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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.
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.
The nomination of Tara Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is being held up due to her ties to a Native corporation.
The Trump administration is asking tribes about easing burdens in environmental reviews even as it seeks to add more hurdles in other areas.
Tribal leaders are complaining about a lack of leadership in key Indian policy posts but one of them might soon be filled.
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.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.