Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.
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's proposed changes to the nationwide food stamp program are coming under fire.
As agricultural commodity prices suffer in President Donald Trump’s multi-fronted trade war, Montana farmers have received at least $114 million in payments in 2019.
The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
The wildfire threat has been ever-present this year.
'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.
The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.
The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
A bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line
More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.
The 2018 Farm Bill presents a rare opportunity for Congress to what is right for Indian Country.
It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.
The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.
Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.
Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.
A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.
A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is working to ensure the Farm Bill doesn't leave tribal communities behind.
With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.
Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.
Native and non-Native farmers, ranchers and agricultural advocates met on the Winnebago Reservation to discuss regenerative agriculture.
It's official -- the long-running legal fight over the remaining funds in the $760 million Keepseagle settlement is finally over.
The fate of $380 million in leftover funds from the Keepseagle settlement is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture will have to wait even longer for resolution of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit.
A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding its first hearing of 2018.
Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.
A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.
Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.
Wetlands play a role in the ecosystem and provide benefits for both people and wildlife.
Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.
The new partnership will establish a demonstration farm on Tribal lands in Oklahoma to showcase the effectiveness of soil health practices.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition successfully lobbied President Barack Obama to protect 1.35 million acres of sacred sites and ancestral lands in Utah.
The Native American Community Development Corporation Financial Services will act as an intermediary to help individual Indians purchase fractional land interests.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appointed six members and re-appointed five others to the panel.
Controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline has caused the lawmaker to veer from her role as an outspoken advocate for Indian issues.
The tribe is seeking to provide electric service throughout the entire reservation in Washington.
Lakota Country has more than its fair share of talented artists.
The challenges ahead are undeniable, but I’m confident even the most daunting hurdles will be overcome.
Keepseagle claimants who were hoping to receive a supplemental payment of $21,275 sometime this summer will have to wait for the outcome of an appeal filed by the ex-husband of one of the lead plaintiffs.
Food sovereignty in Indian Country is at play as the debate over genetically modified foods continues on legal and political fronts.
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is battling Republican politicians over a proposed national monument.
The Nevada tribe is hoping to educate its youth about the importance of cultivating their own food.
The group works on ways to eliminate barriers to Native American participation in Department of Agriculture programs.