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Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is sounding like his Obama administration predecessor when it comes to development on certain federal lands.
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
The stars seem to be aligning for the Montana-based tribe, whose federal status has been in limbo for more than a century.
The Montana Republican is vowing to respect tribal sovereignty, promote self-determination and protect treaty rights when it comes to making decisions.
It's only 1.08 acres but a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in Alaska Native history.
The Badger-Two Medicine Area is now completely protected from oil and gas drilling.
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
An Alaska Native corporation plans to 'fight' the decision to outlaw development on more than 100 million acres in the Arctic Ocean.
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
After 30 years, the federal government has finally updated its regulations on venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas.
The Obama administration put an end to a dispute over the remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor known as the Spirit Cave Man.
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.
Will the new Republican president change everything, except the racist mascot?
The Bureau of Indian Education has a new director to replace one who left amid scandal.
'With the jury acquittals last week of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their accomplices in the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last winter, the lives of federal land managers in the American West got a whole lot more difficult.'
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
More than 500,000 acres has been placed in trust but the figure includes properties that weren't the subject of land-into-trust applications.
Social media lit up with reports of yet another confrontation in North Dakota.
'Tribal treaty rights are the law of the land,' the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.
The president's speech barely hit the 12-minute mark but enthusiasm was strong among the hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C.
The #NoDAPL movement is forcing federal agencies to re-examine their handling of large projects.
The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.
Upper Great Plains tribes today must be vigilant in obtaining reserved but yet undetermined water rights.
The Nevada tribe has almost completed one solar facility and two more are in the works.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continues to seek stronger protections for sacred lands, burial grounds, ancestral sites and other important places in Utah.
The final conference of the Obama era is taking place September 27 and September 27 in Washington, D.C.
The Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the safety and quality of our drinking water, and threatens to destroy the environment of our Sioux reservations along the Missouri River.
Billy Frank was a member of the Nisqually Tribe who spent his entire life fighting for treaty rights.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
The reservation in Washington suffers from a high rate of fractionation, according to the federal government.
More than 26,000 landowners on the largest reservation in the United States have received offers to sell their fractionated interests.
Tribes will be able to enter into government-to-government agreements to gather plants from national parks and national monuments.
Additional offers are going out later this month so the total dollar value will be increasing.
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.
More than 20 tribes are supporting the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah but opponents are trying to instill fear among Navajo Nation citizens.
It’s still an ocean away from home, but a colorful leather shield used in tribal religious ceremonies is an important step closer to Acoma Pueblo.
A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
The Bad River Band in Wisconsin, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Yakama Nation in Washington will educate landowners about the effort.
The effort has been so successful that it is due to run out of money before a 10-year deadline imposed by the $3.4 billion settlement to the Cobell case.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has put more than $742.3 million into the hands of individual Indians as it restores fractionated interests to tribal governments.
The leader of the Interior Department will speak to graduates of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota.
Recipients have 45 days – until June 24 -- to decide whether they will sell their fractionated interests.
Chairman Harry Barnes signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department to help facilitate purchases of fractionated interests from willing individual Indian landowners.
Chairman Harry Barnes will help announce a milestone for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
I look forward to continuing our efforts to leave our national parks and public lands decisively more inclusive places than they were in 2009.
According to authorities, Jake Ryan helped dig a road and latrines on and near sacred areas at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
The Interior Department is promising to increase the Oregon tribe's role at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, its ancestral home.
The decision came after a federal judge ordered the Obama administration to take action withing 24 hours of a court hearing.
The budget includes $2.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, $140.4 million for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians and $217 million for Indian Country water programs at the Bureau of Reclamation.
Five Native youth who are making a difference in their communities have been named as Champions for Change.
A coalition of tribes in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico are seeking to protect ancestral lands in Utah.
The request includes $278 million for contract support costs and $138.3 million for Indian school construction.
The acquisition of the 89,978 acres at the Comanche Ranch is the largest in the agency's history.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the reservation to announce the long overdue funding commitment.
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will join leaders of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico for a major tribal land milestone.
As expected, the Chickasaw Nation citizen will return to University of New Mexico School of Law, where he previously served as dean.
Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.