Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes
Native American women are more likely to be murdered by men than white women, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center.
After an end-of-year push that saw Indian Country's legislative agenda gain widespread attention thanks to a presidential tweet, more pro-tribal bills are being teed up for action on Capitol Hill.
The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction.
The Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Working Group is holding its next forum on January 14.
Some schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on languages and cultural traditions
An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
An opening prayer welcomes 75 Native American men and women from across the nation, gathered at a hotel to learn how to use tradition to heal from trauma – and to help others heal, too.
Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.
Lawmakers split along party lines on a historic vote to impeach Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.
Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.
A federal appeals court panel grappled with how – or why – convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.
Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at 'dismantling' the agency.
Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.
A federal appeals court overturned an death row inmate’s conviction, saying attorneys in his case 'dropped the ball' by failing to challenge the state’s evidence.
You've heard it everywhere. Now get ready for the first Native language version of 'Baby Shark' doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a veteran and tribal police officer who passed away at the age of 88.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.
A House committee gave approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.
'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
For the first time since Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996, pundits aren’t sure whether Arizona will vote red or blue in 2020.
More cities in Arizona are making huge cuts to their recycling programs, which means less-frequent curbside pickups and tighter restrictions on accepted materials.
Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.
'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.
A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.
Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.
American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of Navajo citizen Lezmond Mitchell, who is the only Native American on federal death row.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
To President Donald Trump, the White House whistleblower who reported concerns about his call with the Ukrainian president is comparable to a spy and a traitor.
The number of Indian Health Service patients with insurance rose from 64 percent in 2013 to 78 percent in 2018, according to a new report.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Congress voted yet again to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.
A panel of lawmakers, advocates and medical professionals shared sobering stories about gun violence in the hopes of spurring the U.S. Congress into action.
A task force on missing and murdered indigenous women is waiting on $150,000 promised by the state of Arizona.
Tribal representatives told a Senate committee that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory burdens that keep Indian Country from getting wireless broadband access.
The Mount Graham red squirrel is found only in the Pinaleño Mountains of Arizona, home of a sacred Apache place.
'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
A copper mine opposed by the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe has hit another snag.
Time is running out for landowners on the Navajo Nation who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program.
Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to the Navajo Nation to settle the tribe’s 2017 suit that alleged a history of 'unfair, deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices' aimed at elders and Dine language speakers.
The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.
Deaths of despair – the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide – have seen 'alarming' increases across the country since 2005.
'He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,' Chairwoman Gwendena Lee-Gatewood said of the legendary Ronnie Lupe.
The wildfire threat has been ever-present this year.
While the debate around clean needle exchange programs continues, one organization works in a legal gray area to help stop the spread of disease.
Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.
A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.