Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
Lyla June Johnston, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, went on a hunger strike for her campaign in New Mexico.
The use of the term 'savage' is a racist insult not just to Indigenous Bolivians, but to all the Indigenous of North and South America.
"For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process," a federal appeals court judge said.
A look at the Indian wars in America tells us that the assassinations of the Sioux military leadership have been accepted as a common way to stop wars.
The Johnnys, fronted by Veronica Johnny (Cree) and Dave Johnny, perform at the International Indigenous Music Summit.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
A tribal bond scheme that defrauded unwitting investors of more than $60 million attracted attention because of high profile name connected to it.
One of the most blatant displays of abject racism took place at the NFL Playoff Football game pitting Kansas City against the Tennessee Titans a couple of Saturdays ago.
Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.
The Native American governor of Oklahoma took office a year ago. His relationship with tribes hasn't been the greatest.
Native women and girls are disproportionately likely to become victims of sex trafficking.
Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have wanted him out of office.
We are not 'tribes' but are people of a nation, the Sioux Nation, and we have an international treaty with the United States.
Where do the key players stand on a bill to settle the water rights of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes?
The Eh-Lo Dispensary will be opening on the Tule River Reservation in the spring of 2020.
At least 19 public high schools across Connecticut use names like 'Indians' and 'Chiefs' and even 'Redmen.'
Terry Hunt, the president of the Lumbee Tribe's economic development arm, died while on official business in Kenya.
Class II gaming is not subject to state or local jurisdiction but a federal judge is trying to force the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to cede authority anyway.
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe won't be able to argue for its gaming rights at the nation's highest court.
The thousands who turned out for the 47th March for Life had the same goal – reversing the Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion.
A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
Nancy Mike is an Inuit throat singer from Nunavut in Canada.
"In my language, hiapsine means when your heart is just crushed," Yaqui guitarist Gabriel Ayala says of a song he dedicates to missing and murdered Indigenous women.
A project launched nearly 50 years ago may help preserve the language of a California tribe that has all but disappeared.
Clean-water rules unveiled by the Trump administration could remove the vast majority of Arizona’s waterways from federal oversight, a change environmentalists call bad news.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
An impressive lineup of artists and performers are taking part in the International Indigenous Music Summit, now in its second year.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
Big changes are in the works at an urban Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota. Did you know about it?
According to scientists, Native peoples in New England cleared forests and used fire to improve habitat for the plants and animals they relied upon. It turns out that may be wrong.
Shifting sands make New Mexico's White Sands National Park a geological wonder, a prehistoric time capsule, and an economic driver for the region.
The body of Selena Faye Not Afraid, a 16-year-old from the Crow Tribe, was found nearly three weeks after she went missing in Montana.
Thousands flocked to the nation's capital, marched around the White House under a gray sky and a mix of rain and snow, demanding everything from reproductive rights to President Donald Trump’s ouster from office.
I expect that the impeachment of Donald Trump hearings will closely resemble a circus by the time the head clown and his supporting clowns go into their acts.
'The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage' starts from the first days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont sent a video message to the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Tom Steyer was one of the few candidates who showed up in person to the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts participated via video in the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii invoked the Standing Rock movement in a video message at the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor, taped an interview for the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Once the Ho-Chunk people had vast lands upon which they planted corn, beans and squash and hunted deer and buffalo. Life changed after forced removal.
"If I'm elected president, you'll never have a better friend in the White House than me," Democratic candidate Joe Biden told the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Tribes with treaty rights affected by the Keystone XL Pipeline continue to contest water permits for the controversial project.
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
I think we need to remind America that there are many fine, responsible, hard-working and law-abiding tribal citizens in this great country.
Under pressure from Native and other community members throughout the past year, the Black Hills National Forest will be taking public comments about gold prospecting in sacred He Sapa.
Nearly 7,000 soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent are serving in the U.S. Army. Some got their start at West Point Military Academy.
Republicans in Montana are once again trying to derail a long-awaited water rights settlement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Indigenous people have been subjected to a disparaging existence on the Great Plains and in the He Sapa (Black Hills) for decades.
Two state senators in Nebraska, including the first and only Native lawmaker, are working to create greater awareness of Indigenous issues, culture and history.
An economic development corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation is back in the news in connection with some allegedly fraudulent dealings.
It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.
Native American women are more likely to be murdered by men than white women, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center.
The Tule River Tribe continues to make strides toward moving its casino to a new location in California.
As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.
Mark Charles, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is running for president of the United States.
Congress got a lesson in Yurok history and culture at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Watch the video to learn more.
The Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum 2020 is being held on January 14-15, 2020, on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Vice Chairman Frankie Myers of the Yurok Tribe provided testimony on H.R.5448, Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, about 1,900 Oklahomans earn their living as Class III gaming dealers.
Even as it was losing the fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the Trump administration was running tests about it.
Cultural burning is proactive, while Western-style controlled burning, also called hazard reduction burning, is reactive.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform examines the Census Bureau's strategies and plans for reaching hard-to-count communities -- including American Indian and Alaska Native communities -- in 2020.
One lies and the others swear to it. That is the definite MO of the Trump Administration.
Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history.
Qasem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of more than 600 U.S. service members in Iraq.
The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.
The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction.
A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a "bloody Indian" in front of the entire class.
Ashlea Aldrich's gruesome death demonstrates the need for swift and aggressive action by tribal leaders, her aunt said.
The Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Working Group is holding its next forum on January 14.
"Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" is the first museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native American women artists from the United States and Canada.
Some schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on languages and cultural traditions
At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
The United States is losing moral capital the world over right now at an alarming rate.
The Hopi Tribe is among the opponents of uranium mining on sacred lands in Arizona.
Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.
While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.
An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.
The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.
Zonnie Gorman, a historian and daughter of an original Navajo Code Talker, will share her experiences at Montana State University.
As agricultural commodity prices suffer in President Donald Trump’s multi-fronted trade war, Montana farmers have received at least $114 million in payments in 2019.
Two Indian nations are looking to land a commercial casino in Virginia while a third keeps its options open after recently gaining federal recognition.
In Australia, that semi-arid land where the sun shines most of the year, the Black Serpent has come to rest.
Looking over the 14-year record of accomplishments of the Indigenous socialist government led by Evo Morales in Bolivia, it becomes apparent why U.S. capitalist interests were chomping at the bit to see its demise.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
For Indigenous Peoples who have lived within their traditional territories for generations, music is a repository of ecological knowledge, with songs embedding ancestors’ knowledge, teachings and wisdom.
The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to reservation youth on New Year’s Eve.
I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.
We are blessed at the Cherokee Nation and thankful that we can make positive changes to improve Oklahoma in both large and small ways.
The United States of America needs an honest national dialogue regarding our own history.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
A collaboration between Indigenous tradition and Western science may offer a way to bolster both Haida culture and the marine ecosystem intertwined with it.
The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation are suing the Republican governor of Oklahoma as a gaming impasse enters the new year.
The governor’s actions have begun threatening the stability of tribal gaming, and thereby the revenue bases of tribal governments and the countless jobs that provide livelihoods to Oklahomans.
An opening prayer welcomes 75 Native American men and women from across the nation, gathered at a hotel to learn how to use tradition to heal from trauma – and to help others heal, too.
It was still dark outside and there was a light snowfall as I took a table by the window at Vesta’s Café in Martin, South Dakota, on Christmas Eve in 1984.
Researchers at Indiana University have been digitally preserving recordings of Native American songs made on fragile wax cylinders more than 100 years ago.
Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.
As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.
An Indian Health Service dispute has escalated with a lawsuit and a prominent citizen of the Blackfeet Nation accusing the federal agency of putting the lives of his fellow people at risk.
There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.
Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.
After more than a century of efforts, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is on the cusp of federal recognition.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is growing increasingly isolated as he continues to demand a larger share of gaming revenues from tribes.
Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
With Democrats prepared to impeach President Donald Trump, lawmakers continue to advance legislation to benefit Indian Country's interests.
Instead of trying to throw out our successful gaming compacts so the state can increase its revenue on the backs of tribes, our state government and the citizens of Oklahoma would be better served by embracing tribes and their successes.
On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.
The bells of the Catholic Church continue to call Mohawk Christians to return to the mass and renew their faith.
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
The cost of prescription drugs has gotten out of control and Americans are paying way too much for life-saving treatments.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
On November 29, 1990, the body of Neil Stonechild was found frozen in a field on the outskirts of town. He was just 17 years old at the time of his death.
A long-running dispute between the Bay Mills Indian Community and the state of Michigan has been revived, giving the tribe a win in a casino controversy that once went to the nation's highest court.
Many have heard of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle, however many may not know how he became well known in his advocacy for peace between Native people and European settlers.
Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester announced the introduction of a long-awaited bill that would settle a century-old dispute over water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state and federal governments.
Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at "dismantling" the agency.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
Oglala Lakota citizen Henry Red Cloud will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Washington College for his career in the pursuit of affordable and accessible renewable energy solutions.
After waiting more than 15 years, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians finally has land in trust.
Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
When the government has a full or even partial lapse in funding, it can needlessly cause billions of dollars of damage to the economy.
Two years ago, tax reform was a great Christmas gift to Oklahomans and it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
The story behind the story of tribal self-determination and the politics of Indian Country's remarkable journey towards self-rule cannot be told without Dr. Jim Wilson as a central figure.
Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is threatening to bring non-Indian casinos to Oklahoma if tribes don't agree to his demands.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
It was the first and last Christmas play I was ever in, but it is one I will never forget.
Sheridan College is doing more to recruit Native students and maintain connections with Native communities.
Cronkite News recently went to Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation, to see what Navajos are saying about impeachment.
Grizzly bear management remains a political, environmental and social minefield in Montana.
We're over another holiday - Thanksgiving. Now a short time before the BIG one.
The Bureau of Land Management relocation to Colorado reflects a widespread pattern of destabilization under Donald Trump.
New studies put hard numbers to Alaska's glacial retreat, now plainly visible to tourists.
Accused of creating a hostile work environment, Darla Black was removed as vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights is taking a major step forward.
Blackfeet citizen Loren BirdRattler has been appointed the Montana State University Katz Endowed Chair in Native American Studies.
An unrelenting season of disastrous weather events has wreaked havoc on the transportation infrastructure on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for its new council, with Tim Davis chosen to serve as Chief.
A well-known Pueblo artist can't sue the police officers who pointed an assault rifle at him, handcuffed him and detained him, a court has ruled.
Steve Stallings is leaving the California Nations Indian Gaming Association after eight years as chairman of the largest tribal casino organization in California.
The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring.
Lost amid the daily news cycle now focused on the impeachment of the president is the fact that money continues to roll in.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
ACLU of Michigan - Staff Attorney
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Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute: Supervisory Admissions and Financial Aid Specialist
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The Center for Rural Affairs - Native Communities Project Manager
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society - Education Coordinator
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National Indian Gaming Commission - Associate General Counsel
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With a whirl of colorful circles, shapes and movement, hoop dancers tell vivid stories. The exact origins of hoop dancing are unclear. Traditionally, the hoops were made with willow or some other pliable wood. Today, hoops might be made out of metal or plastic. The practice incorporates colorful regalia and has grown to include energetic competitions. We’ll hear from hoop dancers about what drives their passion.
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