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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 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.
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.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.
Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.
Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.
Two new reports detail 'unusual' and questionable behavior by the highest-ranking education official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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.
With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.
A House committee gave approval to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.
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 Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.
A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.
A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
A short statement from the leader of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Opposition to the sale of public lands appears to have played a major role in the selection of the Montana Republican to lead the Interior Department.
The Utah League of Native American Voters is hosting the first-ever Native issues forum as the election quickly approaches.
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.
An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
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.
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.
Indian Country and the Obama administration oppose H.R.3764 because it puts Congress solely in power of determining who gets federal recognition.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
Fellow Republicans did little to help the Chickasaw Nation citizen advance a key legislative priority.
Indian Country's best shot at fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is officially dead.
Republicans are trying to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing a disastrous Supreme Court decision.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.
If partisan members of Congress are more interested in being vindictive than developing real negotiations, then the White House may have no choice but to lead the effort to develop a sensible plan
Chairman Harry Barnes said action in the House will prove more difficult due to policies adopted by the Republican leadership.
Republicans finally unveiled a draft bill that addresses federal land issues in Utah but tribes say their concerns are being ignored.
HR 3764 misreads the Constitution, overturns longstanding historical precedent, increases the bureaucracy and legislative burden on Indian tribes and politicizes the federal acknowledgement process.
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.
Six versions of a land-into-trust fix have been introduced in the 114th Congress but none have advanced very far.
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is using the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal to attack Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn and the Obama administration.
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
A top Republican asserts that Congress -- and only Congress -- can recognize tribal governments.
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.