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The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking to restore more of its homelands but local officials are putting up a fight.
With efforts to resolve the record-breaking government shutdown at a standstill, tribal leaders and advocates are scrambling for ways out of the crisis.


A record number of Native Americans, including Native women, are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. Here are the active candidates.

The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.

Democrats in Congress heard from Indian Country witnesses on the 25th day of the federal government shutdown.

The federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indian Country have gone out the window as the record-breaking government shutdown continues.

When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.

As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.

The federal government shutdown negatively impacts the ability of the United States to fulfill their trust obligations to all Indian nations across the country.

Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.

We now find ourselves caught up in a political fight that fails to properly account for, honor, and respect this country’s first moral and ethical obligation.

Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.

With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.

A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.

A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.

Native activists are trying to stop three tribes from taking over management of an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota.

The Pueblo of Acoma celebrated the return of sacred objects and other items of cultural patrimony that were stolen from the tribe.

Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.

A federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act has issued a new ruling that could devastate tribal nations.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.

Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.

Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.

After months of meetings, progress toward a multistate drought contingency plan has been a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair.

Indian energy, Indian education and Indian health are gaining a boost as the 115th Congress comes to a close.

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.

A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.

It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.

Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.