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'To the Congress of the United States: The first Americans - the Indians - are the most deprived and most isolated minority group in our nation,' read President Nixon's July 1970 message.
Around the world statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
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.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for president, sat down with Indian Country Today for a wide-ranging interview, the first of its kind for a Native newsroom.
Wab Kinew could have been the first Indigenous person to lead Manitoba as the chief executive of the province.
Living under another another colonial regime is probably not in the cards for the Inuit people of Greenland.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report included interviews with Indigenous populations as a key source.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
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.
Indian Country has made extraordinary progress on the diabetes front even though there remains a long way to go before the disease is under control.
The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.
Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.
Agriculture is big business in Indian Country. So is construction. Both are impacted by Trump's trade war.
A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.
The Trump administration’s position on the Arctic raises so many questions about Indigenous governance (and knowledge).
Extinction is the new normal, according to a new report that draws on Indigenous and local knowledge.
The Climate Action Now Act would require the U.S. to meet the obligations of a global climate change accord.
Indian Country's list of infrastructure needs tops $50 billion for roads, hospitals, schools, water systems. So where's the money?
Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'
The president repeatedly lied to the country. He lied to Congress.
After two losses at the polls, Gavin Clarkson is back in the race in New Mexico.
Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?
Conservative politicians in Montana are vowing to defeat a Medicaid expansion bill sponsored by an Indian lawmaker.
Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Could Deb Haaland or Sharice Davids make history by winning seats in the U.S. Senate?
The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.
Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.
In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.
Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.
The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.
David Bernhardt is a familiar figure in Indian Country, having served at the Department of the Interior in the George W. Bush era.
In less than a hundred years, the Indigenous population in the Americas was reduced by 90 percent.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
Tribal governments continue to press to be included in the debate about international borders and security, including a proposal to include an Indigenous-only visa.
There will be a lot of demand from tribes and non-profits to get cash flow restarted to pay for contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.