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Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department Secretary Zinke vows to improve tribal consultation at Interior Department (03/09)
The new leader of the Department of the Interior made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Trump administration.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (03/08)
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.
Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department Senate confirms Ryan Zinke as new leader of Interior Department (03/01)
The Montana Congressman's pro-tribal views stand in contrast to those of his boss, President Donald Trump.
Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land Trump administration rolls over for energy firms on Indian land (02/27)
The so-called 'war on coal' is coming to an end thanks to the new Republican occupant of the White House.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures Bureau of Indian Affairs still failing on online security measures (02/21)
More than 15 years after a computer shutdown sent Indian Country into turmoil, the agency is still struggling to protect its information technology systems.
Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp Bureau of Indian Affairs issues 'trespass' notice to #NoDAPL camp (02/17)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is no longer willing to accept Sacred Stone, the original #NoDAPL encampment.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts (02/13)
With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.
Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application Chumash Tribe celebrates approval of land-into-trust application (02/01)
The California tribe has faced intense local opposition at the 1,400-acre Camp 4 site.
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law (02/01)
Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in some major cases.
Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (01/27)
Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (01/16)
Tribal leaders in Alaska are praising the Obama administration for helping them achieve a land-into-trust milestone.
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (01/13)
It's only 1.08 acres but the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in state and federal history.
Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling Rep. Tom Cole takes another stab at addressing land-into-trust ruling (01/09)
The Oklahoma lawmaker, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is once again offering fixes to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v .Salazar.
Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (01/05)
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (12/20)
Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.
Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue Alex Jacobs: Indians on Donald Trump's team speak in termination tongue (12/19)
Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?
Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained Bureau of Indian Affairs punished employees after Southern Ute Tribe complained (12/16)
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.
President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law President Obama signs land bills for two tribes in Oregon into law (12/15)
The legislation makes it easier for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to restore their homelands.
Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary Swinomish Tribe seeks recognition of original treaty boundary (12/14)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby: 'Our people have been fighting for this since 1873.'
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (12/13)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress Oklahoma tribes win approval of water deal without so much as a hearing in Congress (12/13)
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (12/12)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies Bureau of Indian Affairs opens door to big shift in tribal economies (12/08)
A long-overdue update to the Indian Trader Regulations could finally address unfair systems of taxation on reservations.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin refutes speculation of 'privatizing' tribal land Rep. Markwayne Mullin refutes speculation of 'privatizing' tribal land (12/07)
The Oklahoma Republican said a widely circulated report 'completely distorted' his views about sovereignty and self-determination.
Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon Congress passes long-awaited land bills for two tribes in Oregon (12/06)
The bills help the Siletz Tribes and the Grand Ronde Tribes restore their homelands.
USDA awards first $10M loan to help consolidate Indian land base USDA awards first $10M loan to help consolidate Indian land base (12/06)
The Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services will act as an intermediary to help individual Indians purchase fractional land interests.
Lakota Country Times: New rule curbs waste of tribal resources Lakota Country Times: New rule curbs waste of tribal resources (12/06)
After 30 years, the federal government has finally updated its regulations on venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas.
Bureau of Indian Affairs extends comment period on probate rule Bureau of Indian Affairs extends comment period on probate rule (12/05)
A new January 4, 2017, deadline leaves the agency little time to finalize changes if it intends to do so before the end of the Obama administration.
Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land Pokagon Band breaks ground on housing project on Indiana land (11/30)
A total of 44 housing units are in the works on the 166-acre parcel in South Bend.
Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal government Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal government (11/28)
Citing dozens of treaties and agreements dating to the late 1700s, the tribe said it has never been provided with a proper accounting of its trust funds.
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (11/18)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
Bureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribes Bureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribes (11/18)
A quirk in the Indian Land Consolidation Act kept tribes from restoring their homelands.
Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute Oneida Nation wins another decision in long-running land dispute (11/10)
The New York tribe can follow the land-into-trust process, a federal appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision.
Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (11/09)
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.
Special Trustee Vince Logan joins financial education committee Special Trustee Vince Logan joins financial education committee (11/03)
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was created by Congress to focus on money matters for Americans.

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