Indian Country is declaring victory after a federal judge blasted the Trump administration for threatening the sovereignty of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and breaking its promises to the People of the First Light.
Tribal leaders are once again questioning the Trump administration's commitment to their people, with the official who has been working on Indian Country issues being moved out of the White House in the middle of a pandemic.
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.
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.
'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.
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.
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.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
After keeping Indian Country in the dark for more than a year, the Trump administration is ready to consult with tribes about a dramatic reorganization.
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.
A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier is leading the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association.
'It started from that first episode up at Standing Rock,' A. Gay Kingman of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association said.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association has passed a resolution against a proposed land transfer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
All who are concerned about the Black Hills and its proper return to the rightful heirs are invited to join the 3rd annual Black Hills Unity Concert.
The Indian Health Service is planning to build a new hospital facility in the central portion of the Sioux San campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.
A. Gay Kingman has done more than her share of work to bring unity and strength to the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation.
The first-term member of Congress is seeking answers about the financial aspects of the troubled agency.
The leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and South Dakota's Congressional delegation aren't convinced of the agency's new improvement agreements.
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.
A recent effort by the federal government to centralize the Bureau of Indian Education and closure of several reservation based tribal education offices has been thwarted by a coalition of Lakota stakeholders.
As a result of the recent articles on Native Sun News’ visits to the state penitentiary, the newspaper was asked to present information gained to the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association’s meeting in Rapid City.
Twelve Tribal Nations have called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to remove the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Chris Servheen, after questioning his 'fitness to participate in this process.'
An amendment to require tribal consultation wasn't even put up for a vote.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association urged President Barack Obama to veto any legislation in favor of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to reject the Canadian company’s application for a Presidential Permit.
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.
The 16 tribes of North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska add their voices in opposition to the Resolution Copper mine deal.
I support Rick Weiland for the U.S. Senate seat that is up for election this year and so do all 9 South Dakota tribes and the Great Plains Tribal Chairs Association.
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, calls for passage of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.
At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
During a historic meeting, the Coalition of Large Tribes, the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council and the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association have banded together to support the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in protecting culturally significant sites and reservation lands.
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.
Tribes and Alaska Natives are helping promote health care insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle lawsuit are proposing to create a foundation that would share $380 million with Indian Country.
Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, welcomes the new White House Council on Native American Affairs.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell expects to hold the first meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs this summer.
Eight major tribal organizations are hosting a budget briefing this afternoon to call on Congress to honor its promises in Indian Country. The National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated...
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