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As tribes look to the federal government to uphold its trust and treaty responsibilities during the worst public health crisis in decades, one important agency is receiving failing grades for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.
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.
An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a veteran and tribal police officer who passed away at the age of 88.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to the Navajo Nation to settle the tribe’s 2017 suit that alleged a history of 'unfair, deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices' aimed at elders and Dine language speakers.
Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.
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.
Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.
'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
Tribal leaders and advocates are welcoming a new leader for New Mexico's Department of Indian Affairs.
The Navajo Nation has gone through another unusual election cycle.
A former Navajo Nation presidential candidate is going after the top two candidates.
Navajo Nation voters went to the polls and gave walking papers to incumbent President Russell Begaye.
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
It's election season on the Navajo Nation and a whopping 18 candidates are seeking the tribe's highest office.
Tribal citizens who were affected by uranium mining and nuclear tests during the Cold War are seeking compensation.
The Navajo Nation has come up a pointed argument against the Trump administration's reorganization of the Department of the Interior.
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.
Indian Country witnessed history as Deb Haaland secured a commanding victory in her bid to become the first Native woman in the U.S. House.
Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.
Tribes are fighting back after President Donald Trump announced a dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.
Tribal leaders backed a House bill that would give them the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for virtually any use.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are embracing a once-controversial Indian land bill, seeing it as a means for exercising greater control of their economic futures.
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.
Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.
The Republican presidential nominee's energy adviser happens to be one of the biggest defenders of the controversial pipeline.
The tribe's leader also took a big shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The All Pueblo Council of Governors is lending its support to the Democratic presidential nominee.
Tribal leaders hailed positive outcomes on tribal court jurisdiction, domestic violence and affirmative action.
The visit by the Democratic presidential candidate to the Navajo Nation, though, helped focus attention to issues facing Indian Country.
President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez want to make sure tribal members who attend Northern Arizona Universityfeel safe.
The language issue generated significant controversy last year when presidential hopeful Chris Deschene was removed from the ballot.
It took longer than expected but the Navajo Nation finally has a new leadership team.
Jonathan Nez represents communities in Arizona and Utah on the Navajo Nation Council.