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Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (September 13, 2017)
The top three Indian Affairs officials at the Department of the Interior Interior were among the dozens told to change jobs by the Trump administration.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures
National | Technology | Trust
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (February 21, 2017)
More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.

Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation
Education | National
Haskell University confirms president is still under investigation (October 20, 2016)
President Venida Chenault is being accused of nepotism because her son is employed at the federally-operated institution.

Scandal continues to hinder Bureau of Indian Education efforts
Education | Law | National | Politics
Scandal continues to hinder Bureau of Indian Education efforts (September 13, 2016)
Mistrust runs deep in Indian Country and key members of Congress can't agree on reforms at the troubled agency.

Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands
Environment | National | Politics
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (April 21, 2016)
S.2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.

Bureau of Indian Education racked by another top-level scandal
Education | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Education racked by another top-level scandal (March 31, 2016)
Director Charles “Monty” Roessel admitted he hired a romantic partner and intervened to help a relative land a job at the beleaguered agency.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe still struggling after death of chairman
Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe still struggling after death of chairman (September 9, 2015)
Vice Chairman Kevin Wright, who claims he is acting as chair, remains at odds with allies of the late Michael Jandreau.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe asks BIA to inspect financial documents
Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe asks BIA to inspect financial documents (May 26, 2015)
Vice Chairman Kevin Wright, who has declared himself to be the leader of the tribe, requested the visit.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm (May 1, 2015)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright is making the tribe's opposition to the pipeline clear following the passing of the late Michael Jandreau.

Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation
National | Politics
Lawmakers seek end to Office of Navajo Hopi Indian Relocation (February 9, 2015)
An effort that was supposed to cost $41 million and take five years has ended up costing $546 million and has lasted four decades.

Lawmakers concerned about Lower Brule Sioux Tribe allegations
Law | National | Politics
Lawmakers concerned about Lower Brule Sioux Tribe allegations (January 19, 2015)
A report from Human Rights Watch accused tribal leaders of failing to account for about $25 million in federal funds.

Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract
Education | National
Investigation faults former BIE officials over handling of contract (December 8, 2014)
Former director Keith Moore and former chief of staff Brian Drapeaux were singled out in an Office of Inspector General report.

Report shows dip in Indian Country detention center population
Law | National
Report shows dip in Indian Country detention center population (August 1, 2014)
The most overcrowded facility was the Medicine Root Detention Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

BIA acknowledges 'failed' contract with head of team's foundation
Law | National | Sports
BIA acknowledges 'failed' contract with head of team's foundation (March 31, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs said it has implemented new procedures in response to a 'failed' contract with the leader of the controversial Original Americans Foundation.

Head of Original Americans Foundation tied to BIA misspending
National | Opinion | Sports
Head of Original Americans Foundation tied to BIA misspending (March 28, 2014)
The head of the new 'Original Americans Foundation' was criticized for contributing to the waste of $1 million in federal funds.

Blog: BIA fails to punish Jeanette Hanna for ethical violations
National | Politics
Blog: BIA fails to punish Jeanette Hanna for ethical violations (June 12, 2013)
Cause of Action looks into Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints.

Jay Daniels: Only at   BIA -  special assistant for the assistant
Opinion
Jay Daniels: Only at BIA - special assistant for the assistant (May 28, 2013)
Jay Daniels on mismanagement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs: One of the BIA director's buddies has been on a three-year detail as a special assistant to the director. Usually,...

Sen. Coburn worried about   waste of taxpayer funds at BIA
National | Politics
Sen. Coburn worried about waste of taxpayer funds at BIA (May 23, 2013)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints, highlights waste of taxpayer funds at...

Secretary Jewell takes action in Jeanette Hanna controversy
National | Politics
Secretary Jewell takes action in Jeanette Hanna controversy (May 21, 2013)
Secretary Sally Jewell has taken action to address issues raised by an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints,...

Rep. Hastings asks DOI for answers about Jeanette Hanna
National | Politics
Rep. Hastings asks DOI for answers about Jeanette Hanna (May 17, 2013)
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is pressing the Obama administration for answers about Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has...

In The Loop: Jeanette Hanna overspent on detail to BIA in DC
National | Politics
In The Loop: Jeanette Hanna overspent on detail to BIA in DC (May 9, 2013)
In The Loop on the saga of Jeanette Hanna, who spent 775 days on detail to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., before being given a permanent job...

DOI backs Larry Echo Hawk's decision to   recognize  Tejon Tribe
National | Federal Recognition
DOI backs Larry Echo Hawk's decision to recognize Tejon Tribe (May 2, 2013)
The Interior Department is standing by a decision to place the Tejon Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized entities. Citing a past mistake, former Assistant Secretary...

Echo Hawk removed official who investigated Jeanette Hanna
National | Politics
Echo Hawk removed official who investigated Jeanette Hanna (May 1, 2013)
Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk removed the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from his post after he initiated an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, the employee said today....

Echo Hawk kept BIA regional director  on overextended detail
National | Politics
Echo Hawk kept BIA regional director on overextended detail (May 1, 2013)
Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk allowed a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was being investigated to spend more than two years on detail in Washington, D.C., the Office...

OIG report slams Larry Echo Hawk for handling of Tejon case
National | Federal Recognition
OIG report slams Larry Echo Hawk for handling of Tejon case (May 1, 2013)
Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk put the Tejon Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized entities without following any sort of "discernible process", the Office of...

Inspector General Reports:  Larry Echo Hawk, Jeanette Hanna
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Inspector General Reports: Larry Echo Hawk, Jeanette Hanna (April 30, 2013)
The Office of Inspector General at the Interior Department today released its investigation into a decision by former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk to place the Tejon Tribe of California...

Report: BIA wasted nearly $1M on law enforcement recruiting
Law | National
Report: BIA wasted nearly $1M on law enforcement recruiting (May 15, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs wasted nearly $1 million on a contract for law enforcement recruiting, the the Inspector General at the Interior Department said in a new report. In...

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