Blackfeet Nation A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
White House Tribal Youth Forum Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.

White House Tribal Youth Forum “USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. Together, we can become healthier Cherokees and a healthier Cherokee Nation.
Indian Health Service I am proud of the important work we do daily at the Indian Health Service.


1839 Cherokee Meat Co.
For the Cherokee people and for people everywhere, true freedom is impossible without control over our own food supply.

Haskell Indian Nations University
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.

Navajo Nation
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged every tribal leader to keep their citizens safe.

Maori Pataka
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.

Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.

Bryan Newland
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the 39th annual National Tribal Health Conference.

Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Black Hills Powwow
Once again, the heartbeat of Ina Maka will reverberate throughout the Black Hills at the 34th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate.

Hoskie Benally, Jr.
Hoskie Benally, Jr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been named to the National Council on Disability by President Joe Biden.

Native America Calling NAC
If you haven’t been summoned back to the office after the pandemic disruption, you likely will soon.

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.

Xavier Becerra, Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Roselyn Tso delivers remarks after being sworn in as the new director of the Indian Health Service.

Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the next director of the Indian Health Service.

Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.

Virginia Tribes
Tribal nations in Virginia are ushering in a new era in health care after securing recognition from the federal government.

Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service announces the deployment of mobile units at an event hosted by the Chickahominy Tribe.

Mni Wiconi - Water is Life
A crisis making the news is a reminder of the dozens of failed drinking water systems for tribes across the country.

National Suicide Prevention Week
As the nation’s mental health crisis worsens, Native youth are those at highest risk.

Michael 'Cy' Cywink
Depression and anxiety disorders are on the rise — and there is little progress in reducing the effects of historical trauma among Native people.

Jonathan Nez
The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.

Oglala Lakota Nation
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational and medical marijuana on their homelands.

Women's March
Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We have a responsibility to step up for our farmers and ranchers in their time of need.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.

Native America Calling NAC
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a distressing increase in overdose deaths among Native people.

Clifford and Esther Littledave
All families deserve to live in safety and dignity, without fear of losing their homes.

Jackie Walorski
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is mourning the loss of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and two of her staffers who were killed in a car crash.

Monkeypox
Heat, COVID and monkeypox are all health threats that are looming this summer.

Alaskan Inuit Food Sovereignty Summit
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy hosts the Indigenous food show The Menu.

House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act
The House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act.

Black Hills Land Defenders
The Republican governor of South Dakota has once again been turned away in court over efforts to set off fireworks in the sacred Black Hills.

'You Matter'
Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for its conference and trade show.

U.S. Supreme Court
Since tribes are sovereign nations, with their own laws, could they offer abortion services on their lands within states that may soon outlaw abortion?

Louis Still Smoking
“IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountain West” represents a collaboration between Montana State University and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.