Bureau of Indian Affairs

Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
Unraveling the mystery of a stolen ceremonial shield
How a sacred object from the Pueblo of Acoma turned up at a Paris auction house, and how the tribe fought for its return.
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Is their success sustainable?
Video: Reclaiming the Klamath
Video: Reclaiming the Klamath
Yurok attorney Amy Cordalis leads the tribe into litigation over more water for salmon in the Klamath.
Casino closures in Indian Country hit core tribal services
Casino closures in Indian Country hit core tribal services
Tribal government gaming is at a standstill, amounting to $4.4 billion in lost economic activity.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs steps up its harassment policy
The Bureau of Indian Affairs steps up its harassment policy
Timeframes for responding to allegations and more show improvements from ‘zero tolerance’ rhetoric.
The regime of glaciers is headed to its end
The regime of glaciers is headed to its end
For 35 years, a team of scientists has studied the decline of glaciers. What does their loss mean?
The Cherokee Nation’s next chief will have a big footprint in Indian Country
The Cherokee Nation’s next chief will have a big footprint in Indian Country
Saturday’s election in the largest Native American tribe could shape policy and law in tribal communities across the country.
The woman in search of Indian Country’s missing
The woman in search of Indian Country’s missing
When authorities fail families, Lissa Yellowbird-Chase steps in.
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
Surrounded by forests they often can’t manage without breaking the law, California tribes struggle to protect themselves from wildfires.
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
At the annual State of Indian Nations address, tribal leaders called on feds to do their part.
Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’
Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’
An author recounts how 1960s policies ripped apart families and communities, including her own.
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs director engaged in abusive behavior, no action taken
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs director engaged in abusive behavior, no action taken
Bryan Rice’s behavior at the BIA highlights a culture of harassment and inaction.
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Data gaps, understaffing and lax investigations have deepened the crisis.
National Congress of American Indians roiled by claims of harassment and misconduct
National Congress of American Indians roiled by claims of harassment and misconduct
Indian Country’s most prominent advocacy group will meet this month amid massive staff departures and calls for investigations.
We traveled 2,000 miles to save Chaco Canyon
We traveled 2,000 miles to save Chaco Canyon
Pueblo historic sites face oil and gas development on unprotected public lands.
How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
For the first time, the largest tribe in California has one of its own to lead its legal battles.
An advocate for Indian Country in the Trump administration?
An advocate for Indian Country in the Trump administration?
Tara Sweeney, an Inupiaq woman from Alaska, could become the second Native woman to head Indian Affairs.
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
As the agency navigates turbulent times, its leadership changes hands.
What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget?
What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget?
Congress rejected the deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.
Indian affairs agencies’ harassment problem
Indian affairs agencies’ harassment problem
Why we’re investigating high rates of discrimination and assault at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Report harassment within tribal affairs agencies
Report harassment within tribal affairs agencies
Use our confidential tip form to share your experience for our ongoing investigation.
Harassment pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Harassment pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs
One of the oldest agencies in the Department of Interior appears to have some of its worst harassment problems.
Who can adopt a Native child?
Who can adopt a Native child?
The Indian Child Welfare Act has helped repair the damage of the boarding-school era – but not everyone wants it in place.
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