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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the inequity of the digital divide between rural Indigenous communities and the rest of America.
Bruce Long Fox, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will be joining the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
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.
A coronavirus scare at a grocery store on the Omaha Reservation forced a tribally-owned corporation to conduct an expensive deep cleaning of the business.
After much debate, media scrutiny and a national lawsuit, the Treasury Department is finally distributing coronavirus relief funds to tribal governments, but it is far from payment in full, as promised.
Tribal nations need to look out for the health and protection of their residents, especially the elderly, and implement measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The risk of transmission of the coronavirus in the Bristol Bay fishery of Alaska is not just high -- it is certain.
Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.
Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe want to legalize marijuana, but not alcohol, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, according to the unofficial results.
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.
A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.
Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.
I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.
Treaties, economic development and improving services for his people are among Aaron Payment's priorities as chair of the largest Indian nation east of the Mississippi.
A tribal community was the victim of a scam that took advantage of the abject poverty that grips much of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pursuing economic development opportunities at a site near a busy interstate.
A new partnership aims to promote food sovereignty by helping tribal farmers and ranchers.
The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.
A tribal bond scheme that defrauded unwitting investors of more than $60 million attracted attention because of a high profile name connected to it.
Terry Hunt, the president of the Lumbee Tribe's economic development arm, died while on official business in Kenya.
The Eh-Lo Dispensary will be opening on the Tule River Reservation in the spring of 2020.
Shifting sands make New Mexico's White Sands National Park a geological wonder, a prehistoric time capsule, and an economic driver for the region.
Once the Ho-Chunk people had vast lands upon which they planted corn, beans and squash and hunted deer and buffalo. Life changed after forced removal.
It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.
An economic development corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation is back in the news in connection with some allegedly fraudulent dealings.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.
Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.
Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is telling is own story at a new cultural center and museum on the reservation.
Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.
The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.
Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.
Discussing money and finances in homes has been a taboo for many generations.
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.