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'Do your job': Tribes slam Trump administration on sovereignty and homelands
'Do your job': Tribes slam Trump administration on sovereignty and homelands (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration's point person on Indian policy took a brutal beating as tribal leaders warned about dire threats to their sovereignty.


'Sovereignty is nonpartisan'
'Sovereignty is nonpartisan' (December 4, 2019)

Tribal leaders have practical reasons for not siding for or against President Trump's impeachment.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington
Top Indian Affairs official trumped out on key tribal issues in Washington (October 22, 2019)

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.


Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe dispels rumors about treatment facility
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe dispels rumors about treatment facility (July 31, 2019)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe plans to open a $20 million medication-assisted treatment facility, provided it can overcome local opposition.


YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population
YES! Magazine: City aims to do more for urban Indian population (July 10, 2019)

New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.


'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown
'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown (January 29, 2019)

With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.


Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown
Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.


Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing
Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.


Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding
Tribes continue to rely on key lawmakers for help with funding (May 15, 2018)

With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.


Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?


Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process
Tribes slam Trump administration for adding hurdles to land-into-trust process (October 17, 2017)

Tribal leaders are lashing out at the Trump administration again, this time over rule changes they said will make it all but impossible to restore their homelands.


House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)

A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.


President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)

President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.


Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)

Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.


Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears
Secretary Zinke rejects tribal complaints about consultation and Bears Ears (June 14, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of the Interior is rejecting tribal complaints about his controversial recommendation to change the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument.


Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation
Tribes lash out at Trump administration for lapses in consultation (June 13, 2017)

The Trump administration is coming under heavy fire as the new leader of the Department of the Interior makes a highly-anticipated appearance before the nation's largest inter-tribal organization.


Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)

With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.


Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight
Tribal Leaders: The Indian Health Service can't be fixed overnight (August 12, 2016)

It took years for systemic issues in Indian Health to materialize, and it will take years to turn them around.


Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case
Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case (March 29, 2016)

The money comes from a $940 settlement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations.


Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)

Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.


Little election activity at National Congress of American Indians
Little election activity at National Congress of American Indians (October 22, 2015)

Brian Cladoosby secured another term as the president of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization after no one ran against him.


Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians
Just Joking: Humor from National Congress of American Indians (March 2, 2015)

Deflategate, hot flashes and Grandpa Senator drew laughs at NCAI's winter session in Washington, D.C., last week.


Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe supports bond for schools
Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe supports bond for schools (January 21, 2015)

We believe that a quality educational system is essential for our current and future generations.


Ron Allen: Mandatory funding needed for contract support costs
Ron Allen: Mandatory funding needed for contract support costs (December 29, 2014)

The time has come to fund tribal contract support costs from the mandatory federal spending accounts of the federal government.


Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe keeps workers engaged
Ron Allen: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe keeps workers engaged (September 22, 2014)

Ron Allen, the chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, shares the results of the first survey of tribal employees.


NCAI Presidents: Confirm Keith Harper to ambassador-rank job
NCAI Presidents: Confirm Keith Harper to ambassador-rank job (May 29, 2014)

Six present and former NCAI presidents support confirmation of Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation citizen.


Sen. Tester slated to lead Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Sen. Tester slated to lead Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 29, 2014)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is slated to chair the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress.


Al Jazeera: Tribal communities hit hard with federal shutdown
Al Jazeera: Tribal communities hit hard with federal shutdown (October 3, 2013)

Al Jazeera reports on the impact of the federal government's shutdown in Indian Country.