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A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
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 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.
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.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
Right on schedule, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has published its annual list of federally recognized tribes.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.
Bryan Rice, the former director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the subject of multiple harassment complaints.
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.
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.
A manager at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute had a sexual relationship with a student.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is denying any wrongdoing after news of a possible criminal inquiry surfaced in the media.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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.
Is Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about to say sayonara to Indian Country?
A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.
A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.
Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Tourism in Indian Country is getting a big boost from the federal government.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
Two new reports detail 'unusual' and questionable behavior by the highest-ranking education official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Trump administration has awarded $400,000 in business development grants in Indian Country.
John McCain worked hard to support and strengthen tribal sovereignty and tribal self-determination.
Three tribes stand to benefit from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, with two returning to the Cobell initiative for more offers.
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 Alaska agenda is moving forward as Indian Country awaits the arrival of Tara Sweeney in Washington, D.C.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
The Cherokee Nation looks forward to working with Tara Sweeney on issues important to Indian Country.
Key lawmakers have described the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lacking 'leadership' and even being 'in complete disarray.'
Tara Sweeney waited a long time to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Who is to blame?
More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.
In what appears to be a first, one of the Trump administration's Indian policy nominees has been confirmed without so much as a confirmation hearing.
Tara Sweeney, an Inupiaq woman from Alaska, could become the second Native woman to head Indian Affairs.
Tribal leaders are seeking quick action on the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs amid questions about an issue far from the lower 48 states.
What is it with hallways at the Department of the Interior? A top official admits acting badly in one but denies it was sexual harassment.
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.
Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.
President Trump's pick to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to take on harassment in a place where it seems all too common.
After a long wait, Tara Sweeney finally went to Capitol Hill to share her vision for Indian Country.
Clear your calendar: Tara Sweeney's confirmation hearing takes place on Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, or noon if you're in Alaska.
The tribe whose ancestors welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Northwest more than 200 years ago is still fighting for federal recognition.
Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.
Another day, another mysterious departure in the Trump administration, this time the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
As the nomination of Tara Sweeney to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs sits in limbo, her husband has entered into a new deal.
An office responsible for reviewing thousands of Trump nominees has been run by inexperienced staffers who hosted happy hours, played drinking games and smoked electronic cigarettes while on the job.
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.