The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty case.
A visitor to an Indian Health Service hospital found something upsetting on the wall: a poster with a racist term used by Donald Trump.
COVID-19 remains a threat, and local community organizations are on the front lines.
The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.
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.
With government leaders at all levels making life-and-death decisions about how to respond to COVID-19, and with State Question 802 potentially bringing home billions in federal tax dollars to care for Oklahomans, this election will be one of the most important we have seen.
As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.
For the first time in more than a century, the Cherokee Nation will take full control over the images and symbols depicted on our historic Capitol Square.
The United States, through local criminal justice systems, visited injustice and injury upon our ancestors in the 19th century prior to our forced removal.
Nearly one in five students in Oklahoma Public Schools are Native American.
Expanding Medicaid coverage for Cherokee citizens will dramatically strengthen the finances of our tribal health system.
In light of the worst public health crisis in generations, we have used medical science, facts and compassion as our guide.
Do you want health insurance connected to an illegitimate tribe? O’NA HealthCare has got you covered.
As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.
After much debate, media scrutiny and a national lawsuit, the Treasury Department is finally distributing coronavirus relief funds to tribal governments, but it is far from payment in full, as promised.
For many first responders, securing protective masks has been difficult due to low supplies and high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.
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.
Many of our Cherokee-owned businesses are struggling to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
An investigation by Indianz.Com shows the White House was one of the first recipients of sensitive information on nearly 700 tribes and Native entities.
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.
During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.
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.
Our courageous team at Cherokee Nation is doing everything possible to maintain essential services and meet the needs of the people, as our health and emergency staff prepare for the worst.
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.
At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.
It’s hard to believe 10 years have already passed, but this month, U.S. Census postcards will show up in mailboxes across Cherokee Nation and the United States.
At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the U.S. to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.
I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history.
We are blessed at the Cherokee Nation and thankful that we can make positive changes to improve Oklahoma in both large and small ways.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
I am proud to embrace my Cherokee heritage and I believe that our heritage and traditions should be celebrated not only in November, but year-round.
The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.
November is a significant time for the Cherokee Nation and other tribal nations across the United States.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.
Our language is the glue that holds our culture together. It creates a feeling of unity and hope among our people.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.