Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.
The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.
Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.
A non-Indian attorney who lost his job at the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is suing Indianz.Com, Indian Country Today and High Country News for writing about it.
Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.
Ray Cook was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the viability of his heritage and one committed to a long standing tradition among his people.
A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.
Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
A former Democratic Congressman employed by the Chickasaw Nation is being accused of taking part in a attempted coup at the largest gun lobby.
It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.
'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'
Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.
The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.
Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.
Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.
'Intervention Piece' by Edgar Heap of Birds is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum.
Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.
Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.
First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.
This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions, what's it like for Indian Country?
Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.
The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.
The Covington Catholic conflict and Esquire cover story helped me to see the mistakes I made.
There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.
Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.
An editorial cartoonist is taking aim at a new target of the right, along with a more familiar one.
Dismissing sacred and traditional songs of tribal nations as simple 'chants' takes away from the value of those words and the meaning behind the drum.
It seems that American Indians have gone through an evolution of name changes.
So who is to blame for the clash of cultures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?
There are many good people on the Rez and so I think I will start writing about them.
Time has run out to convince colonized newsrooms that Indigenous issues and perspectives are necessary to the national narrative.
May Indian Country journalist Jerry Reynolds and Lois Rapp, who was my mother-in-law, rest in peace.
Owning about 75 percent of Indian mass media, tribal governments are a key barrier to independent reporting in American Indian outlets, according to a new report.
Efforts are underway to restore freedom of the press to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Native people stopped going to hockey games in Rapid City, South Dakota, after a racist incident.
The former manager of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's news outlet speaks out about the repeal of the tribe's freedom of the press law.
The formerly independent Mvskoke Media is being placed under the control of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's executive branch.
Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.
We often assume age and experience matter most when it comes to making wise decisions, or in understanding how the world actually operates.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
Using the term 'Indigenous' moves Canada in the direction of the spirit of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Florida man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats is not connected to the Seminole Tribe.
A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.
The Trump administration is more than happy to promote drug busts in Indian Country but one tribe is striking back.
I hope I am not considered vain for thinking back on those precious few days of the good, the bad and the ugly that have been a greater part of my life as a Lakota journalist.
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected leaders on September 4.
Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.
Indigenous women and girls are going missing and murdered at alarming rates.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe isn't talking about a fatal crash that claimed the life of a student and resulted in injuries to a second teen.
Many newspapers, including the one in Rapid City, South Dakota, have continued to use the R-word even though they know it is an insult.
For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Alaska to Florida.
Stop enabling news organizations that shun inclusive coverage.
Redwolf Pope, a man described in the media as a 'tribal' or 'Native' activist, has been arrested on sexual assault charges.