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Ronald 'Isaac' Neiss, Sicangu Lakota, figured he would not be eligible for a $1,200 stimulus check under the U.S. government’s coronavirus relief program.
This virus has hit closer to home than I ever imagined. Two of my daughters just tested positive for COVID-19.
The Trump administration's coronavirus testing efforts in Indian Country are being dealt a serious setback with warnings about the accuracy of the machine provided to tribal communities across the nation.
The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.
Rapid testing for the coronavirus will finally be arriving in Indian Country, days after the Trump administration first said the Indian Health Service was going to be given priority.
With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
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.
With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need.
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.
A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.
Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.
The first annual Native American Elite Middle and High School Basketball Nationals is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The largest city in North Dakota has shut down a community-run sweat lodge due to concerns about health and safety.
'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.
A Native woman-owned counseling firm with offices in three tribal communities is expanding its reach.
American Indians and Alaska Natives enlist in the U.S. military at the highest rates, per capita, of any racial or ethnic group.
Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.
A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.
I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.
Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.
There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.
On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to the nation's capital.
American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
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.
We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous history.
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.
Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.
The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.
Every October, advocates and communities from across Indian Country and the United States rally together in honor of survivors of domestic violence and support abuse prevention as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.
A task force on missing and murdered indigenous women is waiting on $150,000 promised by the state of Arizona.
What is happening at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota is no longer a laughing matter.
Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Whitnee Pearce has hit the ground running in her new position as head of Indian education in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.
The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.
There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.