Recently in Canada and the United States, a small but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an 'Indigenous' identity.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
Even on my own reservation, ignorance about Hispanic culture abounds.
Two studies published in the journal Nature attempt to shed light on the genetic origins of American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Native peoples
Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
Cherokee and indigenous peoples have spoken out about Elizabeth Warren case, though they have largely been ignored in the larger media narrative.
Some in Indian Country have questioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to go public with a DNA analysis.
Elizabeth Warren's decision to release the results of a DNA analysis was a political ploy.
Elizabeth Warren is welcome anytime on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne.
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.
Are we all related? Scientists are still trying to figure that out.
By the end of the 20th century, U.S. museums held the remains of some 200,000 Native American skeletons.
An indigenous girl who was removed from her resting place in Chile is being held in Spain, treated as a symbol of scientific oddity and attracting attention from UFO enthusiasts.
With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.
The conservative Goldwater Institute is attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act again, this time in a dispute involving the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.
A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.
Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.
What we’ve all witnessed in person, as well as on social media video shared from Standing Rock, can only be described as evil.
A DNA analysis confirmed the skull, which was found off the coast, belonged to Native woman.
Technology allowed many of us to witness the violence perpetrated against innocent human beings last month by the Morton County military.
The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.
A possible route that stretches from present-day Alaska to Montana is the subject of new studies.
Professor Kim Tallbear, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, and Dr. Nanibaa' Garrison, a member of the Navajo Nation, explain why.
A supporter of the Republican presidential candidate believes a DNA test could settle the Indian ancestry matter.
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.
Remember the abuse and trauma that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents went through in the boarding schools when the U.S. government and the missionaries were taking 'the Indian' out of them.
Researchers believe the mixing occurred during the early days of African slavery in the United States.
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.
Six subspecies of the island fox have survived in the Channel Islands for tens of thousands of years despite being very closely related.
When Indian knowledge systems meet Western knowledge systems—then tribal views are diminished in favor of mainstream values.
Two infants who were laid to rest in Alaska about 11,500 years ago are linked to Native people in the United States, Mexico, South America and even the Caribbean.
Genetics is being used to map out the details of what our Native ancestors already knew: from microscopic bacteria to prairie sage; four legged beasties to two legged homo sapiens (humans), we are all related.
The goal is to learn more about diseases affecting the community.
A play based on a controversial blood study involving the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona is running at the Duke on 42nd Street in New York City.
S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.
The DNA was not found in other Native Americans so researchers believe it must have originated with a different group of ancestors.
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.
Primary Stages in New York City will host 'Informed Consent' from August 4 through September 13.
Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge.
The DNA of Inupiat and Inuit peoples in the U.S., Canada and Greenland traced back to villages on Alaska's North Slope.
Lawmakers are considering a bill to extend governmental recognition to an indigenous organization so it can secure federal funds.
Nearly 2,700 samples were returned to the tribe after they were taken during the 1960s and subjected to scientific study.
Toni Scott is an American and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She also descends from African and European ancestry.
The very fabric of the cosmos as we have always understood it is being assaulted through recent attempts to engage in the loathsome practice of disenrollment of deceased tribal members.
We have a history that exemplifies over and over again our contempt for other races and ethnicities based on the science of the day that interpreted them to be genetically inferior to whites.
The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, producing the biggest genetic profile of the U.S. ever conducted.
The 9,500-year-old remains were discovered on federal land in Washington that was once a part of the Umatilla Reservation.