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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.
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.
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.
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.
An Indian Health Service dispute has escalated with a lawsuit and a prominent citizen of the Blackfeet Nation accusing the federal agency of putting the lives of his fellow people at risk.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
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.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
The Trump administration has yet to offer comments on bills to address the #MMIW crisis and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
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.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
Three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads are unpaved, leaving schools on reservations to spend money on frequent maintenance for the buses that have to travel those roads.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
Bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women are pending in Congress.
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.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.
Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
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.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney made her first appearance before Congress and had to apologize for being late with her testimony.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.
To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.
Safety of reservation roads and efforts to expand tribal self-governance were discussed by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
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 law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work as the 116th Congress kicks into gear.
There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
Tribes will see familiar faces as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, one of the busiest in Congress, gets back to work.
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.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
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 bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
Federal prosecutors in Indian Country declined a third of referred cases in 2017, a quarter of which were sexual assault cases.
It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
A simple change in federal law will help tribes address suicide in their communities, according to a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.