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A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
The Trump administration won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.
Bipartisan efforts to repeal an outdated ban on distilleries in Indian Country continue to gain momentum on Capitol Hill.
Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.
A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.
When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.
Indian Country still has a lot of work to do to ensure the federal government lives up to its treaty and trust responsibilities.
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.
Two tribal land bills are getting their first hearing in the 115th Congress.
President Donald Trump is getting a much-needed opportunity to move past his 'Pocahontas' controversy and sign his first stand-alone Indian bill into law.
Lawmaker are moving forward with a bill to replace the words 'Eskimo' and 'Aleut' in regulations at the Department of the Interior.
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.
A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era.
President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.
A controversial Indian energy bill that faced intense opposition during the Obama era is on the agenda again only this time it might get a friendlier reception from the White House.
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.
A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.
A Congressional committee with jurisdiction over tribal issues continues to move slowly on Indian Country's agenda, raising concerns about its intentions.
Provisions of S.245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act, are aimed at reducing bureaucratic hurdles that have cost tribes time and money.
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.
Every Republican who voted for this mean-spirited bill must now defend against every American who has any problem with insurance or health care.
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health care debate in the House. But it should be.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is getting a reboot after going through a rough patch in the last session of Congress.
Having Republicans in control of Congress hasn't resulted in much progress for Indian Country's legislative agenda, at least on the House side of Capitol Hill.
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R) and Ross Swimmer, a former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are floating some interesting ideas.
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California) have visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to see the struggle first-hand.
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.
Republicans are trying to kill what might be Indian Country's best hope at fixing a disastrous Supreme Court decision.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, acknowledged that his amendment isn't what Indian Country wants.
Indigenous youth and their colleagues got a special look at the legislative process thanks to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
The tribe isn't a big lobbyist or big political contributor but managed to win passage of two bills in the 114th Congress.
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Some highlights from the second day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
Native Americans make up .37 percent of Congress (that’s about one-third of one percent) compared to about 2 percent of the country’s population as a whole.
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.
The AquAdvantage Salmon has been deemed safe to eat despite objections from consumer advocates and some lawmakers.
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.
The lopsided vote on the Native American Energy Act came after Republicans fell into disarray due to leadership issues on Capitol Hill.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration against a stand-alone Indian bill for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.
Democrats revolt after Republicans kill an amendment that would have addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, a long-standing tribal priority.
Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.
Congress has enacted more than 150 laws to address Native Hawaiian housing, land and education but the lack of a formal government-to-government relationship has posed problems
It took some prodding from Congress, but officials in Santa Barbara County, California, sat down with the tribe for the first time in a decade.