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The Navajo Nation has the country’s third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has had to watch as funds go to less hard-hit areas in a 'very slow' federal aid process, President Jonathan Nez said.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
The National Park Service abruptly closed Grand Canyon National Park, bowing to weeks of pressure after health officials expressed 'extreme concern' about the potential for spread of COVID-19 in the park.
Lawmakers joined local and tribal officials in calling on the Trump administration to reverse its 'reckless' decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.
Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the 'controlled blasting' for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
Most lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties as the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment that could have forced his removal from office.
For more than an hour, President Donald Trump talked about the 'Great American Comeback' that has occurred under his administration, in a State of the Union address that Democrats said described instead 'a parallel universe.'
A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would reverse Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.
The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.
Clean-water rules unveiled by the Trump administration could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news.
Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.
Lawmakers split along party lines as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget and having to borrow money from other projects to continue fighting wildfires.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
Democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid controversy over his dealings with a foreign nation.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.
'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.
Efforts to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were tabled by an overwhelming vote of Democrats and Republicans.
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.
With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities and footage of migrant families held in what critics call 'deplorable' conditions at the border, immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill.
The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) said he expects 'full vindication' in connection with allegations of a hostile workplace in his office.
Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.
Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Partisans did not appear to be swayed by a careful recap of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.
Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
Amid a symbolic vote on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration's ban on transgender military service is moving forward.
Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
A public lands bill hailed as a 'true bipartisan success story' has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.
A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.
'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
Arizona lawmakers welcomed a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government after a five-week partial shutdown, but cautioned that hard work remains to be done to make it stick.