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But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.
In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.
Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.
The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.
David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.
In less than a hundred years, the Indigenous population in the Americas was reduced by 90 percent.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
Tribal governments continue to press to be included in the debate about international borders and security, including a proposal to include an Indigenous-only visa.
There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
As the shutdown debate drags on in Washington, tribal leaders were meeting thousands of miles away to assert their rights.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, fully supports a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.
Democrats like Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) want to reopen the government before talking about border issues. Her Republican colleagues have a different approach.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) opposes the border wall. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supports it.
Indian employees are among the thousands forced to work through the shutdown without guarantee of being paid.
How many children are afraid because they know their parents are worried? Or broke. Even hungry.
When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.
Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.
The government shutdown -- tied to President Trump's demand for a border wall -- is particularly challenging for tribal nations with the greatest need.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.
President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.
Federal prosecutors have now publicly alleged that the answer is yes, the president is a crook.
The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Are we living longer or not? For Indian Country the answer is complicated.
A new climate report released by the Trump administration predicts significant -- and expensive -- impacts on the planet as a result of climate change.
Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.
There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.
In 2018, more is at stake than a vote against President Trump.
Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.
A Kansas Republican unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.
There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.
Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?
From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.
John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.
Could the President of the United States be charged with a crime?
Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.
One Native Republican defended Donald Trump but other Native candidates were critical of the president's remarks about Russia.
One #NativeVote18 candidate in Kansas is facing the Trump machine while another has resurfaced in New Mexico.
A county commission race in Utah was a local referendum of sorts on the Trump administration’s actions to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.
Stereotypes are shattered every time a campaign commercial is produced and aired on television or distributed online.
Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?
Mark your calendars: the new Indian Country Today debuts at the mid-year session of the National Congress of American Indians.
Conventional wisdom says Paulette Jordan has no chance, but Idaho is changing fast.
As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.
Paulette Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, won a convincing primary victory in her bid to be the next governor of Idaho.
Paulette Jordan is making a lot of history as a young Native woman atop an all-female ticket.
Tara Sweeney’s confirmation hearing for the post of Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs was almost a celebration.
The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.
Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.
The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.