The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.
The magnitude of this epidemic is yet to be fully realized but what it does is to further expose the naked reality of entrenched racism in the U.S. and this most rotten core of the national experience.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.
It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.
Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
'This is another overdue representation': Tricia Zunker is hoping to repeat history as another Native woman winning election to the U.S. Congress.
Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
For more than an hour, President Donald Trump talked about the 'Great American Comeback' that has occurred under his administration, in a State of the Union address that Democrats said described instead 'a parallel universe.'
Shifting sands make New Mexico's White Sands National Park a geological wonder, a prehistoric time capsule, and an economic driver for the region.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
The Cherokee people have spent generations surviving and persevering through a series of federal policies that conspire to destroy our government, break up our families and relegate our people to the pages of history.
The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.
A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.
Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?
NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.
The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.
Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.
'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.
A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.
With the passage of the Johnson-O’Malley Modernization Act, we are poised to build a stronger future for the Cherokee Nation and for all of Indian Country.
Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.
Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.
Two Native women are making history by serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Could a third be on the way?
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.
Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
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.
Two candidates. Two victory speeches. But only one of them will end up going to Congress.
It’s an excellent time to refocus our attention on the Indigenous origins of democracy in this country.
One of the first Native women elected to Congress is calling for a national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women.
Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
Paul Gosar is running for re-election in Arizona but six of his brothers and sisters are endorsing his rival.
There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.
The Supreme Court's Carcieri ruling has created an unfair, immoral obstacle to many tribes.
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.
Native advocates are keeping an eye on efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than any other ethnicity, and Native women face domestic and sexual violence at disproportionately high levels.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
President Donald Trump's reputation in Indian Country is often in the dumps even as Congress keeps giving him pro-tribal bills to sign.
The Washoe Tribe is working to recover ancestral lands in northern Nevada.
Just days after President Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not act on immigration reform, Congress went on recess.
President Donald Trump repeated a threat to shut down the government if Congress does not approve the immigration reforms he wants, including funding for a border wall.
With Republicans in control of the Supreme Court, only voter pushback can restore balance to Congress.
With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.
Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.
Tribal nations are currently asserting water rights as a way to ensure economic vitality, affirm sovereignty and provide basic services that some communities lack.
Without action on a compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the consequences for water users, farmers, and ranchers will be dire.
The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.
'If federal land is going to be transferred, it should be returned to its original owners,' said Washoe Tribe Chairman Neil Mortimer.
A dozen students representing 9 tribes and 11 universities have been selected for a prestigious internship program in Washington, D.C.
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.
The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.
With a week to go before the budget expires, and Congress not meeting again until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown.
The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.