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.
Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.
After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.
The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.
Recently in Canada and the United States, a small but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an 'Indigenous' identity.
A task force on missing and murdered indigenous women is waiting on $150,000 promised by the state of Arizona.
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.
Today, we acknowledge the role that the wage gap plays in the many forms of centuries-long oppression of Native American Women.
As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.
Oglala Sioux citizen Sarah Eagle Heart plans to focus on #MMIW and elevate Indigenous issues as part of the Women's March board.
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.
What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.
Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric
Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.
History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
Domestic violence goes against our traditional ways as Native people.
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.
Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.
For many Native Americans, growing old is not an option, but for those who do, it is a blessing.
'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.
Eleanor Spears Dove was a trailblazer for Native food and culture. She passed away just a couple of weeks before her 101st birthday.
The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.
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.
The disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government is responsible for.
By showcasing their Indigenous identity, the fighting cholitas of Bolivia have achieved more popularity than the men.
I am a survivor of genocide, a direct descendent of Pretends Eagle, a documented survivor of The Battle at Little Bighorn.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has a new leader for the first time in nearly a decade.
I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.
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.
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report concludes that the long-term and ongoing murders and disappearances is an ongoing genocide.
One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors.
The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.
Three women have organized a prayer walk to shed light on the men and boys who are part of the movement to identify those responsible for the missing and murdered.
Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.
Cheyenne and Arapaho citizen and designer Nan Blassingame draws inspiration from tribal culture.
The current movement to outlaw abortion is perceived by the Iroquois as an attempt by men to control the birthing process and to return women to their former condition of servitude.
Two statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, depict Native people in an unfavorable light, argues scholar Anthony Guy Lopez.
When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.
What does traditional accountability look like in the modern world?
What is it with white Republican men that causes them to be so adamantly against abortions?
Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.
A superintendent at a Bureau of Indian Education school was terminated for sexual harassment after several women came forward.
Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.
Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth
Chantelle Blue Arm almost didn't attend graduation ceremonies for her master's degree.
America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.
A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.
Dignity is fifty feet tall. Her moccasins are eight feet long. Her spirit is imperious and humble at the same time.