An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
The Navajo Nation's interest in a coal mine and generating station in Arizona has come to an end.
A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.
Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
'The time has come to reconcile but first they should ask forgiveness,' Mexico's president said.
Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.
Alaska Natives who are on both sides of a controversial issue are testifying on Capitol Hill.
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If you got a group of Lakota men and women together the jokes they told each other and the laughter in the room would have surprised many who only thought of the Indian people as stoic.
We have long believed that education is the springboard to a brighter future for our people.
Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.
To make real progress toward tackling our burden of debt, tough decisions and careful solutions are required.
A pilot program that has provided assistance for those in need of mental and addiction care runs out of funding at the end of the month.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.
A bill to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing opposition from Rhode Island's delegation in Congress.
The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi guaranteed Maori authority over their own affairs.
The state of Virginia has entered a new era, one in which the Pamunkey Tribe might open a casino.
The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.
Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.
If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.
Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is working to decolonize the way libraries organize information.
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is not a fan of the late Sen. John McCain, Republican from Arizona.
An event in the nation's capital will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
A lack of representation in politics continues to cause strife and adds to the perceived racism in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?
Efforts to redesignate a Confederate symbol on the Arkansas flag continue to go nowhere, with opponents going after tribes.
A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
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President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.
In South Dakota, 33 percent of the male prison population and 63 percent of the female prison population is Native American.
Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.
Aubrey Dameron, 25, was last seen at her home in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019.
The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.
Chief Bill Harris says a casino would be a 'game changer' for the Catawba Nation.
Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.
In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.
Although not clearly written in black and white, a seemingly racially-biased, anti-panhandling ordinance will soon go into effect.
For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
The nation's highest court's gone conservative. But there's pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.
Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, after both chambers of Congress rebuked his border emergency declaration.
Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts served the White Earth Nation for more than three decades.
But the conservative media claims President Donald Trump opposes the tribe's legislation.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians continues to wait for a decision on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Michigan.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
I want to speak but I cannot and the face is becoming hazy in the crowd.
H.R.1 is a rushed and sloppy attempt to rewrite voting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws to get more Democrats elected.
The Green New Deal should be taken seriously for what it truly is: a socialist manifesto.
We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.
Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.
Navajo Nation Missing Persons founder Meskee Yatsayte wakes up every morning, scours social media for missing indigenous people and begins contacting families.
Jerico Cummings, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is a fourth year student at Montana State University.
The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.
Grim facts do not stop the "blood and soil" nationalists of Donald Trump’s America from feeling victimized.
A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is pursuing an off-reservation casino in Michigan but fellow tribes aren't happy about it.
"We're patient and persistent so whenever the approval process wraps up, we will be ready," a tribal spokesperson said.
The Thunder Race & Sportsbook is the 'best place to wager on the big game and the track,' according to Pojoaque Pueblo.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.
A powerful winter storm has stranded many emergency and medical personnel on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing tribal leaders to order non-essential traffic off the roads.
President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.
Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on the Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.
Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions, what's it like for Indian Country?
Montana State University will launch the American Indian Hall building project this month.
The Frank's Landing Indian Community cannot engage in gaming on its homelands in Washington state, according to a federal appeals court.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.
Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The Heard Museum in Arizona highlights the personal stories of students who attended Indian boarding schools.
Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.
Police more often than ever before have shot and killed unarmed persons and are rarely reprimanded or punished for it.
The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
"Where Are They Now" sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.
Lawmakers continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to Washington, D.C.
Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.
Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.
Since opening in 2015, HeSapa Enterprises has steadily grown in size and services provided to customers
The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
With kicks, blocks and twists of the wrist, 16-year-old Kylie Hunts-in-Winter is teaching Native American boys and girls to stay safe.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.
If all goes as planned, this time next year the Winnebago Reservation will look a lot different.
"She made each of us smile," the head women's basketball coach said of sophomore Darrian Diwayan, who was from the Pueblo of Laguna.
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.
People have to realize that colonization erased our histories, language, and culture.
Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them.
Bacone College in Oklahoma is reconnecting with its storied past as a center of Indian art and culture.
I always think when you’re finding your family history, you want there to be a haunted Scottish castle on a moor and maybe some kind of lost treasure.
More than 3,000 landowners on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation have received more than $35 million in offers for their fractional interests.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to the announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) revealed that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too 'ashamed and confused' to report it at the time.
It is time the Lakota people stopped demanding politicians specifically address tribal issues.
Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.
Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.
One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.
Sam Prairie Chicken is a basketball coach, and the Screaming Eagles are the North Rapid Lakota boys he coaches.
We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.
Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.
The leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.
South Dakota is the only state that brands drug addicted individuals with a felony conviction through ingestion.
"This is Indian land," tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?
"I am here because of Indian Country," Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.
Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.
Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.
Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.
Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.
As is the case in many of the Oscars over the years, Native and indigenous peoples get little mention for their contributions to American storytelling.
The audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference heard about low taxes and local control before. This time it came from Native Americans.
The 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 29-30.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.
Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska. But none of those officers will be convicted of any crimes.
With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.
Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
We did not have cell phones, we did not have tablets, and we did not have television.
A bill hailed as a "true bipartisan success story" has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
The Coquille Tribe isn't worried about a rival's attempt to derail a long-awaited casino decision in Oregon.
A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.
Marijuana was given to the human people to do exactly what it does best: heal.
Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was one of the original missing and murdered indigenous women whose life and death sparked the #MMIW movement.
The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.
The racism will never go away, but talking about it helps me to cope with it and stay healthy.
The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.
Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.
Lycia Ortega Maddocks, a citizen of the Quechan Tribe, has joined the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization.
Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.
She had been married to Tim Holmgren for nearly 28 years when they shot him. It was April 27, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Except for the Navajo Nation, tribes in Arizona are opposing a bill to authorize sports betting in the state.
What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.
The FBI is working with tribes to identify and repatriate the remains of about 500 ancestors that were found at a farm in Indiana.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is standing by President Trump's controversial border wall emergency.
A panel of tribal leaders and one federal official will testify about the efforts of the Administration for Native Americans.
Oyate Today, produced by Tim and Jackie Giago, can now be seen on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
For years, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has sat dormant, but construction is finally resuming.
The late Joan Mondale was an ally of the first order and one who is remembered with respect and fondness in many Native families and homelands.
Kentucky, home to the #MAGA youth at the center of a viral video, was founded on a legacy of anti-Native violence.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly's launch event for his U.S. Senate bid drew several hundred Democratic supporters, a curious Republican and even a candidate for Phoenix mayor.
Indian lawmakers in South Dakota helped sink a gaming development opposed by tribes in two states.
Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.
Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks "Why?"
Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.
What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.
Will 2019 finally be the year of the lottery in Alabama? The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to know.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
European colonization had devastating consequences for indigenous populations.
Federal misdemeanor charges have been dropped against four humanitarian aid workers who faced criminal convictions for their work along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was making progress. Then came the government shutdown.
After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.
The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.
Virginia was rocked by scandals at the highest levels of government but lawmakers managed to pass a gaming bill.
It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
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The novel “In the Night of the Memory” by Linda LeGarde Grover of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe weaves a story about family history that includes the people that sometimes get brushed over or are forgotten. Foster placement and war are two of the forces that change the lives of the Natives characters we meet in this month’s literary feature. They must look inside to face challenges and accept the reality that reconnecting with family is not always easy. We’ll sit down with the Native author to get insights on her latest
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