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.
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.
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 Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
The Trump administration came under fire for showing up unprepared to a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs despite being notified a month ago.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered and to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
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.
Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
Bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women are pending in Congress.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.
Tribes in Maine will finally be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians thanks to a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Amber Christine Hopkins was a 31-year-old citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate who went missing in Minnesota's largest city.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
An event in Washington, D.C., will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.
Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.
Citizens and officials of the Miccosukee Tribe are being sued in connection with a child welfare dispute that drew national attention last year.
'It was just time,' organizer Kelly Holmes said of the first-ever Indigenous Peoples March in the nation's capital.
Native advocates have long questioned Steve King's priorities. Now Republicans are turning against him.
A candlelight vigil will call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the failure to address what has been called a national crisis.
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
The spending bill includes Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Federal prosecutors in Indian Country declined a third of referred cases in 2017, a quarter of which were sexual assault cases.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Sheena Between Lodges, 32, came out of a coma after being severely beaten. She remains under close watch in South Dakota.
A 32-year-old Lakota woman suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten in South Dakota.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
Two lawmakers in Nebraska are working to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
Native advocates are keeping an eye on efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity, and Native women face domestic and sexual violence at disproportionately high levels.
Indigenous women and girls are going missing and murdered at alarming rates.
Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.
John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.
Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.
After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
The Violence Against Women Act will expire in two months unless Congress takes action.
Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.
For decades, tribal law enforcement had to refer serious crime to federal or state agencies with scant resources – and little interest, critics say – to investigate those crimes.
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.
A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.
The Miccosukee Tribe is defending its handling of a child welfare case that has drawn national attention.
Increases for Indian schools, tribal courts, victims of crime and other key initiatives are now law thanks to bipartisan action in Congress.
Federal Indian programs, some of which had been slated for either elimination or deep cuts by the Trump administration, continue on course.
Prior to enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, tribes lacked authority to prosecute non-Indians who abused their partners.
A controversial bill is a threat to tribal sovereignty, the leader of the National Congress of American Indians said.
Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a campaign to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits tribal sovereignty.
The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.