Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (February 16, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers to work on more productive ways to improve public safety in tribal communities.

Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes (February 15, 2018)

The Trump administration is seeking nearly $1 million to help the newest members of the federally recognized family of Indian nations.

Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick (February 15, 2018)

The nomination of Robert Weaver, a citizen of the Quapaw Tribe, to lead the Indian Health Service remains in limbo amid questions about his qualifications and his past.

National Congress of American Indians wraps up big winter session (February 15, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools (February 15, 2018)

A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers that his agency is making 'strong improvements' in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau’s budget.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians kicks off big winter session (February 13, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in Washington, D.C., all week for the winter session of the National Congress of American Indians and Indianz.Com is tweeting so you can relive all of the greatest hits.

Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)

Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Census count (February 13, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues its busy schedule with an oversight hearing on the upcoming 2020 Census.

Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget (February 13, 2018)

Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital (February 13, 2018)

The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable," just another example of what can happen when Indian Country isn't not included in federal decision-making, a top tribal leader said.

Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.

National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)

Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2018.

Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, delivered the Congressional response to the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds meeting for busy week (February 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will advance a bill to compensate the Spokane Tribe and another to update the Tribal Law and Order Act at a business meeting.

Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown (February 9, 2018)

A brief government shutdown ended amid opposition from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates.

Colville Tribes won't be changing name after landslide in referendum (February 8, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation won't be changing their name even though some have said it doesn't adequately represent their people.

Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice (February 8, 2018)

R. Trent Shores, a Choctaw Nation citizen who serves as a top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma, has taken on a new leadership role within the Trump administration.

National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets schedule for a busy week (February 8, 2018)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and advocates are heading to nation's capital and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is preparing to host them during a particularly busy week.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates make strides in Minnesota and Idaho (February 8, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan of Minnesota and Paulette Jordan of Idaho are on the move as their historic campaigns advance.

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers (February 8, 2018)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on #Dreamers legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town (February 7, 2018)

Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.

Alaska Natives barred from selling traditional goods on popular website (February 7, 2018)

Alaska Native artists are no longer allowed to sell certain goods on the popular website Etsy.com despite being allowed to do so under federal law.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)

Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)

Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)

It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program (February 5, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.

YES! Magazine: Fossil fuel bans gain momentum across the country (February 5, 2018)

Climate activists in Portland, Oregon, celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.

Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress (February 5, 2018)

A memorial to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians is taking a major step forward in the nation's capital.

Mark Trahant: Native candidate Peggy Flanagan faces critical test in Minnesota (February 5, 2018)

The November election seems far off. It’s almost a year away, right?

Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)

There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.