A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement of the reserved water right claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
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.
This is the story of the first Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act prosecution in Ohio.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
Ashlynne Mike was only 11 years old when she was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation.
Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
The Trump administration has yet to offer comments on bills to address the #MMIW crisis and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
The Trump administration wants to set new barriers for migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.
The 2020 Census was going forward without a U.S. citizenship question. Until someone tweeted otherwise.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.
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.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Partisans did not appear to be swayed by a careful recap of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
It's the Department of Justice's turn to present its budget to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.
The Ramapough Lenape Nation is fighting for its right to use ancestral land for ceremonies and other purposes.
The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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.
Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for allegedly violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.
Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
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.
Cindy McCain has made unsubstantiated claims about children being trafficked in Indian Country.
Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.
The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Federal law enforcement officials have admitted a 'problem' exists in Indian Country -- too many people go missing and are murdered every year.
Federal law enforcement officials and Native women will be discussing the missing and murdered in Indian Country at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be confronting the 'silent crisis' of the missing and the murdered at a hearing on December 12.