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Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.
Still wondering about that reorganization? A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official explains it.
Larry Roberts is the latest high-profile addition to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
President Donald Trump imposed a regulatory freeze on his first day in office but it didn't affect the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The 2017 list contains 567 tribes -- the same number as the last update.
It's only 1.08 acres but a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in Alaska Native history.
After a decades-long quest, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is finally reclaiming a piece of its homeland.
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
A quirk in the Indian Land Consolidation Act kept tribes from restoring their homelands.
Despite warnings from the federal agency, the tribe has started removing more than 300 people from the rolls.
With the presidential election only a week away, the future of a major Indian land effort hangs in the balance.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.
The code provides guidance to tribes to protect the rights of Indian juveniles and their parents, guardians or custodians.
The agency won't recognize any actions taken by the council, a decision that affects a disenrollment dispute on the reservation.
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.
The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.
Twenty tribes and one Alaska Native corporation will evaluate and identify economic opportunities in their communities.
The new rule requires state court systems and state welfare agencies to determine whether a child is Indian and whether ICWA applies to their proceedings.
Tribal leaders have produced a detailed report that shows how little has changed when it comes to protecting Indian children.
The agency has approved applications totaling 416,000 acres and hopes to reach 500,000 acres by January 2017.
One potential revision would increase the amount that can be used to pay for funeral expenses.
Tribes and tribal organizations say the new regulations will help prevent the breakup of families in their communities.
Despite losing in the courts, an attorney based in Washington, D.C., remains intent on undermining the 1978 law.
The 180-day time frame ensures the finished product will become law before the end of the Obama administration.
Congress passed ICWA in 1978 to prevent Indian children from being raised outside of their tribal communities.
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts described the change as a 'common sense' approach to land title.
The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee did not meet all seven mandatory criteria, acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts said.
The names of three officers who died in the line of duty in Indian Country are being added to the memorial.
Individual Indians can now seek assistance within 180 days of a loved one's passing instead of being forced to apply within 30 days.
The list now includes the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia, whose federal status was finalized shortly after the most recent update in January.
Some tribes raised technical concerns about the interim rule, which is aimed at streamlining the title evidence portion of the land-into-trust process.
It's taken more than a decade but the Obama administration finally cleared the way for 10 new school campuses along with another deserving facility.
The lack of inspections at Indian schools and the demotion of the top Indian education official drew focus at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Nearly four decades after ICWA's passage in 1978, the landmark law still hasn't been accepted by everyone in the adoption, foster care and child welfare industries.
A dramatic proposal to create a new Indian education agency within the Interior Department is on the agenda for an April 6 hearing.
The Obama administration has already placed about 400,000 acres in trust after acquisitions came to a near-halt during the Bush era.
Acting assistant secretary Larry Roberts vowed to take action after a report uncovered alarming conditions that put Indian children at risk.
Time is running out for federal agencies to ensure President Barack Obama's pro-tribal agenda continues regardless of the outcome of the upcoming election.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put more than $736 million into the hands of individual Indians.
The BIA intends to finalize the Model Indian Juvenile Code before the end of the Obama administration.
The list contains the names of 556 federally-recognized tribes, the same number as last year.
The acquisition of the 89,978 acres at the Comanche Ranch is the largest in the agency's history.
Ohkay Owingeh is the 23rd tribe to take advantage of the flexibility offered by the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act.
The outgoing head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has been sparring with Republicans on Capitol Hill for much of the past year.
As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.
The Department of Justice sent an investigation and prosecution report to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee less than one hour before a hearing on the Tribal Law and Order Act.
Non-recognized tribes are being asked to attend a public meeting, separate from consultation sessions for recognized tribes.
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) said he was open to extending the time-frame for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing this afternoon to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Larry Roberts, the deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, offers some answers about the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing this afternoon to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.