Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
The mainstream media barely covered oral arguments in a critical Indian Child Welfare Act case last week but USA Today is here to make up for it with an opinion from a critic of the law.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
It is imperative for the United States to honor the laws to protect our children and the begin to heal the damages done to our families.
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.
I am a survivor of genocide, a direct descendent of Pretends Eagle, a documented survivor of The Battle at Little Bighorn.
A family court decision in Pine Ridge in October 2017 failed to keep a boy in the home that he was being raised in.
For more than 100 years, Native children in Maine were removed from their homes by state authorities and placed with White families in an attempt to erase their indigenous identity.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
Tarita Silk, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, will be leaving South Dakota for Washington, D.C., on June 7.
Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?
For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 faces rising numbers of legal challenges and a critical courtroom loss.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Activists continue to march in honor of Native children who died after being taken from their families.
A new documentary shows how one state is confronting Native American child removal.
Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.
Further erosion to the Indian Child Welfare Act is an affront to our culture, our families and our self-determination.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.
A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.
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.
The Indian Child Welfare Act remains under attack across the nation but tribes in one state are working to ensure they have a voice.
Despite a negative court ruling, attorneys are counting on South Dakota to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.
A federal appeals court has turned away a closely-watched conservative challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act.
With few people in their corner in the Trump administration, tribes are once again relying on Congress to fulfill the federal government's trust and treaty responsibilities.
The Miccosukee Tribe is under fire after taking a newborn from her parents due to allegations of abuse.
The conservative Goldwater Institute is claiming victory in an Indian Child Welfare Act case in Ohio.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is essential to strengthening future Native American generations
The Indian Child Welfare Act has helped repair the damage of the boarding-school era – but not everyone wants it in place.
The nation's highest court has turned away another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a long-running Indian Child Welfare Act case from South Dakota.
The conservative Goldwater Institute is attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act again, this time in a dispute involving the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.
Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.