welcomes decision in school jurisdiction case (June 29, 2017)

A federal appeals court ruled that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between school districts and their employees on Navajo land.

Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school
Education

Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school (June 29, 2017)

Parents from the Onondaga Nation pulled their children out of a public school in New York after officials refused to hire one of their own as principal.

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools
Education | Law | National

Appeals court ruling opens door for tribal jurisdiction over public schools (June 28, 2017)

Two public school districts in Arizona have lost their challenge to the Navajo Nation's sovereignty.

Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill
Opinion

Opinion: Economic development for Indian Country in upcoming farm bill (June 26, 2017)

President Trump has an opportunity to establish a new Indian policy based on jobs and economic development, write attorneys Marshall Matz and Gary Baise in Indian Country Media Network.

Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties
Opinion | Politics

Bryan Newland: President Trump's budget threatens tribal treaties (June 21, 2017)

Tribal treaty rights protect more than cultural and spiritual values, they protect the ability of tribal members to earn a living, attorney Bryan Newland writes on the influential Turtle Talk blog.

Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department (June 19, 2017)

Tribal leaders have been complaining about the lack of information about the Trump administration's reorganization plans.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
Health | National | Politics

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)

One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Indian Health Service names a permanent chief medical officer
Health | National | Politics

Indian Health Service names a permanent chief medical officer (June 5, 2017)

Michael Toedt is new new chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service.