A new report is highlighting the challenges facing young Native Americans who end up in the justice system.
A simple change in federal law will help tribes address suicide in their communities, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
The state of Washington isn't waiting on the federal government to do something about the Native women who go missing every year.
Savanna Marie Greywind has been symbolic of the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
President Donald Trump's reputation in Indian Country is often in the dumps even as Congress keeps giving him pro-tribal bills to sign.
The Little Shell Tribe is getting closer to securing justice after more than 100 years of uncertainty.
Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.
The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
John McCain worked hard to support and strengthen tribal sovereignty and tribal self-determination.
For the first time, a new report has put a price tag on the sale of tribal cultural property on the international market.
Jon Kyl will take the late John McCain's place on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The 2018 Farm Bill presents a rare opportunity for Congress to what is right for Indian Country.
During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.
John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.
Senator John McCain’s passing has many of us wondering aloud whether the balance of America’s history will ever again produce such a giant spirit.
Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into Native language revitalization efforts and a new Trump administration official will be there.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.
Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.
Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.
A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.
Key lawmakers have described the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lacking 'leadership' and even being 'in complete disarray.'
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.
A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing this week.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.
A school on the Navajo Nation went without fire protection systems for more than a decade and the problem still hasn't been completely fixed.
Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?
More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.
Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.
In what appears to be a first, one of the Trump administration's Indian policy nominees has been confirmed without so much as a confirmation hearing.
The Trump administration’s actions are an attempt to write another chapter of the boarding school era, this time for immigrant families.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on Native subsistence just as the Supreme Court takes up a case with potential impacts.
Bipartisan efforts to repeal an outdated ban on distilleries in Indian Country continue to gain momentum on Capitol Hill.
Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.
A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.
Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service are back on Capitol Hill to discuss whether they are making any progress in improving the people they serve.
Is the Trump administration making progress in improving Indian education, health and energy programs?
Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.
Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.
Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.
A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.
Are Bureau of Indian Education schools safe and secure? That's a question being posed on Capitol Hill.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.
President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.
Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.
President Trump's pick to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to take on harassment in a place where it seems all too common.
After a long wait, Tara Sweeney finally went to Capitol Hill to share her vision for Indian Country.
Clear your calendar: Tara Sweeney's confirmation hearing takes place on Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, or noon if you're in Alaska.
With shootings, walkouts and calls for reform at public schools dominating the news, attention is finally turning to the Bureau of Indian Education.
Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.
Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.
Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.