Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.
Every tribe has one treasure it must protect from plunder, a treasure that dwarfs all other treasures combined — tribal sovereignty.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.
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.
The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.
A bill to repeal a termination-era law that affects citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation is being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Trump administration has yet to offer comments on bills to address the #MMIW crisis and tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
The Trump administration came under fire for showing up unprepared to a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs despite being notified a month ago.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered and to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Canadian constitutional law and Aboriginal law are not likely what comes to mind when identifying the cause of a wildfire disaster.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
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.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.
Tribes in Maine will finally be able to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians thanks to a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
The Violence Against Women Act remains mired in partisan politics but tribes continue to utilize the law to protect their communities.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?
A Supreme Court case about land rights and jurisdiction in Oklahoma has huge implications for tribes.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.