The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
As Lakota people, we must realize the fact that our ancient world view is as valid as any other.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
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.
Every tribe has one treasure it must protect from plunder, a treasure that dwarfs all other treasures combined — tribal sovereignty.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
How did the government get this power over tribes? They took it.
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.
Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
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 historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
The Ute Tribal Business Committee appreciates the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to establish a new policy promoting the direct collection of eagle feathers found on tribal lands.
Citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are standing by Chairman Lee Spoonhunter and his efforts to take his people in a new direction.
'He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,' Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood said of the legendary Ronnie Lupe.
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.
Leaders and employees of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are being sued by a consumer of the tribe's online lending operation.
If we are to break the chains of 'federal trust' and colonial 'paternalism' we must know our opponents and have a strong command of our collective histories.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
New books tackle tough issues related to climate change, extinction, Indigenous sovereignty, ocean conservation and a whole lot more.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.
Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.
Online lending businesses owned by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are entitled to sovereign immunity, a federal appeals court ruled.
A new marker recognizes the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the tribe's history of resistance and resilience.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.
Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't hear from Indian Country often but it was hard to tell as a closely-watched tribal case came up for consideration.
Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.