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The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.
Treaty law, which is the highest law of the land, according to the U.S. Constitution, provides that the Black Hills belong to the Sioux Nation.
Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land.
Donovin Sprague Hump is a Lakota man of many talents. He's got two lectures on his schedule.
From missed deadlines to a massive data breach, the Trump administration's handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes has been one big mess.
Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration.
Tribal leaders across America are at these moments of this early spring, gathering their people to talk of decisions to be made that will not be business as usual.
A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.
As the coronavirus continues to impact meat processing plants nationwide, farmers and ranchers in Indian Country will continue asking for help with their growing backlog.
This virus has hit closer to home than I ever imagined. Two of my daughters just tested positive for COVID-19.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem should commend the checkpoints implemented by tribes to protect their nations from a COVID-19 outbreak, not condemn them with threats of legal action.
Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.
With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing firm against a threat from the governor of South Dakota.
As a retired World War II army nurse and former Indian Health Service Director of Nursing, I know how fragile and precious life is.
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.
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.
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.'
In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.
Tribes with treaty rights affected by the Keystone XL Pipeline continue to contest water permits for the controversial project.
The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to reservation youth on New Year’s Eve.
An unrelenting season of disastrous weather events has wreaked havoc on the transportation infrastructure on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.
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.
Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is making a second leadership bid at the National Congress of American Indians.
The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.
Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
For generations, many children from the Cheyenne River Reservation have been lost to the system and never to be heard from again.
It is imperative for the United States to honor the laws to protect our children and the begin to heal the damages done to our families.
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.
Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.
The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
The Trump administration claims its controversial reorganization won't apply to Indian Country. But tribes are still being affected by it.
Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.
Lawmakers heard competing views about the controversial initiative. One from a tribal leader. The other from the Trump administration.
With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.
Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.