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As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.
The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
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.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
Treaties, economic development and improving services for his people are among Aaron Payment's priorities as chair of the largest Indian nation east of the Mississippi.
The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.
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.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
Tribes and lawmakers support forward funding for Indian Country but the Trump administration is not on board.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.
Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.
The Trump administration wants tribes to know that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has not been furloughed.
Chairperson Aaron Payment of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will be helping Dana Nessel prepare to serve as Michigan's Attorney General.
Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.
Tribes want a seat at the table in talks over a pipeline that runs through their treaty territory.
There are so many parallels to the current crisis of internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.
A citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians whose criminal past is hurting his political ambitions is taking his case to a higher power.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is considered a 'local' government under the Michigan constitution, the state's appeals court ruled.
The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.
Billy Mills, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is still the only American to ever win the Gold medal in the 10,000-meter race.
The Line 5 pipeline has been transporting oil through the reservation since 1953.
The Michigan tribe is calling for a full environmental review of an oil pipeline that crosses through treaty territory.
The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Chairman Aaron Payment was among a slew of incumbents who were re-elected by voters of the Michigan tribe.
American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Republicans are refusing to consider Merrick Garland as Indian Country awaits decisions in cases that affect tribal courts, tribal jurisdiction and protections for Native women.
Today, some U.S. Senators are threatening to turn their backs on Constitutional requirements to hold hearings to consider the President’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court.
Rita Glyptis was convicted in tribal court but had refused to step down from her position on the tribe's board of directors.
The bonuses will be paid before Christmas and the 3 percent raise takes effect in January 2016.
Doreen Brown, who is Alaska Native, and Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, will serve on the council.
David Adams developed and implemented a program to combat violence against Native women in New Mexico.
The tribe will send representatives to a new Joint County-Tribal Liaison Committee in Chippewa County.
The pipeline was built across the Straits of Mackinac in 1953 and one tribal leaders is worried about an 'imminent' oil spill.
Rita Glyptis was convicted in tribal court of one count possession of marijuana.
Native American communities have a long history of determination and hard work to maintain their cultural and economic resilience. As it turns out, these same traits are needed for climate resilience.
The Blue Lake Rancheria in California and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe in Michigan were selected for their efforts to address climate change.
The scalp was reportedly purchased from the family of a Dakota chief, who said he took it from a Chippewa warrior during a battle.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has asked for a scalp believe to have come from an Ojibwe ancestor.
Kalvin Hartwig, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is raising funds for a short film about indigenous identity.
Call was made by a telecommunications executive who is a meme of the Sault Tribe.
Saginawa Chippewa Chief Steve Pego doesn't want to meet with the telecommunications firm.
The Soo Evening News was ordered to leave a meeting that was being recorded.
The Karl May Museum in Germany is refusing to repatriate a collection of 17 scalps despite a request from tribes in the U.S.
Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, discusses the shutdown of the federal government.
The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan evicted a storage business from one of its properties, causing headaches for customers who kept belongings there. The tribe said Second Street...
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is losing $1.7 million as a result of the sequestration of the federal budget. Chairman Aaron Payment said the tribe...
"Aaron Payment is the chair of the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He said a wolf hunt would be an affront to tribal culture. “In our tradition, in...
"More bones have been found at another construction site on Mackinac Island. Last fall, hundreds of human bones were unearthed during the excavation of the former McNally Cottage. Now just...
"Human remains discovered at a construction site on Mackinac Island in November are being reburied this week. But an official on Mackinac Island says the city will not care for...
"Authorities on Mackinac Island say no laws have been broken as human remains have been removed from a construction site over the last two weeks. But that's being questioned by...
"A burial site discovered last week on Mackinac Island continues to be excavated. Representatives of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the remains are from their ancestors and they...
"The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will rebury human remains found last week at a construction site on Mackinac Island. Cecil Pavlot, Sr. handles repatriation for the tribe....
"On Mackinac Island, developers of a new hotel discovered what appears to be a massive burial site last week. Police say it's now clear some of the bones unearthed in...
"A special advisory council says Michigan's Upper Peninsula could handle a moose hunting season. The group presented its report to the state's Natural Resources Commission last week. The Sault Ste....
"It's up to the Michigan State legislature to determine what game is available for hunting in Michigan. In late 2010, the legislature opened up the possibility of a moose hunt...