Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians 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.
A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.
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 federal judge has dealt a setback to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.


A record number of Native Americans, including Native women, are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. Here are the active candidates.

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.

Jake Herman, born on the Pine Ridge Reservation on January 13, 1890, was one of the best know rodeo clowns in the West.

The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.

The law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.

Catch up on the second and final day of the National Congress of American Indians winter session in Washington, D.C.

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.

With key 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.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Tribal and Native leaders will discuss how climate change affects their communities at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Bareback riding forced Shane O’Connell to wear many hats.

Tribal nations are supporting legislation that would impact the route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Officials and residents are upset about the addition of sharp wire along the fence in their border community.

A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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.

The criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have concluded in North Dakota, two years after the Trump administration gave the final approval for the controversial project.

The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food during three mobile drives for employees of TSA, Phoenix Indian Medical Center and the Grand Canyon.

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.

The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years.

After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.

South Dakota Rep. Peri Pourier introduced a bill that would provide tribal oversight of cultural resources involved in state-permitted projects.

'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.

President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.

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.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn’t always been kind to Rickie Fowler.

Here’s how one Native ranching family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat and a creek on their homelands.


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