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One spring day in 2005, a man in a crisp brown uniform stood before a group created by Congress to fix rural Alaska’s lack of cops. In his soft-spoken way, Simeon Askoak explained his dilemma.
A tiny Alaskan village got a police officer. He’s never had to make an arrest. Meanwhile, larger communities with more crime have often been left behind as the state’s two-tiered policing crisis gets worse.
The diminished power of the Trump administration's face of Indian Affairs was on strong display as tribal leaders opened one of their biggest meetings of the year.
The Tongass is the traditional homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, a lineage that stretches so deep in time, we call it immemorial.
In a remote Alaskan village, a low-cost program gives patients something to smile about.
An innovative hospital run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians showcases an alternative model of health care that could have lessons for other tribal communities and beyond.
'Molly of Denali' is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaska Native lead character.
Two studies published in the journal Nature attempt to shed light on the genetic origins of American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Native peoples
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
Three people have died over the last two weeks in detention facilities in Alaska Native villages.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
Alaska Natives who are on opposite sides of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are testifying on Capitol Hill.
One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.
A bill to block energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge exposes a long-running divide among Native peoples in Alaska.
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.
Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.
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.
The Trump era hasn't been the greatest for tribes in the lower 48 but it's been a different story for one wealthy Alaska Native corporation.
A new climate report released by the Trump administration predicts significant -- and expensive -- impacts on the planet as a result of climate change.
Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.
Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.
Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.
When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.
Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.
Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.
Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.
From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.
Tara Sweeney, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the Trump administration, is back home in Alaska.
Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.
The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.
Women who complained about the way they were treated at the National Congress of American Indians often found they weren't believed.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.
Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.
A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.
The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.
There are at least 20 congressional districts where the Native Vote tops one percent of potential voters.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Republicans are intent on advancing Brett Kavanaugh even as more Alaska Natives oppose the controversial Supreme Court nominee.
The state of Alaska has been ordered to incorporate Native languages in schools and in public signs.
With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.
Tara Sweeney has been serving as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for more than two weeks but the Trump administration has kept her out of view.
The Trump administration's Alaska agenda is moving forward as Indian Country awaits the arrival of Tara Sweeney in Washington, D.C.
Due to litigation, the Trump administration might be forced to do something unprecedented -- take a tribe's trust land out of trust.
Key lawmakers have described the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lacking 'leadership' and even being 'in complete disarray.'
More than 18 months into the Trump administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has a new leader and it's a historic choice.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on Native subsistence just as the Supreme Court takes up a case with potential impacts.
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.
A museum in Germany is returning items that were stolen from Native graves in Alaska to their rightful place.
President Trump's pick to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to take on harassment in a place where it seems all too common.
After a long wait, Tara Sweeney finally went to Capitol Hill to share her vision for Indian Country.
Clear your calendar: Tara Sweeney's confirmation hearing takes place on Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, or noon if you're in Alaska.