The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
The Wet’suwet’en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will shape the future of the nation.
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.
The right of a Tribal Nation to have a land base is a core aspect of Tribal sovereignty and cultural identity, and it represents the foundation of our Tribal economies.
On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.
The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.
'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.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
Let us begin by acknowledging the fact that band councils are not First Nations while beginning the process of restoring our peoples to true national status.
Ten years attending an on-reservation parochial residential school shaped the rest of my life.
The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the U.S. to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
I am proud to endorse Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president. Let me explain why.
Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
Indigenous America is once again facing off with disenrollment.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
The American Mosiac Journalism Prize comes with a cash award of $100,000.
A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.
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.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
A vulnerable culture living in a severely degraded section of the Colombian Amazon is in desperate need of international respect and support.
Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.
Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.
The presidential candidate who paid the most attention to Indian Country is calling it quits.
The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.
Slade Gorton, a former U.S. Senator who was ousted from office after tribal leaders slammed his anti-sovereignty record, is still alive. Surprised?
Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.
A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.
Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are in a long-running dispute with a non-Indian company that refuses to pay for the storage of hazardous waste.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
The nation's highest court continues to keep Indian Country in the dark when it comes to one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.
Thanks to a union of land cooperatives, people in Puebla have food sovereignty and education in Nahuatl instead of mega-projects and a Walmart.
Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
Tribal leaders are still paying close attention to the nation's highest court despite a slowdown in cases affecting Indian Country's interests.
The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
As Lakota people, we must realize the fact that our ancient world view is as valid as any other.
So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.