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Secretary Zinke defends use of government helicopters for trips near Washington
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke defends use of government helicopters for trips near Washington (December 8, 2017)
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke spent more than $14,000 on two trips on government helicopters over the summer.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts
Environment | Law
YES! Magazine: President Trump's shrinking of Bears Ears won't survive in courts (December 8, 2017)
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.

Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument
Environment | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation seeks co-management of area under consideration as monument (December 7, 2017)
President Donald Trump is being urged to consider a national monument on ancestral Blackfeet Nation land in Montana.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
Environment | National | Politics
Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke slams 'special interests' after tribes go to court to save Bears Ears (December 5, 2017)
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era
Environment | National | Politics
Pechanga Band celebrates execution of first water settlement in the Trump era (November 29, 2017)
The first tribal water rights settlement of the Trump era, for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, has been executed by the Department of the Interior.

Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes plan lawsuit as President Trump schedules visit to reduce size of Bears Ears in Utah (November 29, 2017)
Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.

Secretary Zinke under renewed scrutiny for travel practices and role of spouse
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under renewed scrutiny for travel practices and role of spouse (November 21, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is in charge of the Department of the Interior but he's blaming his predecessor for lapses in oversight.

Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics
Tribes still in the dark as Trump administration moves to roll back Bears Ears (November 16, 2017)
Tribal leaders continue to complain of lack of consultation as the Trump administration keeps them in the dark about the Bears Ears National Monument.

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
National | Politics
Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.

Secretary Ryan Zinke among those excited to take part in #RockYourMocs this year
National
Secretary Ryan Zinke among those excited to take part in #RockYourMocs this year (November 14, 2017)
It's #RockYourMocs week and thousands across the nation are expressing Native pride by wearing moccasins to work, to school and just about anywhere.

Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny
Business | National | Politics
Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny (November 14, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is making changes to a business loan program that has faced renewed scrutiny under the Trump administration.

Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items
National | Politics | World
Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items (November 8, 2017)
Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.

Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Environmental groups sue Trump administration over national monument plans (November 3, 2017)
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to obtain documents about plans for several national monuments, including those supported by tribes.

Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions
National | Politics | Trust
Senate narrowly approves budget resolution without taking up pro-tribal provisions (October 20, 2017)
Congress is moving forward with an overdue budget plan that fails to take some of Indian Country's key interests into account.

Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
Environment | National | Politics
Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (October 13, 2017)
A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important places.

Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke requires special flag to be flown when he's in Interior building (October 13, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing new criticism over a seemingly odd routine that takes place when he's at the Department of the Interior.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under investigation over 'motivational speech' to hockey team (October 4, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is facing a second investigation connected to his trip on a private plane that cost taxpayers more than $12,000.

Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke under investigation for travel on government and private planes (October 3, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is defending his travel expenses amid an internal investigation.

Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke flew home to Montana on charter flight that cost over $12K (September 29, 2017)
Controversy over the Trump administration's travel practices is growing, with Secretary Ryan Zinke's unusual trip from Nevada to his home in Montana coming under scrutiny.

Interior Department won't talk about rumors of more employee reassignments
National | Politics
Interior Department won't talk about rumors of more employee reassignments (September 28, 2017)
Is Secretary Ryan Zinke about to unleash another round of employee reassignments at the pirate ship better known as the Department of the Interior?

Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics
Pueblo tribes seek ban on energy development on ancestral land in New Mexico (September 27, 2017)
Pueblo tribes are calling on the Trump administration to impose a temporary ban on energy development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.

Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship in speech coming under fire (September 27, 2017)
Democrats and conservation groups are slamming Secretary Ryan Zinke after he said 30 percent of employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag.'

President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument
Environment | Law | National
President Trump urged to declare sacred Blackfeet Nation lands as monument (September 27, 2017)
Even as he suggests reducing the boundaries of one national monument held sacred by tribes, Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging stronger protections for lands in his home state of Montana.

Secretary Zinke claims 30 percent of Interior employees aren't loyal to 'the flag'
Politics
Secretary Zinke claims 30 percent of Interior employees aren't loyal to 'the flag' (September 26, 2017)
Some employees at the Department of the Interior aren't loyal to 'the flag,' Secretary Ryan Zinke told an industry group

Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration moves to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling (September 18, 2017)
Alaska Native corporations stand to benefit from development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge but the Gwich'in people strongly oppose oil and gas development.

Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.

Secretary Zinke announces another senior hire for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke announces another senior hire for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (September 13, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke has filled another leadership position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs though it's not the top job at the agency.

Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke's 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior under internal investigation (September 13, 2017)
The top three Indian Affairs officials at the Department of the Interior Interior were among the dozens told to change jobs by the Trump administration.

Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy
National | Politics | Trust
Secretary Zinke appoints tribal representatives to committee for royalty policy (September 6, 2017)
The Royalty Policy Committee is once again active at the Department of the Interior and will help guide decisions affecting Indian lands.

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development

Secretary Zinke embraces view that some areas are 'too precious' for development (August 29, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is sounding like his Obama administration predecessor when it comes to development on certain federal lands.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range
Environment | National | Politics
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes dealt setback on National Bison Range (August 28, 2017)
Thanks to Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are back to square one when it comes to the National Bison Range in Montana.

Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job
Politics
Secretary Zinke sold motor home at half price to Republican seeking Trump job (August 28, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior sold his motor home to a fellow Montana Republican who is seeking a job with the Trump administration.

Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke sends secret monument report to White House
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke sends secret monument report to White House (August 25, 2017)
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not call for the removal of any national monuments but will recommend downsizing an unnamed 'handful' in a report to the White House.

Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team
National | Politics
Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team (August 24, 2017)
It's seven months into the Trump administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs still lacks a permanent leader but the agency will be seeing a new face with John Tahsuda coming on board in a top position.

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project
Environment | National | Politics
Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project (August 21, 2017)
The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke condemns White supremacists but vows full 'support' for President Trump (August 17, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to stand by President Donald Trump amid controversy over racial violence in Virginia.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot
Environment | National
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot (August 16, 2017)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.

Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era
Opinion | Politics
Tom Perez: Trump administration steers government toward the termination era (August 7, 2017)
By steering the government toward termination-era policies, President Donald Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans and drags us all backward, Tom Perez of the Democratic National Committee writes.

Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (August 4, 2017)
Repeal and replace didn't work out for Obamacare but that isn't stopping the Trump administration from dismantling the prior president's other initiatives.

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)
The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program (July 31, 2017)
With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska
Health | National | Politics
Investigation sought into Secretary Zinke's calls to Senators from Alaska (July 28, 2017)
Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Interior Department threatened Alaska's two Senators, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.

Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A day of bad jokes as Senate resumes debate on health care (July 27, 2017)
Today is humor day in the Senate. But at least the healthcare debate will go on and on without a conclusion

Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department
National | Politics
Top official blamed for 'Thursday night massacre' at Interior Department (July 26, 2017)
Jim Cason continues to wield significant power at the Department of the Interior even though he's never been confirmed by the Senate.

Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Trump administration backs away from yet another pro-tribal legal opinion (July 25, 2017)
Another pro-tribal legal opinion is on the chopping block as the Trump administration struggles with the land-into-trust process.

Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments
Environment | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Trump's review of monuments draws 1.4 million comments (July 24, 2017)
An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments, including Bears Ears in Utah, has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments.

Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives
Environment | National | Politics
Interior Department employee blames reassignment on advocacy for Alaska Natives (July 20, 2017)
A scientist at the Department of the Interior says the Trump administration retaliated against him for speaking out in defense of Alaska Native communities.

Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments
Environment | National | Politics
Trump administration receives 1.4M comments on national monuments (July 12, 2017)
The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.

Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke complains about long waits for approvals at Interior (July 7, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is promising to give energy companies faster decisions on their applications but isn't doing the same for tribes.

House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process
Law | National | Politics | Trust
House committee schedules another hearing on land-into-trust process (July 6, 2017)
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics
Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)
It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe challenges Trump administration on grizzly bears (June 30, 2017)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is planning to sue the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
Business | Environment | National | Politics
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)
President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.

Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lawsuits expected after President Trump changes Bears Ears boundary (June 28, 2017)
The Navajo Nation and environmental groups are expected to file lawsuits to protect the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law
National | Politics | Trust
Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law (June 26, 2017)
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.

States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts
Environment | National | Politics
States cheer Trump decision on grizzly bears amid tribal concerns about hunts (June 23, 2017)
The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are thanking the Trump administration for removing protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections
Environment | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke removes protections for grizzlies over tribal objections (June 22, 2017)
Just hours after promising to consult tribes before making any decisions that affect their interests, the new leader of the Department of the Interior heralded the removal of protections for grizzly bears.

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