Mark Trahant: Republicans once again forced to delay vote on health bill (July 17, 2017)

The Republican healthcare bill looked like it was going to pass but then Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced his own health crisis.

House approves land-into-trust bills for tribes amid concerns about process (July 14, 2017)

Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)

President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response (July 14, 2017)

North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in energy tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Indian Country outnumbered at hearing on Indian Reorganization Act (July 13, 2017)

Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe returns Jeromy Sullivan to chairman's post (July 13, 2017)

Voters of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe re-elected Jeromy Sullivan to a fifth term as chairman.

Indian Health Service feels the heat as frustration boils over in budget hearing (July 12, 2017)

Lawmakers from both parties expressed anger and frustration at the Indian Health Service as they vowed to seek more resources to fulfill the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)

We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments (July 12, 2017)

The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.

Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.

Leaders of Indian Health Service testify on Trump's new budget request (July 12, 2017)

Lawmakers from both parties say President Trump's proposed budget does not meet the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes testimony on three bills at hearing (July 12, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Hearing on Indian Reorganization Act stacked with anti-Indian interests (July 11, 2017)

If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.

Harold Monteau: Republicans aim to deconstruct the federal government (July 10, 2017)

Deconstruction of the federal government has already begun with the aim creating an America run by corporate oligarchs in the near future, Harold Monteau writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Indian Health Service remains without permanent leader amid scrutiny (July 7, 2017)

The Indian Health Service has has three different leaders in the last two years.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care bill threatens jobs in Indian Country (July 7, 2017)

The Indian Health Service is the largest single employer in Indian Country.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe council member resigns after drug charge (July 7, 2017)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe accepted the resignation of a council member who is facing a felony drug charge.

Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior (July 7, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is promising to give energy companies faster decisions on their applications but isn't doing the same for tribes.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)

A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)

It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Witness list for field hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts Act in New Mexico (July 5, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be taking testimony on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act on Friday, July 7.

Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)

The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

Charles Kader: How can President Trump really 'love' Indian Country? (July 5, 2017)

Donald Trump’s first July 4 as President sees a country being dismantled as a world leader, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds another hearing to July schedule (June 29, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.

Mark Trahant: Trump tells tribal leaders that Medicaid cuts will be 'great' (June 29, 2017)

The Senate’s health care bill is 'mostly dead' but that’s not the same as all dead, Mark Trahant writes.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)

President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Blackfeet Nation voters reject changes to decades-old constitution (June 28, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation's governing structure will be staying the same after voters rejected an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)

The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)

The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)

Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.

Steve Russell: Republican answer to Obamacare only benefits the wealthy (June 27, 2017)

Mitch McConnell’s Republican answer to Obamacare does not repeal or replace it; it merely repeals taxes for the well-to-do, Cherokee citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mark Trahant: Republican health care reform bill impacts Indian Country (June 27, 2017)

The Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate majority’s health care bill -- the ironically titled 'Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017' -- ought to be enough to put to rest any idea that Republicans want to improve health care in this country.

Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law (June 26, 2017)

Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.