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New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history
New face of Bureau of Indian Affairs returns to Alaska after making history (October 16, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.


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?


More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case
More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 10, 2018)

A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


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.


American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association opens conference
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association opens conference (September 18, 2018)

Tourism in Indian Country is getting a big boost from the federal government.


'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
'Land is not lawfully in trust': Opponents seek action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (September 12, 2018)

Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.


Trump administration takes Indian Country back to termination era
Trump administration takes Indian Country back to termination era (September 10, 2018)

Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.


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.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards grants to tribes for business development
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards grants to tribes for business development (September 5, 2018)

The Trump administration has awarded $400,000 in business development grants in Indian Country.


Tara Sweeney: The late John McCain never forgot the first Americans
Tara Sweeney: The late John McCain never forgot the first Americans (September 5, 2018)

John McCain worked hard to support and strengthen tribal sovereignty and tribal self-determination.


Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program
Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program (September 4, 2018)

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 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.


Trump administration moves quickly on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Trump administration moves quickly on drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (July 24, 2018)

The Trump administration's Alaska agenda is moving forward as Indian Country awaits the arrival of Tara Sweeney in Washington, D.C.


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.


Bill John Baker: Tara Sweeney a 'strong voice' for Indian Country
Bill John Baker: Tara Sweeney a 'strong voice' for Indian Country (July 10, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation looks forward to working with Tara Sweeney on issues important to 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.'


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.


Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing
Senate confirms Indian nominee without so much as a confirmation hearing (June 21, 2018)

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.


Graham Lee Brewer: Indian Country needs a voice in the Trump administration
Graham Lee Brewer: Indian Country needs a voice in the Trump administration (June 18, 2018)

Tara Sweeney, an Inupiaq woman from Alaska, could become the second Native woman to head Indian Affairs.


Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick
Tribes call for speedy action on long-awaited Bureau of Indian Affairs pick (June 7, 2018)

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.


Leader of National Park Service apologizes for 'inappropriate' behavior
Leader of National Park Service apologizes for 'inappropriate' behavior (June 5, 2018)

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.


Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

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.


Mark Trahant: Tara Sweeney finally gets her day on Capitol Hill
Mark Trahant: Tara Sweeney finally gets her day on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2018)

Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee vows 'zero tolerance' for harassment
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee vows 'zero tolerance' for harassment (May 10, 2018)

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.


Recap: Tara Sweeney confirmation hearing as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Recap: Tara Sweeney confirmation hearing as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs (May 9, 2018)

After a long wait, Tara Sweeney finally went to Capitol Hill to share her vision for Indian Country.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Tara Sweeney set for confirmation hearing
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee Tara Sweeney set for confirmation hearing (May 8, 2018)

Clear your calendar: Tara Sweeney's confirmation hearing takes place on Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, or noon if you're in Alaska.


Chinook Nation heads to court to battle federal government's 'genocide'
Chinook Nation heads to court to battle federal government's 'genocide' (May 8, 2018)

The tribe whose ancestors welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Northwest more than 200 years ago is still fighting for federal recognition.


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.


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.


White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers
White House office in charge of Trump nominees run by inexperienced staffers (March 30, 2018)

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 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.


'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans
'Acting' Trump administration officials present Indian budget plans (March 20, 2018)

The leadership void within the Trump administration is again on display as lawmakers consider the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee in limbo due to corporate connection
Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee in limbo due to corporate connection (March 9, 2018)

The nomination of Tara Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is being held up due to her ties to a Native corporation.


Trump administration sends mixed signals to tribes with regulatory agenda
Trump administration sends mixed signals to tribes with regulatory agenda (March 6, 2018)

The Trump administration is asking tribes about easing burdens in environmental reviews even as it seeks to add more hurdles in other areas.


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.


Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 12, 2017)

A years-long effort by tribes is coming to fruition as the Trump administration prepares to return the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians to its familiar roots.


Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior
Trump team pushes Senate to move on nominations at Department of the Interior (October 26, 2017)

The Trump administration is sending a not-so-subtle message about the lack of confirmed officials at the Department of the Interior, including the top Indian Affairs position.


National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation (October 18, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the 'swift confirmation' of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job
Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job (October 17, 2017)

President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.