For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
Lawmakers are exercising oversight in a tricky area of federal policy where tribes have clashed with the Trump administration.
A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
Cindy McCain has made unsubstantiated claims about children being trafficked in Indian Country.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
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.
A candlelight vigil will call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the failure to address what has been called a national crisis.
Tribes will see familiar faces as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, one of the busiest in Congress, gets back to work.
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.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
Federal law enforcement officials have admitted a 'problem' exists in Indian Country -- too many people go missing and are murdered every year.
A nearly 200-year-old ban on the manufacture of liquor on tribal lands has been repealed by Congress.
President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.
Federal law enforcement officials and Native women will be discussing the missing and murdered in Indian Country at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be confronting the 'silent crisis' of the missing and the murdered at a hearing on December 12.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.
Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.
On November 14, 1992, a Native American woman was found murdered in Tucson, and 26 years later her name is still not known.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
Sheena Between Lodges, 32, came out of a coma after being severely beaten. She remains under close watch in South Dakota.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.
A 32-year-old Lakota woman suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten in South Dakota.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
Food sovereignty efforts continue to advance in Indian Country.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
Two lawmakers in Nebraska are working to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.
A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Protesters outside of a heated Senate hearing seemed to have already made up their minds about Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault.
When state, federal and tribal governments work together, we have the opportunity to make real changes that will improve the lives of tribal members in our state.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Grand Canyon’s windswept roadways, sunbaked cabins and aging wastewater treatment facility to bring attention to the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance projects.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking a closer look at juvenile justice issues.
A new report is highlighting the challenges facing young Native Americans who end up in the justice system.
A simple change in federal law will help tribes address suicide in their communities, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.