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A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the Trump administration's mismanagement of the much-needed funds.
Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money by playing divide and conquer.
It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.
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.
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
Federal law enforcement officials and Native women will be discussing the missing and murdered in Indian Country at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
President Donald Trump's reputation in Indian Country is often in the dumps even as Congress keeps giving him pro-tribal bills to sign.
Bipartisan efforts to repeal an outdated ban on distilleries in Indian Country continue to gain momentum on Capitol Hill.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.
Alaska Natives remain as divided as ever as Republicans revive one of the most controversial policy debates in history: drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is defending his travel expenses amid an internal investigation.
Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took a moment of silence to honor of one of its former members, the late Pete Domenici.
A lawyer and former lobbyist who was at the center of some high-profile controversies during the Bush administration is going back to work at the Department of the Interior.
A lawyer and lobbyist who weathered a series of storms during the Bush administration has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continue to fight the project in federal court.
Lawmakers want to make sure tribes are at the table as President Donald Trump proposes new investments.
As President Trump pushes unwanted projects on tribes, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to improve aging dams and outdated irrigation systems.
Ryan Zinke for Interior and Rick Perry for Energy saw opposition from Democrats and Independents but both are expected to win final confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.
The Energy Policy Modernization Act addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.
The bill brings tribes into the school construction process and also addresses tribal colleges and housing for teachers at Indian schools.
The normally bipartisan spirit on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was broken as lawmakers took action on a long-awaited Carcieri fix.
The late treaty rights activist, who passed away in May 2014 at the age of 83, is receiving the nation's highest civilian honor.
'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
The lawmaker said she was taking action because the NFL has done little to address the racist name of the Washington franchise.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) took the lead on the issue.
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Writer says Democrats should stop celebrating the legacy of former president Andrew Jackson, who ordered the removal of Indian nations from their homelands.
DaShanne Stokes discusses the controversy behind the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the former chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, held a meeting with tribal organizations, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and representatives of the Washington football team:
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) are urging the NFL to take a position against the racist Washington mascot.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) won't say which leadership post she is taking now that she's giving up control of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is slated to chair the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) might leave her post as chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee if she's offered the gavel on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted last month to pass S.1352, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2013.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee voted last month to advance the nomination of Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing this afternoon to discuss the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing this afternoon for Vince Logan to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians.
The National Congress of American Indians has hired David Mullon, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, as its chief counsel.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will testify before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 15. Jewell took over the Interior Department on April 12. She comes from Washington, the...
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a listening session on Thursday to take input from tribal leaders. The session takes place from 9am to 12pm in Room 628 of...
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) made history on Tuesday as the first woman to lead the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Cantwell has been a member of the committee since she...
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold its first business meeting of the 113th Congress on Tuesday. Among other business, the committee will officially elect Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) as...
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has postponed its first business meeting of the 113th Congress. The meeting was due to take place this afternoon. A new date hasn't been confirmed....
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations address on Thursday. Among other issues, Keel is expected to discuss the impact of...
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds its first business meeting of the 113th Congress on Thursday. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) is the new chair. A total of eight Democrats serve...
[YouTube: Cantwell Urges Swift Passage of Violence Against Women Act with Strong Tribal Provisions] The Senate voted down an alternative to S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against...
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the incoming chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, named a new staff director. Mary Pavel is a member of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington....
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is being led by a woman for the first time in its history.
The Quileute Tribe of Washington will be able to move out of a tsunami zone under legislation introduced in the 112th Congress. S.636 and H.R.1162 will transfer a total of...
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being urged to get involved in a dispute over a ferry on the Lummi Nation in Washington. The tribe owns the land where the...
The Quileute Tribe of Washington wants Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) to support a land swap with Olympic National Park. Chairwoman Bonita Cleveland and other tribal leaders met with Cantwell in...