Bureau of Indian Affairs

Federally run schools serving Native students were slow to shut and to offer distance learning. Millions in federal relief aid has yet to be disbursed.
The pandemic has hit Native American communities particularly hard.
Senate Republicans also worked to scale back direct relief for Native Americans.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe got a frightening notice from the Trump administration just as residents are grappling with the devastating impact of COVID-19.
Justice Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials couldn't take a position on any of the Senate bills addressing this crisis.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appointed Bryan Rice to lead the bureau in October.
"[Trump's] perverse reading of the relationship between the U.S. government and Indian Country flies in the face of the Constitution," Tom Perez wrote.
A website on climate resilience for Native American tribes is the latest victim of anti-science cleansing.
The losing fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans.
After welcoming protesters for months, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe asked federal agents to help disperse those who remained.