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Nearly two decades after the first executive order on tribal consultation, the federal government is still struggling to meet their trust and treaty responsibilities.
The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.
The Navajo Nation has prevailed in a lawsuit that tested its sovereign immunity.
Without our language, we lose a significant part of our identity as Cherokee people.
Lumbee are indigenous to North Carolina but have been present in Baltimore, Maryland, since at least as early as the 1930s.
"We did it," Western Native Voice said after a bill to extend Montana's Medicaid expansion program cleared its final hurdle.
The number of police shootings in Arizona's largest city jumped from an average of 21 a year to 44 in 2018.
Details are trickling out as the Seminole Tribe engages in Class III gaming compact negotiations in Florida.
Federal authorities say a 50-year-old woman left her grandson inside a parked car on a hot day while she gambled.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was killed in a community near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.
The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.
An Indigenous journalist reflects on the 800-year-old cathedral and what "sacred" means to her.
It's now been more than 100 days since Democrats have held the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Instead of waiting for answers from police, Indigenous communities are scanning hillsides and riverbeds—and helping families cope.
The Ramapough Lenape Nation is fighting for its right to use ancestral land for ceremonies and other purposes.
Federal regulators outlined a whopping 527 violations of law at the St. Croix Chippewa gaming enterprise.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on a bill that paves the way for a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.
It's been two years since the Cowlitz Tribe opened its long-awaited gaming facility and business only continues to grow.
With hundreds of millions of dollars on the table, the Seneca Nation wants the Trump administration to review its gaming compact.
Shelters struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants once held in detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
Federal officials have dropped off nearly 1,300 migrants in the city of Yuma, Arizona.
Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?
David Bernhardt gets credit for doing a lot at the Department of the Interior. Except when it might get him into trouble.
Officials and experts are exploring a vexing question about the revolving bars of the criminal justice system: How can we stop people from ending back in prison?
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
Barriers to voting in North Dakota and South Dakota were discussed at a Congressional field hearing hosted by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.
An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.
Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.
Tribes played a critical role in the negotiation of a multi-state drought plan that is about to become law.
A high-stakes bill renewing Montana’s expanded Medicaid program sputtered forward in the state Senate Monday, picking up the single vote it needed.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.
"Voter access is a human right," says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.
Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.
Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.
Perhaps it's just a matter of time before another Boston Marathon victory will belong to Indian Country.
From 2002 to 2013, the list price of insulin nearly tripled, causing patient out-of-pocket expenses to double.
Authorities in Texas have shut down the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site after a tornado struck during a festival attended by citizens of the Caddo Nation.
Lower vaccination rates are putting Arizona at risk for an outbreak of measles, mumps and other preventable diseases.
The Kalispel Tribe, one of the pioneers in the Indian gaming industry, is hoping to draw patrons closer to home.
A popular video game is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the Quinault Nation.
It doesn't take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.
Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.
Levi Pesata resigned from the Jicarilla Apache Nation after appearing to make light of the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
Federal prosecutors concluded they could not secure a conviction 'beyond a reasonable doubt' in the death of 53-year-old Phillip Glock.
Another day, another push by the Trump administration to focus on the U.S. border with Mexico.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
Ho-Chunk Inc., owned by the Winnebago Tribe, is rolling the dice once again, betting voters will approve expanded gambling in Nebraska.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes assert.
Deb Haaland, Laguna Pueblo from New Mexico, is passing on a Senate run.
Eight telescopes around the world, including one on sacred Mount Graham in Arizona, were used to capture the first images of a black hole.
Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.
Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney made her first appearance before Congress and had to apologize for being late with her testimony.
The Trump administration has put a loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the chopping block.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
She slowly stepped out of the house into the hot summer sun. She was thin and pale and I didn’t recognize her until she spoke.
Apprehensions at the southern border in the first half of fiscal 2019 are almost as high as the total for all of 2018, with the number of families rising more than three times.
The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians bought the Big Fish Golf Club for $1.1 million.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
The Fourth World by George Manuel richly deserves its status as a foundational work.
I've introduced a number of bills to help provide additional help for patients struggling with mental health issues.
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.
The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking volunteers and supplies due to heavy flooding on the reservation.
A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to offer sports betting but only a handful have done so amid concerns in Indian Country.
"Tahlequah is a place that is on the move," Chief Bill John Baker said of the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
The Seminole Tribe has shared nearly $1.8 billion with the state of Florida since entering into a compact nearly a decade ago.
It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.
The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.
"The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land," attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.
Cherokee Nation Businesses is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all of northeast Oklahoma
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.
Jason McNees benefited from services provided by the Helena Indian Alliance. Now he's helping others.
As Long as Grass Grows by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.
The courts have validated long-standing claims that Canadian governments have systematically ignored and violated First Nations treaties.
The Cherokee Nation supported a state law that required 'Indian' art to be produced by citizens of federally recognized tribes.
William Hosetosavit was arrested after the Bureau of Indian Affairs put out an alert for him.
The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.
This past winter another three Native Americans lost their lives to the elements in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Sioux have known these soft trees and have considered them relatives for thousands of years
Lack of water has been killing crops and livestock on the Tohono O’odham Nation and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.
An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.
Margaret Swimmer, the wife of former Cherokee Nation Chief Ross Swimmer, passed away on April 1. She was 75.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.
There is a strong connection between colonialism and sexual violence.
As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.
The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.
To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.
The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.
According to federal regulators, 290 tribes across the nation have approved Class III gaming ordinances.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
A tribal water settlement fund will run out of money in ten years unless Congress takes action.
Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.
Safety of reservation roads and efforts to expand tribal self-governance were discussed by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.
First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.
A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.
If we add up all the ways that Canadian governments have oppressed Indigenous peoples over the centuries, those governments bear a weighty burden.
Fighting opioid addiction always is tough, but it’s even tougher for rural residents who live miles from treatment clinics.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.
Two tribes continue to battle about who has the right to engage in gaming in North Carolina.
Warning of "devastating effects for Indian Country," tribes are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their people.
The Big Fire Law and Policy Group promises to fight for tribes and their rights.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony from tribal leaders and Indian law and policy experts.
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