The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.
Coronavirus data from New Mexico continues to show a disproportionate impact on the first Americans, whose cultural, political and social contributions are a point of pride in a state with nearly two dozen tribes.
With just a month left before voters go to the polls, Karen Bedonie is looking for ways to boost her struggling Congressional campaign during the worst public health crisis in decades.
Michelle Tom, a basketball standout from the Navajo Nation, is treating coronavirus patients in an underfunded community hospital on the reservation.
We apologize to our readers for not publishing for 2 weeks, but we have several employees with diabetes and other illnesses that make them very vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Guess what: In eight years my Native newspaper grew to be the largest weekly newspaper in the state of South Dakota.
The magnitude of this epidemic is yet to be fully realized but what it does is to further expose the naked reality of entrenched racism in the U.S. and this most rotten core of the national experience.
Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.
Are your reading habits diverse and open to all ideas? Or do you, like many of us, just read from the sources that agree with us?
When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
A proposal to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern, and outright opposition
A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.
I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.
The body of Selena Faye Not Afraid, a 16-year-old from the Crow Tribe, was found nearly three weeks after she went missing in Montana.
It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.
The United States is losing moral capital the world over right now at an alarming rate.
Looking over the 14-year record of accomplishments of the Indigenous socialist government led by Evo Morales in Bolivia, it becomes apparent why U.S. capitalist interests were chomping at the bit to see its demise.
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.
On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.
Cronkite News recently went to Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation, to see what Navajos are saying about impeachment.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.
The ethically challenged acting director of the Bureau of Land Management made a tense appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.
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.
A non-Indian attorney who lost his job at the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is suing Indianz.Com, Indian Country Today and High Country News for writing about it.
Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant serving contemporary Native cuisine, continues to earn accolades for its unique approach to Indigenous food.
Ray Cook was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the viability of his heritage and one committed to a long standing tradition among his people.
A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.
Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
A former Democratic Congressman employed by the Chickasaw Nation is being accused of taking part in a attempted coup at the largest gun lobby.
It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.
'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'
Indian Country Today is expanding, and a television newscast is on the way.
The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.
Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.
Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.
'Intervention Piece' by Edgar Heap of Birds is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum.
Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.
Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.
First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.
This summer ICT will open a newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions, what's it like for Indian Country?
Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.
The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.
The Covington Catholic conflict and Esquire cover story helped me to see the mistakes I made.
There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.
Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.
An editorial cartoonist is taking aim at a new target of the right, along with a more familiar one.
Dismissing sacred and traditional songs of tribal nations as simple 'chants' takes away from the value of those words and the meaning behind the drum.
It seems that American Indians have gone through an evolution of name changes.