RECAP: Trump administration unprepared for hearing on #MMIW and tribal jurisdiction bills

The Trump administration came under fire for showing up unprepared to a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs despite being notified a month ago.

Library of Congress names Joy Harjo as first Native U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has been named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.

California governor apologizes for 'genocide' of Native peoples

A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.

Republican U.S. Senator blasts Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for 'bullying'

A sitting U.S. Senator is accusing North Carolina's most prominent tribe of hypocrisy and greed.

Montana Free Press: Appeals court reverses Keystone XL injunction

The fight against the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is far from over despite a recent setback in the courts.

Cronkite News: President Trump promises mass deportation of 'illegal aliens'

Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?

House takes up legislation to increase funding to Indian Country

Democrats are hoping to avoid another shutdown of the federal government, like the one that crippled tribal and urban Indian communities earlier in the year.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule

Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian Country safety legislation

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills to address the crisis of the missing and murdered and to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.

Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Flooding causes damage across Oklahoma

Homes and buildings have been destroyed, roadways have been washed out, and many rivers and lakes have risen to record-breaking levels.

Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species

The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.

The Conversation: Tsilhqot'in Nation addresses climate disasters

Canadian constitutional law and Aboriginal law are not likely what comes to mind when identifying the cause of a wildfire disaster.

Former leader of Northern Cheyenne Tribe admits to fraud charges

L. Jace Killsback, a former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe , has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges.

Pueblo of Laguna plans $55 million investment in racetrack in Kentucky

After years of setbacks, the Pueblo of Laguna is finally entering the commercial gaming industry.

Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter

A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.

Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.

Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69

Frank LaMere, an activist from the Winnebago Tribe who was known for his decades of work in Indian Country, passed away on June 16, 2019.

House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say

He wasn’t my patient, but he told his mother he was having suicidal thoughts and he needed to be seen right away.

Native Sun News Today: Native institution helps fulfill financial dreams

Discussing money and finances in homes has been a taboo for many generations.

'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children

As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.

Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control

Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land.

Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe must wait to grow hemp

The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.

Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children

The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange

There There by Tommy Orange has been described as one of the best books of 2018.

Cronkite News: More undocumented immigrants are leaving the U.S. than staying

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally.

Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence

With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is shifting focus to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.

Indians of All Tribes celebrates 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover

Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.

Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency

Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital

Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.

The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report concludes that the long-term and ongoing murders and disappearances is an ongoing genocide.

Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid

Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.

Peoria Tribe issues $2 million fine against casino managers

The Peoria Tribe is seeking more than $2 million from former casino managers after being hit with a federal enforcement action.

Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas

The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear death penalty case

A decision from the nation's highest court could affect as many as 19 death row inmates in Arizona.

National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.

'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Tribal management on the way for troubled Indian Health Service hospital

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.

Mohegan Tribe continues to expand gaming footprint around the globe

The Mohegan Tribe has expanded its gaming and entertainment portfolio to Canada amid ongoing efforts closer to home.

Cronkite News: Jury unable to convict volunteer for helping migrants

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended without a verdict.

Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case

After a blockbuster season in which treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.

United South and Eastern Tribes mourn passing of first president Joe Dan Osceola

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Joe Dan Osceola, 1936-2019.

Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972

Almost a half century later, people born and raised in Rapid City after June 9, 1972, can only imagine what the town looked like before the flood.

Charges filed in connection with deadly shootings on Yakama Nation

Two citizens of the Yakama Nation have been charged in connection with deadly shootings on the reservation in Washington state.

Redding Rancheria seeks approval to move casino to new site

The Redding Rancheria is making progress on long-running plans to relocate its casino to a bigger site in northern California.

Trump administration weighs new headquarters for Bureau of Land Management

Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?

The Conversation: Discoveries shed light on Maya civilization

Two trophy skulls, recently discovered in Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once powerful Classic Maya civilization.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.

'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline

As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.
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Rep. Tom Cole: America's immigration system remains broken

Look at the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Crisis continues at America's southern border

More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration seeks to redefine nuclear waste

The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.

Native Sun News Today: Patron of Native arts Ray Hillebrand walks on

Known for his benevolent spirit and quiet philanthropy, Ray Hillenbrand was a longtime supporter of the Native art community.

Yakama Nation reports arrest of all suspects in deadly shooting

Five people were killed on the Yakama Nation, with four people arrested in connection with the murders.

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation celebrates milestone in casino construction

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is on track to complete its brand new gaming facility in Arizona.

Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters

After sharing $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with the state of New York, the Seneca Nation is saying no more.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $2.91 million in gaming revenues with community

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributed $2.91 million to governmental and educational programs in three counties in Michigan.

Cronkite News: 'Unprecedented' number of migrants apprehended at border

The number of migrants apprehended surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade.

Montana Free Press: Governor gains early win in dispute over bison bill

A bill that changes the definition of "wild bison" could hurt tribal treaty rights, Montana's governor says.

Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory

This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps

Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.

Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change

Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.

Andrew Woolford: Understanding genocide and the missing and murdered

One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe announces cost-cutting measures at casino

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is laying off employees, reducing hours and implementing other cost-cutting measures at its casino in Wyoming.

Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony

Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive

No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.

Cronkite News: Tribes support uranium mining ban on sacred and ancestral lands

Tribal and environmental leaders urged lawmakers to protect sacred land by banning mining around the Grand Canyon.

Studies attempt to shed light on ancestors of Native peoples

Two studies published in the journal Nature attempt to shed light on the genetic origins of American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Native peoples

StrongHearts Native Helpline: Even men can find themselves in an abusive relationship

American Indian and Alaska Native men report high rates of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking, too.

Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.

Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys

Three women have organized a prayer walk to shed light on the men and boys who are part of the movement to identify those responsible for the missing and murdered.

Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls

The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.

Montana Free Press: Crow Tribe seeks protections for ancestral and sacred lands

The Crow Nation wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.

Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota

Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe presses for decision on industrial hemp

The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground

A completed casino expansion on Creek territory in Alabama continues to generate friction between two tribes.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on 'Dreamers' bill

Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon

Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another.

Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut

Cheyenne and Arapaho citizen and designer Nan Blassingame draws inspiration from tribal culture.

Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later

On June 25, 1876, a large contingent of Indian people were hunting on the Little Big Horn in Montana.

Mary Annette Pember: Native spirituality appropriated by beauty and wellness industry

Native Americans are troubled by the beauty and wellness industry’s marketing of practices and items associated with their prayer rituals.

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $8.2 million in gaming revenues in Michigan

Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors in Michigan.

Tejon Tribe lines up big partner for long-awaited gaming development

The Tejon Tribe continues to make progress on a casino in central California.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.

Tim Giago: Surviving the 'Cabbage Pod' with a new member of the family

It was one of those events that are life changing, but totally unplanned.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Abortion in Native societies is a complex issue

The movement to outlaw abortion is perceived by the Iroquois as an attempt by men to control the birthing process and to return women to their former condition of servitude.

Native Sun News Today: Supreme Court decision impacts tribal sovereignty

Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.

Clara Caufield: Sometimes even Cheyenne grandmas don't know anything

When a simple card game with a grandchild reveals more than you expected.

Anthony Guy Lopez: Colonial depictions of Native people must come down

Two statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, depict Native people in an unfavorable light, argues scholar Anthony Guy Lopez.

'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'

Cronkite News: Volunteer on trial for providing aid to border crossers

The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began with the prosecutor asserting that federal authorities are not targeting humanitarian aid along the border with Mexico.

Oneida Nation moves forward with sports betting partnership

The Oneida Nation is getting closer to opening sports books at its gaming facilities in New York,

Nottawaseppi Huron Band prepares for casino milestone with new hotel tower

Gaming continues to be good business for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.

Complaints of wrongdoing at Department of the Interior on the rise in the Trump era

In the first two years of the Trump presidency, complaints increased 16 percent at the agency with the most responsibilities in Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre

A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains

Our lives reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe was back in court to defend its sovereignty amid opposition to a long-delayed gaming facility.

Ho-Chunk Nation makes major progress on off-reservation casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation is getting closer to a decision on a long-awaited gaming project in Wisconsin.

Tule River Tribe takes another step toward relocation of casino

The Tule River Tribe is getting closer to a decision from the Trump administration.

Cronkite News: Groups score win in effort to protect California condors

Environmental groups are trying to ban the use of lead shot out of concern for endangered California condors.

Montana Free Press: Governor defends veto of controversial bison bill

Montana's Republican Secretary of State is disputing the validity of a veto issued by the Democratic governor. Both officials are seeking higher office.

Indian Country Today: Addressing a terrible truth in tribal communities

What does traditional accountability look like in the modern world?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Men try to take over women's bodies

What is it with white Republican men that causes them to be so adamantly against abortions?

Bill John Baker: Thank tribal law enforcement for their service

The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is an invaluable asset to our citizens and communities.

Rep. Tom Cole: Be prepared to deal with severe weather this year

Tornadoes and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across Oklahoma.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Severe weather highlights need for infrastructure

A strong, modern infrastructure system is critical, especially when disaster strikes.

Kerry Drake: U.S. Supreme Court got it right in Crow Tribe hunting case

American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.

The Conversation: George Washington mural depicts a dead Native man

Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers won't budge from stances on Trump investigation

Partisans did not appear to be swayed by a careful recap of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work

When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.

Trump administration offers another concession to tribes after loss in court

The Trump administration's "energy dominance" agenda is once again facing a reckoning in Indian Country.

Indian Country Today: Educator got new job despite sexual harassment complaints

This is Sarah Manning's story. She called the process "emotionally, physically and spiritually draining."

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes

It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.

Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith

Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.

Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.

A 'stolen' election? Cherokee Nation proceeds to vote without candidate David Walkingstick

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader but one of the leading candidates won't be on the June 1 ballot.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino

Is a prominent Republican lawmaker from California holding back the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe?

Northern Arapaho Tribe in conflict over fate of top gaming executive

Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are in disagreement about the status of their long-serving gaming executive.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians joins commercial gaming industry in Pennsylvania

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has secured regulatory approval to acquire and operate a casino in Pennsylvania.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is heading back to court to defend its sovereignty.

Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.

Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth

Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony

Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen Tom Love is a billionaire

You can Google 'Richest Native Americans,' and you won’t get Tom Love, or any other person.

Clara Caufield: Turns out it's the small things that really matter

It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.

The Conversation: Rethinking Canada through Indigenous hockey

If hockey is to bring people together and foster what’s best about Canada, it needs to reckon with a history of racism and settler colonialism.

Montana Free Press: Montana governor joins crowded race for president

Steve Bullock has a lot of ground to make up if he’s going to close the gap between himself and the other 22 Democrats vying for the party’s nomination.

Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism

I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation secures federal assistance for disaster

A winter storm dumped up to two feet of snow on the Navajo Nation, making roads on much of the reservation impassable.

Decision on Cherokee Nation chief candidate comes down to the wire

Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.

Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces recall election

A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.

Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people

Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.

Shinnecock Nation debuts first electronic billboard amid opposition

The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.

Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.

Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector

Natalie Stites Means says protecting the water and environment are among her top priorities.

Rep. Tom Cole: The 'American dream' is all about free markets

Free markets allow consumers and producers to freely participate in mutually beneficial transactions, empowering entrepreneurs and innovators to create the future.

Cronkite News: Band educates fans about issues facing indigenous peoples

Crossfire joins the long history of punk and hardcore bands that have spoken out on issues facing their communities.

Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again

It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.

Open Secrets: Lobbyists rely on Trump administration to block tribal projects

Non-Indian interests have hired lobbyists close to President Donald Trump in hopes of derailing tribes. The strategy appears to be working.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation seeks answers after judge dismisses land theft case

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has hit another snag in its $610 million land theft case.

Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Protections for Native women in limbo amid party divisions in Congress

A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.

Harold Frazier: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land

The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country supports reform of mining laws

America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.

Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story

"People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history."

Trump administration opens consultation on Indian education update

A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.

Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing

A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of traditional chief Clem Sylestine

Clem Fain Sylestine, a traditional leader of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, has passed at the age of 91.

Native Sun News Today: Native man dies after incident with police officers

Jeremiah Janis was pepper-sprayed and tasered by police officers in Rapid City, South Dakota.

SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court sides with Crow hunter in treaty rights case

For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.

VIDEO: Buena Vista Rancheria celebrates grand opening of long-awaited casino

It took more than a decade but the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians finally achieved success.

Catawba Nation continues to see opposition to casino on homelands

From religious groups to a rival tribe, the Catawba Nation is facing hurdles as it pursues a casino in North Carolina.

Mayor: Ponca Tribe brings hope to the local community with casino

The Prairie Flower Casino represents much-needed economic development on a plot of land that was previously sitting vacant.

Non-Indian firms that fought tribes in talks for sale of gaming property

"Makes no sense at all," one gaming consultant said of the potential deal in Massachusetts.

Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.

Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case

It wasn't all good news from the U.S. Supreme Court as the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians was turned away in a closely-watched labor sovereignty case.

Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction

An iconic portrait of Russell Means, created by Andy Warhol, went big on a night of even bigger sales.

Tim Giago: Boarding school survivors deserve long overdue compensation

I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.

Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go

Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America

Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.

Native Sun News Today: Native graduate inspires thousands with post

Chantelle Blue Arm almost didn't attend graduation ceremonies for her master's degree.

Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: How the 'rule of law' harms indigenous peoples

Many tribes are still in the process of trying to make colonial systems work for them.

Cherokee Nation chief candidate David Walkingstick fights to stay in race

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader in less than two weeks.

Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL Pipeline wants water from Lakota territory

The backer of the Keystone XL Pipeline is seeking permits to draw nearly 167 million gallons of water from rivers in South Dakota.

Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country

America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.

Tribal land bills advance despite damage caused by Trump's 'racist' tweet

A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.

House subcommittee hearing focuses of safety at Indian boarding schools

"No more of our children should die due to negligence of the schools," a grieving parent says.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps tribal citzens grow their businesses

Small businesses are our lifeline and represent a bright future for tribes in Oklahoma.

Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood

Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?

Native Sun News Today: Native mother walks to nation's capital for humanity

Tarita Silk, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, will be leaving South Dakota for Washington, D.C., on June 7.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Togiyapi ki le ihangunyanpi ktelo

We have to keep in mind the fact that our Lakota language was targeted for obliteration.

Indian Country Today: Patty Talahongva tapped for new television program

Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.

Seminole Tribe suspends revenue sharing payments with state of Florida

After receiving $1.8 billion from the Seminole Tribe, the gravy train is over for the state of Florida.

'An amazing person': Friends and family mourn loss of Leonda Levchuk

The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.

Cronkite News: Poor reservation roads make it harder for students to learn

Three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads are unpaved, leaving schools to spend money on maintenance for buses that have to travel those roads.

Shoshi Parks: Taking a road trip through Indigenous territories

I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.

Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case

Jenni Monet arrived late to a court appearance in New Mexico. But the judge handling the "DWI docket" didn't seem to mind.

Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice

This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Some law enforcement officers never make it home

The men and women of our law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect our families and our communities.

Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service

During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.

Mark Trahant: President Trump is about to make Indian Country more expensive

Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.