The right of a Tribal Nation to have a land base is a core aspect of Tribal sovereignty and cultural identity, and it represents the foundation of our Tribal economies.
Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.
A Cayuga Nation leader’s decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has sparked a series of protests and altercation in New York.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pursuing economic development opportunities at a site near a busy interstate.
Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
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.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been in turmoil following the Trump administration's refusal to stand up for the tribe's land rights.
The Prairie Island Indian Community continues efforts to provide a safe and stable homeland for its people.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony from tribal leaders and Indian law and policy experts.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.
A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
Things are not looking good for the People of the First Light, whose homelands are in danger of being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking to restore more of its homelands but local officials are putting up a fight.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.