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.
As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.
Ever since the Trump administration began consultation on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments more than a month ago, one of the biggest questions on Indian Country's mind has been the distribution formula.
The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.
Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.
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.
President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.
A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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.
More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians welcomed a $700,000 grant to expand its food distribution program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secretary Ben Carson played a direct role in the purchase of a $31,561 set of furniture for his office, according to newly released emails.
The Department of the Interior is spending nearly $139,000 on three doors in Washington, D.C.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.
Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.
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.
President Donald Trump incorrectly described tribal housing programs as being based on 'race' and hasn't repudiated his statement despite criticism from Indian Country.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior will be talking about Indian Country's budget cuts but not many will be paying attention.
President Donald Trump raised alarms when he questioned the legality of tribal housing programs but key lawmakers aren't buying into his line of thinking.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the many losers in the Trump world.
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
The $1 million plant will process beef, bison, and pork products and serve as a training facility for universities.
I have seen time and time again Secretary Castro listen to the most marginalized communities in our country and respond with thoughtful action.
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.
Heidi J. Frechette, who is Menominee, Brothertown and Stockbridge-Munsee, was selected after an eight-month recruitment process.
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
The Isle de Jean Charles Band and the United Houma Nation are at odds over who gets to benefit from a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.
A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, supports funding increases for self-determination, economic development, education, health care, housing and public safety.
Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.
The tribe has lost 98 percent of its homelands along the coast of Louisiana since 1955.
The Eastern Shawnee Early Childhood Learning Center in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, features five classrooms and space for up to 75 children, ages three months through five years.
The 26 tribal recipients will be able to meet the specific needs of their warriors by providing them with rental vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana, whose members have been fighting mold for decades, received $800,000 from the program.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Agriculture plan to select one more tribal community for the program.
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.
First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.
A public meeting will be held sometime this summer as part of a new initiative to address the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.
Council members who profited from the illegal stipend kept the money and some poor Lumbee Indians in need of housing help have been denied it.
An audit concluded that the tribe misspent about $225,000 in Indian Housing Block Grant funds.
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.
The tribe was overpaid $1.2 million in federal housing funds and will have to repay the money.
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.
Tribal representatives expressed strong support for S.710 but no one from the Department of Housing and Urban Development testified.