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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.
The Trump administration's missing and murdered task force got off to a rocky start in the age of COVID-19, leaving a number of Native women silenced amid technical and logistical challenges.
A federal judge trashed the Trump administration for changing course on Indian Country homelands policy during the worst public health crisis in decades.
We are experiencing an epidemic of violence in our tribal communities.
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.
Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.
Ever since the Trump administration began consultation on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments more than a month ago, one of the biggest questions on Indian Country's mind has been the distribution formula.
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.
With just days left before an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is supposed to go out to Indian Country, the Trump administration has yet to decide how to distribute the much-needed money.
Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.
A Cayuga Nation leader’s decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has sparked a series of protests and altercation in New York.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.
A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.
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.
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.
Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
The mainstream media barely covered oral arguments in a critical Indian Child Welfare Act case last week but USA Today is here to make up for it with an opinion from a critic of the law.
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.
Native women and girls are disproportionately likely to become victims of sex trafficking.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Through two top cabinet officials, the Trump administration has signaled its support for a proposed settlement of the reserved water right claims of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
This is the story of the first Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act prosecution in Ohio.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.
What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.
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.
Ashlynne Mike was only 11 years old when she was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation.
Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
The Trump administration has yet to offer comments on bills to address the #MMIW crisis and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
The Trump administration wants to set new barriers for migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.
The 2020 Census was going forward without a U.S. citizenship question. Until someone tweeted otherwise.
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.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
When you litigate, it indeed becomes much harder to legislate.
The Trump administration came under fire for showing up unprepared to a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs despite being notified a month ago.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Partisans did not appear to be swayed by a careful recap of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
It's the Department of Justice's turn to present its budget to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.