How many Native Americans in Rapid City would be alive today if the police did not carry guns?
Ashley Forney, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was terminated after telling superiors about racism and hostility in the workforce.
As we discuss systematic racism and much needed reform, let us also discuss a systemic overhaul of Native American law, and truly give Native Americans back their freedom and independence by giving tribal nations complete sovereignty.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act protections against 'sex discrimination' also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham cited 'significant, awful allegations' in a ProPublica and New Mexico In Depth story on a hospital where clinicians said pregnant Native women were singled out for COVID-19 testing and separated from newborns after delivery.
The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.
After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.
The state of South Dakota has agreed to pay $350,000 to Native American job applicants as part of a settlement negotiated by the federal government.
At least 19 public high schools across Connecticut use names like 'Indians' and 'Chiefs' and even 'Redmen.'
I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.
There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.
The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.
After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.
Today, we acknowledge the role that the wage gap plays in the many forms of centuries-long oppression of Native American Women.
While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.
Community members are calling for the ouster of the interim chief executive officer and the clinical director of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas.
Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.
Arizona is one of many states that does not protect employees from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Education Department plans to look into a long-standing complaint of racial inequities on the Fort Peck Reservation.
Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.
Arizona’s highest court will decide whether a law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state constitution.
It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.
The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.
Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.
Shopping while indigenous appears to be a new crime in sunny southern California.
President Trump’s executive order barring travelers coming from six countries with Muslim majorities, is now a permanent part of U.S. immigration policy.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.
Discrimination against two young Mohawk men at Colorado State University highlights an all-too-common misunderstanding.
With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.
Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.
It's official -- the long-running legal fight over the remaining funds in the $760 million Keepseagle settlement is finally over.
The fate of $380 million in leftover funds from the Keepseagle settlement is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture will have to wait even longer for resolution of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit.
Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.
Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.
A bill to end decades of gender-based discrimination against indigenous women is inching closer to passage in Canada.
A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.
The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.
Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.
Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.
Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.
The Montana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission heard a number of heart-wrenching personal experiences from Native people.
A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.
The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.
Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.
'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.
Parties in the Keepseagle settlement reached an agreement which will provide original claimants a supplemental payment of $18,500 directly and $2,775 paid to the IRS on their behalf, for a total supplemental award of $21,275.
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.
Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.
Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.
The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.
A bouncer testified that a bar manager yelled anti-Indian slurs at the two brothers and that Indian patrons were often denied entry at the Top Deck in Farmington.
In February 2015, several powerful leaders of the Lakota community came together to discuss the escalating racial conflict in Rapid City, South Dakota, particularly involving police.
Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.