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Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prisonGyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (05/22)
Thing About Skins: There is nothing heroic about James Comey.
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programsTop Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (05/19)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL responseLawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (05/19)
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsIndian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (05/18)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for IndiansLawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (05/18)
The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald TrumpSteve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump (05/18)
Is America, let alone Indian country, comfortable with the line of succession after President Trump?
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health ServiceBipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (05/18)
The 14-member working group will look for ways to improve the delivery of health care to the first Americans.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs approves three bills at meeting (05/17)
Legislation to bring more teachers to Indian Country, recognize the tribes whose ancestors welcomed the first European settlers and improve economic opportunities on reservations are advancing on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearingsIndian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (05/17)
Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.
Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuitDakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit (05/17)
The filing comes as the wealthy backers of the pipeline prepare to ship oil on June 1.
Alex Jacobs: Donald Trump is starting to act like he's guilty of somethingAlex Jacobs: Donald Trump is starting to act like he's guilty of something (05/17)
Has President Trump stepped in it yet, and if not, what happens next?
Yakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacingYakama Nation spars with county official over road resurfacing (05/17)
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.
Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL PipelineTribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL Pipeline (05/16)
The ceremony takes place in the city where TransCanada, the Canadian firm behind the controversial project, is based.
House panel sets hearing on future of Cobell buy-back programHouse panel sets hearing on future of Cobell buy-back program (05/16)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is finally getting back to work.
Indian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol HillIndian Country leaders testify about funding needs on Capitol Hill (05/16)
The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership teamHearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (05/15)
More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meetingSenate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules business meeting (05/15)
Lawmakers are taking action on bills to recruit and retain Native teachers, extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia and boost economic development in Indian Country.
Chairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe indicted on embezzlement chargeChairman of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe indicted on embezzlement charge (05/15)
Joey Barbry remains on board as chairman although he has been stripped of his duties as administrator.
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monumentsDeadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (05/15)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.
Supreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land caseSupreme Court won't disturb victory in Oneida Nation land case (05/15)
Yet a long-running dispute over 13,000 acres is not yet over for the New York-based tribe and the Trump administration.
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy ruleTribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (05/12)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.
Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs inNooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (05/12)
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression'Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression' (05/12)
The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out President Trump's new voter fraud initiative.
Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in AlaskaTrump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (05/12)
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.
Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department officialConfirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department official (05/12)
A lawyer and lobbyist who weathered a series of storms during the Bush administration has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelandsCrow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (05/12)
The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far rightNative Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (05/12)
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.
Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South DakotaDakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota (05/11)
Tribal leaders and activists say it's only a matter of time before the Dakota Access Pipeline causes significant harm.
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in AlaskaNative leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (05/11)
A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.
Donald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian AffairsDonald Trump's surprise FBI firing upends Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (05/10)
Partisan outrage over the sudden firing of the nation's top law enforcement official is affecting Indian Country's agenda on Capitol Hill.
Key Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through CongressKey Republican hoping to get Indian energy bill through Congress (05/10)
Provisions of S.245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, are aimed at reducing bureaucratic hurdles that have cost tribes time and money.
President Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of InvestigationPresident Trump fires director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (05/10)
James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust landsSecretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (05/09)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.
Senate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two othersSenate approves water bill for one tribe and land bill for two others (05/09)
Bills for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and two Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Trump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep programTrump administration rejects grant for Blackfeet Nation college prep program (05/09)
Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the Trump administration to restore grants that help prepare Indian and low-income students for college.

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