Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
Two women were placed on leave from their positions at the Ute Tribe after they complained about their supervisor, who remains on the job.
Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Shaun Chapoose, Ute Tribe, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.
The Ute Tribal Business Committee appreciates the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to establish a new policy promoting the direct collection of eagle feathers found on tribal lands.
Bald and golden eagle remains that are found in Indian Country will be able to stay there under a new policy adopted by the federal government.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
'This good man reached out to the Ute Tribe, on his own, to return this land to us,' Chairman Luke Duncan said.
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.
Tribal leaders with connections to the Bears Ears National Monument are finally getting their say on Capitol Hill amid efforts to erode protections on their ancestral lands.
A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.
Republican leaders are taking another stab at a controversial bill that would gut the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and restrict tribal involvement on their ancestral lands.
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.
Republicans in Congress are moving quickly with a bill they say will establish the 'first' tribally managed national monument. But tribes didn't ask for it.
Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration keeps them in the dark about the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.
The Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation is calling on a city in Utah to stop a fake event in which residents dress up as 'Indians' and attack settlers.
In a victory for a handful of energy-producing tribes, the Trump administration is rescinding a rule that established hydraulic fracturing standards in Indian Country.
Thanks to a federal court ruling, the Ute Tribe is finally hoping to secure some justice for the death of one of its young citizens.
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.
A controversial monument is serving up as a major test for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has repeatedly vowed to respect tribal sovereignty.
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
After losing case after case, tribes hope they have finally found in a friend in Neil Gorsuch, hand-picked by President Donald Trump.
The Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.
Buried within the 215-page Utah Public Lands Initiative Act are three lines that modify the terms of a tribal trust fund without the tribe's consent.
The Utah tribe is hoping to defeat Republican Congressman Rob Bishop at the polls next month.
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
The House Committee on Natural Resources will be meeting in New Mexico to discuss barriers to development on tribal lands.
Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.
Tribes and Democrats have branded the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act as a 'modern day Indian land grab' but Republicans are pushing it through anyway.
H.R.5780, the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, has already been scheduled for a markup, barely a week after an emotional hearing in Washington, D.C.
In the next few weeks Congressman Rob Bishop will attempt to push through the U.S. House of Representatives the first Indian land grab in over 100 years.
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court.
A former employee claims he is owed $23 million for doing energy development work for the Utah tribe.
After nearly four decades on the case, Judge Bruce Jenkins was kicked off by a higher court and he's not happy about it.
Wilda Annie Manning admitted she had been distracted by her cell phone when she rear-ended another car and caused a young man's death.
Will a new court ruling put an end to 40 years of litigation? Tribal leaders hope so.
The tribe has won the case seven times in the last 40 years. But officials in Utah keep on fighting.
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.