With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.
It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Joe Dan Osceola, 1936-2019.
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
Once again, encapsulated within a 24 word tweet today, President Trump has demonstrated his authentic disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.
Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.
America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.
We now find ourselves caught up in a political fight that fails to properly account for, honor, and respect this country’s first moral and ethical obligation.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.
With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.
Indian Country has a long, complicated, and often conflicted relationship with the United States.
It is time for Native Americans to finally receive the honor and respect we rightfully deserve in our own lands.
Republicans once again failed to invite a tribal leader to a hearing on Indian issues so the Democratic witness was Indian Country's only representative.
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
While it is important that we recognize the value and benefit that our collective advocacy efforts had in securing this win, we must remain equally vigilant and steadfast in our determination to ensure that the next administration does not reverse this decision.
The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.
Leaders of 26 tribes, from Maine to Florida to Texas, are hearing updates on key issues.
A lower court has yet to rule on the team's trademark fight against Native youth activists.
The Tribal Recognition Act strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its authority to make decisions on federal recognition petitions.
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.
November 14, 2015, marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of the beating death of Peter Francis a Passamaquoddy elder and World War II Veteran.
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act, strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes and instead requires Congress to make a final decision on every petition.
While having a month for all to recognize and celebrate the heritage of Native Americans should be viewed as positive progress forward, we must aspire and strive for an undertaking that is greater and more comprehensive in its completenes.
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) accused unnamed lobbyists of generating opposition in Indian Country to H.R.3764, the Tribal Recognition Act.
As the Mashpee people celebrate this historic moment, know that USET is joyous and is celebrating along with the Mashpee people.
S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, was introduced by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) on July 28.
Indian Country is being urged to look at a new bill that would fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn defended the Office of the Special Trustee in his colleague's absence.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is hosting the semi-annual meeting on its reservation.
Congress has been unable to enact a fix to the decision to ensure that all tribes can follow the land-into-trust process.
The United South and Eastern Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association will present their views at the session.
The Native American Finance Officers Association praised the bipartisan action on the bill this week.