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With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
It's National Native American Heritage Month and one tribe is trying to prove that it qualifies for federal recognition.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.
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.
The dismal state of broadband in tribal communities will be the focus of a pair of events in Washington, D.C.
What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.
How can one branch of the federal government have a more than 100-year relationship and sign a 30-year agreement with an Indian tribe, while another denies its very existence?
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
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.
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, and her new boss, Secretary David Bernhardt, are on Capitol Hill to talk about the Trump administration's budget.
The Trump administration remains silent on a key issue -- forward funding for tribal programs.
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
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.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
The Trump administration has put a loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the chopping block.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney made her first appearance before Congress and had to apologize for being late with her testimony.
It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.
The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
Right on schedule, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has published its annual list of federally recognized tribes.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.
Bryan Rice, the former director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the subject of multiple harassment complaints.
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.
A manager at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute had a sexual relationship with a student.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.