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Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (May 22, 2017)
'Sovereignty should mean something,' the new leader of the Department of the Interior has repeatedly said.
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership teamFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Hearing on high-risk tribal programs highlights void in Trump leadership team (May 15, 2017)
More than 100 days into the Trump administration, Indian Country still doesn't know who will be advocating for their interests in the nation's capital.
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monumentsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Deadline looms in Secretary Zinke's review of Bears Ears and other monuments (May 15, 2017)
Time is running out for tribes and the public to comment on the controversial monument in Utah.
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy ruleFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (May 12, 2017)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.
Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department officialFiled Under: Abramoff Scandal | National | Politics
Confirmation hearing scheduled for top Interior Department official (May 12, 2017)
A lawyer and lobbyist who weathered a series of storms during the Bush administration has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelandsFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)
The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust landsFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (May 9, 2017)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drillingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Alaska Native group challenges President Trump and Secretary Zinke on Arctic drilling (May 4, 2017)
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs looks at 'high risk' Indian programs (May 3, 2017)
The Government Accountability Office recently urged Congress to pay more attention to Indian education, health and energy development.
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National MonumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes vow fight in effort to protect Bears Ears National Monument (May 3, 2017)
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trustFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (May 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.
Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears reviewFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes encounter silence from Secretary Zinke in Bears Ears review (May 2, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is going to Utah next week but hasn't confirmed a meeting with the Bears Ears Commission.
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monumentFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument (April 28, 2017)
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grantsFiled Under: Education | Environment | National
Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants (April 27, 2017)
Awards range from $27,240 for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to $57,505 for the Navajo Nation.
Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into jobFiled Under: National | Politics
Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job (April 27, 2017)
President Donald Trump has yet to announce his picks for Deputy Secretary, the Solicitor of the Interior or Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's powerFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Trump singles out new Bears Ears monument as an 'abuse' of government's power (April 26, 2017)
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prizeFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute team wins NASA prize (April 25, 2017)
The students and their professor walked away with $5,000 at the 2017 NASA Swarmathon.
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlementFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation citizens approve historic water rights settlement (April 21, 2017)
The agreement confirms and quantifies the tribe's water rights in Montana and authorizes $471 million in investments on the reservation.
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girlsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (April 18, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai TribesFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke won't return land taken from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (April 18, 2017)
The National Bison Range is located entirely within reservation boundaries but the leader of the Interior Department described it as 'public' land.
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarshipsFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | Education | National
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (April 13, 2017)
The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational trafficFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke opens sacred site in Utah to recreational traffic (April 11, 2017)
The decision is a boost to non-Indians who opposed restrictions in Recapture Canyon.
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compactFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation asks citizens to approve water rights compact (April 5, 2017)
The state of Montana and Congress already ratified the deal. Now it's up to tribal voters.
Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenuesFiled Under: Business | Law | Politics | Trust
Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (April 4, 2017)
The Trump administration is living up to promises to end the so-called 'war on coal.'
Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permitFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous Environmental Network challenges Keystone XL permit (April 4, 2017)
A lawsuit filed in federal court in accuses the Trump administration of failing to consider all of the social, cultural and health impacts of the controversial project.
Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power'Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power' (April 4, 2017)
A dispute tied to the ouster of more than 300 people from the rolls is simmering in federal court.
President Trump donates $78,333 of salary to National Park ServiceFiled Under: Politics
President Trump donates $78,333 of salary to National Park Service (April 4, 2017)
The donation accounts for 0.005 percent of the amount the president is proposing to cut from the Department of the Interior.
Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for changeFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (April 3, 2017)
The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land caseFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (April 3, 2017)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.
Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committeeFiled Under: Environment | National
Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee (March 31, 2017)
The seven-member panel monitors the federal government's implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Secretary Zinke seeks tribal representatives for royalty committeeFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke seeks tribal representatives for royalty committee (March 31, 2017)
Tribes engaged in energy development on their lands will be a part of the new panel.
Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under TrumpFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National | Politics
Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)
The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policyFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy (March 29, 2017)
Chairman Jace Killsback said efforts to engage with Secretary Ryan Zinke on a government-to-government basis were ignored.
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wallFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)
Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)
The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.
Secretary Zinke announces 'doggy days' for Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National
Secretary Zinke announces 'doggy days' for Interior Department (March 23, 2017)
Employees at headquarters in D.C. will be allowed to bring their furry friends to the office on two Fridays in May and September.
Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agenciesFiled Under: Politics
Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies (March 20, 2017)
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to be working well with the situation but Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to be happy.
Secretary Zinke promotes budget cut as a 'saving' for taxpayersFiled Under: National | Politics
Secretary Zinke promotes budget cut as a 'saving' for taxpayers (March 16, 2017)
The new leader of the Interior Department promised to fight for a fair budget but it doesn't look like he convinced President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget (March 16, 2017)
The parent agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are seeing major cuts to offset increases in defense spending.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees brighter future with Ryan Zinke at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees brighter future with Ryan Zinke at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)
The stars seem to be aligning for the Montana-based tribe, whose federal status has been in limbo for more than a century.
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior DepartmentFiled Under: Education | National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (March 9, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.
Kevin Washburn: Advice for the next leader of the Bureau of Indian AffairsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Kevin Washburn: Advice for the next leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 7, 2017)
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs: ‘must run a thousand miles to move policy by an inch.’
Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearanceFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior Secretary Zinke focuses on tribes in first Capitol Hill appearance (March 6, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is already living up to promises to keep Indian Country on the top of his agenda.
New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganizationFiled Under: National | Politics
New Interior Secretary Zinke confirms rumors of reorganization (March 3, 2017)
The new leader of the Interior Department is promising 'bold' changes that are slated to include the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior DepartmentFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (March 1, 2017)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in SenateFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke heads toward confirmation in Senate (February 28, 2017)
It's taken longer than expected but the Interior Department is slated to get a new leader.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian landFiled Under: Business | Law | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (February 27, 2017)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measuresFiled Under: 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.
Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior SecretaryFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate finally ready to consider nomination of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary (February 20, 2017)
It's unusual for Indian Country to wait so long for someone to be confirmed at the Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on Trump administration 'priorities'Filed Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets hearing on Trump administration 'priorities' (February 20, 2017)
Tribes are still in the dark about the future of Indian health and the Cabinet position most important to Indian Country remains vacant.
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal statusFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe continues long journey for federal status (February 9, 2017)
The tribe's ancestors negotiated and signed treaties in the late 1800s but they have yet to be formally acknowledged by the United States.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposalFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (February 7, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.
Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choicesFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate committee approves President Trump's Interior and Energy choices (January 31, 2017)
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.
Senate panel reschedules vote on President Trump's Interior and Energy nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate panel reschedules vote on President Trump's Interior and Energy nominees (January 25, 2017)
Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy and Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior are still waiting to join the Cabinet.
Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access allyFiled Under: Business | Environment | National | Politics
Senate committee postpones vote on Donald Trump's Dakota Access ally (January 24, 2017)
Rick Perry has vowed to stay away from matters affecting the controversial pipeline if he is confirmed as Secretary of Energy.
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke set for first Senate confirmation voteFiled Under: National | Politics
Interior nominee Ryan Zinke set for first Senate confirmation vote (January 23, 2017)
The Montana Republican is vowing to respect tribal sovereignty, promote self-determination and protect treaty rights when it comes to making decisions.
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land applicationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | Trust
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (January 13, 2017)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzlyFiled Under: Environment | Politics
Tribal opposition leads to delay on status of Yellowstone grizzly (January 12, 2017)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received more than 650,000 comments about protections for the sacred animal.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' Filed Under: Environment | Health | National | Politics
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.

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