Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.
Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.
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
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a veteran and tribal police officer who passed away at the age of 88.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a busy day, taking up #MMIW legislation and Native veterans issues.
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.
Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.
One day is not enough to thank the brave men and women who defend our freedoms every day.
Without question, we owe a constant debt of gratitude to generations of veterans, including many of our own family members, who made sacrifices to ensure the safety of our homeland and who faithfully fought to promote and preserve America’s precious freedoms.
On behalf of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Speaker Seth Damon recognizes Navajo Veterans and all who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces.
As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors – people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life.
Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle was a well-respected member of the Indigenous community in Tennessee's capital city.
Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, brought his military experience to the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.
Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'
I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
Our Cherokee people have contributed in every major battle and war ever fought in this country and continue to serve in the Armed Forces in some of the highest rates per ethnicity.
The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.
So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.
Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.
It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.
I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.
During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.
Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.
It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.
We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is not a fan of the late Sen. John McCain, Republican from Arizona.
I always think when you’re finding your family history, you want there to be a haunted Scottish castle on a moor and maybe some kind of lost treasure.
Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.
Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage.
Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.
Dr. Allen Ross has been recognized as the South Dakota Veteran Supporter of the Year.
America’s veterans, including many Cherokee men and women, committed a portion of their lives to preserving our collective freedoms.
Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.
At Cherokee Nation we are adamant about honoring and paying respects to those who have fought for the liberties we enjoy every day and hold so dear.
This big world can be a lonely place if you’re just waiting for it to end.
Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom.
There were more laughs than tears for John McCain whose funeral service drew scores of political power players of the last four decades – but not the current president.
Harvey Pratt and his design team -- his wife and son -- are creating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have to reimburse the Gila River Indian Community for services provided to tribal veterans.
Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.