A report prepared for the state of Wyoming found that at least 710 Native Americans were reported missing between 2011 and late 2020.
The land management agency lost nearly 300 employees to retirement or resignation after its headquarters was moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2019.
The compact and accompanying Montana Water Rights Protection Act passed by Congress last December authorize $1.9 billion to improve water services on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
“These investments are absolutely necessary to support our parks as we manage record-breaking visitation and protect against threats to our natural resources from climate change,” U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said.
The White House confirmed the meeting will take place as part of the president’s discussion with the Western Governors Association about wildfire response and prevention.
Democrats have remained united behind Tracy Stone-Manning amid allegations she stonewalled a 1989 investigation into the sabotage of an Idaho timber sale.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania meant to assimilate them into white culture have been returned to their South Dakota tribe for burial on its reservation.
The disinterred remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago are headed home to Rosebud Sioux tribal lands in South Dakota.
In the courtyard of the St. Ignatius Mission Parish, under the cool shade of pine trees, a group of people braved the heat Saturday evening to remember lost children and survivors of Native American boarding schools.
Both Republican and Democratic senators pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers Wednesday after a federal court blocked the Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.
A U.S. judge has rejected the Biden administration's attempt to delay a lawsuit from several states and environmentalists who are seeking to end lease sales for coal mining on federal lands.
U.S. officials said Thursday that they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as possible this year as severe drought tightens its grip across the West and sets the stage for another destructive summer of blazes.
The Biden administration has proposed revoking a rule imposed under former President Trump that weakened the government's power to enforce a century-old law that protects most U.S. bird species.
“I would like our issues to transcend politics, because I think they apply to everyone," said Martha Williams, principal deputy director at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Interior Department officials on Tuesday moved to reverse actions taken under Trump that they said had hindered efforts by Native American tribes to establish, consolidate and govern their homelands.
Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula, Montana was nominated on Thursday to direct the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management.
The Senate on Monday confirmed Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for more than nearly two centuries.
Montana's energy sector is struggling as coal mines go bankrupt
Initial consultations between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the country’s tribal nations began Monday with a teleconference that included several leaders from Montana’s Indian Country.
A key Senate committee on Thursday approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the way for a Senate vote that is likely to make her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.
Civil rights activists say Rep. Deb Haaland's treatment fits a pattern of minority nominees encountering more political resistance than white counterparts.