Time is running out for landowners on the Navajo Nation who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program.
In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.
Lawmakers heard competing views about the controversial initiative. One from a tribal leader. The other from the Trump administration.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
The partial closure of the federal government isn't preventing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations from carrying out its mission.
Energy development revenues in Indian Country topped $1 billion for the first time in four years.
The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.
The tribe whose ancestors welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Northwest more than 200 years ago is still fighting for federal recognition.
Of the 33 senior career officials who were reassigned by the Trump administration at the Department of the Interior last year, a third are Native Americans.
Secretary Ryan Zinke values diversity in the workplace, a spokesperson said as CNN reported questionable comments from the leader of the Department of the Interior.
One of the oldest agencies in the Department of Interior appears to have some of its worst harassment problems.
The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.
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.
A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to its familiar roots.
Is Secretary Ryan Zinke about to unleash another round of employee reassignments at the pirate ship better known as the Department of the Interior?
Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'
A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native communities.
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.
The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
It's taken longer than expected but the Interior Department is slated to get a new leader.
More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.
With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.
Ryan Zinke for Interior and Rick Perry for Energy saw opposition from Democrats and Independents but both are expected to win final confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.
The Montana Republican is vowing to respect tribal sovereignty, promote self-determination and protect treaty rights when it comes to making decisions.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is under consideration to run the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was created by Congress to focus on money matters for Americans.
A new law known as the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act promises dramatic changes to the agency's trust management structure.
Tribes supported H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, because it promises dramatic changes to the federal government's trust management structure.
It is going to be a terrible thing for Indian Country if the Office of Special Trustee is dissolved.
President Barack Obama signed H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, despite concerns within his administration.
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, is the first comprehensive trust reform package to clear Congress in more than two decades.
Tribes and tribal organizations support H.R.812, theIndian Trust Asset Reform Act, but the Obama administration does not.
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and the Indian Health Service will discuss their priorities amid concerns from some lawmakers that the budget invests in programs that may not be seeing results.
The agency that was charged with overseeing trust reform efforts at the Interior Department is welcoming beneficiaries from the Washington, D.C., and Mid-Atlantic area.
Dozens of tribal leaders and representatives of tribal organizations will present their funding priorities at four sessions this week.
The House passed H.R.812 by a voice vote on February 24 and it awaits action in the Senate.
The budget includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $140.4 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and $217 million for Indian Country water programs at the Bureau of Reclamation.
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, lays the groundwork to return the functions of Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
H.R.812, the first major trust reform bill in decades, is supported by Indian Country but opposed by the Obama administration.
The agency, which is part of the Interior Department, holds nearly $4.9 billion in trust for more than 250 tribes and about 400,000 individual Indians.
Except for a land-into-trust measure affecting the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, the bills were non-controversial and didn't receive much discussion.
Four bills on the agenda address trust reform, water rights and land-into-trust issues.
A shutdown would put 71 percent of employees at the Interior Department -- home to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Special Trustee -- on furlough.
Special Trustee Vince Logan brought the board back to life after years of inaction under the Bush administration.
The majority of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Special Trustee employees are already in and near Indian Country.
The 17th annual National Intertribal Tax Alliance conference is being hosted by the Seneca Nation of New York.
The three-day trip in September includes visits with tribal leaders and agency officials in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Tribes have been calling for a 'sunset' to the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians at the Interior Department.
Special Trustee Vince Logan has selected nine people to advise him on trust reform efforts at the Interior Department.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.