Indigenous America is once again facing off with disenrollment.
The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.
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.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
The Tuscarora Nation is continuing efforts to gain recognition in North Carolina following a setback at the state level.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
A bill to repeal a termination-era law that affects citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation is being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.
A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.
Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?
Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.
President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.
Things are not looking good for the People of the First Light, whose homelands are in danger of being taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been dealt a major setback, nearly 400 years after helping the Pilgrims survive.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is fighting to protect its reservation in Massachusetts.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.
John Dossett is no longer employed at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization after being accused of sexual harassment.
Failure to protect one of us is a failure to protect all of us.
Indian Country is entering uncharted territory with the Trump administration's move to take a tribe's reservation out of trust.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?
The Trump administration won't stand in the way of bipartisan legislation to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from litigation.
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria continues to generate controversy in California.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.
For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.
With lawmakers set to advance a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria, Chairman Tahj Gomes explains why his tribe needs help.
After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.
The traditions we share, the stories we tell, the very health of our people, all these are powerful elements that have kept our people together over time.
Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.
The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.
A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.
The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.
Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.
A bill to repeal one of the many remnants of the termination era is advancing in Congress.
Despite being restored to federal recognition, the Klamath Tribes are still hindered by a termination-era law that limits control of their own assets.
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.
Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.
Some of the best days in Indian Country occurred during periods of a vigorous and independent press.
By steering the government toward termination-era policies, President Donald Trump threatens the health and prosperity of Native Americans and drags us all backward, Tom Perez of the Democratic National Committee writes.
The leader of the Lumbee Tribe is meeting with the White House to make the case for federal recognition.
Despite a rocky couple of days on Capitol Hill for tribal interests, it wasn't all bad news this week for Indian Country.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills affecting the Johnson O'Malley education program and several tribes in Oregon.