COVID-19 is a selective atomic bomb. It’s killing more Native people when proportionately compared to other populations.
Lookout Solar Project has experienced some pitfalls from the COVID-19 pandemic, but progress is being made to bring jobs to the Pine Ridge Reservation.
At Cherokee Nation, we are putting the federal CARES Act dollars to work for our citizens and our communities.
For all of us, this victory was hard fought. It was not just the result of our own resilience, but the day also belonged to those who came before us.
COVID-19 relief funds were a lifeline for many tribal communities, and have provided tribal governments with tools to keep their communities safe.
Navajo Nation leaders said the tribe could begin moving toward the phased reopening of the reservation as early as next week, but they continued to urge members to take precautions to keep the number of COVID-19 cases trending downward.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the inequity of the digital divide between rural Indigenous communities and the rest of America.
Ashley Forney, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was terminated after telling superiors about racism and hostility in the workforce.
An employee who raised concerns about moldy personal protective equipment was fired by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.
Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but Arbin Mitchell points to a very new, and very specific challenge this year – COVID-19.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona are on the rise, following the state's decision to life stay-at-home orders.
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.
With tribes still waiting on COVID-19 payments by the federal government, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is appearing before Congress to discuss the Trump administration's response to the crisis.
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.
In light of the worst public health crisis in generations, we have used medical science, facts and compassion as our guide.
Like small businesses across Indian Country, Native Sun News Today, felt, and is still feeling, the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
After being punished by the Department of Energy for speaking out against racist mascots, Jody Tallbear has reached a settlement in her case.
Many of our Cherokee-owned businesses are struggling to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three police officers connected to the death of Zachary Bear Heels will get their jobs back.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
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.'
While Congress and the White House are promising to add billions to the Paycheck Protection Program, some small businesses say they are just trying to hang on long enough to get the money there now.
As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.
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.
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.
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 Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.
Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.
'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
This economy is terrible, for millions, as usual. The U.S. public must not be hoodwinked by fraudulent numbers.
We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.
'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.
The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.
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.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.
While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
Accused of creating a hostile work environment, Darla Black was removed as vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Two women were placed on leave from their positions at the Ute Tribe after they complained about their supervisor, who remains on the job.
The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was impeached following complaints about her treatment of women who worked for her.
Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor.
The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Our employees here at the Cherokee Nation are the backbone of our government and business operations.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.