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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.
In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.
Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'
I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
Lost amid the daily news cycle now focused on the impeachment of the president is the fact that money continues to roll in.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
Under no circumstances does any actual progressive get anywhere near the Oval Office.
After more than 17 years of litigation through three presidential administrations, the Quapaw Nation has emerged victorious in court.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
The late John Dingell, former Democratic Congressman from Michigan, was a supporter of tribal treaty rights and Indian health care.
The Indian Health Service has been without a permanent leader for four years.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.
Three Native women are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. This might be the year for all of them.
There were more laughs than tears for John McCain whose funeral service drew scores of political power players of the last four decades – but not the current president.
The tribe whose ancestors welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Northwest more than 200 years ago is still fighting for federal recognition.
Republicans are reaching back to the Obama administration to justify a bill that prevents any changes to the namesake of Devils Tower National Monument.
This past Tuesday I tried to have a normal day. I knew it was December 19.
The Department of Justice isn't doing enough to improve public safety in Indian Country, seven years after the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act.
The Trump administration's Indian energy czar suddenly resigned after being confronted with even more offensive online remarks.
A bill to designate a clinic for the late Joe Medicine Crow, a celebrated veteran from the Crow Tribe, is moving forward in the 115th Congress.
In a major setback for Indian Country, the Trump administration is poised to erect more hurdles for tribes seeking to restore their homelands.
The Department of the Interior has closed an unprecedented public comment period on a number of national monuments, including one of great interest in Indian Country.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.
Indian Country is entering a new era in trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.
It’s not too strong to say that Donald Trump's budget plan would mean an early death for too many people in Indian Country, writes Mark Trahant.
Thanks to President Donald Trump, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is now operational.
The agency is one the few in federal government whose responsibilities solely affect Indian Country.
The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.
James Comey visited several reservations during his tenure and linked high rates of violent crime to complex jurisdictional issues in Indian Country.
REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) and other environmental groups are taking on the Trump administration.
Ute leaders are taking on powerful interests as they seek to prevent the the Trump administration from undermining the new Bears Ears National Monument.
The new monument enjoys strong support across Indian Country but the president sounded more concerned about the views of non-Indians in Utah.
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act isn't affected by the repeal provisions of the new Republican health proposal.
The Thing About Skins on the Pros and Cons of the Obama Administration.
Lawmakers will hear from tribal leaders and federal officials about emergency management in Indian Country.
'By and large President Obama got it wrong on disenrollment until the end of his presidency.'
President Donald Trump imposed a regulatory freeze on his first day in office but it didn't affect the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Montana Republican is vowing to respect tribal sovereignty, promote self-determination and protect treaty rights when it comes to making decisions.
Leonard Peltier, 72, is serving two life sentences after being convicted for the murders of two FBI agents.
Anita Fineday (White Earth) and Russ McDonald (Spirit Lake) are joining the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children.
It's only 1.08 acres but a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs marks a major milestone in Alaska Native history.
In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier
By protecting an area rich in indigenous history, President Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.
The GOP pledge to repeal Obamacare leaves the Indian Health Care Improvement Act at risk.
American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.
The Special Assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, announces the release of a report that details some of the policy advances of the last eight years.
An Alaska Native corporation plans to 'fight' the decision to outlaw development on more than 100 million acres in the Arctic Ocean.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.