Native women rally at Supreme Court for key tribal jurisdiction case (December 7, 2015)
Carrying signs and chanting slogans on a sunny winter morning, the message of the protest was clear: 'Shame on Dollar General' for challenging tribal sovereignty.
Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care (December 7, 2015)
A three-year-old girl has been cancer free for a year and her family credits the tribe with helping cover the costs of her care.
Eastern Cherokee leader vetoes resolution for marijuana study (December 7, 2015)
Chief Patrick Lambert doesn't want the North Carolina tribe to consider legalizing the drug for recreational purposes.
House committee set for another hearing on Gold King Mine spill (December 7, 2015)
Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.
Shelly Fyant: Tribes take steps to assert sovereignty over food (December 7, 2015)
Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.
Little Shell Tribe still waiting for decision on federal recognition (December 7, 2015)
The tribe thought its struggle was over when the Clinton administration issued a favorable finding in 2000 but the Obama administration reversed course in 2009.
Winnebago Tribe estimates few fluent speakers on reservation (December 7, 2015)
Only about 10 people on the reservation speak the Ho-Chunk language on a fluent basis, according to the tribe's language program director.
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade (December 7, 2015)
Mohawk journalist Doug George-Kanentiio discusses how implementation of the Jay Treaty can improve economic conditions for First Nations in Canada and tribes in the United States.
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court ready to limit sovereignty once again (December 7, 2015)
Imagine having no control over a unilateral decision over the fate of your own body, and you can begin to understand how Native nations should feel when they are subject to unilateral U. S. Supreme Court, or U.S. congressional or presidential decisions.
Lakota Country Times: Lakota artists create wreaths for holidays (December 7, 2015)
With the holiday season almost here the Lakota Hope Wreath Project has arrived just in time to supply customers with decorations and local workers with income.
James Giago Davies: Lakota people need to hold onto our history (December 7, 2015)
What matters are the family histories of all the Lakota people on every reservation, which collectively tell a story more intimate and meaningful than any history book touches.
Regina Brave: Let's put power back into the hands of the people (December 7, 2015)
We have to get away from expecting the Tribal Council to continually give us a handout.
Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France (December 7, 2015)
The Indigenous Environmental Network is taking a delegation of more than 45 'frontline leaders' to participate in the activities of grassroots coalitions and in the official parley at the 2015 Paris negotiations of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Mark Trahant: Native candidate takes a big stand on gun violence (December 7, 2015)
Yes, terrorism is a problem. And It’s frightening. But it’s hardly the most important (or deadly) one that this nation faces.
Peter d'Errico: Anti-Indian forces play hardball in Supreme Court (December 7, 2015)
Indians need to dig, too, to provide Indigenous views of the fundamental relation between Indians and the United States.
Frank Hopper: Leonard Peltier persecuted by FBI even behind bars (December 7, 2015)
In a maximum-security prison in Coleman, Florida, a 71-year-old Native man sits at an easel painting.