As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.
The federal government shutdown negatively impacts the ability of the United States to fulfill their trust obligations to all Indian nations across the country.
Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.
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.
Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.
With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.


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The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.

A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.

A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.

Native activists are trying to stop three tribes from taking over management of an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota.

The Pueblo of Acoma celebrated the return of sacred objects and other items of cultural patrimony that were stolen from the tribe.

Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.

A federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act has issued a new ruling that could devastate tribal nations.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.

Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.

The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.

Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.

After months of meetings, progress toward a multistate drought contingency plan has been a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair.

Indian energy, Indian education and Indian health are gaining a boost as the 115th Congress comes to a close.

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.

A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.

It only took a few years the Quapaw Nation has restored 211 acres of its homelands in Kansas.

Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.

It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.

Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.

Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.

Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.

Energy development revenues in Indian Country topped $1 billion for the first time in four years.

Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.

Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..

Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.

Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.