Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
As Indian law cases go, the dispute in this one is easy to understand: whether the land once granted to the Creek Nation as a reservation retains that status.
The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty case.
Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on sacred Sioux Nation treaty land stolen in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.
It has been six years since the Dakota Access Pipeline began slithering a path through our treaty territory.
Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.
Donald Trump and Kristi Noem are using the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore to publicize their political ambitions.
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Treaty law, which is the highest law of the land, according to the U.S. Constitution, provides that the Black Hills belong to the Sioux Nation.
Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land.
As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.
The Indian Health Service has brought a troubled hospital back from the brink as the Trump administration challenges a ruling in a treaty rights case.
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.
Our South Dakota governor is just a Republican sycophant knows almost nothing about Sioux political and legal history, and consults with Donald Trump's White House at every opportunity.
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.
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.
Even after a federal judge revoked permission for Keystone XL Pipeline construction across unceded treaty territory, the Canadian builder was still proceeding with work.
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.
Tribal leaders are once again questioning the Trump administration's commitment to their people, with the official who has been working on Indian Country issues being moved out of the White House in the middle of a pandemic.
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.
In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.
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.
'Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery,' Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said of the Trump administration's construction of the border wall.
A Cayuga Nation leader’s decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has sparked a series of protests and altercation in New York.
What do our non-Lakota neighbors know about life here on the Pine Ridge?
Ten years attending an on-reservation parochial residential school shaped the rest of my life.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't accept donations from oil companies but that didn't stop one district from cashing a $50,000 Keystone XL Pipeline check.
A Lakota warning helped pass a resolution opposing large-scale gold prospecting in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.
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.
Indigenous America is once again facing off with disenrollment.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pursuing economic development opportunities at a site near a busy interstate.
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.