The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.
The Trump administration's point person on Indian policy took a brutal beating as tribal leaders warned about dire threats to their sovereignty.
After more than a century of efforts, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is on the cusp of federal recognition.
The Lumbee Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will air out their federal recognition differences at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
It's National Native American Heritage Month and one tribe is trying to prove that it qualifies for federal recognition.


The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.

The Tuscarora Nation is continuing efforts to gain recognition in North Carolina following a setback at the state level.

A grassroots movement encourages non-Natives in Seattle, Washington, to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish Tribe.

How can one branch of the federal government have a more than 100-year relationship and sign a 30-year agreement with an Indian tribe, while another denies its very existence?

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians do not have a treaty-established reservation in Michigan, a federal judge ruled.

The Mattaponi Tribe is nearly doubling the size of its land holdings in Virginia.

The Cupeño people survived near genocide and forced removal. They may not be able to overcome disenrollment and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

A bill aimed at improving repatriation policies in California has been shelved amid outcry from Native activists and some tribes.

After being accused of enforcing 'state sponsored genocide' against his fellow people, an Indian lawmaker plans to change a repatriation bill in order to include all tribes in California.

Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.

A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.

Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.

Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.

The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe is once again pursuing federal recognition even after another faction was rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been included in a 'must pass' bill.

The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has hit another snag in its $610 million land theft case.

The Sogorea Te Land Trust is working to create an alternative land base for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.

The Ramapough Lenape Nation is fighting for its right to use ancestral land for ceremonies and other purposes.

Citizens of state recognized tribes can once again sell their goods in Oklahoma without being fined or imprisoned.

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.

Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.

The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.

Right on schedule, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has published its annual list of federally recognized tribes.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work as the 116th Congress kicks into gear.

Montana's Congressional delegation is once again seeking federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, whose status has been in limbo for more than a century.

The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.

The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people have been restored to their rightful place in New Jersey history.

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Legislative Recognition

  • H.R.984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act
  • H.R.3744, the Tribal Recognition Act
  • H.R.3650, the Lumbee Recognition Act
  • H.R.3535, the Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act
  • S.39, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act

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