Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)

A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.

House committee approves Native American Energy Act in near party-line split (October 5, 2017)

A controversial Indian energy bill is once again sparking partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

John Thune: Celebrating the Native Americans who have shaped our identity (October 5, 2017)

On the second Monday in October, South Dakotans uniquely celebrate Native American Day to recognize and honor the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people who have shaped our state’s identity.

Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.

Secretary Zinke derides questions about travel as 'bull' while GOP provides cover (October 5, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior continues to defend his use of private and government planes as Republicans attempt to deflect criticism of the Trump administration.

James Giago Davies: Sometimes it pays off to be mediocre instead of perfect (October 5, 2017)

You can be an unkempt alcoholic with a stinky cigar, and become a war hero and a mediocre president.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)

This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Cronkite News: How racism may contribute to higher rates of infant mortality (October 5, 2017)

Across the United States, African-American women are more likely than any other race to give birth to premature babies, which is the leading cause of infant death for that population