The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty case.
Alaska Native corporations will continue to wait for more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 relief as tribal nations press the U.S. to fulfill its trust and treaty responsibilities.
The #Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the planet and has left none of us untouched.
StrongHearts Native Helpline, the domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, has launched a new chat advocacy feature.
As Native American youth, we are powerful. We are resilient, we are unbroken, and we will be silenced no more.
The #COVID19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the inequity of the digital divide between rural Indigenous communities and the rest of America.
The Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down and emptied by August 5, 2020, following a federal judge's landmark decision.
The Blackfeet Nation is seeking co-management authority for the sacred Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana.
In the Declaration of Independence, Indigenous people are referred to as 'merciless Indian savages.'
A citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is pursuing a $147 million claim against her own tribe over a business deal gone bad, Buffalo's Fire reports.
Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.
Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on treaty territory.
This is somewhat of an update on what’s going on in Cheyenne and Crow country regarding the dreaded coronavirus.
Stealing Indian land was often made legal with a mere presidential signature.
#COVID19 UpdatesCARES Act Litigation: Chehalis Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin
A dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief continues, with tribes pursuing an appeal in hopes of preventing Alaska Native corporations from gaining shares of the fund.National Indian Health Board
An appropriations package under consideration includes roughly $6.5 billion for the Indian Health Service, an increase of approximately $445 million above current levels.U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
On Friday, July 17, at 10 a.m. EDT, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a virtual public briefing to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Native Americans.United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY)
United National Indian Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will continue its first-ever virtual national conference with its second general session on July 9, 2020.Pueblo of Zuni (New Mexico)
The Pueblo of Zuni confirmed four additional deaths from COVID-19 among its citizens in New Mexico, bringing the total to 17 since the start of the pandemic.Pueblo of Laguna (New Mexico)
Six additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed within the Pueblo of Laguna, bringing the total number to 25 on the reservation in New Mexico.Ohkay Owingeh (New Mexico)
Ohkay Owingeh confirmed a second case of COVID-19 among its citizens, Governor Ron Lovato said in a July 2, 2020, update.Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus testing data, showing 21,531 COVID-19 cases as of July 5, 2020.Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma)
The Cherokee Nation mourns the loss of one of its fluent Cherokee speakers and elders to COVID-19. Edna “Dolly” Raper passed away on July 4, 2020.The Navajo and Hopi Families Relief Fund
Air Serv International is partnering with the Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund to transport critical humanitarian relief items by plane to remote Navajo and Hopi communities.Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 7,914 as of July 6, 2020. More than 5,600 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (Oklahoma)
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic offers new and innovative ways to continue to provide excellent health care to American Indians amid COVID-19.Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved portions of two separate resolutions that address the use of federal CARES Act funding for the Navajo Nation.Navajo Nation Council (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
‘On behalf of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, I wish to recognize our local leaders across the Navajo Nation that have continued to be on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,’ said Speaker Seth Damon.First Nations Health Authority (British Columbia)
The toll of the illicit drug toxicity crisis on BC First Nations individuals is rising again this year, erasing previous gains, according to data released by the First Nations Health Authority.
The impacts of the Indian boarding and day school era extend beyond the emotional, physical and sexual abuse suffered by students. The financial toll, it turns out, was heavy as well.
Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.
A visitor to an Indian Health Service hospital found something upsetting on the wall: a poster with a racist term used by Donald Trump.
A federal judge has finally invalidated permits for Dakota Access Pipeline following four years of complaints from Indian Country.
It has been six years since the Dakota Access Pipeline began slithering a path through our treaty territory.
Republicans Kristi Noem and Donald Trump were treading on the sacred ground of the Lakota; plain and simple.
COVID-19 remains a threat, and local community organizations are on the front lines.
This is my grandmother's sewing machine. I thought it was lost forever.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.
Even in divided government, Americans deserve and expect their elected officials to work together to produce police reform legislation that upholds the constitutional rights and inherent dignity of every individual.
A federal judge has cleared the way for Alaska Native corporations to receive shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund that was designated for tribal governments.
"We developed our collective in hopes of providing a system of support for one another," says Harrenson Gorman, a co-founder of the Desert Indigenous Collective.
We stand as Inuit who are outraged, who are hurt by the use of the word 'Eskimos.' And we too hope for a better tomorrow.
Diego De Vargas is revered as a leader among the Spanish settlers in New Mexico but reviled by others who accuse him of brutal treatment after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
Donald Trump and Kristi Noem are using the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore to publicize their political ambitions.
A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the Trump administration's mismanagement of the much-needed funds.
The Trump administration is threatening to take away law enforcement from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.
Bruce Long Fox, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will be joining the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions.
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land.
Treaty law, which is the highest law of the land, according to the U.S. Constitution, provides that the Black Hills belong to the Sioux Nation.
Blackfeet Nation leaders, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, have decided to keep the eastern entrances to Glacier National Park closed for the rest of the tourism season.
Just days after President Trump praised border wall efforts, a federal court reaffirmed that the administration’s method of funding that construction was "unlawful."
A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.
If Native Americans are going to seriously discuss racism I think we should be taking a close look at ourselves.
As Native Americans, we understand discrimination and racism. We live with it.
With government leaders at all levels making life-and-death decisions about how to respond to COVID-19, this election will be one of the most important we have seen.
Indian tribes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and expansion of Medicaid will help pay for costs associated with care.
"The climate crisis is not paused while we battle #Covid-19; we must support and learn from those at the front line of the struggle for climate justice," Esperanza Project founder says ahead of online premiere.
"This sort of red face racism has no place in our politics," says journalist Julian Brave Noisecat.
Wouldn’t it be great if all of the Native and Non-Native schools in South Dakota celebrate together?
To know what happened to the indigenous past in America has become more vital than it has ever been.
Tribal citizens continue to feel disproportionate effects of the coronavirus in New Mexico, more than three months into a pandemic that continues to spread throughout Indian Country.
It took over 80 days for the Trump administration to deliver the full COVID-19 relief promised to tribal governments.
They are few and far between, but Maheo’o often sends people of special ability, talent and heart when the people most need them.
A controversial statue of Juan de Oñate, a Spanish conquistador reviled for brutality against Pueblo people, has come down in New Mexico.
Planning is taking place for the next He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate in 2021.
As President Trump was hailing the pace of border wall construction, Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. was bemoaning it as a project that continues to destroy sacred sites.
Tribal nations are suing the Trump administration over a clean water rule that critics said would lead to pollution and degradation.
A popular author is facing renewed accusations of cultural appropriation after repeatedly using tribal stories and traditions without consent.
As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.
Santa Fe Indian Market, billed as the one of the best, largest and oldest market of its kind, will take place online this year.
How many Native Americans in Rapid City would be alive today if the police did not carry guns?
The Indian Health Service has brought a troubled hospital back from the brink as the Trump administration challenges a ruling in a treaty rights case.
Over the past two months, Suzan Shown Harjo has tested positive not just once, but twice, for the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The national protests now taking place are clearly pointing out America’s duality in racial discrimination and justice.
For the first time in more than a century, the Cherokee Nation will take full control over the images and symbols depicted on our historic Capitol Square.
The tragic fact is that of all ethnic groups this country's Indigenous people have the highest rate of death by cop.
Ashley Forney, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was terminated after telling superiors about racism and hostility in the workforce.
Tribal leaders and health experts have stepped up efforts to address the emotional toll of the coronavirus.
An employee who raised concerns about moldy personal protective equipment was fired by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.
Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but there's a new challenge this year – COVID-19.
The Gila River Indian Community has temporarily shut down its gaming operation following the death of an employee due to COVID-19.
Our young people deserve the truth. We should tell them that history is not something to escape.
Donovin Sprague Hump is a Lakota man of many talents. He's got two lectures on his schedule for June 2020.
The fact is that our self-proclaimed "guardian" has repeatedly mismanaged Native American assets.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona are on the rise, following the state's decision to life stay-at-home orders.
At the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, sooner or later, every president has run into the old quorum problem.
A huge group—led by students—congregated in Nashville to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and racist police violence.
It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.
With a holiday called Father's Day here I must reflect on the different path most Native Americans had to follow as fathers.
"We hope for change," says MIGIZI student Ambersky Stevens. "It shouldn’t have taken a man to die in order for people to understand."
Family and friends are demanding justice for Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation who was killed on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.
"If we’re not in control, someone else is," says Montana State Senator Jason Small, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
The United States, through local criminal justice systems, visited injustice and injury upon our ancestors in the 19th century prior to our forced removal.
Around the world statues are coming down. Civil War generals. Mass murderers. And Christopher Columbus.
While I agree that the United States hasn’t been the absolute best in the world in terms of coronavirus response, our nation has certainly fared better than most advanced countries.
Indigenous artists across the Americas are engaging technology and other works to draw attention to their culture and the environmental challenges confronting their communities.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act protections against 'sex discrimination' also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law.
Native women were singled out for #COVID19 testing and separated from newborns after delivery, clinicians told ProPublica and New Mexico In Depth.
South Dakota is giving the public until June 19 to comment on the first-ever trapping season for the rare native river otter that was reintroduced by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
The disproportionate impact #COVID19 has had on minorities underscores the longstanding failure of federal officials to respond to the needs of Native Americans, a key lawmaker said.
Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money by playing divide and conquer.
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.
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