The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
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.
Treaties, economic development and improving services for his people are among Aaron Payment's priorities as chair of the largest Indian nation east of the Mississippi.
The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for its new council, with Tim Davis chosen to serve as Chief.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians do not have a treaty-established reservation in Michigan, a federal judge ruled.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
Online lending businesses owned by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are entitled to sovereign immunity, a federal appeals court ruled.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
The late John Dingell, former Democratic Congressman from Michigan, was a supporter of tribal treaty rights and Indian health care.
Chairperson Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will be helping Dana Nessel prepare to serve as Michigan's Attorney General.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has a new leader.
A sacred object that was taken from the Pueblo of Zuni more than four decades ago will be returning home
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe isn't talking about a fatal crash that claimed the life of a student and resulted in injuries to a second teen.
It is sad in this day and age that some people believe American Indian tribes are incapable of addressing their people’s basic needs.
Dancers, drummers and singers are gathering at Camp Jijak in Michigan for the Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated National Homeownership Month with a big check.
A citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians whose criminal past is hurting his political ambitions is taking his case to a higher power.
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.
Christine Lanning was known for her 'famous hugs' and for working to prevent domestic violence, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band said.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeking to restore more of its homelands in Michigan.
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is joining the tobacco manufacturing business and is partnering with an Indian owned firm..
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has a new leader. Ronald Ekdahl was sworn in as chief on December 5, 2017.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is set to recover more than $9.6 million from a former financial adviser who engaged in fraud.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is considered a 'local' government under the Michigan constitution, the state's appeals court ruled.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe purchased 32 acres at Tawas Lake, an important wild rice cultivation site in Michigan.
Leah Sprague-Fodor, a former chairperson of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, passed away on September 10.
In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Nation wants stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.
The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe accepted the resignation of a council member who is facing a felony drug charge.
Billy Mills, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is still the only American to ever win the Gold medal in the 10,000-meter race.
Eugene Rantanen wasn't banished by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Instead, he asked to be exiled from his tribe's reservation.
The 'Odeno' project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, will include up to 300 homes.
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
The Line 5 pipeline has been transporting oil through the reservation since 1953.
The open pit gold, zinc and copper mine would be near tribal burial sites and centuries old raised garden beds along the Menominee River, the center of the Menominee Tribe's creation story.
The Michigan tribe earlier this year lowered the annual payment to $60,000 for most adults.
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago.
The Michigan tribe is calling for a full environmental review of an oil pipeline that crosses through treaty territory.
The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has undergone some major leadership changes this year.
James Shelifoe, 23, and Alan Swartz, 25, were killed in an accident while their crew was on its way to fight a fire.
Families are ready to move into the first eight housing units at Pokégnek Édawat Hartford.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application for 12 acres but the land has been in limbo for more than three years.
The July 9-10 event features a sunrise ceremony, a sobriety walk, a golf tournament, drum and dance competitions and an honoring for veterans.
Chairman Aaron Payment was among a slew of incumbents who were re-elected by voters of the Michigan tribe.
The Michigan tribe's reservation has grown by more than 1,180 acres in the last few years.
Leah Sprague-Fodor is the daughter of D.K. Sprague, who led the Michigan tribe for 24 years.