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Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House
Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.
House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is gearing up for more activity following the recent holiday recess.
Another tribal provision submitted for inclusion in 'must pass' defense bill
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case
The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders push for water rights settlements on Capitol Hill
Tribal leaders are seeking support for bills that would guarantee water to their people in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.
Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
House subcommittee takes testimony on tribal water settlement bills
Water rights for the Navajo Nation, the Hualapai Tribe and Pueblo tribes are being taken up on Capitol Hill.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defeats bid to move homelands lawsuit to another court
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.
Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
National prayer days for sacred places facing threats across the land
Observances and ceremonies for sacred places will be held across the land on the Summer Solstice.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
RECAP: Trump administration unprepared for hearing on #MMIW and tribal jurisdiction bills
The Trump administration came under fire for showing up unprepared to a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs despite being notified a month ago.
House takes up legislation to increase funding to Indian Country
Democrats are hoping to avoid another shutdown of the federal government, like the one that crippled tribal and urban Indian communities earlier in the year.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule
Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover
Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.
Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory
This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon
Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.
Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era
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.
Trump administration offers another concession to tribes after loss in court
The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is once again facing a reckoning in Indian Country.
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election
A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.
Shinnecock Nation debuts first electronic billboard amid opposition
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Trump order hinders tribal energy contracts despite preference in federal law
Federal agencies spent about $6 billion on energy for their facilities in 2017 yet tribes are being passed over for contracts.
Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Budget hearing focuses on public safety funding in Indian Country
It's the Department of Justice's turn to present its budget to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting
Bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and water rights are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
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