The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.
The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.
Can President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans actually govern?
With President Donald Trump in the picture, talks have become complicated by his demands for a wall along the Mexican border.
The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is already living up to promises to keep Indian Country on the top of his agenda.
One way a Trump administration could really help Indian Country is infrastructure.
The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.
The agency isn't typically known for its housing initiatives but a key program helps tribal members with critical needs despite inadequate funding.
Of course any budget that passes with more Democrats than Republicans is considered awful.
The Bipartisan Budget Act is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The Bipartisan Budget Act averts a shutdown of the federal government, increases the debt limit and raises overall spending levels.
The National Congress of American Indians got a small taste of the crowded 2016 presidential field on Monday as three candidates pitched their pro-tribal agendas to participants.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service won't be seeing any increases in funding as Congress seeks to prevent another national crisis.
Final action is needed by Wednesday night in order to maintain funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the indian Health Service and other agencies.
Once again Congress is finding it impossible to pass spending bills — and time is running out.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.
Tribal and business leaders hear about action, and inaction, on Indian legislation in the 114th Congress.
The top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is refusing to support the funding package.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is laying off another 110 employees and letting 50 positions go unfilled.
President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 today and asked Congress to provide $2.4 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
President Obama’s next budget, due to be released soon, will be good news for Indian Country.
Brian Cladoosby, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, will deliver the first State of Indian Nations address today.
This is the Budget of Meh. It better reflects a broken governance structure than it does true spending priorities.
Congressional negotiators announced a 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill that includes modest increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
So what are the Indian Country’s stories for 2014? The long view stories will continue to unfold.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) announced a budget deal on Tuesday that curbs some of the impact of sequestration.
If all goes well, Senate budget chairman Patty Murray will make a deal with the House budget chairman Paul Ryan that outlines federal spending for the rest of fiscal year 2014 and 2015.
A profile of Cheryl Crazy Bull, the president of the American Indian College Fund.
Writers call on Congress to address poverty, health and education issues in Indian Country.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon to focus on the fiscal crisis in Indian Country.
The Houston Press runs a lengthy feature on the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, touching on a wide range of issues, including the devastating effects of sequestration and the limited economic opportunities.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Thursday to discuss the 'fiscal crisis' in Indian Country.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing next Thursday, November 14.
As a long-time advocate for children in the Native American communities, I can confidently report that Indian child services are not the place to look for budgetary fat.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a listening session next week to discuss the impacts of sequestration in Indian Country.
Despite high rates of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth, mental heath funds are being reduced due to sequestration.
Thousands of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service employees are headed back to work today after President Barack Obama signed a bill to end the 16-day shutdown of the federal government.
The House voted 233-160 on Monday to pass H.J.Res.80, a bill that funds the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service at sequester levels.
The shutdown of the federal government, coming on top of the sequestration of the budget, is hitting Indian Country particularly hard.
KNBA reports on the effect of the federal government's shutdown on tribal governments in Alaska.
I’ll say it again: Ending the government shutdown is not a solution for Indian Country.
Watch out for fights coming from the Capitol. The Senate versus the House. Republicans opposed to Democrats.
The sequestration of the federal budget is taking a toll on mental health care programs in Indian Country.
Tribes across the country face another round of cuts with the sequestration of the federal budget.
Sequestration of the federal budget is forcing cuts to education, health and social service programs in Indian Country.
Oregon tribes are working with the state to address sequestration of federal funds at the Indian Health Service.
The Red Cloud-Bissonette family needs a new trailer. Frank, who is disabled, and Norma, his wife, are members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who live on the sprawling grasslands of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The New York Times on the devastating impacts of sequestration in Indian Country.
Fronteras reports on the impact of sequestration on the Indian Health Service.
The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
The sequestration of the federal budget carries a heavy toll in Indian Country.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will speak at the National Congress of American Indians mid-year conference.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, has outlined his congressional agenda for this summer.
NPR on how sequestration has affected schools on the Navajo Nation: When Congress enacted the across-the board budget cuts known as the sequester in March, they cut $60 million for...
Indian Country has already been hit hard by the sequester.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Jewell took over the Interior Department on April 12. She vowed to improve government-to-government relations...
PBS Newshour on how sequestration of the federal budget is impacting the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho: One of the gauges that has been shut down in Idaho is on...