Being all of 6 years old, Zak Hoops just couldn’t understand why the college powwows he typically attends and where he performs the grass dance were being canceled.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'
At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.
Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.
The first annual Native American Elite Middle and High School Basketball Nationals is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the sixth class of American Indian youth to receive $10,000 Dreamstarter grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life.
Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.
At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.
Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.
A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.
The Ojibwe people are revitalizing the 'berry fast,' a coming-of-age ritual for girls.
The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.
An Indian Education for All project in Montana features successful and inspirational Native role models.
A Native woman-owned counseling firm with offices in three tribal communities is expanding its reach.
Young Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color at the center of environmental justice movements are often overlooked.
I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.
An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.
Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.
Shawnee Real Bird, age 21, will soon become the first female Native American from a tribe in Montana to obtain a commercial pilot’s license.
The American Indian College Fund will continue to help grow the number of Native women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Two Native authors who are sharing stories about Native family life have been recognized with prestigious book awards.
The body of Selena Faye Not Afraid, a 16-year-old from the Crow Tribe, was found nearly three weeks after she went missing in Montana.
Nearly 7,000 soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent are serving in the U.S. Army. Some got their start at West Point Military Academy.
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.
The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.
Some schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on languages and cultural traditions
The United States is losing moral capital the world over right now at an alarming rate.
The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to reservation youth on New Year’s Eve.
As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.
On November 29, 1990, the body of Neil Stonechild was found frozen in a field on the outskirts of town. He was just 17 years old at the time of his death.
The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.
People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.
Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.
Emphasizing wellness and culturally based curriculum in the classrooms is what the newly established Sovereign Community School prioritizes.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
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.
Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.