Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.
A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.
The Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.
Democrat Steve Bullock is challenging Steve Daines for his seat in the U.S. Senate, giving the incumbent Republican a daunting opponent in 2020.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.
Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.
The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.
President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Tribal energy development and tribal wildlife management are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
A proposal to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern, and outright opposition
It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.
The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.
The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.
Lakotas and Dakotas are reminded that the role of shame in our cultures is a time-honored way to show our humanness.
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.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pursuing economic development opportunities at a site near a busy interstate.
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 successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.
President Donald Trump is headed toward an acquittal in his impeachment trial after Republicans blocked a call for witness testimony.
Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have wanted him out of office.
I expect that the impeachment of Donald Trump hearings will closely resemble a circus by the time the head clown and his supporting clowns go into their acts.
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
Native American women are more likely to be murdered by men than white women, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The Hopi Tribe is among the opponents of uranium mining on sacred lands in Arizona.
As agricultural commodity prices suffer in President Donald Trump’s multi-fronted trade war, Montana farmers have received at least $114 million in payments in 2019.
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.
After more than a century of efforts, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is on the cusp of federal recognition.
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester announced the introduction of a long-awaited bill that would settle a century-old dispute over water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state and federal governments.
Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at 'dismantling' the agency.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
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.
Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the massacre of the Lakota people is gaining steam.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
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.
A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a busy day, taking up #MMIW legislation and Native veterans issues.
American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.