Alaska Native corporations will continue to wait for more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 relief as tribal nations press the U.S. to fulfill its trust and treaty responsibilities.
Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.
A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the Trump administration's mismanagement of the much-needed funds.
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.
It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.
While I agree that the United States hasn’t been the absolute best in the world in terms of coronavirus response, our nation has certainly fared better than most advanced countries.
'If we’re not in control, someone else is,' says Montana State Senator Jason Small, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money by playing divide and conquer.
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.
Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.
If Americans can take on the risk and serve selflessly throughout the coronavirus crisis and if the White House can continue to go to work every day, so too should Congress.
As tribal nations continue to fight for the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to them more than a month ago, Democrats in Congress are making good on pledges to provide more resources to the first Americans.
Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.
President Donald Trump is preparing to take credit for releasing the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that his own administration has held up for more than a month, helping a vulnerable Republican along the way.
With just a month left before voters go to the polls, Karen Bedonie is looking for ways to boost her struggling Congressional campaign during the worst public health crisis in decades.
With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.
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.
We apologize to our readers for not publishing for 2 weeks, but we have several employees with diabetes and other illnesses that make them very vulnerable to the coronavirus.
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 the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.
Over the last few weeks we have seen numerous efforts brought forth to protect Montanans during these trying times.
A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.
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.
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.
Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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.
Democrat Steve Bullock is challenging Steve Daines for his seat in the U.S. Senate, giving the incumbent Republican a daunting opponent in 2020.
Washington D. C. is a community where up is down and down is up.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
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.
The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.
A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.
President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
Tricia Zunker has less than 90 days to convince voters that she is the right person to represent them in the U.S. Congress.
President Trump's budget proposal shows his commitment to fiscal responsibility by shrinking the federal government, stopping wasteful spending and providing a path to a balanced budget.
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.
I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.
The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.
The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.
I am proud to support our President and his agenda that will move our country forward.
I believe that the president should bring to Congress a clear and comprehensive strategy to protect American interests, deter reprehensible acts and eliminate jihadi forces that are operating and destabilizing our regional allies.
Most lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties as the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment that could have forced his removal from office.
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.'
The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.
A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.
There are real problems the American people are facing every day that need our attention.
President Donald Trump is headed toward an acquittal in his impeachment trial after Republicans blocked a call for witness testimony.
A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would reverse Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.