A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.
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.
Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony from tribal leaders and Indian law and policy experts.
Lawmakers are exercising oversight in a tricky area of federal policy where tribes have clashed with the Trump administration.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.
The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.
The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.
South Dakota Rep. Peri Pourier introduced a bill that would provide tribal oversight of cultural resources involved in state-permitted projects.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet'suwet'en territory, in northern British Columbia.
Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.
Leaders and citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are protesting uranium development on their homelands.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
Must governments in Canada consult with Indigenous communities prior to adopting legislation that could affect their rights?
A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.
It’s time to treat Indigenous communities with more respect and engage them as collaborators in infrastructure projects.
Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.
Indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
Tara Sweeney has been serving as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for more than two weeks but the Trump administration has kept her out of view.
The Trump administration's attempt to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to fall flat.
The Keystone XL Pipeline comes within 25 miles of the burial site of Standing Bear, a famed leader of the Ponca Tribe.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.
A bill that protects Indian Country from funding cuts but fails to stop the Trump administration's controversial reorganization is moving forward.
The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.
Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.
The Navajo Nation is calling on its citizens to help prevent the Trump administration from shutting down a federal agency linked to a once-bitter land dispute.
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.
A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one big issue: a reorganization that tribes have been told little to nothing about.
The Yerington Paiute Tribe and the Walker River Paiute Tribe are slamming a land transfer bill that was drafted without their input.
For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.
There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.
The cultural history of indigenous nations has been chapter upon chapter of defending our rights against corporate America.
Tribes are ready to fight after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new policy that they say will make it harder to protect sacred sites and ancestral territories.
More Democrats and at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission are calling for additional tribal consultation as a critical vote approaches.