Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?
The National Congress of American Indians disagrees strongly with the Department of the Interior’s decision affecting the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.


A record number of Native Americans, including Native women, are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. Here are the active candidates.

The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.

Indian Country could see an influx of funding, so long as President Trump doesn't derail the bill.

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.

The Trump administration's attempt to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to fall flat.

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.

A coalition that includes Native advocate groups is suing the Trump administration over an advisory committee they say is stacked in favor of the energy industry.

The Trump administration won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has acquired land near its reservation in northern California.

Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.

A bill to help the Gila River Indian Community protect its homelands is slated for action on Capitol Hill.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.

A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing this week.

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.

The Navajo Nation has come up a pointed argument against the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior.

The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.

Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.

After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.

Another day, another mysterious departure in the Trump administration, this time the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.

After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.

Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.

With land-into-trust in limbo under the Trump administration, tribes continue to turn to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance.