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.
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.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.
States with fewer local protections and resources will suffer the most — as will their people and wildlife.
Native Americans and Hispanic people, and people of lower economic status, are diagnosed with diabetes at a higher rate than the average, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.
An inspiring collaboration on the Pacific Coast blew fishery conservation goals out of the water.
The new fire engine, believed to be the first in the county designed to carry two types of firefighting foam, will help firefighters respond to incidents on the Morongo Reservation and across the region.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
The Eh-Lo Dispensary will be opening on the Tule River Reservation in the spring of 2020.
A project launched nearly 50 years ago may help preserve the language of a California tribe that has all but disappeared.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians increased the number of turkeys being given out by 25 percent for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.
Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.
A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.
It's National Native American Heritage Month and one tribe is trying to prove that it qualifies for federal recognition.
Tribes across the West are working with an increased sense of urgency to manage fire-adapted landscapes in the face of climate change.
“Mallard’s Road,” a film starring Lakota actors, will have its world premiere at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.
A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.
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.
A former employee of a treatment facility for juveniles is awaiting extradition to California after authorities confirmed he fathered a child with a Native girl.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.
Indian-White History of America isn’t unique but the truth is, our history is not behind us and it is not forgiven.
The Yurok Tribe made history this week, becoming the first Indian nation in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations.
It’s a common theme often stated, but rarely executed: The need to work together and build agency-tribe relationships before there is an emergency.
Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric
'What we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. If any strand of the web is broken, the whole web is affected,' the Lummi Nation stated.
Returning prescribed fire to California forests is the focus of a new climate-adaptation plan from the Karuk Tribe, but the federal government will need to play big role.
Members of a once powerful family of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians admitted to stealing nearly $5 million from their tribe.
Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
Gaylen D. Lee, an elder and historian from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, was killed at his home in California.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced a major development on tribal land in downtown Palm Springs, California.
It looks like the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians is getting back into the disenrollment game.
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.
Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.
Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'
Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.
I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.
The Sogorea Te Land Trust is working to create an alternative land base for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.