'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
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.
A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
Things are not looking good for the People of the First Light, whose homelands are in danger of being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking to restore more of its homelands but local officials are putting up a fight.
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.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
The Supreme Court's Carcieri ruling has created an unfair, immoral obstacle to many tribes.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.
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.
A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.
Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.
In a rare win for Indian Country, the nation's highest court has sided with tribal interests in a closely-watched sovereign immunity case.
The Hopi Tribe is looking to federal government to fulfill a long-overdue promise that's connected to a seemingly endless land dispute.
Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.
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.
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.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeking to restore more of its homelands in Michigan.
The Trump administration is asking tribes about easing burdens in environmental reviews even as it seeks to add more hurdles in other areas.
The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.
The Department of the Interior has embarked upon changes to Federal Indian policy that could negatively impact our tribal nations for generations to come.
Two tribal land bills are getting their first hearing in the 115th Congress.
It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.
A bill to return ancestral lands in Tennessee to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.
Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a big step forward in the 115th Congress this week.
A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is seeing strong support for a bill to restore some of its ancestral lands in Tennessee.
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.
The Trump administration has quietly reinstated a waiting period for land-into-trust applications, reversing an Obama-era policy without consulting tribes about the change.
The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.
Another tribal homelands bill is taking a major step forward on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration considers changes widely opposed in Indian Country.