As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.
The federal government shutdown negatively impacts the ability of the United States to fulfill their trust obligations to all Indian nations across the country.
While thousands of federal workers are going without pay this month, some members of Congress will forgo their salaries during the partial government shutdown.
Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.
A candlelight vigil will call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the failure to address what has been called a national crisis.
We now find ourselves caught up in a political fight that fails to properly account for, honor, and respect this country’s first moral and ethical obligation.


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A record number of Native Americans, including Native women, are seeking seats in the U.S. Congress. Here are the active candidates.

Friday is going to be a rough day for tribes and Indian organizations. They will not get paid what they are owed by the United States of America.

Tribes will see familiar faces as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, one of the busiest in Congress, gets back to work.

Cherokee and indigenous peoples have spoken out about Elizabeth Warren case, though they have largely been ignored in the larger media narrative.

With tribal communities feeling the pinch of the #TrumpShutdown, Democrats in Congress are working to restore federal funding to Indian Country.

Two Native women are making history by serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Could a third be on the way?

Agenda items across nine counties have one topic in common: safety and security concerns surrounding the building of Keystone XL.

The government shutdown -- tied to President Trump's demand for a border wall -- is particularly challenging for tribal nations with the greatest need.

Treaty obligations to Native nations are the first thing to be thrown out the door during a government shutdown.

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.

The Education Department plans to look into a long-standing complaint of racial inequities on the Fort Peck Reservation.

A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.

The caravan movement is sustained by self-organized migrants and the volunteers who stand with them.

A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.

It was a day, and night, for Indian Country to remember as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland joined the 116th Congress

As the first two Native women get to work in the 116th Congress, they will always have a reminder of the Indigenous people who are supporting them.

Tribal citizens descended on Washington, D.C., in droves for the historic inauguration of Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland to the 116th Congress.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service are among the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown.

Young Native women have been elected to the state, tribal, local governing offices in western states in the Northern Plains in astounding numbers.

We should use the traditional Native values of hospitality and kindness along with our ancestral immigrant laws and customs to bring them to places of safety.

Native activists are trying to stop three tribes from taking over management of an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota.

The Pueblo of Acoma celebrated the return of sacred objects and other items of cultural patrimony that were stolen from the tribe.

Democrats are planning to focus on voting rights, elections and campaign finance when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

With grandmotherly gentleness, often speaking in a familiar language, volunteers from the Overground Railroad Project are reaching out to asylum seekers.

Bryan Rice, the former director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the subject of multiple harassment complaints.

The Indian Law Resource Center is calling for a full investigation into the death of Jackeline Caal, a 7-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ girl from Guatemala.

A federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act has issued a new ruling that could devastate tribal nations.

The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is stepping down from the Trump administration following yet another report of pervasive misconduct at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.

Since the arrival of Tara Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, there have been at least five investigations of harassment, misconduct and other questionable behaviors.