Interior Department calls for oil and gas leasing updates, but not ending production
The report also calls for limiting non-competitive leases and leases for low-potential lands, and for increasing the minimum bid for onshore development
Boarding schools traumatized Native Americans. Here’s one big way to make up for it | Opinion
Knowing the past and healing from it have begun, but both are far from being complete.
A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools in Pa., nationwide
Some advocates want Congress to take the next step and create a formal truth commission. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the coming weeks plans to reintroduce legislation forming one.
Deb Haaland can help dismantle the doctrine of discovery | Opinion
The doctrine led to exploitation of entire peoples and unraveling our relationship with the land
Increases in royalties paid by oil and gas producers, lease rates targeted in Biden review
Interior leaders at an online forum said that rates the oil and gas industry pays for leasing, royalties and bonding could be due for increases, as the administration makes multiple moves to combat climate change.
Senate confirms Haaland as first-ever Native American to serve in the Cabinet
Senate Democrats praised Haaland for her conduct at the rough Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.
U.S. Senate panel advances Deb Haaland’s historic nomination to lead Interior Department
“Two hundred and thirty years after Washington called his first Cabinet meeting, it is long past time to give a Native American woman a seat on the Cabinet table,” U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said.
Biden’s pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing
U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies
Why ‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first native interior secretary and the promise she brings | Opinion
Indian Country has a significant history with the Interior Department that has more often been bad than good. But Haaland’s record shows that she is committed to making progress on larger challenges that affect all Americans