U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Thousands of migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum as they escape violence, extreme poverty, and oppression, are stopped at the U.S. border.

George Santos
A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.

Angela Houle
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.

Zapotec Dancers
Indigenous people in Mexico are much more likely to face poverty, human rights abuses, and discrimination than the rest of the country’s population.

National Indian Taco Championship
Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy takes a look at the Indigenous origins of chocolate, checks out a new plant-based Native restaurant and chats with this year’s National Indian Taco champion.

Madeline Sayet
Traditional Mohegan stories and William Shakespeare don’t automatically come to mind as complimentary influences. But Madeline Sayet draws on these and other creative forces for her work.

Indigenous Peoples' Day
The first and only Native council member in California’s largest city is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.

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.

Queen Elizabeth
Indigenous leaders are among those reflecting on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Puu Oo
The volcanic eruptions near Tonga, Japan, and Ecuador are all making headlines and remind us of the role they play in Indigenous cultures.

Pope Francis
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.

Pope Francis
The pictures of Pope Francis wearing a headdress spurred controversy across the globe — and across social media.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.

Dances With Wolves (1990)
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.

Pope Francis
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.

Jim Thorpe
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.

2016 Navajo Code Talkers Day
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum is breaking ground on a permanent facility to honor the tribal citizens who served in World War II.

Haudenosaunee Nationals
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.

Rincon in Puerto Rico
Tax breaks and other incentives are driving wealthy, outside investors to buy up property in Puerto Rico, raising concerns about a new era of colonization.

The Samoan flag and Savaii
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Samoa’s independence from colonial rule.

U.S. Border Barrier between California and Mexico
Democrats and Republicans presented very different views of human trafficking and how to address the problem at hearing in the nation’s capital.

Morgan Behn-Tsakoza
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.

Pope Francis
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.

Kindred Spirits
This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s explore the historic links between Ireland and Native nations.

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.

St. Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary
As Russia works to forcibly annex a neighboring country, it’s instructive to recount the nation’s checkered history among Alaska Natives.

Ukraine Flag
The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has brought expressions of support and solidarity in Indian Country.

Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.

State of the Union
President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.

Teresa Leger Fernandez
A Democratic-led bill working its way through Congress would extend the federal policy of consultation to people who have recently been asserting an Indian identity.

Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.

Fawn Sharp
Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.

Native America Calling NAC
It’s a big week for Indigenous landmarks in sports.

Nooksack Families
Human rights experts from the United Nations are calling on the United States to prevent the evictions of former citizens of the Nooksack Tribe.

Black Hills Land Defenders
As the political landscape changes, the LandBack movement gathers momentum as never before.

Native America Calling NAC
“Australia Day” marks the start of colonial oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Native America Calling NAC
From seafood to information technology to staffing consultation, tribes are finding additional markets in foreign countries.