Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'
It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.
Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.
An inspiring collaboration on the Pacific Coast blew fishery conservation goals out of the water.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
A grassroots movement encourages non-Natives in Seattle, Washington, to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish Tribe.
'What we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves. If any strand of the web is broken, the whole web is affected,' the Lummi Nation stated.
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe plans to open a $20 million medication-assisted treatment facility, provided it can overcome local opposition.
A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
Rosenda Strong, a Native mother of four, went missing on the Yakama Nation in October 2018.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
Two citizens of the Yakama Nation have been charged in connection with deadly shootings on the reservation in Washington state.
The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.
Five people were killed on the Yakama Nation, with four people arrested in connection with the murders.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
An Indian allotment in Washington will soon house a smoke shop operated by the Quinault Nation.
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.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.
Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?
The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
A leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has been removed from office.
The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.
'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.
The Lummi Nation won’t give up until Tokitae, a whale held in captivity since 1970, is back in her ancestral waters.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
A nearly 200-year-old ban on the manufacture of liquor on tribal lands has been repealed by Congress.
The Washington Committee on Geographic Names will be taking action on the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's request to name Littleneck Beach.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.
The South Selkirk Mountains caribou herd is down to just six animals.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.