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Witness list for Indigenous Peoples hearing on Indian Country legislation
Witness list for Indigenous Peoples hearing on Indian Country legislation (July 16, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds
Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds (July 11, 2019)

Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.


House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda
House subcommittee adds legislative hearing on Indian bills to agenda (July 9, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is gearing up for more activity following the recent holiday recess.


National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command
National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command (June 25, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization continues to undergo change, with a high-ranking staffer on the way out.


Cronkite News: Lawmaker in charge of Indian Country bills under ethics inquiry
Cronkite News: Lawmaker in charge of Indian Country bills under ethics inquiry (June 24, 2019)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) said he expects 'full vindication' in connection with allegations of a hostile workplace in his office.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital (June 13, 2019)

Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.


National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era
Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era (May 31, 2019)

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.


Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints
Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints (May 29, 2019)

A superintendent at a Bureau of Indian Education school was terminated for sexual harassment after several women came forward.


Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'
Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country' (May 28, 2019)

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills at meeting (May 13, 2019)

Bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and water rights are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Northern Arapaho Tribe shortens work week to address $5 million deficit
Northern Arapaho Tribe shortens work week to address $5 million deficit (May 9, 2019)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is experiencing some financial difficulties.


The Revelator: Bringing energy independence to Indian Country
The Revelator: Bringing energy independence to Indian Country (May 2, 2019)

An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.


A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse
A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse (May 1, 2019)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.


Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments'
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments' (May 1, 2019)

Community members are calling for the ouster of the interim chief executive officer and the clinical director of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas.


Bureau of Indian Affairs gets a permanent director, long after mysterious exit
Bureau of Indian Affairs gets a permanent director, long after mysterious exit (April 29, 2019)

It's been a year since the Trump administration mysteriously disappeared the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing (April 29, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers
Cronkite News: Migrant families continue to cross border in record numbers (April 1, 2019)

'They’re going to find a way regardless. They’re going to get in here.'


Oklahoma Watch: Indian Country left behind in economic development initiative
Oklahoma Watch: Indian Country left behind in economic development initiative (March 27, 2019)

Tribes have been left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive, with their governments unable to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant
Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant (March 26, 2019)

The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior
Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior (March 5, 2019)

The embattled leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong (March 4, 2019)

Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans (March 1, 2019)

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.


National Congress of American Indians names new communications director
National Congress of American Indians names new communications director (February 27, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


National Congress of American Indians announces departure of executive director
National Congress of American Indians announces departure of executive director (February 19, 2019)

Jackie Pata is leaving the National Congress of American Indians after 18 years as executive director.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America (February 19, 2019)

The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.


National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (February 15, 2019)

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.


James Giago Davies: It's time to make universal basic income a reality
James Giago Davies: It's time to make universal basic income a reality (February 15, 2019)

America has plenty of money for corporate welfare and defense contractors. Why so little for tribal citizens?


Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown
Cronkite News: Food drive benefited Indian Health Service employees during shutdown (February 7, 2019)

The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food during three mobile drives for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.


Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now.
Mark Trahant: The longest government shutdown in history is over. For now. (January 28, 2019)

There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Cronkite News: Deal reopens federal government but only until February 15
Cronkite News: Deal reopens federal government but only until February 15 (January 28, 2019)

Arizona lawmakers welcomed a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government after a five-week partial shutdown, but cautioned that hard work remains to be done to make it stick.


Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues
Navajo Nation resorts to food drive as longest government shutdown continues (January 24, 2019)

Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country employees seek pay for working through shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country employees seek pay for working through shutdown (January 18, 2019)

Indian employees are among the thousands forced to work through the shutdown without guarantee of being paid.


Mark Trahant: Kids are going hungry in Indian Country as shutdown drags on
Mark Trahant: Kids are going hungry in Indian Country as shutdown drags on (January 17, 2019)

How many children are afraid because they know their parents are worried? Or broke. Even hungry.


'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks
'We are homeland security': Tohono O'odham Nation demands role in border talks (January 16, 2019)

Indian Country is 26 days into a fight with the Trump administration. One tribe's been struggling even longer.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on
Solutions elusive for Indian Country as impasse in Washington drags on (January 15, 2019)

With efforts to resolve the record-breaking government shutdown at a standstill, tribal leaders and advocates are scrambling for ways out of the crisis.


Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs works through government shutdown
Leader of Bureau of Indian Affairs works through government shutdown (January 15, 2019)

The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.


Cronkite News: Republicans oppose bill to pay furloughed government workers
Cronkite News: Republicans oppose bill to pay furloughed government workers (January 15, 2019)

President Donald Trump has promised back pay for furloughed federal workers but not all Republicans agree.


Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues
Tribes bring #ShutdownStories to Washington as funding impasse continues (January 14, 2019)

The federal government's trust and treaty obligations to Indian Country have gone out the window as the record-breaking government shutdown continues.


Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations
Navajo President: Government shutdown violates treaty obligations (January 11, 2019)

As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.


As shutdown drags on, some lawmakers defer pay -- but only for now
As shutdown drags on, some lawmakers defer pay -- but only for now (January 11, 2019)

While thousands of federal workers are going without pay this month, some members of Congress will forgo their salaries during the partial government shutdown.


Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death
Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death (December 20, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Report into 'unprofessional behavior' at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Report into 'unprofessional behavior' at Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 18, 2018)

Bryan Rice, the former director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the subject of multiple harassment complaints.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


Bureau of Indian Affairs hit with another harassment scandal
Bureau of Indian Affairs hit with another harassment scandal (December 14, 2018)

Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.


National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers
National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers (December 12, 2018)

The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to experience employee turnover.


Bureau of Indian Education manager investigated for sexual misconduct
Bureau of Indian Education manager investigated for sexual misconduct (December 5, 2018)

A manager at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute had a sexual relationship with a student.


Teacher accused of 'cultural assault' against Native students won't return to school
Teacher accused of 'cultural assault' against Native students won't return to school (December 4, 2018)

A public school teacher accused of calling one Native student a 'bloody Indian' and cutting the hair of another won't be returning to work.


Cronkite News: Program helps Natives find jobs in construction
Cronkite News: Program helps Natives find jobs in construction (November 20, 2018)

More than 90 percent of workers in the construction industry are men. A program in Arizona is helping change that.


Investigation finds 'abusive' environment at Haskell University
Investigation finds 'abusive' environment at Haskell University (November 20, 2018)

Some employees and students blame President Venida Chenault for creating an atmosphere of fear at Haskell Indian Nations University.


Native Sun News Today: Union seeks to organize Native hotel workers
Native Sun News Today: Union seeks to organize Native hotel workers (November 12, 2018)

Tribal members are doing the dirty work and not being compensated, rewarded or acknowledged.