'To the Congress of the United States: The first Americans - the Indians - are the most deprived and most isolated minority group in our nation,' read President Nixon's July 1970 message.
Tributes are pouring in from Indian Country following the passing of Nakotah LaRance, a champion hoop dancer whose performances and bright attitude brought joy to audiences throughout the world.
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.
Around the world statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham cited 'significant, awful allegations' in a ProPublica and New Mexico In Depth story on a hospital where clinicians said pregnant Native women were singled out for COVID-19 testing and separated from newborns after delivery.
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.
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.
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.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
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.
The Navajo Nation has the country’s third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has had to watch as funds go to less hard-hit areas in a 'very slow' federal aid process, President Jonathan Nez said.
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.
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.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.
The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.
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.
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.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
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.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
Indian policy throughout history was meant to exterminate us, but we are still here.
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.
New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.
Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.
Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.
Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.
Federal prosecutors concluded they could not secure a conviction 'beyond a reasonable doubt' in the death of 53-year-old Phillip Glock.
Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
Haskell Indian Nations University is mourning the loss of Darrian Diwayan, a basketball standout from the Pueblo of Laguna.
With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.
When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.
A non-Indian man has been charged in connection with an apparent road rage incident at Ohkay Owingeh in northern New Mexico.
It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress
As the first two Native women get to work in the 116th Congress, they will always have a reminder of the Indigenous people who are supporting them.
Tribal citizens descended on Washington, D.C., in droves for the historic inauguration of Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland to the 116th Congress.
A group of Pueblo women hosted a traditional feast for Deb Haaland in Washington, D.C., on January 2, 2019.