Chevron told to pay $9.5 billion judgment to indigenous communities (July 12, 2018)

Indigenous leaders in Ecuador are celebrating but they might never see the $9.5 billion judgment for pollution in their communities.

Former Miss Indian New Mexico was told she'd be 'deported' by security guard (July 6, 2018)

Shopping while indigenous appears to be a new crime in sunny southern California.

Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case (July 5, 2018)

Businesses owned by the Winnebago Tribe must turn over tobacco records to federal authorities, according to a new court ruling.

Bureau of Indian Affairs finally lands a leader in the Trump era (June 29, 2018)

More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.

Tribal leaders step up to hold corporations accountable for climate change (June 25, 2018)

Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.

Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.

States win big victory with Supreme Court ruling on online taxation (June 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has opened the door for states to impose taxes on internet sales, a major development that further encroaches on tribal efforts to expand their economies.

Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.

Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gains steam (June 18, 2018)

Bipartisan efforts to repeal an outdated ban on distilleries in Indian Country continue to gain momentum on Capitol Hill.

Colville Tribes enter second year of hemp production with bigger grow (June 18, 2018)

The Colville Tribes are expanding their hemp operation in Washington state.

High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes (June 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant (June 11, 2018)

The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.

Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.

Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running (June 7, 2018)

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.

Why can't tribes operate their own distilleries? Blame Andrew Jackson (June 5, 2018)

A bill to repeal an old ban on distilleries in Indian Country is gaining steam on Capitol Hill and it turns out tribes can blame a familiar figure for the paternalistic law.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons (June 4, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee takes big step toward long-awaited confirmation (June 4, 2018)

Tribes might finally see a new advocate in their corner as they seek to hold the Trump administration accountable for the treaty and the trust relationship.

Trump administration goes against tribal interests in treaty case (May 16, 2018)

After seven months, the Trump administration has finally provided its views in a closely-watched treaty rights case and it's not looking good for Indian Country.

Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing (May 16, 2018)

TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.

Congress set to clear economic development bill for tribes in Oregon (May 15, 2018)

President Donald Trump will soon be getting another Indian bill to sign thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill.

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.

Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation (May 10, 2018)

Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business (May 10, 2018)

Following strong sales online and in her store on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Misty Mousseaux-Begay is relocating to a bigger city.

House committee schedules markup on four Indian Country bills (May 7, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance four bills, including a controversial federal recognition measure.

Salish and Kootenai citizen wins award at international wine competition (May 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes who is one of the few Native winemakers in the country is basking in praise for his work.

The Conversation: The hidden history of Indigenous stereotypes in tabletop games (May 1, 2018)

In the 19th century, board game companies realized the potential of using Indigenous imagery to sell their merchandise.

Supreme Court turns away utility company in closely-watched sovereignty case (April 30, 2018)

Indian Country is breathing a sigh of relief as the nation's highest court has refused to hear a closely-watched tribal sovereignty dispute.

Winnebago Tribe takes advantage of new 'Opportunity Zone' designation (April 27, 2018)

Indian Country may have been left out of Washington's new tax law but one program is opening up opportunities to tribes.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty' (April 24, 2018)

A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing (April 23, 2018)

A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.

Tribal lenders worried about 'mixed signals' from Trump administration (April 12, 2018)

Tribal lenders cheered when the Trump administration started taking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a new direction but an appeal is generating some concerns.

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.