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.
A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.
Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'
A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.
A bill to repeal a termination-era law that affects citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation is being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The $725 million backlog in maintenance at Indian schools is just the tip of the iceberg.
Our military represents our nation’s strength across the globe and we cannot let politics get in the way of that.
The military deserves our full support in their mission to maintain our national security.
Efforts to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were tabled by an overwhelming vote of Democrats and Republicans.
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.
'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.
'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.
The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.
With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities and footage of migrant families held in what critics call 'deplorable' conditions at the border, immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill.
The Havasupai Tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband.
The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.
Tribal leaders and one federal official will testify about infrastructure needs at a hearing of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
Aging roads, bridges and facilities in tribal communities are in need of critical improvements, maintenance and outright replacement.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com
Every day we delay approving the agreement, we hurt American farmers, ranchers, workers, manufacturers, and businesses.
When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) said he expects 'full vindication' in connection with allegations of a hostile workplace in his office.
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
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.
Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.
Homes and buildings have been destroyed, roadways have been washed out, and many rivers and lakes have risen to record-breaking levels.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.
For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to 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.