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Indian Country energy revenues are on the rise after slump
Indian Country energy revenues are on the rise after slump (November 1, 2018)

Energy development revenues in Indian Country topped $1 billion for the first time in four years.


Secretary Zinke faces scrutiny over dealings at Interior
Secretary Zinke faces scrutiny over dealings at Interior (October 31, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is denying any wrongdoing after news of a possible criminal inquiry surfaced in the media.


Secretary Ryan Zinke rumored to be up for United Nations post
Secretary Ryan Zinke rumored to be up for United Nations post (October 12, 2018)

Is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about to say sayonara to Indian Country?


Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone
Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone (October 11, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is protecting one area of Montana as the Blackfeet Nation calls on him to protect another.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.


'Fake News!': Tribe swept up in Trump administration's law and order push
'Fake News!': Tribe swept up in Trump administration's law and order push (October 2, 2018)

The Trump administration is more than happy to promote drug busts in Indian Country but one tribe is striking back.


Tribes lose challenge to reorganization of Bureau of Indian Education
Tribes lose challenge to reorganization of Bureau of Indian Education (October 2, 2018)

A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.


'The best news we've heard': Uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon stands
'The best news we've heard': Uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon stands (October 2, 2018)

The Supreme Court has let stand an Obama-era moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon.


Judge restores drilling leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land
Judge restores drilling leases on sacred Blackfeet Nation land (September 26, 2018)

A decades-long fight to protect sacred Blackfeet Nation land continues in the federal courts.


Interior secretary's Grand Canyon visit highlights need for funds to fix infrastructure
Interior secretary's Grand Canyon visit highlights need for funds to fix infrastructure (September 26, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Grand Canyon’s windswept roadways, sunbaked cabins and aging wastewater treatment facility to bring attention to the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance projects.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools (September 25, 2018)

Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


P. David Polly: Trump creates disaster with cuts to monument
P. David Polly: Trump creates disaster with cuts to monument (September 24, 2018)

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been jeopardized by the Trump administration.


Bureau of Indian Affairs officer credited with drug bust
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Bureau of Indian Affairs officer credited with drug bust (September 14, 2018)

A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has taken nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin off the market


Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees major progress on federal recognition bill
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees major progress on federal recognition bill (September 10, 2018)

The Little Shell Tribe is getting closer to securing justice after more than 100 years of uncertainty.


Leader of Bureau of Indian Education was investigated for misconduct
Leader of Bureau of Indian Education was investigated for misconduct (September 6, 2018)

Two new reports detail 'unusual' and questionable behavior by the highest-ranking education official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears
Trump administration restricts tribal involvement at Bears Ears (August 30, 2018)

The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.


Tara Sweeney quietly takes helm at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Tara Sweeney quietly takes helm at Bureau of Indian Affairs (August 16, 2018)

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.


Native advocates challenge Trump administration's royalty policy committee
Native advocates challenge Trump administration's royalty policy committee (August 8, 2018)

A coalition that includes Native advocate groups is suing the Trump administration over an advisory committee they say is stacked in favor of the energy industry.


Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory
Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory (July 26, 2018)

The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling on ancestral territory in New Mexico despite pledges to seek additional views from tribes.


Muscogee Creek Freedmen file lawsuit to restore citizenship
Muscogee Creek Freedmen file lawsuit to restore citizenship (July 26, 2018)

The Freedmen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are suing the Trump administration and the leader of their tribe.


Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development
Pueblo tribes welcome action on bill to boost economic development (July 25, 2018)

Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.


Outlook for tribal homelands remains bleak in the Trump era
Outlook for tribal homelands remains bleak in the Trump era (July 18, 2018)

Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.


'You know, Andrew Jackson': Hearing scheduled into Trump reorganization
'You know, Andrew Jackson': Hearing scheduled into Trump reorganization (July 13, 2018)

Key lawmakers are looking into the Trump administration's controversial reorganization amid ongoing complaints in Indian Country.


'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era
'Shake it up': Bureau of Indian Affairs undergoes change in the Trump era (July 10, 2018)

Key lawmakers have described the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lacking 'leadership' and even being 'in complete disarray.'


Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill
Little Shell Chippewa Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill (July 9, 2018)

A bill to recognize the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is taking an important step forward on Capitol Hill.


Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee
Secretary Zinke blames Democrats for delaying Indian Affairs nominee (July 3, 2018)

Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?


Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era
Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era (June 29, 2018)

More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.


Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization
Navajo Nation raises treaty in opposition to Trump reorganization (June 27, 2018)

The Navajo Nation has come up a pointed argument against the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior.


Secretary Zinke censors photo of his 'Make America Great Again' socks
Secretary Zinke censors photo of his 'Make America Great Again' socks (June 26, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke likes to focus on his feet.


Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon
Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon (June 20, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors (June 1, 2018)

Native veterans and their families gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery for a special honoring ceremony on Memorial Day.


Secretary Zinke suggests sending children from troubled homes to boarding school
Secretary Zinke suggests sending children from troubled homes to boarding school (May 30, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior has an interesting response to the substance abuse crisis: send kids from troubled homes to an Indian boarding school far away.


Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case
Trump administration backs Crow hunter in tribal treaty rights case (May 24, 2018)

The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?


Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization
Trump administration finally informs tribes about dramatic reorganization (May 23, 2018)

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 'dark period' in American history: Repatriation committee gets back on track
A 'dark period' in American history: Repatriation committee gets back on track (May 23, 2018)

The Trump administration has finally announced new advocates for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push
Tribes back bill to protect ancestral lands from Trump's energy push (May 22, 2018)

Tribal leaders are endorsing a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing energy development on their ancestral lands in New Mexico.


Scrambled Eggs: How the Trump team is mixing up the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Scrambled Eggs: How the Trump team is mixing up the Bureau of Indian Affairs (May 22, 2018)

Still wondering about that reorganization? A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official explains it.


Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization
Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization (May 17, 2018)

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.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee finally lands confirmation hearing (May 1, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.


Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure
Bureau of Indian Affairs in disarray with another mysterious departure (April 27, 2018)

Another day, another mysterious departure in the Trump administration, this time the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era
Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era (April 25, 2018)

Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.


HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands (April 24, 2018)

Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.


Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization (April 19, 2018)

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.


Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill
Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (April 12, 2018)

Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.


Spouse of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee lands deal with ex-Trump aide
Spouse of Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee lands deal with ex-Trump aide (April 9, 2018)

As the nomination of Tara Sweeney to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs sits in limbo, her husband has entered into a new deal.


Secretary Zinke tells Interior employees 'diversity isn't important'
Secretary Zinke tells Interior employees 'diversity isn't important' (March 27, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke values diversity in the workplace, a spokesperson said as CNN reported questionable comments from the leader of the Department of the Interior.


Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border (March 20, 2018)

The Tohono O’odham Nation remains strongly opposed to a wall along the United States border even as the Trump administration continues to push for one.


Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.


Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site
Republicans advance bill to prevent name changes at sacred site (March 14, 2018)

Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.


Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000
Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000 (March 9, 2018)

The Department of the Interior is spending nearly $139,000 on three doors in Washington, D.C.


Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.


Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders
Top Indian positions in Trump administration remain without leaders (February 20, 2018)

Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.


Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan
Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.


Trump administration paves way for contested road to Native village
Trump administration paves way for contested road to Native village (January 22, 2018)

The change in power in the nation's capital has proven beneficial for a Native community thousands of miles away.


National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)

Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.


Secretary Zinke refused to meet with National Park Service advisory board
Secretary Zinke refused to meet with National Park Service advisory board (January 17, 2018)

Nearly all of the members of a federal advisory board have quit in protest of their treatment by the Trump administration.


Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears
Uranium mining company pushed Trump administration to reduce Bears Ears (January 16, 2018)

A uranium mining company based in Canada stands to benefit from the gutting of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.


Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department
Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department (January 11, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is seeking 'bipartisan' support for a major reorganization at the Department of the Interior that will impact Indian Country.


Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 14, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking action to improve working conditions at the Department of the Interior after a landmark study showed a higher rate of harassment at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.