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'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.

White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Yakama Nation makes major impact with decision in treaty rights case

For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.

Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation won't be taking over troubled coal power plant

The Navajo Nation's interest in a coal mine and generating station in Arizona has come to an end.

Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case

A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.

Cronkite News: GOP allies agree Trump was 'completely exonerated' by Russia investigation

Republicans are welcoming the end of a two-year investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

President of Mexico calls on Spain to account for treatment of indigenous peoples

'The time has come to reconcile but first they should ask forgiveness,' Mexico's president said.

'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty

Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.

Alaska Natives on witness list for hearing on drilling in Arctic refuge

Alaska Natives who are on both sides of a controversial issue are testifying on Capitol Hill.
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Tim Giago: It was the Lakota humor that kept us going

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.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps college graduates show their pride

We have long believed that education is the springboard to a brighter future for our people.

Mark Trahant: American 'democracy' should include more Native voices

Proportional representation ought to come next -- one that counts Native voices.

Rep. Tom Cole: Rising debt threatens prosperity for our children and grandchildren

To make real progress toward tackling our burden of debt, tough decisions and careful solutions are required.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill expands successful health program

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.

Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.

Democrats plan to vote against homelands bill for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

A bill to protect the homelands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is facing opposition from Rhode Island's delegation in Congress.

Dominic O'Sullivan: Maori sovereignty should count in public affairs

The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi guaranteed Maori authority over their own affairs.

Virginia gaming study bill becomes law as new betting machines arrive

The state of Virginia has entered a new era, one in which the Pamunkey Tribe might open a casino.

Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue

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.

House set to clear first Indian Country bills under Democratic control

Homelands for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians and federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota coach makes comeback with reservation team

If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous library offers safe space and a learning experience

Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is working to decolonize the way libraries organize information.

Cronkite News: Donald Trump continues to attack the late John McCain

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is not a fan of the late Sen. John McCain, Republican from Arizona.

National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium

An event in the nation's capital will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.

Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.

Native Sun News Today: Indian community seeks voice in local government

A lack of representation in politics continues to cause strife and adds to the perceived racism in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Fawn Sharp: The attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act cannot stand

Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?

'Vicious, murdering savages': Defense of Confederate symbol on state flag turns ugly

Efforts to redesignate a Confederate symbol on the Arkansas flag continue to go nowhere, with opponents going after tribes.

Alaska Natives on opposite sides of energy development in Arctic refuge

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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Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country should thank Donald Trump for Justice Gorsuch

President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing

Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Community comes together to talk about Indian inmates

In South Dakota, 33 percent of the male prison population and 63 percent of the female prison population is Native American.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court hands Trump adminstration a win on immigrants

Undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime.

Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino

Aubrey Dameron, 25, was last seen at her home in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019.

Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman

The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.

Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands

Chief Bill Harris says a casino would be a 'game changer' for the Catawba Nation.

Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming

Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.

Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.

Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case

The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears

As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.

Native Sun News Today: New panhandling law called racist toward Indian people

Although not clearly written in black and white, a seemingly racially-biased, anti-panhandling ordinance will soon go into effect.

Stateline: Indian Child Welfare Act likely headed to Supreme Court

For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.

Doug Pibel: Even the conservatives on the Supreme Court can be swayed

The nation's highest court's gone conservative. But there's pretty clear evidence that public pressure can make a difference.

Cronkite News: President Trump issues first veto after being rebuked by Congress

Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, after both chambers of Congress rebuked his border emergency declaration.

White Earth Nation in mourning over passing of Chairman Terry Tibbetts

Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts served the White Earth Nation for more than three decades.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes movement on bill to keep reservation in trust

But the conservative media claims President Donald Trump opposes the tribe's legislation.

'Shameful': Little River Band blames rival tribes for delaying off-reservation casino

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians continues to wait for a decision on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Michigan.

'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act

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.

Harold Frazier: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe won't allow flag in state capitol

Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.

Tim Giago: Let us stay for awhile and see what we shall see

I want to speak but I cannot and the face is becoming hazy in the crowd.

Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats in Congress are not acting 'For the People'

H.R.1 is a rushed and sloppy attempt to rewrite voting laws, election laws and campaign finance laws to get more Democrats elected.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats want to bring socialism to America

The Green New Deal should be taken seriously for what it truly is: a socialist manifesto.

Rep. Deb Haaland: Indigenous peoples are under attack in Donald Trump's America

We must stand up against toxic rhetoric and brutal attacks on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes protest passage of bill protecting Keystone XL Pipeline

Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.

Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women

Navajo Nation Missing Persons founder Meskee Yatsayte wakes up every morning, scours social media for missing indigenous people and begins contacting families.

Native student wins award for work on gender and racial identity

Jerico Cummings, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is a fourth year student at Montana State University.

Native students are helping lead the climate change movement

The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.

J.M. Opal: The myth of the American Frontier still shapes U.S. racial divides

Grim facts do not stop the "blood and soil" nationalists of Donald Trump’s America from feeling victimized.

'Sad': Catawba Nation fires back after Eastern Cherokees slam homelands bill

A war is erupting between the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians over plans for a casino.

Little River Band off-reservation casino faces opposition from fellow tribes

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is pursuing an off-reservation casino in Michigan but fellow tribes aren't happy about it.

Ho-Chunk Nation ready to move forward with off-reservation casino

"We're patient and persistent so whenever the approval process wraps up, we will be ready," a tribal spokesperson said.

Pueblo of Pojoaque becomes second in New Mexico with sports betting operation

The Thunder Race & Sportsbook is the 'best place to wager on the big game and the track,' according to Pojoaque Pueblo.

'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death

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.

Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after winter storm slams the reservation

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.

Tribal officials worry Bears Ears cuts leave sacred spaces vulnerable

President Trump's decision to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument is harming tribal sites, members of Congress were told.

Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on the Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.

#ProudToProtectICWA: Tribal leaders react to hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case

The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.

AUDIO: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Brackeen v. Zinke

Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Freedom of the press in Indian Country

With freedom of the press under attack by Donald Trump and his minions, what's it like for Indian Country?

MSU News: Blessing for new American Indian Hall set for powwow weekend

Montana State University will launch the American Indian Hall building project this month.

Frank's Landing Indian Community loses decision in sovereignty case

The Frank's Landing Indian Community cannot engage in gaming on its homelands in Washington state, according to a federal appeals court.

Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.

Native Sun News Today: Police investigate deaths of two young men

Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard

The Heard Museum in Arizona highlights the personal stories of students who attended Indian boarding schools.

The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage

Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are we letting the police become more violent?

Police more often than ever before have shot and killed unarmed persons and are rarely reprimanded or punished for it.

President Trump releases new budget with cuts for Indian Country programs

The Trump administration finally released its fiscal year 2020 budget and the numbers aren't looking good for Indian Country.

Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case

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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs

"Where Are They Now" sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.

AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress

Lawmakers continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to Washington, D.C.

Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots

Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.

Bill John Baker: Stand strong and stand up for our Native children

Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.

Native Sun News Today: Indian-owned business continues to grow

Since opening in 2015, HeSapa Enterprises has steadily grown in size and services provided to customers

Seasonal complaint: 'Missionaries are on our reservation!'

The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

'It could be me': Native American teen teaches self-defense to keep indigenous kids safe

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.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women

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.

Winnebago Tribe incorporates language into billboards and public signs on reservation

If all goes as planned, this time next year the Winnebago Reservation will look a lot different.

Haskell University mourns loss of basketball standout Darrian Diwayan

"She made each of us smile," the head women's basketball coach said of sophomore Darrian Diwayan, who was from the Pueblo of Laguna.

Native Sun News Today: Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps

Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Learning one's family history is nourishment

People have to realize that colonization erased our histories, language, and culture.

Mary Annette Pember: My mother died while surviving civilization

Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them.

Historic college reopens with focus on Indian arts and traditions

Bacone College in Oklahoma is reconnecting with its storied past as a center of Indian art and culture.

Arne Vainio: Finding those connections to our family's history

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.

Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sends out more offers

More than 3,000 landowners on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation have received more than $35 million in offers for their fractional interests.

Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to the announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military

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.

James Giago Davies: Indian Country needs equity not equality

It is time the Lakota people stopped demanding politicians specifically address tribal issues.

Non-Indians indicted for selling 'Navajo' jewelry made in the Philippines

Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.

VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.

Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.

Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.

Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats

Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.

Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government

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.

Cronkite News: Attention finally being paid to missing and murdered sisters

One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball coach mentors the Screaming Eagles

Sam Prairie Chicken is a basketball coach, and the Screaming Eagles are the North Rapid Lakota boys he coaches.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us

We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.

'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.

Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior

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.

Native Sun News Today: Bill aims to address addiction and crime in South Dakota

South Dakota is the only state that brands drug addicted individuals with a felony conviction through ingestion.

United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era

"This is Indian land," tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?

VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes

"I am here because of Indian Country," Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.

Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting

Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.

Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views

Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong

Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.

Mark Trahant: Navajo Nation confronts loss of controversial power plant

Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous presence felt at Oscars ceremony

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.

Cronkite News: Native Republicans tie tribal sovereignty to conservative agenda

The audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference heard about low taxes and local control before. This time it came from Native Americans.

MSU News: Powwow dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

The 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 29-30.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe no longer being financed by backer of stalled casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.

Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man

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.

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.

House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek voice in water use decisions in South Dakota

Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.

Clara Caufield: Imagination kept us Indian children entertained

We did not have cell phones, we did not have tablets, and we did not have television.

Cronkite News: Land deals make it over the finish line after years of work

A bill hailed as a "true bipartisan success story" has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.

Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint

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.

Coquille Tribe brushes off criticism from rival amid long wait for land decision

The Coquille Tribe isn't worried about a rival's attempt to derail a long-awaited casino decision in Oregon.

Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Natives are fighting Natives over marijuana

Marijuana was given to the human people to do exactly what it does best: heal.

Native Sun News Today: Anniversary marks one of the many murdered and missing women

Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was one of the original missing and murdered indigenous women whose life and death sparked the #MMIW movement.

Mark Trahant: Testimony confirms what we know about Trump's views of Native peoples

The testimony of Donald Trump's personal attorney represents a material change in the relationship between the president and all Americans.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to be open and honest about racism

The racism will never go away, but talking about it helps me to cope with it and stay healthy.

Nels Swandal: Say no to the water compact pushed by opponents of tribal agreement

The Confederated Salish are Kootenai Tribes are being left out of a deal pushed by opponents of a water rights settlement.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers vote along party lines for 'bipartisan' gun reform bill

Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.

National Congress of American Indians names new communications director

Lycia Ortega Maddocks, a citizen of the Quechan Tribe, has joined the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization.

Mark Trahant: Divided Congress gives President Trump a mixed victory

Congress sent a message to the White House by rebuking Donald Trump's border emergency while confirming a judge opposed by tribes.

Native Sun News Today: Widow blames police for lying about fatal shooting

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.

Cronkite News: Sports betting bill advances over tribal opposition

Except for the Navajo Nation, tribes in Arizona are opposing a bill to authorize sports betting in the state.

Gary Paul Nabhan: Border communities don't want a wall -- we have a better solution

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.

Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm

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 warn of 'termination of tribal nations' as Trump nominee lands spot on key court

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.

AUDIO: Sen. Maria Cantwell on Trump nominee and tribal sovereignty

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 complained about a one-page bill and #NativeTwitter roasted him for it

Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is standing by President Trump's controversial border wall emergency.

Witness list for Senate hearing on Administration for Native Americans

A panel of tribal leaders and one federal official will testify about the efforts of the Administration for Native Americans.

Native Sun News Today: Oyate Today television show reaches broader audience

Oyate Today, produced by Tim and Jackie Giago, can now be seen on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Long-delayed museum back on track

For years, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has sat dormant, but construction is finally resuming.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Joan Mondale was a model ally for Indian Country

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.

Darren Reid: America was built on violence against Native peoples

Kentucky, home to the #MAGA youth at the center of a viral video, was founded on a legacy of anti-Native violence.

Cronkite News: Former astronaut Mark Kelly launches campaign for U.S. Senate

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.

Non-Indian casino opposed by tribes suffers setback in South Dakota

Indian lawmakers in South Dakota helped sink a gaming development opposed by tribes in two states.

'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973

Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.

Native Sun News Today: Campaign focuses on missing and murdered sisters

Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks "Why?"

Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on

Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.

Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president

What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in education and our young people

This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.

Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Band of Creek Indians supports statewide vote on gaming

Will 2019 finally be the year of the lottery in Alabama? The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to know.

Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.

The Conversation: Colonization wiped out indigenous population of Americas

European colonization had devastating consequences for indigenous populations.

Cronkite News: Charges dropped against volunteers for work along U.S. border

Federal misdemeanor charges have been dropped against four humanitarian aid workers who faced criminal convictions for their work along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Little River Band still waiting for Bureau of Indian Affairs to make decision

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was making progress. Then came the government shutdown.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility

After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.

Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas

The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.

Pamunkey Tribe stands to gain with historic action on gaming in Virginia

Virginia was rocked by scandals at the highest levels of government but lawmakers managed to pass a gaming bill.

Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


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