Seminole Tribe secures emergency declaration in response to Hurricane Irma (September 19, 2017)

The Seminole Tribe is slowly getting back to normal after its communities were hit by Hurricane Irma.

Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil (September 19, 2017)

Commercial mining threatens decades of progress on environmental protection and indigenous rights in the Amazon, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes in The New York Times.

New Yorker features Meskwaki word-songs performed by poet Ray Young Bear (September 19, 2017)

Poet and novelist Ray Young Bear, a citizen of the Meskwaki Tribe, has published two word-songs in The New Yorker.

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking (September 19, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on September 27 to focus on human trafficking of Native Americans.

Chitimacha Tribe signed treaty with France at New Orleans nearly 300 years ago (September 19, 2017)

The Chitimacha Tribe is approaching a key milestone in its dealings with foreign nations.

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)

South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim (September 19, 2017)

The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.