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Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House
Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House (July 10, 2019)

Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.


A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse
A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse (May 1, 2019)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing
Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing (April 8, 2019)

It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.


Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law
Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law (March 28, 2019)

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.


White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse
White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse (March 26, 2019)

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


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.


President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources
President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (June 29, 2017)

President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads Native Nations Rise march in Washington
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads Native Nations Rise march in Washington (March 6, 2017)

The event culminates with a march from the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the White House.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls out Trump for 'lies' on Dakota Access
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls out Trump for 'lies' on Dakota Access (February 24, 2017)

Chairman Harold Frazier on the new administration: 'These are lies on top of lies.'


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe refutes White House claims of 'constant contact' on Dakota Access
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe refutes White House claims of 'constant contact' on Dakota Access (February 24, 2017)

Tensions continue to simmer as the Dakota Access Pipeline becomes more of a reality with every passing day.


Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (February 17, 2017)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.


Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (February 15, 2017)

Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Mark Charles: The real reason Donald Trump hasn't heard about #NoDAPL
Mark Charles: The real reason Donald Trump hasn't heard about #NoDAPL (February 9, 2017)

Our elders leading the resistance at Standing Rock are very wise.


Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes one last rule from the Obama era
Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes one last rule from the Obama era (January 23, 2017)

President Donald Trump imposed a regulatory freeze on his first day in office but it didn't affect the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Karen Diver: President Obama ushers in a new era in federal-tribal relations
Karen Diver: President Obama ushers in a new era in federal-tribal relations (January 3, 2017)

The Special Assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, announces the release of a report that details some of the policy advances of the last eight years.


Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House
Mark Trahant: Navajo Republican lands job in Trump White House (December 12, 2016)

If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.


Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers
Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers (November 28, 2016)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations finally comes to the reservation where the late Elouise Cobell launched her landmark trust fund lawsuit.


Editorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell
Editorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell (November 21, 2016)

'Elouise Cobell’s work inspired this nation to do better by its first Americans.'


White House honors the late Elouise Cobell with Medal of Freedom
White House honors the late Elouise Cobell with Medal of Freedom (November 16, 2016)

The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.


Native women lead massive march to White House to stop Dakota Access Pipeline
Native women lead massive march to White House to stop Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2016)

With Republican Donald Trump headed to the White House, Native women led a huge demonstration in the nation's capital, calling for an end to the controversial project.


Dakota Access defies easement delay and vows to finish pipeline
Dakota Access defies easement delay and vows to finish pipeline (November 15, 2016)

The wealthy backers of the controversial project insist they don't need a written easement to finish the $4.8 billion oil pipeline.


Democracy Now: A White nationalist joins Republican Donald Trump in the White House
Democracy Now: A White nationalist joins Republican Donald Trump in the White House (November 14, 2016)

Amy Goodman speaks with Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen about Steve Bannon’s role as former head of the right-wing news outlet Breitbart Media and as president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager.


Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline
Donald Trump embraces big energy projects like Dakota Access Pipeline (October 24, 2016)

The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.


Morgan Rodman: Federal agencies work to protect treaty rights
Morgan Rodman: Federal agencies work to protect treaty rights (October 20, 2016)

'The federal government has an obligation to honor and respect tribal rights and resources that are protected by these numerous treaties.'


White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington
White House task force to address treaty issues in Washington (October 19, 2016)

The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.


Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America (October 17, 2016)

The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.


David Ganje: White House interferes with tribal water rights settlements
David Ganje: White House interferes with tribal water rights settlements (October 17, 2016)

I used to think the unworkable Bureau of Indian Affairs was one of the least helpful agencies in federal government.


President Obama signs Native youth commission bill into law
President Obama signs Native youth commission bill into law (October 14, 2016)

More so than any other president, Barack Obama has maintained a strong connection with Native youth.


Strong Hearts Helpline for Native survivors set for 2017 launch
Strong Hearts Helpline for Native survivors set for 2017 launch (October 14, 2016)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is starting the initiative.


White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls
White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls (October 13, 2016)

Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.


ICT series continues with Ronald Reagan and his Indian 'mistake'
ICT series continues with Ronald Reagan and his Indian 'mistake' (October 4, 2016)

The 40th president of the United States expressed a very curious view of the first Americans.


Barack Obama: Creating a future worthy for the seven generations
Barack Obama: Creating a future worthy for the seven generations (September 30, 2016)

'Our country has accomplished so much in the past eight years, and our tribal nations have been central to that progress.'


White House: Indigenous voices in the Obama administration
White House: Indigenous voices in the Obama administration (September 27, 2016)

President Barack Obama has appointed a record number of Native Americans during his administration and Native women are among those with top positions.


President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 27, 2016)

The president's speech barely hit the 12-minute mark but enthusiasm was strong among the hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C.


President Barack Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Barack Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 26, 2016)

Remarks by President Barack Obama at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


White House to respond to #NoDAPL petition with 203K signatures
White House to respond to #NoDAPL petition with 203K signatures (September 15, 2016)

An official update is expected within 60 days as the #NoDAPL movement continues on the ground and in the courts.


Hundreds rally at White House to block Dakota Access Pipeline
Hundreds rally at White House to block Dakota Access Pipeline (September 13, 2016)

'This pipeline, it's poison,' Jasilyn Charger, a young member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said.


White House Tribal Nations Conference expands to a second day
White House Tribal Nations Conference expands to a second day (August 31, 2016)

The final conference of the Obama era is taking place September 27 and September 27 in Washington, D.C.


Ho-Chunk citizen Sharice Davids named as White House fellow
Ho-Chunk citizen Sharice Davids named as White House fellow (August 26, 2016)

Sharice Davids is an attorney, entrepreneur and mixed-martial arts enthusiast.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe seeks prayers ahead of pipeline hearing
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe seeks prayers ahead of pipeline hearing (August 23, 2016)

Chairman Harold Frazier plans to join Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault at the federal court in Washington, D.C.


White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up
White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (August 19, 2016)

A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.


Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official
Nez Perce Tribe hosts reception for White House education official (August 17, 2016)

William Mendoza is coming to the Idaho reservation to learn more about the State-Tribal Education Partnership.


Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline
Tribes and Native youth join forces in campaign to stop oil pipeline (August 11, 2016)

Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.


White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (August 10, 2016)

William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.


Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House
Alaska Native insider starts new venture after exiting White House (August 4, 2016)

After seven years in the Obama administration, Raina Thiele is starting another chapter in her career.


Education Department hosts Native youth for roundtable in DC
Education Department hosts Native youth for roundtable in DC (July 21, 2016)

Participants in the Pathkeepers Indigenous Knowledge Native Youth Culture Camp will share their ideas and concerns with senior officials.


Indian Health Service adopts policy for prescription drug monitoring
Indian Health Service adopts policy for prescription drug monitoring (July 6, 2016)

The agency will check state-run prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing or dispensing any opioid for more than seven days.


Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)

The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 23, 2016)

The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.


White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of Change
White House recognizes Native woman as a Champion of Change (June 13, 2016)

Renee Fredericks of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council has been helping youth connect their traditions with technology.


Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades
Congress passes first comprehensive Indian trust bill in decades (June 10, 2016)

Tribes and tribal organizations support H.R.812, theIndian Trust Asset Reform Act, but the Obama administration does not.


Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands
Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (April 21, 2016)

The Energy Policy Modernization Act addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.


White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (March 24, 2016)

The Seventh Fire features two tribal members and looks at the drug and gang activity on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.


Chair of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe calls for action on court nominee
Chair of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe calls for action on court nominee (March 17, 2016)

Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.


President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC
President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC (March 1, 2016)

Chief Patrick Lambert of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was among the group of 16 who met with the president on February 23.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)

Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


Wildlife refuge to be renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr.
Wildlife refuge to be renamed in honor of the late Billy Frank Jr. (January 13, 2016)

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Washington preserves the legacy of one of Indian Country's most revered figures.


Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country
Gyasi Ross: Billy Frank was a warrior for all of Indian Country (December 21, 2015)

The truth is that Uncle Billy Frank was arrested over 50 times for you. And for me.