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Montana Democrats got a political reality check at their rules convention.
The criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have concluded in North Dakota, two years after the Trump administration gave the final approval for the controversial project.
Federal law enforcement officials have admitted a 'problem' exists in Indian Country -- too many people go missing and are murdered every year.
Federal law enforcement officials and Native women will be discussing the missing and murdered in Indian Country at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be confronting the 'silent crisis' of the missing and the murdered at a hearing on December 12.
Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.
On November 14, 1992, a Native American woman was found murdered in Tucson, and 26 years later her name is still not known.
Savanna's Act represents a first step to address what Native women are calling an epidemic.
Sharice Davids in Kansas and Deb Haaland in New Mexico became the first Native women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, stands up for Native American women.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
Democrats have had many opportunities to be true allies to indigenous people. Instead, they have saved their anger for when it suited their needs.
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
A campaign ad featuring the names of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape has Sen. Heidi Heitkamp on the defensive.
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.
Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.
A divided federal appeals court has dealt a setback to Native voters who say North Dakota laws discriminate against them.
Savanna Marie Greywind has been symbolic of the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls.
President Donald Trump's reputation in Indian Country is often in the dumps even as Congress keeps giving him pro-tribal bills to sign.
Indigenous women and girls are going missing and murdered at alarming rates.
Native women are being murdered and sexually assaulted at far higher rates than other American women.
A school on the Navajo Nation went without fire protection systems for more than a decade and the problem still hasn't been completely fixed.
It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.
Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not join the #NoDAPL movement like many of her fellow Democrats. She may pay for it the polls in North Dakota.
Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.
Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.
Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.
Depending how you look at it, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is either catching up with old business or making things more complicated for the popular Johnson O'Malley education program.
One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.
A 'talking stick' that became the talk of the media and certain corners of the internet isn't Native, The New York Times said in a correction to a widely-read story.
The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.
Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.
Tribal police, family, friends and supporters are searching for Olivia Lone Bear, a 32-year-old mother who went missing on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.
A bipartisan bill to update the Johnson-O'Malley Program and ensure more adequate funding for Indian students is inching forward on Capitol Hill.
The Department of Justice continues to resist calls to collect more data on trafficking of Native Americans despite pressure from advocates for Native women and key members of Congress.
Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.
A controversial Indian energy bill that faced intense opposition during the Obama era is on the agenda again only this time it might get a friendlier reception from the White House.
The state of North Dakota has secured a $10 million in federal funds to pay for its often brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.
A $15 million appropriation funds a program that is open to states, but not tribal governments.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) added monies to the Department of Justice’s budget for FY 2017 to reimburse North Dakota for incurred costs.
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, as well as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, support a federal regulation that carries environmental and economic benefits in Indian Country.
The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children is slowly getting off the ground.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to extend the Indian Coal Production Credit to spur economic development on and near reservations.
The $110 million in taxes are more than enough to account for the $22 million that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) said was spent on law enforcement in the past few months.
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Tribes thought Keystone XL was long dead and they have been preparing to deal the same fate to Dakota Access as part of a new environmental review.
Key Democrats in Congress are joining Indian Country in celebrating the historic decision to deny an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline but one lawmaker isn't on board.
Controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline has caused the lawmaker to veer from her role as an outspoken advocate for Indian issues.
Resisters were sprayed with mace, harassed by police officers and some suffered injured in the largest confrontation to date.
According to the White House, 71.6 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives completed high school, a big improvement from just a few years ago.
More so than any other president, Barack Obama has maintained a strong connection with Native youth.