Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.
A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.
Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.
A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.
The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Tribal leaders and one federal official will testify about infrastructure needs at a hearing of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) said he expects 'full vindication' in connection with allegations of a hostile workplace in his office.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
'No more of our children should die due to negligence of the schools,' a grieving parent says.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
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.
Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony from tribal leaders and Indian law and policy experts.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
Alaska Natives who are on opposite sides of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are testifying on Capitol Hill.
A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
Navajo Nation Missing Persons founder Meskee Yatsayte wakes up every morning, scours social media for missing indigenous people and begins contacting families.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.
A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is leading a climate change hearing as chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Tribal and Native leaders will discuss how climate change affects their communities at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
In her new role as vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) spoke from the heart at a hearing on climate change.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.