Another day, another push by the Trump administration to focus on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Levi Pesata resigned from the Jicarilla Apache Nation after appearing to make light of the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
Eight telescopes around the world, including one on sacred Mount Graham in Arizona, were used to capture the first images of a black hole.


A record number of Native Americans, including Native women, are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. Here are the active candidates.

The Trump administration has put a loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the chopping block.

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney made her first appearance before Congress and had to apologize for being late with her testimony.

Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.

The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.

Apprehensions at the southern border in the first half of fiscal 2019 are almost as high as the total for all of 2018, with the number of families rising more than three times.

With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.

'The Fourth World' by George Manuel richly deserves its status as a foundational work.

The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking volunteers and supplies due to heavy flooding on the reservation.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is a multi-state and multi-tribe agreement.

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.

It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.

Jason McNees benefited from services provided by the Helena Indian Alliance. Now he's helping others.

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.

'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.

The Cherokee Nation supported a state law that required 'Indian' art to be produced by citizens of federally recognized tribes.

Lack of water has been killing crops and livestock on the Tohono O’odham Nation and things will only get worse if federal funding is allowed to lapse.

Margaret Swimmer, the wife of former Cherokee Nation Chief Ross Swimmer, passed away on April 1. She was 75.

An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.

Tribes in Maine will finally be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians thanks to a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.

The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.

To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.

As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.

Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.

Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.

Legislation to correct a disastrous Supreme Court ruling affecting tribal homelands and to improve tribal consultation were aired on Capitol Hill.

Safety of reservation roads and efforts to expand tribal self-governance were discussed by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


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