Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.
A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe is overseeing the disinterment of three children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Before Indian Country's attention turned to the #NoDAPL movement, there was the fight to save Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site in Arizona, from a huge mine.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.
Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.
The battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is the focus of the first episode of RISE.
By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.
When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.
Tribes nationwide and other Americans across the country deeply appreciate Senator Bernie Sanders’ efforts to protect tribal sacred land in Arizona from destruction by foreign-owned mining conglomerates.
The surrender of Geronimo in the late summer of 1886 brought to a close the long story of Apache wars in the Southwest.
Tribal members, from Apache people to Wampanoags, were forced to work as slaves in Canada and as far away as Bermuda.
In the last years of the Apache wars, a warrior named Massai acquired something of a name for himself when he made a daring escape from the clutches of his white captors.
Was Apache Chief Victorio killed in New Mexico or in Mexico in 1880?
Dominating and dehumanizing conceptions from the fifteenth century, interwoven in existing U.S. law, are still being used today to create a subjecting form of reality for our original nations.
New Mexicans had long speculated that this individual was Charley McComas, seized by Apaches near Lordsburg in 1883 when he was 6 years old and raised as an Indian.
One can only imagine the dismay to many Hoosiers that Indiana is now the talk of nation but only because of its bigotry.
Federal agents attended a powwow in March 2006 and seized eagle feathers and regalia.
Of the hundreds of Native languages once spoken in the West, only 63 are still being used today.
The disappointing decisions of the federal government in the face of lucrative energy prospects are nothing new for Native Americans.
The Rio Tinto Mining Company, owned by interests in the United Kingdom and Australia, is representative of the destructive and devouring process of colonization.
We just watched the last act of The Old School Congress.
Krista Langlois of High Country News looks back at some of the major stories in Indian Country this year.
Local officials blast their Arizona Congressman for pushing the bill without their input.
Former U.S. Senator from Arizona supported the Resolution Copper mine when he was in Congress.
The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.
The 1,648-page package contains numerous provisions that have nothing to do with defense or the military.
The incumbent Democrat won decisively in counties with more Indian voters.
Native Americans make up 22.6 percent of the population the 1st Congressional district.
DaShanne Stokes urges Indian Country to support the use of eagle feathers by members of state-recognized tribes.
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.
Marc Simmons looks at the life of Mangas Coloradas, one of the most powerful Apache leaders.
Marc Simmons offers a glimpse into a 19th-century Spanish report into the Apache people.
Columnist says environmental groups don't want tribes making money off of their natural resources.
Newspaper praises new app that explores tribal culture in New Mexico.
A public high school in California is debating whether to eliminate its 'Apaches' mascot.
An Arizona Republican lashed out against the San Carlos Apache Tribe for stirring up opposition to a bill that would authorize the largest copper mine in North America.
Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) was sentenced to three years in federal prison in a corruption case.
Newspaper calls on Congress to put a hold on land swap due to concerns raised by the San Carlos Apache Tribe:
The House will be voting today on H.R.687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.
A group of Apache tribes is awaiting the repatriation of sacred items from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Oklahoma in a water dispute with Texas that impacts tribal rights. The justices held that the Red River Compact, a multi-state agreement,...
A federal jury convicted former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) on 17 of 32 corruption charges. Renzi was indicted in connection with a land swap opposed by most tribes in Arizona....
Columnist on the use of horse meat in Indian Country: The most ironic argument against a slaughterhouse for unwanted horses is that the noble animal is a western icon, a...
A review of The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars: Second Lt. George Bascom was “a fine looking fellow” and a gentleman, a...
Fergus W. Bordewich reviews two books about Apache leaders Cochise and Geronimo for The Wall Street Journal: In essential ways, both Indians and white Americans see their common past as...
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, a state agency, doesn't want to sell water to...
Marc Simmons on the practice of scalping among tribes in New Mexico
Leaders and members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas are suing the federal government over the seizure of eagle feathers at a powwow. An agent from the U.S. Fish...
Arthur “Butch” Blazer, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico who serves as Deputy Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture, spoke to the National Congress of American...
Historian Marc Simmons on the crimes of an early Spanish Colonial governor: Who today knows the name of Diego de Peñalosa? Very few people, I suspect, even though he was...
"During the last campaign against Geronimo in 1886, the U.S. Army introduced a heliograph system for the rapid transmission of messages across the Southwestern deserts. The heliograph was a small,...
A Texas man who says he has Apache heritage could lose his job for keeping his hair long. Art Poore works as a VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. Employment...
A United Kingdom man who claims to live as an Apache won't face a trial for allegedly violating wildlife laws. The 60-year-old man goes by the name Mangas Coloradas, who...
The Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, an Apache dance group from Arizona, performed a "no rain" dance for the 2012 Olympic games in London. London has seen a record-breaking amount of...
"In American history, there have been many icons that we know about, but also a few most of us have never heard of who have had an impact on so...
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seems bound and determined to minimize protections for Arizona’s growing — but still fragile — population of bald eagles. What a strange spectacle. What...