Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
Native American women are more likely to be murdered by men than white women, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
Qasem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of more than 600 U.S. service members in Iraq.
The Hopi Tribe is among the opponents of uranium mining on sacred lands in Arizona.
While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.
Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.
After more than a century of efforts, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians is on the cusp of federal recognition.
The cost of prescription drugs has gotten out of control and Americans are paying way too much for life-saving treatments.
For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.
Two years ago, tax reform was a great Christmas gift to Oklahomans and it’s a gift that keeps on giving.
When the government has a full or even partial lapse in funding, it can needlessly cause billions of dollars of damage to the economy.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
Cronkite News recently went to Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation, to see what Navajos are saying about impeachment.
The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring.
The Lumbee Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will air out their federal recognition differences at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the massacre of the Lakota people is gaining steam.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
I am proud to embrace my Cherokee heritage and I believe that our heritage and traditions should be celebrated not only in November, but year-round.
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?
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.
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.
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.