As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
Later this month there will be a meeting of peoples from the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and Ojibwe nations.
The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.
Ten years attending an on-reservation parochial residential school shaped the rest of my life.
A bill to establish charter schools that focus on tribal language and culture is moving forward in South Dakota.
Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Let’s stop fighting each other simply because it has not benefited anyone, especially our Native students.
Ahani (a long time ago), before there were horses, Sunka (dog) was sacred to the Oceti Sakonwin.
A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
A project launched nearly 50 years ago may help preserve the language of a California tribe that has all but disappeared.
An impressive lineup of artists and performers are taking part in the International Indigenous Music Summit, now in its second year.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.
Some schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on languages and cultural traditions
Zonnie Gorman, a historian and daughter of an original Navajo Code Talker, will share her experiences at Montana State University.
Researchers at Indiana University have been digitally preserving recordings of Native American songs made on fragile wax cylinders more than 100 years ago.
Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.
There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
Cronkite News recently went to Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation, to see what Navajos are saying about impeachment.
You've heard it everywhere. Now get ready for the first Native language version of 'Baby Shark' doo doo doo doo doo doo.
The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
In Canada, Inuit and academic health care researchers have teamed up to combat poor cultural awareness in mainstream health care services.
Emphasizing wellness and culturally based curriculum in the classrooms is what the newly established Sovereign Community School prioritizes.
Our language is the glue that holds our culture together. It creates a feeling of unity and hope among our people.
As Lakota people, we must realize the fact that our ancient world view is as valid as any other.
Everyone knows that our language, culture, and history, have been targeted for eradication by the federal government.
After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.
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.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is telling is own story at a new cultural center and museum on the reservation.
Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.
The Yurok Tribe made history this week, becoming the first Indian nation in the U.S. to receive the prestigious Equator Prize from the United Nations.
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.
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.
The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.
Prior to European contact, North America was home to speakers of around 400 Native languages.
Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
For Indigenous peoples, language is truly the breath of life.
Mexico alone has nearly five times the number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.
Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.