A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
The coronavirus is hitting American Indians and Alaska Natives hard.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
It is morally wrong to continue to neglect the indigenous people of America who paid for their healthcare with the ceding of millions of acres of their land.


As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.

The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.

With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.

The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.

Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census.

The right of a Tribal Nation to have a land base is a core aspect of Tribal sovereignty and cultural identity, and it represents the foundation of our Tribal economies.

Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.

The Oyate have spoken. Regulations for medicinal and recreational marijuana are moving forward on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

President Julian Bear Runner took action following news of coronavirus cases in South Dakota and learning of a lack of test kits at the Indian Health Service.

Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.

There are 870 Article III judges in the United States. Only two are Native American.

Environmental and indigenous activists returned to federal court in Montana, seeking to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.

The U.S. Forest Service approved a $60 million expansion of a privately-owned ski resort in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.

The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.

If you take out the words 'tribal' and 'Indian' all you have left are a group of patients fighting a federal government agency for the right to health care.

A Cayuga Nation leader’s decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has sparked a series of protests and altercation in New York.

A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.

President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.

Tribal energy development and tribal wildlife management are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.

Two Arizonans -- one of them a tribal leader -- from two points on the border brought two very different ideas about the border wall to a hearing in the nation's capital.

The subjects of the 'Warrior Women' film are speaking out against the dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Democratic-led House Committee on Ways and Means will be taking up tribal taxation issues for the first time at a hearing in the nation's capital.

The Democratic presidential race got a major jolt over the weekend as one candidate continues to face questions about Indian ancestry claims.

Indigenous leaders were among the many who raised their voices at one of only two hearings on a Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental policy.

Efforts to memorialize the 550-mile path that the Ponca people were forced to walk in the late 1800s are getting a major boost.

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.

Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.