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Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.

Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes 'victory' in Dakota Access Pipeline case (June 16, 2017)

While oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribes remain confident they will prevail on their treaty, trust and environmental claims.

Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline (June 15, 2017)

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)

One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 14, 2017)

A bill for AMBER Alert grants in Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)

The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.

Trump administration gets chance to explain views on tribal housing (June 12, 2017)

President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.

Indian Health Service reform bill up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (June 12, 2017)

The 'broken' Indian Health Service is once again under scrutiny.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 12, 2017)

A bill to bring AMBER Alert grants to Indian Country and another for Alaska Native health care are due to be advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget threatens to disrupt Indian Country (June 12, 2017)

It’s not too strong to say that Donald Trump's budget plan would mean an early death for too many people in Indian Country, writes Mark Trahant.

National Congress of American Indians opens mid-year conference (June 12, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other top Trump administration officials at its meeting in Connecticut this week.

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 12, 2017)

The Trump administration is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs with Gavin Clarkson, who has extensive experience in economic development and finance issues.

Secretary Zinke suggests more money won't help Indian education (June 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior wants a 'candid conversation' about Indian education but it apparently doesn't include more funding.

Bill in California offers tax relief for tribal lands going into trust (June 8, 2017)

Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are stirring up controversy about a bill that affects taxation of lands going into trust.

Incoming member of Congress negotiating plea deal for assault (June 8, 2017)

Republican Greg Gianforte lost the Native vote but was successful overall in his bid to represent Montana in the U.S. House.

President Trump put wealthy firm first in approving Dakota Access Pipeline (June 7, 2017)

When it came to approving the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump said he put industry instead of Indian Country first.

Secretary Zinke testimony overshadowed by Trump's FBI controversy (June 7, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.

New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief (June 7, 2017)

Richard Sneed, the new leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is quickly settling into his new job on the reservation in North Carolina.

President Trump names pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation (June 7, 2017)

If confirmed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher A. Wray would run an agency that investigates crime in Indian Country.

Steve Russell: Indian Country's choice to stand up to Donald Trump (June 7, 2017)

When there are no fixed principles, who better than federal Indian lawyers to take the case against Donald Trump, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)

The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Trump Cabinet officials 'invited' to House hearing on Indian bills (June 6, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.

Indian Health Service names a permanent chief medical officer (June 5, 2017)

Michael Toedt is new new chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service.

Mark Trahant: Tribes vow to protect Mother Earth despite Trump's climate change stance (June 5, 2017)

Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.

Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)

The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Harold Monteau: President Trump is still trying to make America 'White Again' (June 5, 2017)

If Donald Trump is following the German Nationalists’ playbook he will be presiding over an ethnic cleansing war soon, writes Harold Monteau in Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)

The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Secretary Zinke slated for hearing on Interior Department budget (June 5, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is slated for a big budget cut unless Congress takes action.

John Thune: The Indian Health Service must be held accountable (June 2, 2017)

The Indian Health Service is broken and it has been for a long time, writes Senator John Thune from South Dakota.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds (June 2, 2017)

An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.

Chairman of Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation resigns (June 1, 2017)

Don Secena just won re-election as chairman of the Chehalis Tribe but is stepping down due to health reasons.

Dakota Access Pipeline begins shipping oil months behind schedule (June 1, 2017)

Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.

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