tag: race

JoVonne Wagner
MTFP and ICT have hired JoVonne Wagner, Blackfeet, to increase coverage of the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
Over-Incarceration of Native Americans: Roots, Inequities, and Solutions
The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.
Battle of Hayes Pond
In 1958, members of the Lumbee Tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in North Carolina.
School District Is Ground Zero for Harsh Discipline of Native Students in New Mexico
An investigative report in New Mexico finds Native students are expelled at a far greater rate than their white counterparts.
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.
High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
In New Mexico, Native students are expelled far more often than any other group and at least four times as often as white students.
'Every Child Matters' at U.S. Supreme Court
With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ever yChild Matters at U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.
U.S. Supreme Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
Welcome to Oklahoma - Native America
So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?
Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Harold Frazier
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.
Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Elizabeth Hoover
A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
Elizabeth Hoover
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Dante Desiderio
A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
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.
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.
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.
The Pretendians
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
National Congress of American Indians
A lawsuit filed by the former chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians will proceed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Dante Desiderio
The chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians lost his job over his handling of a sexual harassment investigation, according to an explosive lawsuit.
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.
'Vote Here'
Join the conversation on Native America Calling to get a rundown of the evolving landscape of voter restrictions that affect Native people at the polls.
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.
Women's March
Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.
Tim Giago and Jackie Giago
Many times over the past 30 years, Tim Giago shared the story behind the founding of Native American Day in South Dakota.
Native America Calling NAC
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a distressing increase in overdose deaths among Native people.
Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup of H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.
'You Matter'
Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.
U.S. Supreme Court
The legacy of colonialism continues to exist in 2022 through this most recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny Native — and all — women the right to body sovereignty.
Arizona Vote
Voting rights advocates welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to challenge Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation“ of the law.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders and legal scholars are preparing for what they say are the significant and long lasting effects of a Supreme Court decision.
Dwight Birdwell - Medal of Honor
Dwight Birdwell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House on July 5, 2022.
The Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has reversed course when it comes to state jurisdiction in Indian Country.
U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.
John O’Connor and Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor (R) is the latest state official to claim victory in a closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case.