A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.
The Oyate have spoken. Regulations for medicinal and recreational marijuana are moving forward on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.


Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.

The U.S. Forest Service approved a $60 million expansion of a privately-owned ski resort in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.

According to an analysis by multistate marijuana provider Verilife, the place with the largest number of dispensaries in the country per 50,000 residents is in Montana.

The Democratic-led House Committee on Ways and Means will be taking up tribal taxation issues for the first time at a hearing in the nation's capital.

The Democratic presidential race got a major jolt over the weekend as one candidate continues to face questions about Indian ancestry claims.

'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.

Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.

'We should be able to grow on our own lands,' a Nez Perce matriarch says in the inaugural issue of a publication founded by her granddaughter.

Upon arriving at the Town Center built by the Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation, one cannot help but be impressed with what this small community has accomplished in spite of megalithic setbacks.

A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.

Native Americans and Hispanic people, and people of lower economic status, are diagnosed with diabetes at a higher rate than the average, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

A tribal community was the victim of a scam that took advantage of the abject poverty that grips much of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pursuing economic development opportunities at a site near a busy interstate.

Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.

Bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.

A small town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society took an unconventional path to face down a fracking operation.

The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.

The state of South Dakota has agreed to pay $350,000 to Native American job applicants as part of a settlement negotiated by the federal government.

The Eh-Lo Dispensary will be opening on the Tule River Reservation in the spring of 2020.

Once the Ho-Chunk people had vast lands upon which they planted corn, beans and squash and hunted deer and buffalo. Life changed after forced removal.

It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.

An economic development corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation is back in the news in connection with some allegedly fraudulent dealings.

They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.

Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.

A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.

A lawsuit in federal court challenges the proposed expansion of the Rosebud Coal Mine in Montana.

It’s all about money….and land? .... And power. We are capitalists, after all.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.

Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.