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Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (May 26, 2017)

A dispute over a power line on the reservation has drawn significant interest from Indian Country.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)

Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (May 24, 2017)

A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.

Northwest tribes slam Donald Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (May 24, 2017)

Leaders from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians say the new administration isn't listening to Indian Country.

Office of Special Trustee pitches President Trump’s lower budget request as 'taxpayer' savings (May 23, 2017)

The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)

With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.

Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (May 18, 2017)

Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)

A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)

Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement (May 4, 2017)

The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.

Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.

Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (April 4, 2017)

The Trump administration is living up to promises to end the so-called 'war on coal.'

Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (April 4, 2017)

The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.

Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)

After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.

Secretary Zinke seeks tribal representatives for royalty committee (March 31, 2017)

Tribes engaged in energy development on their lands will be a part of the new panel.

Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)

The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.

Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (March 20, 2017)

The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.

Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (March 20, 2017)

The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.

Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)

The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.

Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (March 1, 2017)

The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.

Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (February 27, 2017)

The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (February 21, 2017)

More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.

Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (February 17, 2017)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is no longer willing to accept Sacred Stone, the original #NoDAPL encampment.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts (February 13, 2017)

With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.

Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (February 1, 2017)

The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (February 1, 2017)

Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.

Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (January 27, 2017)

Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.

Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (January 16, 2017)

Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.

Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (January 13, 2017)

It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.

Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (January 9, 2017)

The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.

Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (January 5, 2017)

The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (December 20, 2016)

Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.

Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (December 19, 2016)

Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?

Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (December 16, 2016)

Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.

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