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Officials want Yellowstone National Park closed in response to concern that tourists may contribute to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the neighboring counties in Montana.
The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.
President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.
Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at 'dismantling' the agency.
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement of the reserved water right claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.
The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
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.
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.
It's been a year since the Trump administration mysteriously disappeared the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
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.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
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 key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
Bryan Rice, the former director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the subject of multiple harassment complaints.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about to say sayonara to Indian Country?
Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking action to improve working conditions at the Department of the Interior after a landmark study showed a higher rate of harassment at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is in charge of the Department of the Interior but he's blaming his predecessor for lapses in oversight.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.
Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.
The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.
Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing new criticism over a seemingly odd routine that takes place when he's at the Department of the Interior.
The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.
It's seven months into the Trump administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs still lacks a permanent leader but the agency will be seeing a new face with John Tahsuda coming on board in a top position.
Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he's never been confirmed by the Senate.
A lawyer and former lobbyist who was at the center of some high-profile controversies during the Bush administration is going back to work at the Department of the Interior.
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.
A lawyer and lobbyist who weathered a series of storms during the Bush administration has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
A Washington, D.C., lobbyist had already been tapped to oversee transition efforts at the Department of the Interior.
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.