The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.
A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.
Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.
There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.
The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.
The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.
A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.
A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.
Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son (April 19, 2018)
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.
The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.
The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit 'crimes of violence' was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as promising.
The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.
When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.
'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)
A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.
Chelsey Luger: Whose Native lands are you on? A new app can tell you (April 17, 2018)
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.
Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.
A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law is fueling an all-out partisan war on Capitol Hill, the likes of which one top Democrat is calling unprecedented.
House committee sets markup on bill to protect Alaska Native artists (April 16, 2018)
A bill to protect Alaska Native artists from being punished for practicing their traditions is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
With land-into-trust in limbo under the Trump administration, tribes continue to turn to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance.
Graham Lee Brewer: What we learned about #NoDAPL and accountability (April 16, 2018)
High Country News spent nine months investigating #NoDAPL fund-raising campaigns.
Terri Hansen: March for Indigenous Science reflects tribal knowledge (April 16, 2018)
'Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it.'
Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)
'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.
Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)
A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)
Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.
Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
Tribal lenders cheered when the Trump administration started taking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a new direction but an appeal is generating some concerns.
Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)
The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.
The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering favorable news coverage and reviews.
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league (April 12, 2018)
A lacrosse team, made up primarily of Native teens, has been banned from a league in South Dakota, ironically in a game which has its roots in indigenous nations.
House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)
President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.
What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.
Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)
This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.
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