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.
The Lumbee Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will air out their federal recognition differences at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
"It is only by the grace of Maheo'o (the Creator) this has happened": A new thrift store opened on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.
Tribal leaders have practical reasons for not siding for or against President Trump's impeachment.
Two women were placed on leave from their positions at the Ute Tribe after they complained about their supervisor, who remains on the job.
Do Oklahoma's Class III gaming compacts expire at the end of the month? Tribes might soon find out.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has shared more than $91 million with Michigan since 2011.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced plans to expand its commercial casino in Pennsylvania, just months after taking over the facility.
Lawmakers grilled military leaders over poor living conditions in housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) compared to 'slumlords.'
Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the massacre of the Lakota people is gaining steam.
New oil-and-gas pipeline protection measures could help people like Lisa Deville and her family, who suffer from fracking industry pollution on their tribal homelands.
Steve Bullock, the candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country, is calling it quits.
You've heard it everywhere. Now get ready for the first Native language version of "Baby Shark" doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Methamphetamine addiction is rampant on all nine of the Indian reservations in South Dakota.
As a member of the country’s minority group, I can swear on the fact that racial intolerance is everywhere.
A federal appeals court overturned an death row inmate’s conviction, saying attorneys in his case 'dropped the ball' by failing to challenge the state’s evidence.
Citizens of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes approved a limited waiver of sovereign immunity in order to obtain financing for a gaming project.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
The slap heard round the world, or at least Indian Country, has caused quite the commotion. A middle school girl who was struck by a police officer is the one facing an assault charge.
Suzan Shown Harjo, Michael Haney and I were seated in the small dining room in a hotel, waiting for a car to take us to the Oprah Winfrey Show.
The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
I am proud to embrace my Cherokee heritage and I believe that our heritage and traditions should be celebrated not only in November, but year-round.
Especially during a time of great division and polarization, it is important for Americans to join in collective gratitude this year.
The official proclamation of Thanksgiving has its origins in slaughter, gore and carnage.
The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.
Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to Washington, D.C.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a Korean War veteran and Navajo Nation police officer who passed away at the age of 88.
A statue shows Sacagawea, the Native woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition, at the feet of the White men assigned to lead it.
Diners at the casino owned by the Jamul Indian Village can enjoy the tribe's own brand of wine.
The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was impeached following complaints about her treatment of women who worked for her.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.
The Tohono O'odham Nation will be hiring up to 1,300 people for its casino near Arizona's biggest city.
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has chosen one of its own to lead its gaming enterprise.
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was voted out of office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
One Ho-Chunk Nation casino is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a Native food menu created by Chef Elena Terry, a tribal citizen.
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
The National Indian Gaming Commission has a Republican-chosen chairman for the first time in nearly a decade.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
Native Americans were slaughtered and starved on their own lands in an effort to subdue them and steal their lands.
The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.
Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians increased the number of turkeys being given out by 25 percent for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.
Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.
Indigenous knowledge is an essential asset for communities to adapt to climate change, by knowing the land, using the local natural resources, sharing capital, and taking a community approach to local issues.
Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor.
The Cherokee Nation and the Choctaw Nation continue to compete for a commercial casino in Arkansas, where one of their fellow tribes is already up and running.
A new gaming study is warning of the pitfalls of awarding exclusive casino licenses to tribal nations.
A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism, from the occupation of Alcatraz to the #NoDAPL movement at Standing Rock.
A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a busy day, taking up #MMIW legislation and Native veterans issues.
A Rosebud Sioux citizen wants to revive an old tradition of governance which is made up of a council of leaders, which would maintain the language, history and culture of the tribe.
Tribal leaders went before Congress to demand the government address longstanding problems in Indian Country – and not for the first time.
American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
The Vice President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is facing an impeachment hearing after she was accused of creating a hostile work environment.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
To raise awareness about the need for shielding Native women and children from violence, advocates took part in a quilt-hanging at the South Dakota State Capitol.
November is a significant time for the Cherokee Nation and other tribal nations across the United States.
People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.
Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer's.
The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives -- both in rural and urban settings -- is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.
A lawsuit in federal court challenges the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine in Montana.
Plans for the 25,000-square-foot American Indian Hall at Montana State University are moving forward.
It's all about money….and land? .... And power. We are capitalists, after all.
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.
The Acoma Shield is finally coming home after years in legal and political limbo.
A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the House of Representatives.
The Dakota Access Pipeline has experienced 12 spills of more than 6,100 gallons of crude oil in less than two years of operation.
Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.
Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.
"You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller," one Democratic member of Congress said.
It's National Native American Heritage Month and one tribe is trying to prove that it qualifies for federal recognition.
With a customary guitar smash, the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria opened a casino in partnership with the Seminole Tribe's well-known Hard Rock brand.
A two-day job fair at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood comes after the debut of a striking 638-room hotel in the shape of a 450-foot tall guitar..
The theme of intercultural reconciliation took center stage here at the 37th gathering of the West River History Conference.
Citizens of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation are suing leaders of their tribe for allegedly trespassing on their land.
"It's going to take a long time for the harmony between us as people and Mother Earth to be completely restored, but this is a beginning."
Verna Teller, who was the first woman to lead the Pueblo of Isleta, is making history during Native American Heritage Month.
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
Leaders of the Navajo Nation say they weren't informed about the purchase of three coal mines far from tribal territory.
Sitting Bull once described the Lakota perspective: "For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors."
After years of work, the Chemehuevi Tribe is finally ready to celebrate.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe welcomed visitors to a new hotel at one of its gaming facilities in Arizona.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is promising to keep "Winning for Alabama" with a campaign for a Class III gaming compact.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.
Native music remains in a cultural ghetto, unheard by most people, unmarketed by the major music companies and alien to a world which is in desperate needs of its power and beauty.
We owe a constant debt of gratitude to generations of veterans, including many of our own family members, who made sacrifices to ensure the safety of our homeland and who faithfully fought to promote and preserve our precious freedoms.
One day is not enough to thank the brave men and women who defend our freedoms every day.
Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.
The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.
Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
It looks like the Seneca Nation will have to fork over $256 million in gaming revenues to the state of New York.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dion Reynolds brought his military experience back to Rosebud to change the lives of reservation youth.
On behalf of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Speaker Seth Damon recognizes Navajo Veterans and all who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces.
We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous history.
An aging power plant that has provided jobs and revenues to the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation is finally shutting down for good.
When the Indian community doesn’t organize, and be its own watchdog, opportunists will swoop in to fill that power vacuum.
These places literally embody human lives, and are the only records we have of prehistoric indigenous peoples of the New World.
In a world of nothing but bald men, Dom Clucas might have chosen the wrong profession.
Our attention focuses upon Native Americans, a well-known fact that among all ethnic groups, our people have the highest rate of voluntary service.
We have had bad presidents, but they didn’t have the Reverend Jim Jones cult like following this president seems to attract.
Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest. She's bringing those lessons to her new role at the National Congress of American Indians.
Native pipeline fighters celebrated the death of a state law aimed at preventing them from protesting against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.
"Mallard's Road," a film starring Lakota actors, will have its world premiere at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.
Warriors who have served in every war from World War I to present day can be proud of their service.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
The Native community is outraged after police officer struck a Native middle school girl while trying to break up a fight.
Law enforcement should never choose protecting one of their own, over protecting children from that officer’s excessive policing.
For the first time since Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996, pundits aren’t sure whether Arizona will vote red or blue in 2020.
Larissa Grinnell is making a name for herself in the cosmetology and hairstyling industry.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
We should know that Russian operatives and anti-American voices are on the internet daily.
More cities in Arizona are making huge cuts to their recycling programs, which means less-frequent curbside pickups and tighter restrictions on accepted materials.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will open another casino in southern California after winning approval from the federal government.
The Trump administration says the Tule River Tribe can move its casino to a new site but the governor of California must agree too.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
Veterans are placed on a highly respected status for their dedication to their community and for serving in the armed services.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Playing political games only distracts us from improving the lives of everyday Americans.
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.
The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.
Lawmakers split along party lines as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Recently, an elderly friend was victimized to the tune of $4,000 but avoided being taken for an additional $12,000.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to plan big for its gaming facility in Indiana.
It was a big week in Washington state for the Muckleshoot Tribe and professional sports.
Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.
The annual Native American Day Parade in Rapid City was filled with culture, traditions, color, and important social messages, including honoring murdered and missing indigenous women.
One spring day in 2005, a man in a crisp brown uniform stood before a group created by Congress to fix rural Alaska’s lack of cops. In his soft-spoken way, Simeon Askoak explained his dilemma.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
Tamara St. John, a state lawmaker and tribal historic preservation officer, has become an expert on the Dakota War of 1862.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.
Leaders of the Havasupai Tribe are praising passage of a bill to protect their ancestral homelands in Arizona.
In Canada, Inuit and academic health care researchers have teamed up to combat poor cultural awareness in mainstream health care services.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
As remote Alaska warms and melts, it kicks off changes that will affect global systems and worsen climate change.
People either trust what is and what has been, or they trust what is and what will be.
The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.
A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.
Emphasizing wellness and culturally based curriculum in the classrooms is what the newly established Sovereign Community School prioritizes.
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
It should be common knowledge by now that our tribal government is in need of a serious upgrade.
As a people we need to wake up and do a fresh threat assessment.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are moving forward with the renovation and expansion of the Lucky Star Casino in Watonga, Oklahoma.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
As winter approaches, the homeless population across the reservations in South Dakota are in need of supplies and support.
Our language is the glue that holds our culture together. It creates a feeling of unity and hope among our people.
The opportunity to share a bit of our culture, history and stories with non-Indians of good will is always good and appreciated.
Tensions are rising between the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and the Québec municipality of Oka.
The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.
Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a "true equitable partnership" during every step of research that involves Native entities.
For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget.
A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.
Tribes have already shared over $1.2 billion in gaming revenues with Oklahoma but the state wants a lot more.
The Stillaguamish Tribe added new restaurants, an events space and more to its gaming facility in Washington state.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native men and women are resolved.
Pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber's crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.
This is the story of the first Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act prosecution in Ohio.
A company owned by the Navajo Nation is now the third largest coal producer in the United States
A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.
Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.
A tiny Alaskan village got a police officer. He’s never had to make an arrest. Meanwhile, larger communities with more crime have often been left behind as the state’s two-tiered policing crisis gets worse.
What makes me feel good is reminiscing about the past when for the most part we didn’t out right hate each other.
Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.
Jack Bailey was a very humble and respectful man, ever highly regarded by the Northern Cheyenne and all who knew him.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
When I look out at Rapid City, it strikes me as a solid sheet of linoleum over the land, and over the people and the culture, that once called this place home.
Campaign season is in high gear as tribal leaders prepare to elect a new slate of officers for the National Congress of American Indians.
Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.
Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.
Shaun Chapoose, Ute Tribe, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is making a second leadership bid at the National Congress of American Indians.
Learn more about Lance Gumbs, Shinnecock Nation, and his vision for the National Congress of American Indians.
Marshall Pierite, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, is seeking a voice at the National Congress of American Indians.
Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.
It's day two of the National Congress of American Indians annual convention. Where are you?
American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.
One hundred percent of the comments at a public hearing on water permits for the Dewey Burdock Project were against uranium mining on treaty territory.
Our ancestors once breathed and lived natural laws throughout their entire lives.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, all week for one of the biggest meetings of the year.
Groundbreaking Oglala Lakota musician Buddy Red Bow is the subject of a new documentary.
Many people within Cherokee Nation rely on local food banks when times are tough.
The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
I salute those professors who created Native American Studies. They had to start from scratch.
Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
Bearing signs that read "Violence is Not My Tradition" and "Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day," a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.
Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.
I am grateful for the rich heritage of South Dakota tribes. Their history is woven deep within the fabric of our state.
The closing of a thrift store in Sheridan, Wyoming, has turned out to be good news for the Northern Cheyenne people.
Indigenous knowledge and governance is essential because it's where more than a third of the earth and over 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity are located.
Until Lakota people develop a healthy intellectual class to offset the reverence paid to holy men or basketball coaches, the tribe will struggle to find a place in any world.
The University of Wyoming College of Law is hosting two public events focusing on water contamination on one reservation and and a treaty rights case recently decided by the Supreme Court.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
"The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples."
As we honor the Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples' in the United States and North America, I ask, remember where you came from.
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HIV infection rates among Native Americans continue to rise. The most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 46 percent increase for all Native Americans from 2010 to 2016. The agency points to factors like lack of awareness, stigma, poverty and illicit drug use as the key challenges health advocates are up against in trying to lower new infection rates. The Indian Health Service recently awarded more than $2 million to nine of its Tribal Epidemiology Centers to help reduce new HIV infections as part of a national plan to “end the HIV epidemic.” To acknowledge World AIDs Day, we’ll discuss on the challenges of lowering HIV infection rates in Native America and what work is being done.
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