Year three of the Donald Trump presidency is almost over but his administration now has someone in charge of Indian housing.
Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.
When lawmakers returned for legislative session after the extended work period, House Democrats had an opportunity to turn a new leaf and actually get things done for the American people.
A panel of lawmakers, advocates and medical professionals shared sobering stories about gun violence in the hopes of spurring the U.S. Congress into action.
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
Democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid controversy over his dealings with a foreign nation.
The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements during the recent government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office determined.
With 6.9 million open jobs in our country, we should provide people with the education and resources they need to succeed.
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.
The economic success that America has experienced lately is truly historic.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
We cannot afford to keep kicking the can down the road and passing bills off to the next generation.
The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.
Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.
We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.
A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.
The $725 million backlog in maintenance at Indian schools is just the tip of the iceberg.
The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.
Our military represents our nation’s strength across the globe and we cannot let politics get in the way of that.
The military deserves our full support in their mission to maintain our national security.
If there was any question that Arizona’s 2020 Senate race would be one of the nation’s hottest, it was answered with an emphatic 'yes.'
Efforts to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump were tabled by an overwhelming vote of Democrats and Republicans.
Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.
Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.
'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.
'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.
A panel of progressive women of color in Congress talked about why they ran for office and what they hoped to do. President Trump responded on Twitter.
It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.
The Green New Deal is nonsensical, unworkable and simply a departure from reality.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'
Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com
Every day we delay approving the agreement, we hurt American farmers, ranchers, workers, manufacturers, and businesses.
When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.
Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.
For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.