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Diego De Vargas is revered as a leader among the Spanish settlers in New Mexico but reviled by others who accuse him of brutal treatment after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
Tribal citizens continue to feel disproportionate effects of the coronavirus in New Mexico, more than three months into a pandemic that continues to spread throughout Indian Country.
A controversial statue of Juan de Oñate, a Spanish conquistador reviled for brutality against Pueblo people, has come down in New Mexico.
A popular author is facing renewed accusations of cultural appropriation after repeatedly using tribal stories and traditions without consent.
Santa Fe Indian Market, billed as the one of the best, largest and oldest market of its kind, will take place online this year.
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.
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.
After weeks of grim news as the pandemic tore through the Navajo Nation, the curve of positive COVID-19 cases has begun to flatten, President Jonathan Nez said.
Coronavirus data from New Mexico continues to show a disproportionate impact on the first Americans, whose cultural, political and social contributions are a point of pride in a state with nearly two dozen tribes.
A coronavirus scare at a grocery store on the Omaha Reservation forced a tribally-owned corporation to conduct an expensive deep cleaning of the business.
A former White House aide won a $3 million contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals, just 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The disproportionate high rates of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation (Nation) has recently made headlines at the world stage and has brought to light the lack of in-home sanitation facilities and lack of potable water infrastructure coverage.
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.
The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.
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.
Pueblo and Navajo citizens are struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities, with fears growing about even deadlier consequences.
Rapid testing for the coronavirus will finally be arriving in Indian Country, days after the Trump administration first said the Indian Health Service was going to be given priority.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.
Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'
States with fewer local protections and resources will suffer the most — as will their people and wildlife.
Shifting sands make New Mexico's White Sands National Park a geological wonder, a prehistoric time capsule, and an economic driver for the region.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.
It took awhile in this era of divided government but the first stand-alone Indian bill of the 116th Congress is one step closer to becoming law.
A well-known Pueblo artist can't sue the police officers who pointed an assault rifle at him, handcuffed him and detained him, a court has ruled.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Campaign season is in high gear as tribal leaders prepare to elect a new slate of officers for the National Congress of American Indians.
Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.
Marshall Pierite, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, is seeking a voice at the National Congress of American Indians.
Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.
Shaun Chapoose, Ute Tribe, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.
Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is making a second leadership bid at the National Congress of American Indians.
Learn more about Lance Gumbs, Shinnecock Nation, and his vision for the National Congress of American Indians.
It's day two of the National Congress of American Indians annual convention. Where are you?
Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, all week for one of the biggest meetings of the year.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
Arthur 'Butch' Blazer is resigning as president of the Mescalero Apache Tribe for health reasons.
The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.
Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.
Time is running out for landowners on the Navajo Nation who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program.
Sovereign immunity has protected a coal mine owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.
Ashlynne Mike was only 11 years old when she was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
Tribes are supporting legislation to ban energy development on ancestral lands in Arizona and in New Mexico.