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The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.
Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.
Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.
A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.
The Trump administration’s position on the Arctic raises so many questions about Indigenous governance (and knowledge).
Extinction is the new normal, according to a new report that draws on Indigenous and local knowledge.
The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.
Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?
Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'
The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?
Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.
Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?
The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.
Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
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.