Indian Country is declaring victory after a federal judge blasted the Trump administration for threatening the sovereignty of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and breaking its promises to the People of the First Light.
A federal judge trashed the Trump administration for changing course on Indian Country homelands policy during the worst public health crisis in decades.
Over the past 11 years, Indian Country has made several attempts to gain a clean Carcieri fix. So it is at this point, I come to Indian Country yet again.
We have long known that federal Indian law 'trust doctrine' is not trustworthy.
In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.
According to scientists, Native peoples in New England cleared forests and used fire to improve habitat for the plants and animals they relied upon. It turns out that may be wrong.
This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been in turmoil following the Trump administration's refusal to stand up for the tribe's land rights.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is battling the Trump administration in a lawsuit that will stay in the nation's capital.
A recall petition against Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been certified.
A tweet from the White House hasn't completely derailed Indian Country. But it caused significant damage.
Perhaps it's just a matter of time before another Boston Marathon victory will belong to Indian Country.
'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
Things are not looking good for the People of the First Light, whose homelands are in danger of being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
Some in Indian Country have questioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to go public with a DNA analysis.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
Federal Indian law is a field of law designed by the United States to dominate Native Nations.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
The National Congress of American Indians disagrees strongly with the Department of the Interior’s decision affecting the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
The Trump administration won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.
Ellison 'Tarzan' Brown deserves his name to become more of a household name, in the world, but even more so in Indian Country,
Being denied federal recognition by the Buerau of Indian Affairs is usually the kiss of death, as many petitioning groups have found over the years.
With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.
After losing his first campaign by just a few hundred votes, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is launching his second bid for the Massachusetts Legislature.
Philip Deloria, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is the first tenured professor of Native American history at Harvard University.
Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.
The Narragansett Tribe is planning to go to court to fight a contested natural gas pipeline that crosses its ancestral territory.
The Trump administration has quietly reinstated a waiting period for land-into-trust applications, reversing an Obama-era policy without consulting tribes about the change.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts is promising to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act after acquiring a large collection of tribal items.
It's hard to believe but a tribal citizen has never served in the Massachusetts Legislature. Jacob Ventura is hoping to change that.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts held a public hearing for a bill that outlaws the use of Indian imagery in public schools.
Ousameequin, who was known as the great sachem of the Wampanoag people, signed a peace treaty in 1621.
Tribes are still waiting for the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The invisibility of Native athletes is common in major events like the Boston Marathon.
After waiting more than 160 years and surviving numerous challenges, the Cowlitz Tribe has a permanent homeland in Washington state.
Chairman Cedric Cromwell easily defeated his challenger while Vice Chairwoman Jessie Baird won re-election by four votes.
Five seats on the council, including the chair and vice chair position, are up for grabs.
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.
Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop thanked the president for 'being supportive of my people' as the Obamas came to Wampanoag territory for a vacation.
At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.
Jameson Fernandez, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, was attacked on May 30.
The weekend's events include the Fireball, a traditional ceremony that offers healing for people who are ill, a clambake, dance and drum contests and a princess competition.
'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.
The question of whether to return land to the tribe has awakened very deep-rooted feelings of animosity, creating a divisive atmosphere not felt here in 40 years.
The tribe is actively engaged in new business ventures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Tribal members who live in a handful of counties on the mainland in Massachusetts will now be able to secure care without traveling long distances.
Tearing down a historical monument or renaming a building will be significant only if it grows from learning about history.