A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.
Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'
American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.
When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.
Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.
Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.
The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.
With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.
Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.
Key lawmakers have described the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lacking 'leadership' and even being 'in complete disarray.'
More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.
Tara Sweeney, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is finally getting her day on Capitol Hill.
The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has welcomed a new member from the north.
The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing a climate change dispute that drew intense interest among Alaska Natives.
It looks like Denali, the Native name for Alaska's highest peak, is safe under the Trump administration. For now.
The National Congress of American Indians is joining its sister organization across the northern border in seeking a Native component for the North American Free Trade Agreement.
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is ready to help tribes in Alaska restore their homelands.
The Alaska Federation of Natives is taking a stand as politicians flock to the organization's annual convention.
Native scholars said the word was brought in by outsiders and is not an accurate description of their people.
President Barack Obama is reportedly close to announcing his pick for the nation's highest court.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered the message that Aboriginal Canadians are significant intellectual contributors to Canada’s political discourse.
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.
The Fairbanks Four case is more than an injustice. It represents the contradiction that is Alaska; a state of extraordinary beauty, many remarkable people of all races, and yet, a deep strain of racism.
The First Alaskans Institute kicked off the annual Elders and Youth Conference as the Alaska Federation of Natives prepares for its annual convention.
Excitement has been building for the president's extended trip to Alaska, which will include a historic visit to a Native village in the Arctic.
The president will be the first to visit the Arctic when he touches down in the Native community of Kotzebue.
The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.
The hearing lacked the fireworks of the panel's last session but Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) still pushed hard for a Native veterans bill.
The state issued emergency regulations to make it easier for Native families and tribes to join child welfare cases.
The leader of the Interior Department visited to Native villages and met with the Alaska Federation of Natives on her two-day trip.
The presence of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell appears to have heightened interest in AFN's winter retreat.
The new chief said Canada won't be able to approve energy projects without the consent of First Nations.
Ana Hoffman, an Alaska Native corporation executive, is co-chair of the bipartisan transition team for the governor's office.
With every vote on the line, Native villages are playing a key role in the outcome.
The incumbent Republican will serve a 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.
Democrat Byron Mallott would serve as lieutenant governor under independent Bill Walker if they win the race.
Less than 4 percentage points separate the incumbent Democrat from Republican Dan Sullivan.
Why Senator Mark Begich and the Bill Walker/Byron Mallott ticket deserve votes from rural Alaska.
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.
Alaska Natives for Begich passes out that all important swag at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. But even more important: The list of early voting locations across the...
Thousands of Alaska Natives are in Anchorage to express pride and unity in their languages and cultures.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has urged the Congressman to apologize for remarks he made about suicide.
Voting is a big issue at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference.
Some 5,000 people are expected for the event and state politicians are all appearing in hopes of winning votes and endorsements.
The bill that designates 20 Native languages as official was passed in April.
This year's theme is 'Get Up! Stand Up!' and participants are focusing on languages and culture.
No one thinks of AFN as a small group these days.
Rep. Charisse Millett (R) defends decision to have House Bill 216, which designates 20 Native languages as official in Alaska, signed during the upcoming Alaska Federation of Natives convention.