Kurt BlueDog, Sisseton-Wahpeton, fought for the rights of tribes across the nation. He was 70 years old.
With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.
There are 870 Article III judges in the United States. Only two are Native American.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
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.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
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.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
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.
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.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
There are a hundred-plus Native American candidates running for office. More than half are women.
Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.
One of President Trump's court nominees tried to dispel concerns about his record on tribal law, saying his previous work did not reflect how he would rule as a judge.
Native voters in North and South Dakota embrace the value of their vote since Standing Rock.
The National Congress of American Indians and the Native American Rights Fund are opposing one of President Trump's judicial nominees.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.
A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.
Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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.
Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.
Indian Country is preparing for another busy season at the Supreme Court amid a political firestorm.
The Supreme Court will be undergoing another shakeup in the Trump era with the departure of a key member who has played a critical role in Indian law cases.
Native voters in North Dakota continue to fight for their rights amid repeated attempts to limit their participation.
The Trump administration has come through for a Crow citizen in a treaty rights dispute. Will it sway the nation's highest court?
The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.
After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.
A $600,000 grant will enable the Tribal Supreme Court Project to advocate for Indian Country at the highest court in the land.
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.
Over the objections of Indian Country, President Donald Trump will be reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Monument during a visit to Utah.
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 bill to repeal one of the many remnants of the termination era is advancing in Congress.
Despite being restored to federal recognition, the Klamath Tribes are still hindered by a termination-era law that limits control of their own assets.