Bureau Of Indian Affairs News
Parents claim newborn taken from hospital by tribal police
Rebecca Sanders claims a police officer informed her the baby was going to live with her mom, a member of the Miccosukee Tribe.
FBI joins search for missing Montana woman
The FBI announced this week it has agreed to investigate the disappearance of 21-year-old Ashley Loring Heavyrunner who vanished from Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation in June of 2017. The Bureau of Indian Affairs had previously been the lead investigative agency in the matter. “I’m glad the FBI has
A family's desperate search for a missing young woman highlights questions about justice on tribal lands
When Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, a 20-year-old college student, vanished from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana this summer, her older sister Kimberly Loring thought of a promise she once made. “When we were young, we were in the foster care system,” Kimberly Loring told ABC News. “She told me,
Federal agencies prepare for hurricane relief
ABC News' Geneva Sands talks to Rob McCloy of the National Coordination Center for Law Enforcement in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters meet with authorities over emergency evacuation order
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota met with state representatives on Thursday, after the governor issued an emergency evacuation order for the Oceti Sakowin protest camp. John Bigelow, media director of the Oceti Sakowin camp, told ABC
US Interior Secretary Surprised Redskins Team Name Not Changed
It’s “surprising” that the Washington Redskins football team hasn’t changed its name, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said, though adding that the issue isn’t high on the agenda of Native-American tribes with whom she has spoken. “Personally, I think we would never consider naming a...
U.S. Interior Secretary Surprised Redskins Team Name Hasn't Changed
The Bureau of Indian Affairs it's been a huge debate in Washington and beyond Washington with the NFL with the Washington Redskins. As someone who's involved in native American issues what do you think about the name of that team shouldn't be changed. My job it is a full trust and treaty
Sale of 'Wounded Knee' Massacre Site Extended
Native American tribes declare themselves outraged by the pending sale of lands hallowed by the blood of murdered ancestors: Two 40-acre tracts of Wounded Knee are on the block for $4.9 million. They're for sale to any buyer, including any commercial developer. At Wounded Knee in 1890, U.S.
Kindhearted Woman, Raped by Dad at 3, Helps Others Heal
When Robin Poor Bear was in her 20s, she asked for a Native American name. The Road Man, or spiritual leader, came up with Kind Hearted Woman. There was good reason: After a lifetime of physical and sexual abuse, her heart was still bursting with empathy for others. The daughter of an alcoholic
57 Terrible Consequences of the Sequester
If the heads of 20 federal agencies are to be believed, disastrous consequences await if President Obama and Congress fail to reach a budget deal, triggering the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as "sequestration." Those cuts are slated to begin March 1, and earlier this month, the Senate