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A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site.
The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.
Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?
Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.
An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.
Daniel Akaka, a former U.S. Senator and a champion for self-determination, has passed away at the age of 93.
Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.
The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the 'swift confirmation' of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.
The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.
'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'
The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope would be located on Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak in Hawaii.
The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.
Republicans failed to offer any new policy goals for Indian Country, adopting a platform nearly identical to their 2012 effort.
The contributions of Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders have helped shaped the history of our country.
Renewing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority in Indian Country.
The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
A native Hawaiian Chief, Maui Loa, got in touch with one of the Trump Organization's top executives and convinced him to analyze the Indian land situation in the 50th state.
Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.
Federal recognition is an issue that will likely resonate for Democratic voters at the party's caucuses on March 26.
Over the last few years, many people—Native and non-Native—have risen up in opposition to the pesticide/GE companies and their harmful practices.
Native Hawaiians who are trying to form their own government were dealt another setback by the nation's highest court.
Native Hawaiian activists believe the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope will desecrate Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak on the big island.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order that blocks the counting of votes in an election that's restricted to Native Hawaiians.
Simply put, President Obama wants to invoke Executive Order privileges to recognize a group of Hawaiians who will sell our national lands.
Our process and path to nationhood, whether via Federal recognition or Independence, is ours alone.
The Hokule’a, which means Star of Gladness in Hawaiian, will travel more than 60,000 nautical miles around the globe, relying primarily on Native methods of navigation.
I’ve heard all of the rationales that Indigenous folks come up with for working in the settler governments as well as getting involved in their politics and political parties.
Congress has enacted more than 150 laws to address Native Hawaiian housing, land and education but the lack of a formal government-to-government relationship has posed problems
Native communities in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and South Dakota will benefit from $5.6 million in grants.
It seems like we have come full circle since the 1960’s and that history is indeed repeating itself.
A group called Women on 20s has selected 15 candidates to replace Andrew Jackson but none represent Indian Country.
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.
Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.
Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.
Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.
Officials say it would be up to the island's first inhabitants to determine how they want to organize their own government.
Public meetings start next week and tribal consultation will take place later this summer.
Keli'i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii claims Native Hawaiians don't support federal recognition.
Media reports about a proposed rule are inaccurate.
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.
Former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D) and Michael Chun, a former president of Kamehameha Schools, endorse Democrat Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate.
Writer wonders whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity without an act of Congress: A newly published report from the Office of Inspector General...
Native Hawaiians can't seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Tuesday. In 1978, the BIA established a process to determine which tribes...
Tribal and Native groups from across the country will be marching with President Barack Obama for his inaugural parade on January 21, 2013. This year's participants include the Navajo Nation...
"The United States, and all of its indigenous peoples, lost a hero and a champion this week, with the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii). Senator Inouye’s life...
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) chaired what was likely his last Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday. Akaka took over the committee at the start of the 112th Congress...
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting this afternoon prior to a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar v. Patchak....
"Congress is approaching its annual 5-week August recess (returning September 10). With election distractions and little time left in the 112th Congress, the Akaka bill probably cannot come to the...