Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.
The tribe had to go to Congress to pressure Santa Barbara County to come to the table but the two parties remain far apart.
Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.
The Virginia-based Pamunkey Tribe is set to become the 567th federally recognized tribe in the United States.
Rival factions have been clashing for years but a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs nearly two years ago helped lead the tribe back to stability.
The Nooksack 306 are facing removal from the rolls but a tribal court judge said they can still exercise their voting rights.
A leadership dispute within the Alaska Native village of Newtok continues to simmer.
The old tribal council has refused to cede control to a new slate of leaders who were elected in October 2012.
A final rule governing Secretarial elections calls for tribes to remove the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the process.
An anti-Indian group on the other side of the country filed an appeal that will delay the Virginia tribe's federal status.
Grand Traverse County argued that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar barred the acquisition of about 159 acres.
In theory, the Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council should revere our tribal constitution because it’s one of the most important documents for our people.
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.
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.
The dispute within Newtok has stalled efforts to relocate the village to higher ground.
More than 300 people are facing removal
Since the beginning of time, Indian tribes and individually-owned Indian lands have been treated much like open range laws in the early years of ranching.
Chairman Vincent Armenta cheers the rejection of the 'frivolous' case but anticipates future battles with local opponents.
The tribe has been seeking to have 229 acres placed in trust since 2003.
The tribe has been pursuing the application since 2003 but has faced intense local opposition.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs previously approved the application for 229 acres but a county is fighting the request.
Chairman Amber Toppah has remained in charge of the tribe for more than four years.
The tribe plans to use a 1,400-acre site for housing and other purposes.
This week, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes leadership ruling, Cobell settlement delays and tribal climate change program.
Group says it's not clear what the tribe plans to do with the land.
Tribe plans to use 853-acre for housing but an opposition group has filed an appeal.
Tribe has been fighting opposition groups for more than a decade.
New regulation requires consent from third parties, an impossible condition to meet in Connecticut.
Clint Halftown and the Unity Council have until June 15 to submit information.
Clint Halftown wanted to block his rivals, known as the Unity Council, from the tribe's businesses.
A leadership dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California seems to be getting messier.
The Cayuga Nation of New York has shut down two businesses amid a leadership dispute.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a decision regarding the leadership dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California.
While campaigning for the office of Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Bill John Baker promised to work with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
The Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs in hopes of gaining federal recognition.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs 'impermissibly intruded into tribal affairs' by interfering with the leadership of the Cayuga Nation of New York, the Interior Board of Indian Appeals ruled
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians land-into-trust application.
Rival factions of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma elected new leaders but the Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't recognizing either group.
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed challenges to a land consolidation plan for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals will hear challenges to a land consolidation plan for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will reconsider its decision to deny federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe.
The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians lost a decision in its quest to gain federal recognition.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be taking a second look at land-into-trust applications submitted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The BIA agreed to place about 499 acres in...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell declined to comment about federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana at a hearing on Wednesday. During the Clinton administration,...
A deal between Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico and a non-Indian company is void because it was never approved by the federal government, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has dismissed a challenge to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians land-into-trust application. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for...
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma will be able to receive money for its self-determination contracts thanks to a ruling from the Interior Board of Indian Appeals. The tribe...
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California. The BIA approved the application for 6.9 acres on June...
The Shoshone Paiute Tribes are appealing a decision that bars them from consolidating land for economic development. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the transfer of 26 acres of an...
Clint Halftown is fighting a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision that says he is no longer the federally recognized representative of the Cayuga Nation of New York. Halftown was ousted...