The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.
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.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
Rita Janelle Papakee, a mother of four, was last seen on the Meskwaki Settlement in Iowa four years ago.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.
Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.
Poet and novelist Ray Young Bear, a citizen of the Meskwaki Tribe, has published two word-songs in The New Yorker.
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.
Over the years, the tribe has expanded into real estate, information technology, tobacco, coffee, construction and food.
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.
The Before Columbus Foundation is recognizing three Native citizens in 2016.
A member of the Meskwaki Tribe who was convicted of murdering his parents will likely stay behind bars for the rest of his life.
The event had already gotten off to a shaky start as storms swept through the community on the first night of Meskwaki Powwow.
Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.
The Iowa Utilities Board granted a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline without consulting the tribe, according to a new letter.
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobilizes to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is holding a webcast public hearing March 9-10 of its latest deliberations about the hazardous liquid project application.
The state of Iowa as a whole narrowly went for Hillary Clinton but members of the Meskwaki Tribe overwhelmingly favored Bernie Sanders.
My ideal? Presidential campaigns would focus on policy, not the politicians, and the first votes would be cast in states like Arizona, New Mexico, or even Montana, where issues that impact First Americans would get a full airing by all the campaigns.
Senate File 2022 rescinds state jurisdiction, leaving the Meskwaki with jurisdiction over offenses committed by tribe members against tribe members on settlement territory.
The state of Iowa could relinquish authority over crimes committed by tribal members on the Meskwaki Settlement.
The money will be used to plant more crops at the 40-acre Red Earth Gardens and provide more opportunities for tribal youth.
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument took ancestral remains from the site and kept them in a box in his garage.
Anticipated destruction of natural resources, sacred sites, and family farm economy is triggering tribal governments, their enrollees, Native American non-profits, their allies, and rural people to defy the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
Supporters said it's time for the state to stop prosecuting crimes involving tribal members on the reservation.
Jonathan Youngbear, 21, admitted he stabbed and killed his 17-year-old cousin on the reservation.
Rita Janelle Papakee, a 41-year-old mother of four, was last seen by family on January 16.
The pipeline would cross 18 counties in Iowa, effectively cutting the state in half.
Jonathan Youngbear admitted that he stabbed and killed his 17-year-old cousin at a home on the reservation in February 2014.
Only two out of 86 potential jurors identified as Native American.
The officer, Jason Dunagan, was denied unemployment benefits for violating the tribe's anti-discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment policies.
Ray Young Bear, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa, discusses the Washington NFL team name.
This year's event takes place from August 6-10.
Former superintendent kept them in a box in his garage for more than 10 years.
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa plans to open a $6 million travel plaza this fall.
The FBI is pursuing murdering charges against a young member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa.
Quincy Grittmann, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa, is moving to Colorado in hopes of saving her son's life through the use of medical marijuana.
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has reclaimed a part of its history.
The FBI is pursuing murdering charges against a man from the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa who is accused of killing his parents.
A 25-year-old member of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has been charged with murdering his parents on the reservation.
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa said it was 'shocked and saddened' by the murders of a husband and his wife.
Members of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa are criticizing their leaders for the way they were treated at the Code Talkers ceremony at the U.S. Capitol last month.
The former police chief for the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa entered a plea in a firearm case. Chris Knouse, 46, was accused of transferring a firearm to another person without...
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa hired a new executive this year for its economic development corporation. Bill Largent, the former director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the...
"Personally, I love being Native American. It’s different than being an “ordinary” American. I was adopted recently by the Youngbear family from the Meskwaki tribe in Iowa. The Meskwaki (People...
"The Meskwaki Tribe near Tama is hoping a new museum will help tell their story to the rest of the state and the country. Meskwaki historic preservation director, Jonathan Buffalo,...
The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa says its former police chief committed wrongdoing while in office. Christopher Knouse, 45, is facing numerous charges in state court. He allegedly sold a number...
The Iowa Supreme Court dismissed a complaint against an attorney for the Meskwaki Tribe. The Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa recommended that Steven Olson be barred from...
A judge in Iowa who was suspended for a week has been ordered to meet with the Meskwaki Tribe to discuss protocol. Tama County magistrate Richard Vander Mey was suspended...
Peace officers for the Meskwaki Tribe are recognized under Iowa law as law enforcement, a judge ruled last week. Judge Ian Thornhill said the definition of law enforcement in Section...
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in APIS v. Sac and Fox Tribe, a tribal court jurisdiction case. Generally, tribes lack jurisdiction over non-Indians and non-Indian entities. But...