Lawmakers grilled military leaders over poor living conditions in housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) compared to 'slumlords.'
The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.
Tribal representatives told a Senate committee that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory burdens that keep Indian Country from getting wireless broadband access.
The dismal state of broadband in tribal communities will be the focus of a pair of events in Washington, D.C.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
Fewer than half the households on tribal lands in Arizona have access to broadband internet, and only one exceeds the state average.
Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Cindy McCain has made unsubstantiated claims about children being trafficked in Indian Country.
A new report reveals that chronic understaffing at the Indian Health Service denies patients quality care.
A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking a closer look at juvenile justice issues.
A new report is highlighting the challenges facing young Native Americans who end up in the justice system.
A new bill in Congress is offering some hope for communities in New Mexico who land was supposed to be protected by treaty.
For the first time, a new report has put a price tag on the sale of tribal cultural property on the international market.
The Indian Health Service still doesn't have enough doctors or nurses to meet its trust and treaty obligations.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to strengthen the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in response to lax enforcement of the law.
A school on the Navajo Nation went without fire protection systems for more than a decade and the problem still hasn't been completely fixed.
Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are not making enough progress to satisfy key members of Congress.
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service are back on Capitol Hill to discuss whether they are making any progress in improving the people they serve.
Is the Trump administration making progress in improving Indian education, health and energy programs?
The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.
In the 28 years since the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law, the federal government has collected less than $30,000 in fines.
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.
The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented.
The Department of Justice continues to resist calls to collect more data on trafficking of Native Americans despite pressure from advocates for Native women and key members of Congress.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is bringing in a high-profile witness as it looks into trafficking of Native Americans.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on September 27 to focus on human trafficking of Native Americans.
Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country said they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.
Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.
More than a year after facing criticism for lacking quality of care standards, the Indian Health Service is finally promising to address wait times for patients.
Nine months into the Trump administration and Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for tribal interests at the federal level.
The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work by taking another look at 'high risk' programs that serve tribes and their citizens.
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.
According to the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies are failing to collect data on Native trafficking victims.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.
Of the nearly 19,000 graduates of medical school last year in the U.S., only 31 were Native American.
The Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act address long-standing management, staffing and transparency issues at the agency.
Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.
More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is already living up to promises to keep Indian Country on the top of his agenda.
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Federal Indian programs have been added to the “high-risk” category by the Government Accountability Office.
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.