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HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
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HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands (April 24, 2018)

Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 14, 2017)

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 Zinke under renewed scrutiny for travel practices and role of spouse
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Secretary Zinke under renewed scrutiny for travel practices and role of spouse (November 21, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is in charge of the Department of the Interior but he's blaming his predecessor for lapses in oversight.

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
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Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)

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.

Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands
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Tribes press Congress for greater authority -- including taxation -- over their lands (October 25, 2017)

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.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
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Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
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Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)

Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders
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'Ominous shadow' of President Trump looms over annual meeting of tribal leaders (October 20, 2017)

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 Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building
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Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building (October 13, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing new criticism over a seemingly odd routine that takes place when he's at the Department of the Interior.

Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process
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Interior Department tries to streamline lengthy environmental review process (September 8, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is attempting to reform the lengthy environmental review process, an initiative that could benefit Indian Country.

Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team
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Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team (August 24, 2017)

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.

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department
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Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department (July 26, 2017)

Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he's never been confirmed by the Senate.

Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior
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Senate confirms familiar figure to top position at Department of the Interior (July 25, 2017)

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.

Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs
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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.

Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department official
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Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department official (May 12, 2017)

A lawyer and lobbyist who weathered a series of storms during the Bush administration has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Donald Trump tries to impose lobbying restrictions on new team
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Donald Trump tries to impose lobbying restrictions on new team (November 17, 2016)

A Washington, D.C., lobbyist had already been tapped to oversee transition efforts at the Department of the Interior.

Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington
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Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington (November 10, 2016)

Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.