Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been in turmoil following the Trump administration's refusal to stand up for the tribe's land rights.
The Prairie Island Indian Community continues efforts to provide a safe and stable homeland for its people.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
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?
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
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.
A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
Things are not looking good for the People of the First Light, whose homelands are in danger of being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking to restore more of its homelands but local officials are putting up a fight.
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.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
The Supreme Court's Carcieri ruling has created an unfair, immoral obstacle to many tribes.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
The National Congress of American Indians disagrees strongly with the Department of the Interior’s decision affecting the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
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 won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.