The National Indian Education Association is undergoing significant change as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.
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.
Alissa Skipintheday was friendly and outgoing. She loved to take photos and dreamed of becoming a beautician.
Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Alissa Rose Skipintheday just turned 26 years old before passing on.
The state of Minnesota will almost surely have a Native woman serving as Lieutenant Governor come 2019.
Flags are flying at half-staff on the Red Lake Nation in honor of the late Billy King, a hereditary leader of the tribe.
Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.
As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.
William 'Billy' James Hughes, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is the latest Native person to be killed at the hands of police.
The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.
Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.
A bill to return nearly 12,000 acres to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is getting its first hearing this week.
Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.
Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.
A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.
Three Ojibwe women are running for the office of Lt. Governor of Minnesota. Unprecedented?
A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.
The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.
It's election season for the Red Lake Nation, with 39 candidates certified for eight tribal leadership positions.
More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.
'We just want them to move their lines and clean up the pollution and the damages they've done the past 70 years.'
A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.
The Red Lake Nation pulled out of a land swap with an energy company amid concerns that the deal would be held up in Washington, D.C.
The White Earth Nation is heading into election season and it's not looking pretty.
Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.
The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?
The largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is now being recognized by its original Native name.
Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D), a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is coming forward with news about her 'private' life.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota).
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) passed over a historic opportunity to name a Native woman to a Senate seat being vacated by a disgraced lawmaker.
Since 1789 there have been 12,244 people serving in Congress. Never has there been a Native woman.
Two lawmakers, one Democrat and one Republican and both with ties to Indian Country, announced their resignations due to sexual harassment allegations.
Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism and it was a good night for Native candidates too.
Famed American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks died on October 27,2017, after a brief fight with pneumonia. He was 80.
I’ve been flying to Los Angeles every few months for years to visit the last of my father’s family.
Two non-Indian parents filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the state of Minnesota from transferring Indian child custody cases to tribes.
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.
The American Indian Community Housing Organization and Honor the Earth unveiled a mural that demonstrates the resilience of Native women, Mary Annette Pember reports.
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is celebrating a historic achievement by reclaiming its ancestral lands in Minnesota.
A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.
A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.
The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.
Enbridge's Line 3 proposal shows willful ignorance of Ojibwe history and rights, four Indian lawmakers in Minnesota write on Indian Country Media Network.
Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.
Flags on the reservation in Minnesota are flags at half-staff following the death of Don Cook at the age of 74.
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, work for President Donald Trump and are in position to influence the administration's position on a mine project in Minnesota.
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.
A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court confirms that Congress did not reduce the boundaries of the reservation.
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.