The nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is vowing to oppose legislation aimed at undermining a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory.
'Now is the time to exercise our sovereignty, not voluntarily surrender it,' Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation says in asserting the tribe's position of strength following a victory for treaty rights.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of tribal treaty rights in one of the most consequential Indian law decisions in recent history.
Of 371 treaties made by Indigenous nations with the U.S., all have been broken by the American government.
With technology, we are able to meet our friends and colleagues, conduct essential business and take a collective stand on issues impacting our governments.
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.
The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.
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.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
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.
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.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
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.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
A former Democratic Congressman employed by the Chickasaw Nation is being accused of taking part in a attempted coup at the largest gun lobby.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
You can Google 'Richest Native Americans,' and you won’t get Tom Love, or any other person.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.
Native politicians and officials condemned hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office was vandalized with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages.'
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
Indian Health Service staff caused a baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage, a federal judge concluded in a stunning decision.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.
The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation are the latest to sue opioid manufacturers for the drug crisis in Indian Country.
With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up its third Indian law case of the term, tribes and their advocates are welcoming a historic development.
The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.
Kevin Washburn, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is making history once again in academic circles.
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is building up senior staff as construction resumes on the long-delayed facility in Oklahoma.
Citizens of the Chickasaw Nation will soon be able to utilize a unique fitness system, one of the first of its kind in the United States.
I know my heritage as a member of the Chickasaw Nation has shaped and influenced my life in more ways than I can count.
It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.
Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.
Montford Johnson grew up an orphan in Indian Territory and went on to establish a large ranching empire in the 1800s.
Three names are being added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in New Mexico.
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.
Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.
The connections between Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the controversial pipeline continue to get stronger.
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
Tribes have been having trouble getting water settlements through Congress but those hurdles posed no problems for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation.
Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is under consideration to run the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The life and culture of our nation’s Native American tribes are written in nearly every chapter of America’s story.
A settlement for the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation is close to becoming law even though it has never been put to a hearing.
An agreement reached among officials from the state, Oklahoma City and two American Indian tribes ends what many expected would be a lengthy and costly fight over water rights.
The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation will play a role in determining how water is allocated in their treaty territory.
The tribes asserted ownership to water under the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.