A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
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.
President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
The National Museum of the American Indian will host Indian educators on February 13-14.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.
Modernizing the Johnson-O’Malley Program for Indian students is going to take a lot of work.
The $725 million backlog in maintenance at Indian schools is just the tip of the iceberg.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.
Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.
A superintendent at a Bureau of Indian Education school was terminated for sexual harassment after several women came forward.
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
'No more of our children should die due to negligence of the schools,' a grieving parent says.
Three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads are unpaved, leaving schools on reservations to spend money on frequent maintenance for the buses that have to travel those roads.
The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
A panel of federal officials and tribal leaders will talk about the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and her new boss, Secretary David Bernhardt, are on Capitol Hill to talk about the Trump administration's budget.
The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
Lawmakers heard competing views about the controversial initiative. One from a tribal leader. The other from the Trump administration.
With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney is back on Capitol Hill for her second hearing as the Trump administration's face of Indian policy.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
Haskell Indian Nations University is mourning the loss of Darrian Diwayan, a basketball standout from the Pueblo of Laguna.
The embattled leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.
With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.
With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.
The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.
As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.
Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.
A manager at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute had a sexual relationship with a student.
The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Some employees and students blame President Venida Chenault for creating an atmosphere of fear at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about to say sayonara to Indian Country?
A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.
Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.