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In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints of wrongdoing, corruption, fraud and misuse of funds increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.
It's been a year since the Trump administration mysteriously disappeared the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
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.
David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
Bryan Rice, the former director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the subject of multiple harassment complaints.
The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.
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.
Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.
Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?
A manager at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute had a sexual relationship with a student.
A member of Congress called on Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to resign. The response was blistering.
Ryan Zinke is embroiled in ethics scandals and management failures. The least he can do is step down.
Energy development revenues in Indian Country topped $1 billion for the first time in four years.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is denying any wrongdoing after news of a possible criminal inquiry surfaced in the media.
Is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about to say sayonara to Indian Country?
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is protecting one area of Montana as the Blackfeet Nation calls on him to protect another.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
The Trump administration is more than happy to promote drug busts in Indian Country but one tribe is striking back.
A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.
The Supreme Court has let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.
A decades-long fight to protect sacred Blackfeet Nation land continues in the federal courts.
Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Grand Canyon’s windswept roadways, sunbaked cabins and aging wastewater treatment facility to bring attention to the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance projects.
Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been jeopardized by the Trump administration.
A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has taken nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin off the market
The Little Shell Tribe is getting closer to securing justice after more than 100 years of uncertainty.
Two new reports detail 'unusual' and questionable behavior by the highest-ranking education official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
Tara Sweeney has been serving as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for more than two weeks but the Trump administration has kept her out of view.
A coalition that includes Native advocate groups is suing the Trump administration over an advisory committee they say is stacked in favor of the energy industry.
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling on ancestral territory in New Mexico despite pledges to seek additional views from tribes.
The Freedmen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are suing the Trump administration and the leader of their tribe.
Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.
Key lawmakers have described the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lacking 'leadership' and even being 'in complete disarray.'
A bill to recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is taking an important step forward on Capitol Hill.
Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?
More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.
The Navajo Nation has come up a pointed argument against the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke likes to focus on his feet.
Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.
Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.
Native veterans and their families gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery for a special honoring ceremony on Memorial Day.
The leader of the Department of the Interior has an interesting response to the substance abuse crisis: send kids from troubled homes to an Indian boarding school far away.
The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?
After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.
The Trump administration has finally announced new advocates for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.
Still wondering about that reorganization? A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official explains it.
A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.
Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.
Another day, another mysterious departure in the Trump administration, this time the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.