Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement

It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.

Tribes secure approval to offer ball and dice games in Oklahoma

The new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to take action on gaming issues, this time helping out tribes in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims for 'biggest and best' holiday

As we honor our heritage and culture, we know Cherokee National Holiday is about coming home for many attendees.

Gila River Indian Community denied funds for tribal veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for services provided to tribal veterans.

'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration must conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL Pipeline in response to a lawsuit filed by Native activists.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians loses nearly $193K in theft case

An Alabama man is being accused of stealing nearly $193,000 from a casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wins approval for update to casino agreement

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secured approval for an updated casino agreement but not after some heated discussion.

Tara Sweeney quietly takes helm at Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Trump administration has kept the first Alaska Native in the leadership post out of view for weeks.

Winnebago tribal corporation makes another go at gaming

Ho-Chunk Inc. plans to double down on its bet that Nebraska voters support casino gambling. And maybe sports betting.

New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.

Salmon recovery threatened by rising numbers of sea lions

Reducing sea lion and seal populations in our region is a difficult, but necessary action that must be taken.

Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.

'A good start': Department of Energy finally launches tribal loans

More than 10 years after it was approved, a loan program for tribal energy projects is finally off the ground.

Navajo Nation makes history with solar powered plant

The Kayenta Solar Project is the first large-scale solar farm on the Navajo Nation and the largest tribally owned renewable power plant in the country.

Jason Asenap: Indigenous filmmakers persist against all odds

Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences.

Indian, Native or Indigenous. Which one would you choose?

The word 'Native' was picked by a bunch of white newspaper editors trying to find a way to describe Indians that Indians would not find offensive.

Forest County Potawatomi Community celebrates hotel milestone

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is on track to complete an $80 million casino expansion project.

Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.

Landowners on Rosebud Reservation see more Cobell buy-back offers

Citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are benefiting from a third round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund

The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.

'Water Is Life': Tribal activists battle another oil pipeline

An encampment of protesters is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.

Tribes in court to challenge huge copper mine on ancestral territory

A massive open-pit copper mine in Arizona is being challenged by the Hopi Tribe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Robert Alexander Innes: A symbol of Indigenous genocide comes down

Perpetrators of genocide should never be forgotten, but they should not be celebrated either.

'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Guilty plea for sexual assault at Mashantucket Pequot casino hotel

A 25-year-old man is facing eight years in prison for a sexual assault at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Appeals court hands lifeline to 'Lifeline' program in Indian Country

Controversial changes to a program that helps tribal citizens obtain telephone, cell phone and internet service are on hold thanks to court action.

'We are against this': Tribes continue to oppose Trump reorganization

The Trump administration's attempt to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to fall flat.

Lori Jump: Cultural abuse is an attack on our spirituality

For Native peoples, spirituality is often the core of who we are and our way of life. To have our spirit attacked is as personal as an attack can get.

Rosalyn LaPier: Feeling the power of tribal sacred sites

Historically, Native American tribes have struggled to explain why certain landscapes are sacred for them.

Farmers in Indian Country share their traditions worldwide

Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.

Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota

Sharice Davids lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation and her experiences there shaped her bid for U.S. Congress.

Yakama Nation business loses treaty claim in taxation case

A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.

Mohegan Tribe on track with first phase of big project in Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is meeting with officials in South Korea to update them on the Inspire project.

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire

The Seminole Tribe is trying to convince voters in Florida to limit new non-Indian casinos.

'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear

Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.

'He's protecting us': Pine Ridge family adopts coyote

The coyote pup came to the family in a box, all curled up and quiet, so quiet.

U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school

The military is reaching out to Indian Country to help identify tribal youth who died while attending the infamous Carlisle boarding school.

Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change

Citizens of the Quapaw Tribe didn't just re-elect their longtime leader when they went to the polls, they chose a new way to refer to themselves.

Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners

Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.

Mark Charles: Our country has a long history of White supremacy

The United States of America is White supremacist, racist and sexist because of our foundations.

YES! Magazine: Schools offer sensitive care for Native students

Students in Native communities are disproportionately affected by trauma.

Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country

Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.

'I have it on my fireplace': New York governor took eagle feather

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is promising to do something about an eagle feather he said his family took without permission.

Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has hit a dead end with its short-lived online gaming business.

Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations

The National Indian Gaming Commission is suspending regulations that were once the subject of considerable controversy.

Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it

Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad.

Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry

"This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store," the Tulalip Tribes said of their new venture in Washington state.

'We do right by Indian Country': Funding bill moves closer to passage

For the first time in nearly a decade, Congress is close to passing a bill that funds a large number of Indian Country initiatives.

'It brings all these teams together': Native basketball builds bridges

The Native American Basketball Invitational is about more than just rez ball.

'Win-loss is still pretty bad': Tribes falter at Supreme Court

The highest court in the land holds legal power over tribal nations, but it lacks knowledge of tribal law.

'She doesn't share our values': Republican goes on attack after Sharice Davids victory

A Republican descendant of immigrants claims his indigenous opponent is not from around here.

Cherokee scientist Mary Ross finally gains widespread attention

Mary Golda Ross, the great-great granddaughter of a Cherokee chief, was the first Native woman to work as an aerospace engineer.

Southern Ute elder Sage Remington passes on at the age of 76

Sage Douglas Remington, who was known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.

Offensive? Parody 'Caucasians' t-shirt draws strong reactions

An African American business owner is getting death threats after exposing the hypocrisy of the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court

An attorney who has defeated tribes in a slew of precedent-setting cases could see his influence spread across Indian Country.

Seminole Tribe joins growing movement against plastic straws

Patrons at the six casinos owned by the Seminole Tribe will no longer be using plastic straws.

Jicarilla Apache Nation leaders targeted over financial losses

Some citizens of the Jicarilla Apache Nation want to know why their leaders haven't taken action to address embezzlement of tribal funds.

Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates

Sharice Davids, a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won the Democratic primary for a Congressional seat in Kansas.

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives

The Winnebago Tribe's efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.

Trump administration delays Dakota Access Pipeline decision again

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs until the end of the month to complete its work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit

The non-Indian power structure in a Utah county is slowly being dismantled.

Native advocates challenge Trump administration's royalty policy committee

A coalition that includes Native advocate groups is suing the Trump administration over an advisory committee they say is stacked in favor of the energy industry.

News reports link Rep. Markwayne Mullin to indicted member of Congress

A criminal indictment of a fellow lawmaker is putting Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, back in the news.

Prime Minister vows to immerse newborn daughter in Māori language and culture

The leader of New Zealand is vowing to ensure her newborn daughter learns the Māori language and understands Māori culture.

Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to a permanent ban on gaming on any land acquired in Sonoma County in California.

Ak-Chin Indian Community highlights culture and tradition at new restaurant

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has debuted another component of an ongoing casino expansion project.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues casino expansion work

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is adding a conference center, a new hotel and more to its flagship gaming facility in North Carolina.

A 'banana republic' no more? Nooksack Tribe claims turnaround on disenrollment drama

The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.

Arne Vainio: Young people belong to us and we need to support them
It might be that quiet kid in the back of the classroom or it might be a long distance runner.
'She made me feel dumb and trashy': Women attacked for making choices
Women who receive abortions and the doctors that provide the service have frequently come under attack.
'There's really no trust': Hopes for immigration reform fade away
Just days after President Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not act on immigration reform, Congress went on recess.
White Earth Nation citizen shot and killed by police officers
William "Billy" James Hughes, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is the latest Native person to die at the hands of police.
Appeals court won't rule on challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act

A federal appeals court has turned away a closely-watched conservative challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Native fashion designer Patricia Michaels suffers setback with flood

Patricia Michaels is trying to get back on her feet after losing much of her work in a flood.

'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people
A visit to the Pala Casino in southern California led to elder abuse and a secret drug lab, authorities said.
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation welcomes visitors to water park
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is hosting a grand opening for the 4 Bears Water Park in North Dakota.
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.
'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation
After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.