A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
The federal government has treaty and trust responsibilities to tribal governments, including the protection of tribal cultural resources.
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 share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
Four people have died in or near Grand Canyon National Park in the last five weeks, but officials say that isn’t unusual.
Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.
Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Grand Canyon’s windswept roadways, sunbaked cabins and aging wastewater treatment facility to bring attention to the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance projects.
Rising through the Great Plains are the Black Hills, a historic and sacred region for many tribes.
Raul Grijalva and Rob Bishop agree on almost nothing, but the two lawmakers came together for a bill that could steer billions toward a national parks maintenance backlog.
An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.
What is it with hallways at the Department of the Interior? A top official admits acting badly in one but denies it was sexual harassment.
Witnesses and panelists at a House hearing agreed that something needs to be done to close an $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the national parks, but differed on how to pay for it.
Nearly all of the members of a federal advisory board have quit in protest of their treatment by the Trump administration.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking action to improve working conditions at the Department of the Interior after a landmark study showed a higher rate of harassment at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House are advancing a bill to reduce the number of bison at the Grand Canyon, just weeks after the National Park Service approved its own plan.
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.
The donation accounts for 0.005 percent of the amount the president is proposing to cut from the Department of the Interior.
A referendum for a tribal national park has been on hold for more than two years now.
The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.
'The Next 100 Coalition’s vision of greater diversity and inclusiveness in taking care of and using our national public lands is a good vision.'
One superintendent stole tribal remains from Effigy Mounds National Monument and another oversaw construction that harmed tribal burial mounds.
Jonathan Bourne took the items -- including some from burial sites -- and kept them in his home.
Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants from national parks and national monuments.
On June 25, the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne once again celebrated their victory over General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Calvary.
June 25, 2016, marks the 140th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, near present day Crow Agency, Montana.
The Ho-Chunk Nation plans to visit the Effigy Mounds National Monument to help confirm the latest find.
Land managers and citizens alike must see beyond the boundaries we’ve drawn on the maps, and manage the Pryors as a valued, sacred whole.
Six subspecies of the island fox have survived in the Channel Islands for tens of thousands of years despite being very closely related.
I look forward to continuing our efforts to leave our national parks and public lands decisively more inclusive places than they were in 2009.
The National Park Service has been holding onto 303 ancestors that were taken from the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.
Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war.
What started off as a seemingly obscure battle has resulted in the conviction of a Republican lawmaker, a slew of belittling actions from another Republican, a major lobbying campaign in Indian Country and a cross-country, media-grabbing caravan to the U.S. Capitol.
Jane Sanders will meet with the Apache Stronghold, a group started by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., a council member for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.
This winter alone, between 600 to 900 of the animals will be killed during tribal and public hunts and some will be captured and sent to tribes for their use.
Thomas A. Munson will serve one year of probation and will be required to apologize to the 12 tribes associated with the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.
Tribal leaders expressed anger and outrage over Thomas Munson’s actions as well as what some see as leniency by federal prosecutors.
The ancestral remains were taken from the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa shortly before the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law in 1990.
The agency is no longer seeking to remove 1,000 bison from the park this winter.
Tribal, state and federal officials are meeting to discuss treaty hunts and other management plans.
Although many in the environmental movement remain unaware of its background, there is a direct historical link between eugenics and the American invention of 'preserving wilderness.'
The name for Devils Tower in Wyoming comes from a mistranslation of the Lakota term for Mahto Tipila, or Bear Lodge.
Officially, the District of Columbia Council has called on the Washington NFL team to get rid of a mascot considered to be 'racist and derogatory.'
Preliminary talks are underway for potential sites in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., but the team's president said the racist mascot isn't on the table.
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.
The rule allows tribes to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants in national parks and national monuments.
Reed Robinson, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, will serve as the program manager of the new office.
More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument took ancestral remains from the site and kept them in a box in his garage.
Officials in Virginia and Washington, D.C., are trying to lure the team with the racist mascot away from its current home in Maryland.
The mayor of D.C. is trying to lure the Washington NFL team back to the nation's capital.
The current name is a mistranslation of the Lakota term for the sacred Mahto Tipila, or Bear Lodge.
At the 139th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Battle, thousands of visitors will throng to the third most popular tourist attraction in Montana.
The National Park Service is holding onto 303 ancestors that were exhumed from Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
President Russell Begaye said he doesn't support the Grand Canyon Escalade and never did.
More than 16,000 ancestors have been repatriated since 1990 but more 163,000 are still being held by museums, federal agencies and other institutions.
The organizers moved the event to the reservation after two federal agencies denied permits to use public roads to access a different site.