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.
As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.
Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
An inspiring collaboration on the Pacific Coast blew fishery conservation goals out of the water.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
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.
Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.
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.
A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing 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.
An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.
Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.
Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.
A white man in Washington state got 7 1/2 years for a killing some said was fueled by hate.
Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck.
Voters of the Quinault Nation went to the polls and re-elected all of their top leaders.
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.
The release of countless farmed salmon into treaty fishing grounds isn't the only crisis facing tribes in Washington -- the state is pursuing an appeal in a critical case.
Shortly after President Trump’s announcement about climate change, four Native Nations announced their plans to support the Paris agreement.
The state and federal courts have repeatedly confirmed that Lake Quinault belongs to the Quinault Nation but non-Indian opponents keep trying to keep the dispute alive.
The House Appropriations Committee is holding four sessions to learn about health, housing, education and other needs in tribal communities.
Massive dams, sprawling highways, poisonous mines, radioactive nuclear facilities, dangerous military ranges and other developments have been imposed on tribes by Washington.
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
The trip comes on a deadline for the largest #NoDAPL encampment to leave public land in North Dakota.
Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality with Donald Trump headed to the White House.
President Fawn Sharp acknowledged that Republican Donald Trump's victory on Election Day came as a 'surprise' but vowed to move forward.
The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.
More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.
The Washington tribe and other Pacific Northwest tribes are heading to North Dakota for a historic journey down the Missouri River.
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
Landowners from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Quinault Nation are the latest to see offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
By a unanimous vote, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state of Washington continues to violate tribal treaties.
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
Unless far more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
After losing a case in federal court, a group went to state court to try and challenge the tribe's ownership of Lake Quinault.
Emmett Oliver was a beloved educator who started the Paddle to Seattle in 1989, an event that celebrates the canoe culture of Pacific Northwest tribes.
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.
Salmon has played an important role in Northwest tribal life for tens of thousands of years, serving as an important subsistence food and as a cornerstone of tribal economies.
Billy Frank Jr., who passed away in 2014, dedicated his entire life to advancing the rights of tribes in the Pacific Northwest.