The U.S. Census Bureau has delayed field operations until at least April 1, so door-to-door visits are on hold as a result of the coronavirus.
Despite some strides in improving health care access and treatment in Indian Country, cultural barriers still prevent patients from asking for help or getting treatment.
There are 870 Article III judges in the United States. Only two are Native American.
The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.
This economy is terrible, for millions, as usual. The U.S. public must not be hoodwinked by fraudulent numbers.
Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.
A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.
The mainstream media barely covered oral arguments in a critical Indian Child Welfare Act case last week but USA Today is here to make up for it with an opinion from a critic of the law.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
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.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.
Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.
Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.
I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.
While Columbus Day affirms the story of a nation created by Europeans for Europeans, Indigenous Peoples Day emphasizes Native histories and Native people.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
President Trump is simply just another example of the fruit produced by our white supremacist, racist, sexist and colonial foundations.
A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.
Recently in Canada and the United States, a small but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an 'Indigenous' identity.
Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
When federal agents engineered the nation’s largest single-state immigration raid in Mississippi, a network of activists knew their work was about to get much harder.
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.
As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.
Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
'When President Trump attacks people of color to advance his racist, fascist agenda, we have a duty to call it what it is,' one leading Democrat said.
'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.
Even on my own reservation, ignorance about Hispanic culture abounds.
It can be argued that thousands of 'Native' peoples are being detained but there are no exact figures on the number of people being detained in the U.S.
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.
A clear and shared vision among Democrats is the only way to compete against 'Make America Great Again.'
Businesses owned by fake 'Cherokee' entrepreneurs have landed more than $300 million in local, state and federal contracts.
A slavery reparations hearing on Juneteenth represented the result of centuries of work.
One by one, members of the community stepped up to the microphone at the City Council meeting, some trembling and angry.
A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.
The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.
Two statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, depict Native people in an unfavorable light, argues scholar Anthony Guy Lopez.
Activists are calling for the removal of a mural at a public high school in California. Two professors say it should stay up.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
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.
'The monument was part of a larger effort to rewrite the history books,' said lawmaker Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.