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It’s important for all our communities to be counted – especially Indian Country – to ensure we bring back resources and representation that is rightfully ours.
Lying about your tribal identity could land you in trouble on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, whose reservation boundaries were reaffirmed by a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The Choctaw Nation missed out on many millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief and other programs due to an undercount of tribal citizens in the U.S. Census.
We suppose that most of us are pretty sick and tired of South Dakota’s duly elected national representatives bowing down to everything that is bad about Donald Trump and not standing up to refute the damaging lies he uses every day to solidify his base.
'Now is the time to exercise our sovereignty, not voluntarily surrender it,' Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation says in asserting the tribe's position of strength following a victory for treaty rights.
Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on sacred Sioux Nation treaty land stolen in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.
'This sort of red face racism has no place in our politics,' says journalist Julian Brave Noisecat.
With government leaders at all levels making life-and-death decisions about how to respond to COVID-19, and with State Question 802 potentially bringing home billions in federal tax dollars to care for Oklahomans, this election will be one of the most important we have seen.
Indian tribes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and expansion of Medicaid will help pay for costs associated with care.
'If we’re not in control, someone else is,' says Montana State Senator Jason Small, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.
At least three Native candidates are running for the North Dakota Legislature in the first statewide election since tribes reached a landmark voting rights agreement.
At least four Native candidates for Congress will advance to the general election after winning primaries in Idaho and New Mexico.
While there a pandemic decimating America and much of the world, Donald Trump is looking for any reason he can come up with to place the blame for his total incompetence on someone else.
Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.
President Donald Trump is preparing to take credit for releasing the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that his own administration has held up for more than a month, helping a vulnerable Republican along the way.
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.
In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.
Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'
Tricia Zunker has less than 90 days to convince voters that she is the right person to represent them in the U.S. Congress.
Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
'This is another overdue representation': Tricia Zunker is hoping to repeat history as another Native woman winning election to the U.S. Congress.
Combating under-representation in the 2020 U.S. Census is the immediate priority for North Dakota Native Vote, a new advocacy group.
I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.
Liz Marty May, who represents part of the Pine Ridge Reservation in the South Dakota Legislature, is seeking higher office.
The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.
A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.
'For over a century, Arizona has repeatedly targeted its American Indian, Hispanic and African American citizens, limiting or eliminating their ability to vote and to participate in the political process,' a federal appeals court judge said.
At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.
Legislation to revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to those who participated in the massacre of the Lakota people is gaining steam.
The presidential candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country is calling it quits.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
Growing up on the Flathead Reservation, Shane Morigeau experienced the depredations of predatory insurance and securities scams on the sick, the poor, and the systemically marginalized.
Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
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.
Under no circumstances does any actual progressive get anywhere near the Oval Office.
President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for president, sat down with Indian Country Today for a wide-ranging interview, the first of its kind for a Native newsroom.
For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.
Wab Kinew could have been the first Indigenous person to lead Manitoba as the chief executive of the province.
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.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, brought his military experience to the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.