Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.
The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.
Tribal leaders are once again questioning the Trump administration's commitment to their people, with the official who has been working on Indian Country issues being moved out of the White House in the middle of a pandemic.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
The American Mosiac Journalism Prize comes with a cash award of $100,000.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
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.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
George Tiger is being accused of soliciting and accepting bribes while working for the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has been named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
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.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.
A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
Efforts are underway to restore freedom of the press to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Will the nation's highest court accept and approve of genocidal efforts against Native nations?
The Trump administration's disjointed treatment of Indian Country was on full display as Native American Heritage Month came to a close.
Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.
The former manager of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's news outlet speaks out about the repeal of the tribe's freedom of the press law.
The formerly independent Mvskoke Media is being placed under the control of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's executive branch.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
Republican Kevin Stitt came through in Oklahoma while Democrat Paulette Jordan fell short in Idaho.
Oral arguments in a closely-watched reservation boundary case take place on November 27.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
The Freedmen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are suing the Trump administration and the leader of their tribe.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a death penalty case that could significantly change the legal definition of Indian Country in Oklahoma.
The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.
For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.
The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.
An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.
Dode Barnett stood before a door leading to the tribal council’s offices, talking to a colleague when it happened.
A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.