The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.
John Dossett is no longer employed at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization after being accused of sexual harassment.
Failure to protect one of us is a failure to protect all of us.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?
The Trump administration won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria continues to generate controversy in California.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.
For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.
With lawmakers set to advance a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria, Chairman Tahj Gomes explains why his tribe needs help.
After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.
The traditions we share, the stories we tell, the very health of our people, all these are powerful elements that have kept our people together over time.
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.
The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.
A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.
The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.
Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.
A bill to repeal one of the many remnants of the termination era is advancing in Congress.
Despite being restored to federal recognition, the Klamath Tribes are still hindered by a termination-era law that limits control of their own assets.
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.
Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.
Some of the best days in Indian Country occurred during periods of a vigorous and independent press.
By steering the government toward termination-era policies, President Donald Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans and drags us all backward, Tom Perez of the Democratic National Committee writes.
The leader of the Lumbee Tribe is meeting with the White House to make the case for federal recognition.
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.
If Indian Country is looking for a fair shake as a key Congressional committee looks into the land-into-trust process for a second time, it's not going to happen this week.
A key Congressional committee has scheduled a second hearing on the land-into-trust process only this time tribal leaders might actually be invited.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets on July 12 to consider bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.
The Trump Administration could earn a lot of trust by issuing a clear, unequivocal, and unqualified statement that it will oppose any legislation or lawsuit that would diminish the legal status of Indian tribes or remove legal protections for existing Indian lands.
President Donald Trump may not have been able to convince Congress to support his funding priorities but he's striking back in his own way.
The new leader of the Department of the Interior is making some puzzling comments about Indian lands.
The California tribe waited too long after being terminated to bring the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.
These days of uncertainty we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Indian people even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.
The tribe paid $30 million for a 564-acre site in Healdsburg, California.
'President Trump had the blueprint down for ending tribal sovereignty long before he went into politics.'
The Obama administration has opened the door for the North Carolina tribe to seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Oh no, is termination back in vogue now that Republican Donald Trump is about to take control of the White House?
A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.
One of the few people who can teach the Chukchansi language is among those being targeted for removal.
The mentality of Congress is that it has never considered a single proposal to fully-fund Indian health.
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
The tribe hadn't seen the document since it was hand-delivered to then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 1, 1954.
My ideal? Presidential campaigns would focus on policy, not the politicians, and the first votes would be cast in states like Arizona, New Mexico, or even Montana, where issues that impact First Americans would get a full airing by all the campaigns.
The Clatsop and the Nehalem tribes were listed in a termination law passed by Congress in 1954.
Tribal leaders presented Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn with an eagle feather during the National Congress of American Indians annual convention in San Diego, California.
I am worried that in another generation the disconnect will become so great that tribal councils will view disenrollment as just another traditional political tool.
If the Congress and White House align Republican in 2016, Indian Country will be hard pressed to stop any GOP enactment or re-enactment of draconian Indian policies.