When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors.
'We have met one-on-one with all of the tribal nations in the state of Arizona,' an official from the U.S. Census Bureau said.
The Indian Health Service's Phoenix Indian Medical Center has been taking the initiative to prepare for the respiratory illness known as the Novel Coronavirus.
The Trump administration can enforce a new rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the United States.
While a new year often ushers in hopeful anticipation about what can be achieved over the next 12 months, it’s important to remember that the divided government which shaped 2019 will continue to influence 2020.
This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.
After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.
Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'
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.
When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi, a network of activists knew their work was about to get much harder.
A father and son who were targeted by U.S. immigration agents managed to escape with the help of their neighbors.
Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.
Why are fellow Indigenous Americans being detained on their ancestral land?
A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.
Mexico alone has nearly five times the number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.
Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.
The American Indian Coalition held up signs that included 'No one is illegal on stolen land' and 'Close the fascist concentration death camps now.'
'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.
The Trump administration wants to set new barriers for migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.
With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities and footage of migrant families held in what critics call 'deplorable' conditions at the border, immigration rhetoric heated up on Capitol Hill.
A panel of progressive women of color in Congress talked about why they ran for office and what they hoped to do. President Trump responded on Twitter.
It can be argued that thousands of 'Native' peoples are being detained but there are no exact figures on the number of people being detained in the U.S.
The 2020 Census was going forward without a U.S. citizenship question. Until someone tweeted otherwise.
Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.
Undocumented immigrants and their families are being told to start preparing for possible deportation following a tweet from President Donald Trump.
Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally.
The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?
The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren ended without a verdict.
More people have been apprehended at the border in the past seven months than during any full year in the last decade.
For one of the more visible signs of a broken system, just look to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border, where the situation is rapidly getting worse each day and money is quickly running out to handle it effectively.
Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began with the prosecutor asserting that federal authorities are not targeting humanitarian aid along the border with Mexico.
Crossfire joins the long history of punk and hardcore bands that have spoken out on issues facing their communities.
A group of volunteers search for the remains of migrants who died trying to cross the southern U.S. deserts.
For the thousands of migrants showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border, health care is nearly impossible to afford.
Launched in February, the show has covered indigenous feminism, food sovereignty, and DNA tests, among other topics.
'The battle continues, I am not surrendering,' disgraced sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
Shelters struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants once held in detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.
Federal officials have dropped off nearly 1,300 migrants in the city of Yuma, Arizona.
'They’re going to find a way regardless. They’re going to get in here.'
Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.
Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status.
Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.
'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.
White Americans need immigrants and diversity. That’s not do-gooder talk. It’s math.
The caravan movement is sustained by self-organized migrants and the volunteers who stand with them.
We should use the traditional Native values of hospitality and kindness along with our ancestral immigrant laws and customs to bring them to places of safety.
With grandmotherly gentleness, often speaking in a familiar language, volunteers from the Overground Railroad Project are reaching out to asylum seekers.
The Indian Law Resource Center is calling for a full investigation into the death of Jackeline Caal, a 7-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ girl from Guatemala.
Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.
A caravan of immigrants from Central America has been President Trump's topic of choice as the election approaches.
The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration’s 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy or handle its consequences.
Donald Trump, like other tyrannical despots before him, is gambling to see how much the world and the country will tolerate.