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 Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.
Lawmakers grilled military leaders over poor living conditions in housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) compared to 'slumlords.'
A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.
The Trump administration is proposing to impose income limits for the first time on applicants to the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program.
I am humbled and grateful for your confidence in me to serve our great Cherokee Nation as your Principal Chief for the next four years.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be taking over as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.
Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.
Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.
New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.
The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.
On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.
Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.
Culturally responsive services are vital to our existence, preservation of our heritage, tribal identity and the strengthening of our families.
Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.
A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.
Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.
The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.
U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.
For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.
Across the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, residents began cleaning up the debris left by two damaging storms over the weekend.
Secretary Ben Carson is making his first trip to New Mexico and tribal housing is high on his agenda.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.
A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.
Developed over thousands of years, Native architecture can build climate resiliency.
With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.
After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.
With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.
The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.
A delegation of leaders from the Winnebago Tribe educated lawmakers in Nebraska about the economic renaissance on their reservation.
Visitors – especially those from Indian Country – are often surprised to see how much new development has taken place on the Winnebago Reservation.
As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.
Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.
It's been more than two decades since Congress passed a stand-alone federal recognition bill but six tribes in Virginia are hoping to turn the tide in their favor.
Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia, economic development for tribes in Oregon and housing for Native veterans are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be helping tribal veterans in southern California secure home loans as part of an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.