With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
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.
Every tribe has one treasure it must protect from plunder, a treasure that dwarfs all other treasures combined — tribal sovereignty.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
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.
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.
The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
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.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.
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 Trump administration has yet to offer comments on bills to address the #MMIW crisis and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
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.
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.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered and to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Canadian constitutional law and Aboriginal law are not likely what comes to mind when identifying the cause of a wildfire disaster.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
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?
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.
Tribes in Maine will finally be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians thanks to a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?
A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the state of Oklahoma have been at odds over sales taxes at tribally-owned businesses.
Oral arguments in a closely-watched reservation boundary case take place on November 27.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.
Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity, and Native women face domestic and sexual violence at disproportionately high levels.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
Native women are being murdered and sexually assaulted at far higher rates than other American women.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.