The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape people have been restored to their rightful place in New Jersey history.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation is celebrating the settlement of a civil rights lawsuit.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is helping victims of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history
Chairperson Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will be helping Dana Nessel prepare to serve as Michigan's Attorney General.
Julian Bear Runner will become one of the youngest candidates to win the presidency of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
On November 14, 1992, a Native American woman was found murdered in Tucson, and 26 years later her name is still not known.
The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.
Three men who allegedly shot at a law enforcement officer were arrested at a Shoshone-Bannock Tribes casino.
Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.
Leaders and citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are protesting uranium development on their homelands.
Tim Lame Woman, whose Cheyenne name was Night Bear, dedicated his life to his people.
Political pundits credit Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for appealing to moderate and independent voters in her successful run for U.S. Senate.
Sheena Between Lodges, 32, came out of a coma after being severely beaten. She remains under close watch in South Dakota.
Hate crimes against Native Americans increased a whopping 63 percent after Donald Trump took office.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
The future of the Sioux San Hospital, an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota, is at stake.
So much history was made this Election Day and it really was the year of the Native woman.
I believe life on the homeland will not evolve until we rid ourselves of this so-called 'constitution' that was shoved down our throats.
While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Martha McSally in the highly contested race.
The formerly independent Mvskoke Media is being placed under the control of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's executive branch.
The Choctaw Nation is adding a 1,000-room hotel and a slate of another amenities to its largest casino.
The Cowlitz Tribe doesn't want video of an alleged attack at its casino being made public.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is seeing some big changes as it wraps up its 25th anniversary celebration.
The Snoqualmie Tribe has been celebrating the 10th anniversary of its casino in Washington with a string of upgrades and additions.
Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.
Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
There are times when news stories come across my desk that are sickening.
It’s an excellent time to refocus our attention on the Indigenous origins of democracy in this country.
Tribal members are doing the dirty work and not being compensated, rewarded or acknowledged.
Vine Deloria, Jr., the Native author, theologian, historian, and activist, was a star of his time.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema or Republican Martha McSally? Voters still don't know the outcome of a key U.S. Senate race.
The South Selkirk Mountains caribou herd is down to just six animals.
The Ho-Chunk Nation's off-reservation casino is finally moving forward in a more politically-friendly environment in Wisconsin.
A 32-year-old Lakota woman suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten in South Dakota.
One of the first Native women elected to Congress is calling for a national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women.
At Cherokee Nation we are adamant about honoring and paying respects to those who have fought for the liberties we enjoy every day and hold so dear.
Construction is underway on a new wing at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home.
According to one of my Cheyenne relatives, there are many 'bad bear' stories in our history.
It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.
Activists and citizens are seeking action about unsolved deaths in a tiny town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
"Dawnland" shows how the state of Maine is confronting its harmful legacy.
We often assume age and experience matter most when it comes to making wise decisions, or in understanding how the world actually operates.
The Senate race between Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally remained too close to call. But results from Arizona are expected soon.
The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.
At age 33, Julian Bear Runner was the youngest candidate for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Mark Fox has won re-election as the leader of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
A local artist who claims Cherokee ancestry is accusing the Cherokee Nation of acting in a 'non-Indian' way.
In just two years, the Quapaw Tribe could be opening a casino named in honor of a chief who was laid to rest in Arkansas.
Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
The power of the Native vote is on display as a vulnerable Democrat survived a near-fatal blow in the heart of Trump country.
Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.
Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.
The Navajo Nation has gone through another unusual election cycle.
After spending nearly $6 million on a ballot initiative, two tribes based in Oklahoma have emerged victorious in Arkansas.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
It cost nearly $25 million but the Seminole Tribe has emerged victorious with its campaign to limit non-Indian gaming in Florida.
The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.
In what is being called the Year of the Woman, more and more women are running for public office.
Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.
Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, stands up for Native American women.
My grandfather's vote would have mattered. My vote matters. Your vote matters.
We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.
There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.
A caravan of immigrants from Central America has been President Trump's topic of choice as the election approaches.
"This good man reached out to the Ute Tribe, on his own, to return this land to us," Chairman Luke Duncan said of the exchange.
Rodney Butler will serve another term as chairman of the Connecticut-based tribe.
The independent federal agency that oversees the $32 billion tribal casino industry is one of the best places to work in government.
The Wilton Rancheria is getting closer to its goal of self-sufficiency.
The Seminole Tribe has made a big bet on Election Day in order to protect its gaming enterprise.
Tribes shared nearly $27 million in gaming revenues with the state of Arizona in what was the seventh consecutive quarter of growth.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
Some tribes are big spenders when it comes to asserting their political interests.
Gaming continues to generate benefits for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
"This casino doesn't define who we are as a tribe," Ponca Chairman Larry Wright Jr. said. "But what it does symbolize is our sovereignty."
Citizens of the Crow Tribe are mobilizing after their leader endorsed Republican Matt Rosendale in a closely-watched Senate race.
Energy development revenues in Indian Country topped $1 billion for the first time in four years.
Food sovereignty efforts continue to advance in Indian Country.
I believe it is imperative that we free ourselves of this long-standing, unmerited tyranny.
The Havasupai Tribe and environmental advocates will be able to challenge an existing uranium mine near the Grand Canyon.
A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.
Two tribes remain locked in a long-running battle over gaming in Oregon.
Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.
Maggie Ross is among the record numbers of Native women who are seeking a voice in the political system.
Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.
Sensible, accurate, positive terms, especially when it comes to our identity, are a must.
A coal-fired power plant that has supplied jobs to thousands of tribal citizens is slated for closure.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is denying any wrongdoing after news of a possible criminal inquiry surfaced in the media.
The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe will soon find out whether voters in Arkansas will approve their gaming campaign.
"My First Amendment right was violated," Chairman JoDe Goudy told Indianz.Com after he was barred from the nation's highest court.
Federal Indian law traces back to a religious doctrine that treats indigenous peoples as inferior, as "heathens" and "infidels."
It has been extremely challenging to get information from the leaderless Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
There are a lot of reasons for Native voters to get the polls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
One of President Trump's court nominees tried to dispel concerns about his record on tribal law, saying his previous work did not reflect how he would rule as a judge.
As Americans across the country head to the polls, more is at stake than a vote against President Trump.
Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.
Using the term "Indigenous" moves Canada in the direction of the spirit of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..
The Florida man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats is not a citizen of the Seminole Tribe.
What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.
Further erosion to the Indian Child Welfare Act is an affront to our culture, our families and our self-determination.
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.
How a young Chinese filmmaker comes to create movies in Lakota Territory that are loved both here at home and at festivals worldwide is anybody’s guess
More than 24,000 people across the country have signed an online petition calling for Yandy.com of Phoenix to stop selling more than 40 'Native' costumes.
I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Gavin Clarkson, an enrolled tribal member, for New Mexico Secretary of State.
Two Standing Rock citizens and a member of the clergy are suing authorities who shut down a key highway during the height of the #NoDAPL movement.
The ancestors of Native peoples were already in the Americas long before previously thought.
History has come full circle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear.
The Coquille Tribe is wondering why Gov. Kate Brown (D), who is running for her first full term in office, wants to expand the Oregon Lottery.
Tribes are threatening to sue the state of California for failing to crack down on non-Indian card rooms.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Not one but two Native women could soon be walking the halls of Congress.
The future of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota looks uncertain.
A recap from the third day of activities at the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The National Congress of American Indians is hosting its 75th annual convention this week in Colorado.
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.
A Twitter recap of the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.
Elizabeth Warren's decision to release the results of a DNA analysis was a political ploy.
A #MeToo outcry has sidelined NCAI's executive director on the eve of a milestone convention.
Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.
Details remain scarce as the White House plans to improve water in the West by streamlining regulatory processes and expediting reviews.
I know we were never living in a postracial paradise. But I still have hope for a society that cares for us all.
When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.
Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.
Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.
From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.
The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is searching for a new leader following the departure of its long-serving president.
We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her.
Elizabeth Warren is welcome anytime on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne.
Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has often made history, but this week, we find ourselves in a new jam.
Inadequate funding for the Indian Health Service hinders treatment and addiction programs for expecting mothers in tribal communities.
Concrete actions are needed to address the harmful effects of the residential school era.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino remain in limbo.
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a long-awaited casino.
Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is once again helping Native students fulfill their educational dreams.
Some states are seeing how far they can go in disenfranchising certain voters, including Native American ones.
E-cigarette use among youth has reached 'epidemic proportion,' according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
Authorities are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting outside of the casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe.
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to face vehement opposition to a proposed casino.
Two tribes are working together in hopes of legalizing casinos in Arkansas..
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.
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