The Department of Justice is accepting applications for a program that was authorized by the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.
Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading the way for dental health aide therapists after a successful effort in Alaska.
The request includes $278 million for contract support costs and $138.3 million for Indian school construction.
The bill brings tribes into the school construction process and also addresses tribal colleges and housing for teachers at Indian schools.
Seven of the 10 finalists are on the Navajo Nation, home to the largest number of worst condition schools.
By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus notes there are more than enough tribes to cover all 535 lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The debate was kind of like looking at a traffic accident. You drive by not wanting to peek, but then you do, and it’s awful, so you think, 'why did I do that?'
A massive bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2016 was finally released and it includes only modest increases for Indian Country.
The Bipartisan Budget Act is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The Bipartisan Budget Act averts a shutdown of the federal government, increases the debt limit and raises overall spending levels.
A shutdown was averted but the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any significant increases for the time being.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any increases in funding as Congress seeks to prevent another national crisis.
Final action is needed by Wednesday night in order to maintain funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the indian Health Service and other agencies.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) are sponsoring H.R.3137.
The withdrawal came as the White House renewed objections to funding cuts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
No one spoke in opposition to a provision that seeks to strengthen an executive order issued by then-president Bill Clinton in 1996.
President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the money will help tribes strengthen their justice systems.
The final rule does not include a controversial provision that would have allowed groups to submit new petitions.
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.
Consideration comes as Congress reduces a funding request for tribal water rights settlements.
The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.
Indian school construction ground to a halt during the Bush administration but the effort appears to be back on track as lawmakers from both parties put focus on the issue.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) wanted to eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs altogether and cut the Indian Health Service budget in half.
The funding requests benefit the Fort Peck Tribes and the Chippewa Cree Tribe, both in Montana, and tribes in South Dakota.
Obama administration officials presented the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.
Most of the cuts fall into 'domestic' spending and that’s the source of most of the federal dollars for Indian Country.
The money spent on American Indians and Alaska Natives is a tiny fraction, far less than one percent of the overall budget.
Insular Affairs have been added to the panel's jurisdiction despite significant legal and policy differences with Indian Country.
The budget includes big increases for education, including construction of new Indian schools.
Contract support costs are critical to the administration of Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will testify.
Three bills are on the agenda for the business meeting while the oversight hearing will focus on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for Indian programs.
The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.
The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.
The Obama administration is asking Congress to fund contract support costs on a permanent basis.
The agency would see $143 million in fiscal year 2016, a $3.9 million increase from 2015.
The budget seeks $2.9 billion for the agency, or $323.5 million above the 2015 level.