Weldon “Bruce” Loudermilk, an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, is the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (Courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior)
Tanya H. Lee
11/25/16
Weldon “Bruce” Loudermilk was appointed 46th head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a federal agency under the Interior Department, on November 2...
Nick Estes
10/26/16
Little has been written about the historical relationship between the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the longer histories of Oceti Sakowin (The Great Sioux Nation)...
Nooksack tribal members facing disenrollment demonstrate beneath a sign bearing the name of the legal firm representing them: Galanda Broadman.
Frank Hopper
10/18/16
In a letter dated October 17, the Department of the Interior notified Nooksack Tribal Chairman Bob Kelly it does not recognize any of the Nooksack council's actions after March 24...
Part of the DRIFT Act allows for rehabilitation of existing BIA dams that could help stop flooding in potential areas.
Brian Daffron
10/15/16
A U.S. Senate bill to improve reservation flooding issues was incorporated into the Senate’s latest version of the Water Development Resources Act (WDRA)...
For the first time in NCAI history, a leader from the Army Corps of Engineers addressed the gathering. Major General Donald “Ed” Jackson, Commander General of the Corps, gave an overview of the Corps role in infrastructure projects.
Mary Annette Pember
10/12/16
Phoenix, AZ — On Sunday, October 9, the Washington D.C...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed a historic agreement with the Navajo Nation while seated next to President Russell Begaye - Photo: Vincent Schilling
Vincent Schilling
9/28/16
In what Navajo Nation tribal leaders lauded as an historic agreement with the Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of the Interior, the Obama Administration has approved t...
U.S. Sen. John McCain talks with elected Navajo leaders Friday. Pictured, from left, are McCain, Navajo President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez and Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates.
Alysa Landry
9/19/16
U.S. Senator John McCain made some hefty promises Friday when he met with Navajo leaders during a roundtable discussion in St. Michaels, Arizona...
Stephanie Woodard
9/16/16
An investigative article by Stephanie Woodard, just published in In These Times magazine, looks into years of exploitative reservation leasing and right-of-way practices that benef...
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell catches up with Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Larry Roberts at the National Congress of American Indian’s mid-year convention in Spokane in June.
Kara Briggs
8/29/16
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, who in her three-and-a-half years in office has visited tribes across the U.S., urged leaders at the National Congress of American India...

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