A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.
It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.
While I agree that the United States hasn’t been the absolute best in the world in terms of coronavirus response, our nation has certainly fared better than most advanced countries.
The disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on minorities underscores the longstanding failure of federal officials to respond to the needs of Native Americans, a key lawmaker said.
Response rates to the 2020 Census are lagging in Indian Country, raising alarms about an accurate count in tribal and rural communities.
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.
Even as George Floyd is being laid to rest, all America must heed his call from heaven. His cry is our cry. We can’t breathe.
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.
The Trump administration wants to 'revive and strengthen' the uranium mining industry despite its toxic legacy in Indian Country.
We find ourselves in a perfect storm. People have been pent up for months and this tragedy has exposed issues we still struggle with as a country.
The United States recently surpassed more than 100,000 precious lives lost to COVID-19.
At least four Native candidates for Congress will advance to the general election after winning primaries in Idaho and New Mexico.
If Americans can take on the risk and serve selflessly throughout the coronavirus crisis and if the White House can continue to go to work every day, so too should Congress.
We are experiencing an epidemic of violence in our tribal communities.
As tribal nations continue to fight for the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to them more than a month ago, Democrats in Congress are making good on pledges to provide more resources to the first Americans.
Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.
With just a month left before voters go to the polls, Karen Bedonie is looking for ways to boost her struggling Congressional campaign during the worst public health crisis in decades.
With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
The Navajo Nation has the country’s third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has had to watch as funds go to less hard-hit areas in a 'very slow' federal aid process, President Jonathan Nez said.
Over the past 11 years, Indian Country has made several attempts to gain a clean Carcieri fix. So it is at this point, I come to Indian Country yet again.
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.
The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.
Our small businesses, our farmers and ranchers, our teachers, our tribal governments, our health care workers and first responders on the front lines -- we are all hurting right now.
Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.
A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
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.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.
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.
The number of COVID-19 cases in our country is growing by the day and without taking any steps to address it, the number of people who become infected will exponentially grow.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
'Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery,' Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said of the Trump administration's construction of the border wall.
A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.
Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.
The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.
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.
We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
Tricia Zunker has less than 90 days to convince voters that she is the right person to represent them in the U.S. Congress.
Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.
It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.
President Trump's budget proposal shows his commitment to fiscal responsibility by shrinking the federal government, stopping wasteful spending and providing a path to a balanced budget.
Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.
Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.