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The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door.
Jackie Pata is leaving the National Congress of American Indians after 18 years as executive director.
Homer Stands Sr.'s mother had a special gift with horses that he carried to the rodeo world.
Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making.
The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.
It’s the land that brings us together, the land that teaches relationship-based ways of knowing about the natural world and its food systems.
Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.
Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.
Clyde Bellecourt is battling stage 4 prostate cancer but remains committed as ever to Indian Country's causes.
Citizens and officials of the Miccosukee Tribe are being sued in connection with a child welfare dispute that drew national attention last year.
It's been more four years since the Coquille Tribe started the land-into-trust process and there's still no word of a decision.
On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.
Let me take you back to the days of mom and pop grocery stores and full-service gas stations. Remember them?
Oklahoma's rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage.
The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.
"Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost."
Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.
Critics are concerned that William Barr might interfere with probes of the Trump administration now that he's in charge of the Department of Justice.
It's very clear that conservatives have one plan for dealing with the popularity of the Green New Deal.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing a familiar foe as it seeks to prevent its reservation from being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door to sports betting in Indian Country.
Controversy continues to overshadow NCAI's efforts to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.
The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.
A bill recognizing Lakota, Dakota and Nakota as the official indigenous languages of South Dakota is moving forward.
A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.
America has plenty of money for corporate welfare and defense contractors. Why so little for tribal citizens?
Ryan Zinke has left the Trump administration but his Indian Country legal troubles are far from over.
The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start in the nation's capital.
Catch up on the second and final day of the National Congress of American Indians winter session in Washington, D.C.
The law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.
The late John Dingell, former Democratic Congressman from Michigan, was a supporter of tribal treaty rights and Indian health care.
A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
Mike Her Many Horses, a leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has gone on to the 'Last Camp' as the Cheyenne would say.
Jake Herman, born on the Pine Ridge Reservation on January 13, 1890, was one of the best know rodeo clowns in the West.
A federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
It's only taken 17 years but the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is finally going to open a casino.
The Brookings Institution is holding a talk on the future of Indian gaming with key stakeholders.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is leading a climate change hearing as chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
The National Congress of American Indians is hearing from key members of Congress and senior federal officials at its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.
With Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
it's a busy week for the National Congress of American Indians. Get up to speed on the State of Indian Nations address.
A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.
Tribal and Native leaders will discuss how climate change affects their communities at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.
Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next.
Native nations need a path to liberate themselves from the U.S.’s claim of a right of oppression over them.
Bareback riding forced Shane O’Connell to wear many hats.
Sports betting might be coming soon to Arizona but the wait will be a little longer than expected.
Cindy McCain has made unsubstantiated claims about children being trafficked in Indian Country.
A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
South Dakota has to be the kindest, most thoughtful state when it comes to the treatment of its American Indian prison population.
Officials and residents are upset about the addition of sharp wire along the fence in their border community.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
In her new role as vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) spoke from the heart at a hearing on climate change.
For Dave and Sydney Claymore, mourning the loss of their daughter was made even more difficult when police officers were called to her traditional wake ceremony.
There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership.
The #NoDAPL criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have finally concluded.
One organization distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.
Tribes and Indian lawmakers are taking a stand on sports betting in South Dakota.
The first show at the Osage Nation's new performance venue is already sold out.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years. How did we end up here?
South Dakota Rep. Peri Pourier introduced a bill that would provide tribal oversight of cultural resources involved in state-permitted projects.
President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.
"There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country," the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.
A clear alternative to the prevailing nihilism followed the president’s State of the Union address.
Why do we, as members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, continue to endure needless suffering on and around the Pine Ridge Reservation?
Native Americans suffer from one of highest problem gambling rates in the United States.
When he was 13, Bobby Von Martin lived in a hotel known by some as a drug den.
President Trump has failed to offer a budget for Indian Country programs but that doesn't mean Congress is shirking its trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations.
President Trump deserves the opportunity to address the American people on the pressing issues facing our country.
Americans deserve better than to foot the bill for the Green New Deal’s reckless, expensive, and unattainable goals.
David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.
As I sit here typing each letter one by one, I can feel the pain my people are going through at this exact moment and it hurts.
Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to meet them in their hometown.
Here's how one Native ranching family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat and a creek on their homelands.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn’t always been kind to Rickie Fowler.
The Ho-Chunk Nation is looking to add a hotel, convention center and more gaming space to its facility in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin.
Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.
Citing Standing Rock as a driving force, Democrats in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal to address climate change and other issues.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Right on time, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has published its list of federally recognized tribes. The most recent entrants are seven in Virginia.
Ralph Northam wasn't calling for genocide against anyone, but he was being stupid.
The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.
Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.
In less than a hundred years, the Indigenous population in the Americas was reduced by 90 percent.
When you get a group of women together, give them each something creative to work on and let them talk, two kinds of beautiful happen.
Finally, plant species have rights, too, with one tribal nation leading the way to protect Manoomin, wild rice.
"We fought until the end!! And it was worth it!!" Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler said after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
It’s time the students who mocked and disrespected an elder of the Omaha Nation learn the whole truth of this history.
It took a lot of work but the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officially entered the Class III gaming industry on January 25, 1994.
The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is making plans to grow the tribal economy.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.
2 Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
3 Native Sun News Today: Bill declares official Native languages of South Dakota
4 The Lakota Times: Rodeo legend Jake Herman brought laughter and smiles to all
5 President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe - General Practitioner
Prairie Band, LLC - Director of Business Development
Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs - Executive Director
Fort Lewis College - Visiting Instructor Faculty Position - FALL 2019
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Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe - Tribal Administrator
Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians - Controller
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe - Health Services Internist
Executive Director - Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court - Assistant Tribal Prosecutor
Hualapai Nation Police Department - Police Officer/Lateral Officer
Fallon Tribal Development Corporation - Request for Proposals
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Kituwah Economic Development Board Chief Executive Officer
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What can you believe online? The confrontation last month between Omaha elder Nathan Philips and a crowd of rowdy Catholic high school boys was hard enough to interpret from mainstream news reports. It was made even harder by fake social media posts, including an inflammatory note claiming to be from the mother of one of the students. The false tweet wishing the “pioneers had brought more blankets with smallpox” was widely retweeted before the account disappeared. We’ll look into some things to keep in mind when trying to form an opinion from what you read, whether it’s high profile events or texts from friends.
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