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As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.
The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
Treaties, economic development and improving services for his people are among Aaron Payment's priorities as chair of the largest Indian nation east of the Mississippi.
The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.
Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.
The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.
Chairperson Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will be helping Dana Nessel prepare to serve as Michigan's Attorney General.
Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
There are so many parallels to the current crisis of internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.
Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.
Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.
Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?
It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect new leaders.
The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.
Chairman Aaron Payment was among a slew of incumbents who were re-elected by voters of the Michigan tribe.
American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, supports funding increases for self-determination, economic development, education, health care, housing and public safety.
Today, some U.S. Senators are threatening to turn their backs on Constitutional requirements to hold hearings to consider the President’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court.
The bonuses will be paid before Christmas and the 3 percent raise takes effect in January 2016.
Brian Cladoosby secured another term as the president of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization after no one ran against him.
Doreen Brown, who is Alaska Native, and Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, will serve on the council.
Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.
Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, discusses the shutdown of the federal government.
Darwin "Joe" McCoy unexpectedly resigned as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Tuesday night. McCoy didn't give a reason for his resignation, the tribe said...