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.
Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.
Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.
This is what a feminist looks like, Prime Minister Trudeau.
Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native women have stepped up to the plate as residents of Rapid City, South Dakota, elect new leaders.
Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.
Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.
'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.
Levi Pesata resigned from the Jicarilla Apache Nation after appearing to make light of the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.
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.
'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.
There is a strong connection between colonialism and sexual violence.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.
If we add up all the ways that Canadian governments have oppressed Indigenous peoples over the centuries, those governments bear a weighty burden.
The Big Fire Law and Policy Group promises to fight for tribes and their rights.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.
An event in Washington, D.C., will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.
The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.
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.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) revealed that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too 'ashamed and confused' to report it at the time.
In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.
'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.
Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.
The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.
Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks 'Why?'
It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
'Women have great power during their moons,' explains Patty Smith of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.
Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.
Citing Standing Rock as a driving force, Democrats in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal to address climate change and other issues.
When you get a group of women together, give them each something creative to work on and let them talk, two kinds of beautiful happen.
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.
Tribal leaders and advocates are welcoming a new leader for New Mexico's Department of Indian Affairs.
The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.
A vulnerable citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was sexually assaulted while in the care of a specialized facility.
As the sounds of drumming filled the air, indigenous women gathered to raise awareness of missing and murdered women in their communities.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
Yalitza Aparicio, who is Mixtec and Triqui, has been nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role.
Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.
An anonymous attack against two Lakota women elected in South Dakota was rebuffed as lawmakers met for the new session.
Native advocates have long questioned Steve King's priorities. Now Republicans are turning against him.