As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.
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.
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.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
Northwest tribes want the federal government to respect opposition to controversial environmental decisions that impact their traditional lands.
Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.
An inspiring collaboration on the Pacific Coast blew fishery conservation goals out of the water.
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.
The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
Bridgett Wheeler, the director of cultural and education programs for the Coquille Tribe, plans to focus on implementing historically accurate, culturally appropriate Native curriculum in every public school district.
Stone tools and artifacts unearthed from an archeological dig in Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than previously thought.
The Nena Springs Fire started on a ranch near the Warm Springs Reservation and ended up burning more than 68,000 acres in Oregon.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
'No more of our children should die due to negligence of the schools,' a grieving parent says.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.
A new housing project gives the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians an opportunity to return to their ancestral territory in Oregon.
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.
Two wolf pups are growing up on the Warm Springs Reservation, in the shadow of iconic Mount Hood in Oregon.
Efforts to save the storied Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa in Oregon have failed.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are planning to close a resort on the reservation and elders aren't happy about it.
Landowners from the Umatilla Reservation are benefiting from a second round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.
'It’s really the spirit within our people that I felt crying out,' Chairwoman Cheryle Kennedy says of items on display at the Grand Ronde tribal museum.
An African American activist hosted the first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Portland, Oregon, an event designed to provide a welcoming space for people of color.
A 15-year-old boy started a massive fire that endangered treaty and cultural resources along the Columbia River.
President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.
Even more tribes are raising questions about a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria in California.
Landowners from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are seeing nearly $3.7 million in offers for their fractional interests on the reservation.
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry with the opening of High Point in Washington.
Three tribal elders are planning an appeal in order to hold the federal government accountable for bulldozing a sacred site in Oregon.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are getting a second shot at the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
An Oregon politician gave away a Pendleton he received from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation because it posed an ethical dilemma
Climate activists in Portland, Oregon, celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.
Communities throughout the Northwest, often led by Native American tribes, have been stopping one big oil project after another.
Two Indian bills, one helping Alaska Natives with a health facility and the other benefiting tribes in Oregon, are taking another big step forward on Capitol Hill.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on three tribal self-determination and land bills on November 15.
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.
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.