A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.
The presidential candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country is calling it quits.
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
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.