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The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.
President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the 'controlled blasting' for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.
President Donald Trump is releasing his latest budget request, a document that signals his administration's commitment to fulfilling it trust and treaty obligations.
Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
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.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
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.
Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.
The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.
Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
Tribes will ramp up efforts to hold corporations accountable for climate change after the energy industry invested another $5 million to stop their campaign.
Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.
Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.
Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.
The uncertain intentions of the Trump administration cast a shadow over the National Congress of American Indians as tribal leaders struggled to decode the sparse policies put forth since the president took office.
It's decision day for the National Congress of American Indians as attendees elect new leaders.
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.
Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.
The state and federal courts have repeatedly confirmed that Lake Quinault belongs to the Quinault Nation but non-Indian opponents keep trying to keep the dispute alive.
The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.
With all hope lost in the Trump administration, more tribes and tribal advocates are joining the court fight.
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
The trip comes on a deadline for the largest #NoDAPL encampment to leave public land in North Dakota.
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.
President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.
More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.
The Washington tribe and other Pacific Northwest tribes are heading to North Dakota for a historic journey down the Missouri River.
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.
H.R.812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, is the first comprehensive trust reform package to clear Congress in more than two decades.
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.
All across the United States Native American Tribes and their citizens are standing up to be counted as supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders for the next President of the United States.
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
After losing a case in federal court, a group went to state court to try and challenge the tribe's ownership of Lake Quinault.
Emmett Oliver was a beloved educator who started the Paddle to Seattle in 1989, an event that celebrates the canoe culture of Pacific Northwest tribes.
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.
The Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act honors and preserves the legacy of the late treaty rights activist.
Salmon has played an important role in Northwest tribal life for tens of thousands of years, serving as an important subsistence food and as a cornerstone of tribal economies.
Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
The tribe recently signed a cooperative agreement with the Interior Department for outreach, valuation and purchase activities.
Meredith Parker of the Makah Nation and Fawn Sharp of the Quinault Nation are finalists in the Women and Money category.