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Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.
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.
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.
A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
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 Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders.
The event culminates with a march from the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the White House.
Chairman Harold Frazier on the new administration: 'These are lies on top of lies.'
Tensions continue to simmer as the Dakota Access Pipeline becomes more of a reality with every passing day.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Our elders leading the resistance at Standing Rock are very wise.
President Donald Trump imposed a regulatory freeze on his first day in office but it didn't affect the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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.
If, then, this. A series of three words explaining what happens in any new White House.
The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations finally comes to the reservation where the late Elouise Cobell launched her landmark trust fund lawsuit.
'Elouise Cobell’s work inspired this nation to do better by its first Americans.'
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.
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.
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.
The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.
'The federal government has an obligation to honor and respect tribal rights and resources that are protected by these numerous treaties.'
The Federal Puget Sound Task Force will coordinate salmon recovery and treaty protection efforts among federal, tribal and state agencies.
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
I used to think the unworkable Bureau of Indian Affairs was one of the least helpful agencies in federal government.
More so than any other president, Barack Obama has maintained a strong connection with Native youth.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is starting the initiative.
Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.
The 40th president of the United States expressed a very curious view of the first Americans.
'Our country has accomplished so much in the past eight years, and our tribal nations have been central to that progress.'
President Barack Obama has appointed a record number of Native Americans during his administration and Native women are among those with top positions.
The president's speech barely hit the 12-minute mark but enthusiasm was strong among the hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C.
Remarks by President Barack Obama at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.
An official update is expected within 60 days as the #NoDAPL movement continues on the ground and in the courts.
'This pipeline, it's poison,' Jasilyn Charger, a young member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said.
The final conference of the Obama era is taking place September 27 and September 27 in Washington, D.C.
Sharice Davids is an attorney, entrepreneur and mixed-martial arts enthusiast.
Chairman Harold Frazier plans to join Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault at the federal court in Washington, D.C.
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.
William Mendoza is coming to the Idaho reservation to learn more about the State-Tribal Education Partnership.
Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.
After seven years in the Obama administration, Raina Thiele is starting another chapter in her career.
Participants in the Pathkeepers Indigenous Knowledge Native Youth Culture Camp will share their ideas and concerns with senior officials.
The agency will check state-run prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing or dispensing any opioid for more than seven days.
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.
Renee Fredericks of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council has been helping youth connect their traditions with technology.
Tribes and tribal organizations support H.R.812, theIndian Trust Asset Reform Act, but the Obama administration does not.
The Energy Policy Modernization Act addresses red tape at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and includes Alaska Native corporations in more programs.
The Seventh Fire features two tribal members and looks at the drug and gang activity on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.
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.
Chief Patrick Lambert of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was among the group of 16 who met with the president on February 23.