In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.
Although not clearly written in black and white, a seemingly racially-biased, anti-panhandling ordinance will soon go into effect.
For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
The nation's highest court's gone conservative. But there's pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.
Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, after both chambers of Congress rebuked his border emergency declaration.
Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts served the White Earth Nation for more than three decades.
But the conservative media claims President Donald Trump opposes the tribe's legislation.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians continues to wait for a decision on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Michigan.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
I want to speak but I cannot and the face is becoming hazy in the crowd.
H.R.1 is a rushed and sloppy attempt to rewrite voting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws to get more Democrats elected.
The Green New Deal should be taken seriously for what it truly is: a socialist manifesto.
We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.
Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.
Navajo Nation Missing Persons founder Meskee Yatsayte wakes up every morning, scours social media for missing indigenous people and begins contacting families.
Jerico Cummings, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is a fourth year student at Montana State University.
The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.
Grim facts do not stop the "blood and soil" nationalists of Donald Trump’s America from feeling victimized.
A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is pursuing an off-reservation casino in Michigan but fellow tribes aren't happy about it.
"We're patient and persistent so whenever the approval process wraps up, we will be ready," a tribal spokesperson said.
The Thunder Race & Sportsbook is the 'best place to wager on the big game and the track,' according to Pojoaque Pueblo.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.
A powerful winter storm has stranded many emergency and medical personnel on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing tribal leaders to order non-essential traffic off the roads.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on the Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.
Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions, what's it like for Indian Country?
Montana State University will launch the American Indian Hall building project this month.
The Frank's Landing Indian Community cannot engage in gaming on its homelands in Washington state, according to a federal appeals court.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.
Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Heard Museum in Arizona highlights the personal stories of students who attended Indian boarding schools.
Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.
Police more often than ever before have shot and killed unarmed persons and are rarely reprimanded or punished for it.
The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
"Where Are They Now" sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.
Lawmakers continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to Washington, D.C.
Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.
Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.
Since opening in 2015, HeSapa Enterprises has steadily grown in size and services provided to customers
The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
With kicks, blocks and twists of the wrist, 16-year-old Kylie Hunts-in-Winter is teaching Native American boys and girls to stay safe.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.
If all goes as planned, this time next year the Winnebago Reservation will look a lot different.
"She made each of us smile," the head women's basketball coach said of sophomore Darrian Diwayan, who was from the Pueblo of Laguna.
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.
People have to realize that colonization erased our histories, language, and culture.
Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them.
Bacone College in Oklahoma is reconnecting with its storied past as a center of Indian art and culture.
I always think when you’re finding your family history, you want there to be a haunted Scottish castle on a moor and maybe some kind of lost treasure.
More than 3,000 landowners on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation have received more than $35 million in offers for their fractional interests.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to the announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) revealed that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too 'ashamed and confused' to report it at the time.
It is time the Lakota people stopped demanding politicians specifically address tribal issues.
Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.
Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.
One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.
Sam Prairie Chicken is a basketball coach, and the Screaming Eagles are the North Rapid Lakota boys he coaches.
We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.
Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.
The leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.
South Dakota is the only state that brands drug addicted individuals with a felony conviction through ingestion.
"This is Indian land," tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
"I am here because of Indian Country," Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.
Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.
Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.
Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.
Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.
As is the case in many of the Oscars over the years, Native and indigenous peoples get little mention for their contributions to American storytelling.
The audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference heard about low taxes and local control before. This time it came from Native Americans.
The 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 29-30.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.
Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska. But none of those officers will be convicted of any crimes.
With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.
Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
We did not have cell phones, we did not have tablets, and we did not have television.
A bill hailed as a "true bipartisan success story" has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
The Coquille Tribe isn't worried about a rival's attempt to derail a long-awaited casino decision in Oregon.
A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.
Marijuana was given to the human people to do exactly what it does best: heal.
Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was one of the original missing and murdered indigenous women whose life and death sparked the #MMIW movement.
The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.
The racism will never go away, but talking about it helps me to cope with it and stay healthy.
The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.
Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.
Lycia Ortega Maddocks, a citizen of the Quechan Tribe, has joined the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
She had been married to Tim Holmgren for nearly 28 years when they shot him. It was April 27, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Except for the Navajo Nation, tribes in Arizona are opposing a bill to authorize sports betting in the state.
What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.
The FBI is working with tribes to identify and repatriate the remains of about 500 ancestors that were found at a farm in Indiana.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is standing by President Trump's controversial border wall emergency.
A panel of tribal leaders and one federal official will testify about the efforts of the Administration for Native Americans.
Oyate Today, produced by Tim and Jackie Giago, can now be seen on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
For years, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has sat dormant, but construction is finally resuming.
The late Joan Mondale was an ally of the first order and one who is remembered with respect and fondness in many Native families and homelands.
Kentucky, home to the #MAGA youth at the center of a viral video, was founded on a legacy of anti-Native violence.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly's launch event for his U.S. Senate bid drew several hundred Democratic supporters, a curious Republican and even a candidate for Phoenix mayor.
Indian lawmakers in South Dakota helped sink a gaming development opposed by tribes in two states.
Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.
Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks "Why?"
Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.
Will 2019 finally be the year of the lottery in Alabama? The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to know.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
European colonization had devastating consequences for indigenous populations.
Federal misdemeanor charges have been dropped against four humanitarian aid workers who faced criminal convictions for their work along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was making progress. Then came the government shutdown.
After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.
The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.
Virginia was rocked by scandals at the highest levels of government but lawmakers managed to pass a gaming bill.
It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.
The Trump administration's tribal dealings have been characterized as one disaster after another and one of them appears to be catching up with Ryan Zinke, the former Secretary of the Interior.
"Justice has been served," an attorney said after a judge dismissed an unusual lawsuit that targeted opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.
Racists wearing 'MAGA' hats and waving Nazi and confederate battle flags are capable of killing just because it is the law.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
The crisis in Venezuela took a turn for the worse with the deaths of indigenous activists, who were killed when soldiers opened fire on them.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is building an entirely new casino on its reservation in Arizona.
With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.
"Weavings explain where we came from and who we are," says Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), one of the first two Native women in Congress.
Andrea George, a leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has been removed from office.
They say the ancients wailed and screamed when they lost a loved one which enabled them to release their grief aloud.
Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.
It seems only western science can be championed as objective, reliable and neutral.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status.
The Covington Catholic conflict and Esquire cover story helped me to see the mistakes I made.
Since 2010, the Seminole Tribe has shared nearly $1.8 billion with the state of Florida.
The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door.
The Pine Ridge Reservation has been designated an Empowerment Zone, a Promise Zone and an Opportunity Zone.
"Women have great power during their moons," explains Patty Smith of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is speaking out after a train carrying coal derailed on the reservation in northern Minnesota.
The Sitka Tribe is seeking Indian Country's support as it seeks to protect the herring fishery in southeast Alaska.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to support public school districts in Oklahoma.
John Wayne, the actor who rose to fame as an Indian fighter on screen, had some questionable views about the first Americans.
Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared a path gambling on sporting events, a movement is underway to allow Arizonans to wager on their favorite teams.
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.
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“Héen” means “water” in the Tlingit Language. It’s also the third album by the band Khu.éex’ and it features something that holds a lot of importance in Native culture: storytelling. Jazz, rock and funk sounds, sprinkled with spoken word, create the soil that makes the landscape of this album. In the songs, dynamic rhythm and energy crawl over deep messages about respecting culture and protecting the environment. They include the song “Shell No,” that confronts the conflict between cultural values and corporate profit. Other songs in this audible artistic collection are meant to teach listeners about the beauty of life. Some of the songs feature the Tlingit Language. We’ll hear more from the members of Khu.éex’ on our March Music Maker.
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