Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
All across the country many tribes are calling for reform of their respective constitutions.
Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.
The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe is once again pursuing federal recognition even after another faction was rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
Federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been included in a 'must pass' bill.
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.
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.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.
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.
A superintendent at a Bureau of Indian Education school was terminated for sexual harassment after several women came forward.
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has hit another snag in its $610 million land theft case.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
'No more of our children should die due to negligence of the schools,' a grieving parent says.
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.
The men and women of our law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect our families and our communities.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.
A panel of federal officials and tribal leaders will talk about the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
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.
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
Lawmakers heard competing views about the controversial initiative. One from a tribal leader. The other from the Trump administration.
With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney is back on Capitol Hill for her second hearing as the Trump administration's face of Indian policy.
It's been a year since the Trump administration mysteriously disappeared the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.
Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
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.
The Trump administration has put a loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the chopping block.
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.
William Hosetosavit was arrested after the Bureau of Indian Affairs put out an alert for him.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.
The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
Safety of reservation roads and efforts to expand tribal self-governance were discussed by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors blame her boyfriend and his sister for the crime.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.