Tribal leaders across America are at these moments of this early spring, gathering their people to talk of decisions to be made that will not be business as usual.
A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.
Like small businesses across Indian Country, Native Sun News Today, felt, and is still feeling, the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Though the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has made it through a coronavirus quarantine with no cases, actions taken during the pandemic have led to political controversy.
This virus has hit closer to home than I ever imagined. Two of my daughters just tested positive for COVID-19.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem should commend the checkpoints implemented by tribes to protect their nations from a COVID-19 outbreak, not condemn them with threats of legal action.
Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.
With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing firm against a threat from the governor of South Dakota.
As a retired World War II army nurse and former Indian Health Service Director of Nursing, I know how fragile and precious life is.
The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.
Ever since the Trump administration began consultation on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments more than a month ago, one of the biggest questions on Indian Country's mind has been the distribution formula.
Indian nations and tribes are the original American sovereigns. Our Creator blessed us with life and liberty.
With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.
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.
We have long known that federal Indian law 'trust doctrine' is not trustworthy.
Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'
In a nation built on racism, sexism and white supremacy, the past is only nostalgic for white, land-owning men.
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.