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Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programsTop Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (05/19)
With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.
Indian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cutsIndian Country bracing for worst with Donald Trump's planned budget cuts (05/18)
Tribes are telling allies in Congress that the president's forthcoming cuts violate the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
Secretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust landsSecretary Zinke vows support for sovereignty after 'off-ramp' comments about trust lands (05/09)
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.
Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in courtOsage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (05/04)
Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.
Southern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlementSouthern Ute Tribe votes on another payout from $126M settlement (05/04)
The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.
Secretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trustSecretary Zinke advocates 'off-ramp' for taking lands out of trust (05/03)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.
Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenuesInterior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (04/04)
The Trump administration is living up to promises to end the so-called 'war on coal.'
Navajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contractNavajo Nation prevails in dispute over self-determination contract (04/04)
The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.
Indian Country secures victory with end to long-running land caseIndian Country secures victory with end to long-running land case (04/03)
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.
Secretary Zinke seeks tribal representatives for royalty committeeSecretary Zinke seeks tribal representatives for royalty committee (03/31)
Tribes engaged in energy development on their lands will be a part of the new panel.
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XLDonald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (03/28)
The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.
Southern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlementSouthern Ute Tribe pressured to share more of $126M settlement (03/20)
The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.
Mashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust applicationMashantucket Tribe wins approval of land-into-trust application (03/20)
The one-acre parcel will be used for housing on the Connecticut reservation.
Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior DepartmentSecretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (03/09)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust applicationSt. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (03/08)
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior DepartmentSenate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (03/01)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian landTrump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (02/27)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measuresBureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (02/21)
More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.
Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL campBureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (02/17)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is no longer willing to accept Sacred Stone, the original #NoDAPL encampment.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back effortsCheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts (02/13)
With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust applicationChumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (02/01)
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian lawDonald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (02/01)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.
Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royaltiesNative Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (01/27)
Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisitionCraig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (01/16)
Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land applicationAlaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust rulingRep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (01/09)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an endInterior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (01/05)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treatiesBill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (12/20)
Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.
Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongueAlex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (12/19)
Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complainedBureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (12/16)
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into lawPresident Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (12/15)
The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundarySwinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary (12/14)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby: 'Our people have been fighting for this since 1873.'
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian CountryNational water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (12/13)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in CongressOklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (12/13)
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesDonald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.

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