With the $33 billion Indian gaming industry at a standstill in the midst of the worst public health crisis in decades, tribal casino operations are in danger.
The National Park Service abruptly closed Grand Canyon National Park, bowing to weeks of pressure after health officials expressed 'extreme concern' about the potential for spread of COVID-19 in the park.
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.
During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.
I worked very hard to ensure tribal nations are equipped to face and fight the unknown challenges ahead with this coronavirus – just like any other state or local authority.
Our small businesses, our farmers and ranchers, our teachers, our tribal governments, our health care workers and first responders on the front lines -- we are all hurting right now.
Lawmakers joined local and tribal officials in calling on the Trump administration to reverse its "reckless" decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As tribes look to the government to uphold its trust and treaty responsibilities during the worst public health crisis in decades, one agency is receiving failing grades.
Hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients.
Brazil's divisive president has taken another step to develop indigenous territory in the Amazon rainforest.
Being all of 6 years old, Zak Hoops couldn't understand why the powwows he attends were being canceled.
Millions of acres of Indian land are at stake as the nation's highest court adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.
Just as our lives changed forever in 1945 so too will the lives of today’s children.
Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.
Glacier National Park will temporarily close in coordination with the state of Montana, local counties and the Blackfeet Nation.
Over the last few weeks we have seen numerous efforts brought forth to protect Montanans during these trying times.
A coronavirus relief bill includes an $8 billion fund for tribal governments but it almost got cut out of the final package.
With the number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars in relief.
The coronavirus is hitting American Indians and Alaska Natives hard.
The U.S. Census Bureau has delayed field operations until at least April 1, so door-to-door visits are on hold as a result of the coronavirus.
In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.
Unlike the traditional enemies our nation has faced throughout history, COVID-19 is one that can dangerously hide in plain sight and threaten the health and wellbeing of any American community.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.
With additional coronavirus funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left behind.
It is morally wrong to continue to neglect the indigenous people of America who paid for their healthcare with the ceding of millions of acres of their land.
The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.
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.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in tribal communities.
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.
Officials want Yellowstone National Park closed in response to concern that tourists may contribute to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the neighboring counties in Montana.
Bias in the media has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is seeking to build two casinos in Virginia as full-scale gaming moves closer to reality.
Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Our courageous team at Cherokee Nation is doing everything possible to maintain essential services and meet the needs of the people, as our health and emergency staff prepare for the worst.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities.
When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors.
With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.
The number of COVID-19 cases in our country is growing by the day and without taking any steps to address it, the number of people who become infected will exponentially grow.
The Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.
The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action.
The Wet’suwet’en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will shape the future of the nation.
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.
Later this month there will be a meeting of peoples from the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and Ojibwe nations.
I know my complaining is not going to improve my situation. I’m not even going to rely on our "tribal" government to help in this matter.
It took nearly seven years but the Catawba Nation has finally won approval to build a casino after the Trump administration changed its mind on the matter.
A Lakota mother is angry: "It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!"
It was July of 1952 and there was a war on.
At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.
Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Democrat Steve Bullock is challenging Steve Daines for his seat in the U.S. Senate, giving the incumbent Republican a daunting opponent in 2020.
Thousands of wild horses and burros roam across millions of acres of public land in 10 Western states
The 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention is being rescheduled in light of coronavirus concerns in California.
The right of a Tribal Nation to have a land base is a core aspect of Tribal sovereignty and cultural identity, and it represents the foundation of our Tribal economies.
Indigenous matriarchs are being recognized as the nation celebrates Women's History Month.
Despite some strides in improving health care access and treatment in Indian Country, cultural barriers still prevent patients from asking for help or getting treatment.
Washington D. C. is a community where up is down and down is up.
Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.
Tribal nations held off the Keystone XL Pipeline in federal court even as the company behind the controversial project moved forward with man camps.
The Oyate have spoken. Regulations for medicinal and recreational marijuana are moving forward on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
President Julian Bear Runner took action following news of coronavirus cases in South Dakota and learning of a lack of test kits at the Indian Health Service.
A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.
"Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery," Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said.
Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe want to legalize marijuana, but not alcohol, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, according to the unofficial results.
Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.
Traditional healers from the Pine Ridge Reservation are helping keep drug defendants out of prison in South Dakota.
Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.
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 United South and Eastern Tribes said more than half of its members have imposed coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
The invading Christians labeled the indigenous people as heathens. They set out with a vengeance to cleanse the land of these heathens.
It’s hard to believe 10 years have already passed, but this month, U.S. Census postcards will show up in mailboxes across Cherokee Nation and the United States.
The first annual Native American Elite Middle and High School Basketball Nationals is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There are 870 Article III judges in the United States. Only two are Native American.
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.
The largest city in North Dakota has shut down a community-run sweat lodge due to concerns about health and safety.
The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.
Environmental and indigenous activists returned to federal court in Montana, seeking to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.
Tribes in Oklahoma continue to share Class III gaming revenues with the state even though the Republican governor claims their agreements expired on January 1.
The Trump administration's disjointed tribal homelands policy continues to crumble amid scrutiny in the courts and in Indian Country.
On September 19, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the return of sacred Blue Lake to the tribe.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
The National Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for another successful tradeshow.
It was sophomore year of high school when I first noticed him and I knew he was different.
Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.
Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.
The U.S. Forest Service approved a $60 million expansion of a privately-owned ski resort in the sacred San Francisco Peaks.
Are your reading habits diverse and open to all ideas? Or do you, like many of us, just read from the sources that agree with us?
The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reopened their gaming facility after addressing fears connected to the coronavirus in Oregon.
Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are being asked to approve the sale of alcohol at gaming establishments on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
If you take out the words "tribal" and "Indian" all you have left are patients fighting a federal agency for health care.
Traditionally, uncles played the role of disciplinarians, teachers and advisors in Northern Cheyenne society, a role Leroy Whiteman took very seriously.
"Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
A hearing on tax issues in Indian Country features all four tribal citizens who serve in Congress for the first time in history.
President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
A Cayuga leader's decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has sparked a series of protests and altercation in New York.
Federal law enforcement shootings have escaped heightened scrutiny even though most of the victims have been black, Hispanic or Native American,
When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.
Tribal energy development and tribal wildlife management are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
"Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus," one health expert told ICT.
Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the sixth class of Indian youth to receive $10,000 grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life.
Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.
This economy is terrible, for millions, as usual. The U.S. public must not be hoodwinked by fraudulent numbers.
The subjects of the 'Warrior Women' film are speaking out against the dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
What do our non-Lakota neighbors know about life here on the Pine Ridge?
Two Arizonans -- one of them a tribal leader -- brought two very different ideas about the border wall to a hearing in the nation's capital.
The world is beginning to better understand that the core of extractive industries are tied to deep political and economic conflicts related to the settler-colonial present and a shared colonial history.
According to an analysis by multistate marijuana provider Verilife, the place with the largest number of dispensaries in the country per 50,000 residents is in Montana.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to expand gaming in Connecticut but the governor is backing rival legislation that could undermine their rights.
The Democratic presidential race got a major jolt over the weekend as one candidate continues to face questions about Indian ancestry claims.
The Democratic-led House Committee on Ways and Means will be taking up tribal taxation issues for the first time at a hearing in the nation's capital.
Everybody who came to the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation worked.
At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.
The Democratic Party’s tightening embrace of socialist proposals and politicians is real cause for alarm, especially in a country whose very foundation is liberty.
We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal.
Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.
The Lakota Food Summit drew hundreds of us to talk about how to eat, how to cook, how to pay attention to the environment and how to engage in plantings and harvesting of foods that sustained our ancestors for centuries.
An emotional Tohono O'odham Nation chairman said blasting sacred sites to build a border wall has "forever damaged our people."
Building sustainable communities is the antidote to fear of a changing climate.
A casino employee tested 'presumptive positive' for the coronavirus, prompting the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation into action.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation but the tribe once tried to remove his ancestors from their rolls.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't giving up despite a negative ruling from a federal appeals court.
The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.
Indigenous leaders were among the many who raised their voices at one of only two hearings on a Trump administration proposal to roll back environmental policy.
Efforts to memorialize the 550-mile path that the Ponca people were forced to walk in the late 1800s are getting a major boost.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'
A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.
Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.
A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the Rosemont Copper Mine, a controversial project opposed by tribes in Arizona.
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