Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)

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.

Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens (October 13, 2017)

President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark' (October 13, 2017)

A Republican candidate in New York is being dropped by her own party after questioning a mural of Indian people.

President of Northern Cheyenne Tribe remains in office after disputed removal (October 13, 2017)

The relatively new leader of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been ousted by the council but he is refusing to leave office.

Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building (October 13, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing new criticism over a seemingly odd routine that takes place when he's at the Department of the Interior.

Second federal appeals court chimes in with decision favoring tribal homelands (October 12, 2017)

Where Congress has failed to take action on one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases, tribes are seeing successes elsewhere as they seek to restore their homelands.

Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (October 12, 2017)

Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe.

Native American Voting Rights Coalition convenes second hearing in Wisconsin (October 12, 2017)

The Native American Voting Rights Coalition is identifying and documenting obstacles faced by Native voters.

Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat (October 12, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a complete council after a second round of voting took place for one disputed seat.

Cronkite News: Republicans quickly move bill to limit new national monuments (October 12, 2017)

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.

Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case (October 11, 2017)

Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline despite 'deficiencies' in the Trump administration's handling of the controversial project.

Trump ignores Native people on Columbus Day while campaign touts '1492' sale (October 10, 2017)

President Donald Trump ignored Native Americans on Columbus Day but his campaign arm was happy to keep the holiday alive.

Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)

Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

President Trump nominates Quapaw citizen Robert Weaver to lead Indian Health Service (October 9, 2017)

It's taken longer than expected but President Donald Trump is finally addressing the leadership void at the beleaguered Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)

This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute (October 9, 2017)

Citing tribal traditions and customs, a judge granted an injunction to stop a proposed constitution revision because Standing Rock Sioux leaders failed to inform the people.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency (October 6, 2017)

Tribal leaders in the Great Plains are endorsing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)

A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)

A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Trump team discourages tribes from seeking land away from their reservations (October 4, 2017)

The Trump administration is dropping a bomb on Indian Country by proposing dramatic changes to the land-into-trust process.

Senate committee advances bill to update Johnson O'Malley education program (October 4, 2017)

A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)

American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team (October 4, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)

The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes (October 3, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is defending his travel expenses amid an internal investigation.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform (October 3, 2017)

The larger issue of tax reform and its impact on Indian Country is still a complicated question.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Crow Tribe planning to shut down non-essential operations as funding dries up (October 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe appears to be headed toward a major crisis as it slowly runs out of funding.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance Johnson O'Malley reform bill (October 2, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking up a bill to modernize the Johnson O'Malley Program at a business meeting.

Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement (October 2, 2017)

A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)

The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?