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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.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is making a second leadership bid at the National Congress of American Indians.
The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.
Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
For generations, many children from the Cheyenne River Reservation have been lost to the system and never to be heard from again.
It is imperative for the United States to honor the laws to protect our children and the begin to heal the damages done to our families.
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.
Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.
The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.
Lawmakers heard competing views about the controversial initiative. One from a tribal leader. The other from the Trump administration.
With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.
Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.
Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.
Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.
A citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has won a prestigious national award for his work engaging his fellow students in dialogue and inspiring social change.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.
The criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have concluded in North Dakota, two years after the Trump administration gave the final approval for the controversial project.
Here’s how one Native ranching family restored a prairie, wildlife habitat and a creek on their homelands.
A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.
Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians are speaking out after President Donald Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre in an attack on a political rival.
I ask you America, when are you going to come to your senses regarding this president?
Treaty obligations to Native nations are the first thing to be thrown out the door during a government shutdown.
A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.
Both sides in the battle over Indian health care in Rapid City, South Dakota, are accusing the other of spreading misinformation.
Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.
Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.
The future of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota looks uncertain.
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.
A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.
A #MeToo scandal at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization is threatening another high-ranking staffer.
Tribes have finally been given access to the Trump administration's Dakota Access Pipeline decision but Indian Country is still being kept in the dark.
South Dakota is lucky to have a new generation of tribal leaders who continue to fight day in and day for the communities in which they live.
John Dossett is no longer employed at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization after being accused of sexual harassment.