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.
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.
Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.
Shawnee Real Bird, age 21, will soon become the first female Native American from a tribe in Montana to obtain a commercial pilot’s license.
The Indian Health Service's Phoenix Indian Medical Center has been taking the initiative to prepare for the respiratory illness known as the Novel Coronavirus.
An unrelenting season of disastrous weather events has wreaked havoc on the transportation infrastructure on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
The president of Mexico wants to run a $6 billion tourist train through Maya homelands. He says Mother Earth already approved it.
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.
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.
You can Google 'Richest Native Americans,' and you won’t get Tom Love, or any other person.
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
Three-fourths of Bureau of Indian Affairs roads are unpaved, leaving schools on reservations to spend money on frequent maintenance for the buses that have to travel those roads.
It's the Department of Justice's turn to present its budget to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
For 26 years, Freddie Yazzie has driven school buses for a quiet community on the Navajo Nation.
To the list of issues affecting education, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis would add a new problem: deteriorating roads.
Safety of reservation roads and efforts to expand tribal self-governance were discussed by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Family and friends of a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community police officer who was killed on duty are seeking a new law.
Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.
Drivers in northern California will now know when they are in the homelands of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
The Crow Tribe has been designated as 'high risk' by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for failing to account for federal funds.
The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.
The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.
Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is reported safe after a train carrying Republican lawmakers derailed in an incident that has led to one fatality and some injuries.
The change in power in the nation's capital has proven beneficial for a Native community thousands of miles away.
The family of a man killed in a pedestrian accident in November gathered to pray and bring awareness to pedestrian safety in North Rapid City.
The Indian Health Service remains woefully underfunded but taxpayers have been footing the costs of Secretary Tom Price's private jet travel.
A bill to authorize a life-saving road for a Native village in Alaska has cleared a big hurdle on Capitol Hill but not without considerable debate.
Since the start of the 115th Congress in January, lawmakers have yet to send a stand-alone Indian bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.
A life-saving road that will connect an Alaska Native village to a nearby airport is seeing some progress.
The Swinomish Tribe has won another ruling in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the transport of crude oil through its reservation in Washington.
The tribe is firing back after a local official questioned why a road on the reservation in Washington is being resurfaced.
A federal judge determined that a bus driver for the Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma was negligent.
Some 74 tribes in 20 states will use for the funds for a variety of road, bridge, pedestrian and safety projects.
The state of Rhode Island refused to transfer the land until the tribe waived its immunity and accepted state jurisdiction.
Residents of King Cove have been pushing for the road for decades as a way to save lives in their Aleut community.
The tribe shares 38 percent of revenues with 107 school districts in its 14-county jurisdictional area in Oklahoma.
Although many of us are used to navigating the roads during this time of year it is always helpful to remember to prepare for the worst.
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
A coalition of programs and staff on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation have organized to promote the increased use of seatbelts and child safety seats.
I’ve done my best to keep silent about the condition of our roads on Pine Ridge.
With the school year now underway it is important that we all make an effort to keep our reservation roads safe.
The Arizona tribe says the South Mountain Freeway will destroy one of its most sacred sites.
The state is removing the likeness of Marcellus Red Tomahawk, a historic tribal leader, from the signs.
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was the first elected chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Marcellus Red Tomahawk was a federal police officer who shot and killed Sitting Bull.
A case that Indian Country all but forgot was disposed by the nation's highest court without comment after a lengthy delay.
The 96-car train carrying crude oil derailed in the usual and accustomed fishing grounds of the Columbia River treaty tribes.
Writer Bill Coates shares details about the tragic October 25, 1991, accident that claimed the lives of nine tribal members, ages 15 to 40, and caused injuries to others, including a four-year-old boy.
Seven tribes have received vehicles to help veterans who need transportation and transition assistance on their reservations.
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can't be sued without its consent, much to the disappointment of the Douglas Indian Association.
So many of our people (both reservation and urban) drive pickup trucks and the price at the pump becomes a daily worry.
Last January, as the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I outlined an aggressive set of priorities.
The Tribal Transportation Program will see an immediate boost to $465 million in the current fiscal year and the amount will grow by $10 million through fiscal year 2020.
The Scottsdale Autoshow will be located on 70 acres on the reservation and will house several auto dealerships and a special area for test drives.
President Russell Begaye raised concerns about the need for the loan and the collateral.
Tribal roads are a federal trust responsibility, but without funding to do more, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs blades these roads just once or twice a year, carving deep channels below the surrounding ground level.