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A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the Trump administration's mismanagement of the much-needed funds.
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.
Indian Country is declaring victory after a federal judge blasted the Trump administration for threatening the sovereignty of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and breaking its promises to the People of the First Light.
It was a federal judge's mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds they were promised two months ago.
As tribal nations continue to fight for the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to them more than a month ago, Democrats in Congress are making good on pledges to provide more resources to the first Americans.
The days we stand together with fellow tribes are a bright moment of hope for our region’s future.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
We know all too well the deadly consequence of acting too little and too late. Historically, the indigenous people of the United States have been by far the most at-risk race to deadly flu-like diseases.
The risk of transmission of the coronavirus in the Bristol Bay fishery of Alaska is not just high -- it is certain.
With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.
With just days left before an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is supposed to go out to Indian Country, the Trump administration has yet to decide how to distribute the much-needed money.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
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.'
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.
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.
A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.
Northwest tribes want the federal government to respect opposition to controversial environmental decisions that impact their traditional lands.
An investigation by the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica found that dozens of police officers had been hired in rural Native villages despite criminal convictions.
One spring day in 2005, a man in a crisp brown uniform stood before a group created by Congress to fix rural Alaska’s lack of cops. In his soft-spoken way, Simeon Askoak explained his dilemma.
A tiny Alaskan village got a police officer. He’s never had to make an arrest. Meanwhile, larger communities with more crime have often been left behind as the state’s two-tiered policing crisis gets worse.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
In a remote Alaskan village, a low-cost program gives patients something to smile about.
An innovative hospital run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians showcases an alternative model of health care that could have lessons for other tribal communities and beyond.
'Molly of Denali' is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaska Native lead character.
Two studies published in the journal Nature attempt to shed light on the genetic origins of American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Native peoples
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
Three people have died over the last two weeks in detention facilities in Alaska Native villages.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Alaska Natives who are on opposite sides of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are testifying on Capitol Hill.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation.
A new climate report released by the Trump administration predicts significant -- and expensive -- impacts on the planet as a result of climate change.
Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.
Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.
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.
Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.
Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.
From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.
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.