American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.
Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.
A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
One day is not enough to thank the brave men and women who defend our freedoms every day.
Without question, we owe a constant debt of gratitude to generations of veterans, including many of our own family members, who made sacrifices to ensure the safety of our homeland and who faithfully fought to promote and preserve America’s precious freedoms.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
Playing political games only distracts us from improving the lives of everyday Americans.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Lawmakers split along party lines as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.
A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.
The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.
Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
To President Donald Trump, the White House whistleblower who reported concerns about his call with the Ukrainian president is comparable to a spy and a traitor.
The Tuscarora Nation is continuing efforts to gain recognition in North Carolina following a setback at the state level.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Congress voted yet again to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.
On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
When lawmakers returned for legislative session after the extended work period, House Democrats had an opportunity to turn a new leaf and actually get things done for the American people.
Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
Democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid controversy over his dealings with a foreign nation.
The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.
Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
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.
While lawmakers debate numerous issues of significance, an important matter surrounding personal freedom and national security quietly looms in the background.
With 6.9 million open jobs in our country, we should provide people with the education and resources they need to succeed.
Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.
The economic success that America has experienced lately is truly historic.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians has proven to be effective and we need to further invest in the program to continue to build on its success.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
The United States has been a long-time friend and ally of the Jewish state of Israel.
It’s time for all of us to work together to address the mental health crisis in our country and stop violence before it happens.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.
We cannot afford to keep kicking the can down the road and passing bills off to the next generation.
The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.
Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.
We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.