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.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need.
The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.
A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.
The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.
A Native woman-owned counseling firm with offices in three tribal communities is expanding its reach.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
Once the Ho-Chunk people had vast lands upon which they planted corn, beans and squash and hunted deer and buffalo. Life changed after forced removal.
Two state senators in Nebraska, including the first and only Native lawmaker, are working to create greater awareness of Indigenous issues, culture and history.
As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.
The aunt of a Native woman whose body was found in a field on her reservation this week said Ashlea Aldrich’s gruesome death demonstrates the need for swift and aggressive action by tribal leaders to combat domestic violence.
Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.
The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.
Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.
A bullet is lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer. He's the one going to prison.
Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.
A statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear will be on display for years to come, and I encourage Nebraskans to look for it when they next visit the U.S. Capitol.
A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Nebraska.
An 'anonymous farmer' mowed down a 2-acre plot of corn on the Winnebago Reservation, threatening programs for Indian students.
The eldest living descendant of White Fox, a Pawnee man who lived in the 1800s, is seeking the return of his ancestors remains and regalia from Sweden.
History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe Nursing Home will open a new 12-bed memory wing in January 2020.
The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
Winona 'Hawatay' Mitchell Caramony was the oldest living Omaha tribal citizen and one of her tribe’s last fluent speakers.
Curtis St. Cyr gained notoriety playing harmonica and singing the blues. But he also dedicated his life to his people and his family.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.
Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Frank LaMere, an activist from the Winnebago Tribe who was known for his decades of work in Indian Country, passed away on June 16, 2019.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.
Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.
A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
Frank LaMere was arrested for protesting the sale of liquor in a community near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Now his work is being celebrated.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed inside a church in Nebraska. His family wants answers.
Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.
A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed in Nebraska on April 14, 2019.
As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.
Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.
Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.
The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.
In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.
Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.
If all goes as planned, this time next year the Winnebago Reservation will look a lot different.