Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.
Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.
When he was 13, Bobby Von Martin lived in a hotel known by some as a drug den.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.
I want us to go humbly to the very people our culture tried to exterminate to listen to what they can teach us.
Republicans are supporting President Donald Trump's renewed demands for a border wall after tear gas was used on migrants at a busy port of entry.
The Trump administration has issued its first federal recognition decision and the news isn't looking good for the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is helping Native students achieve their dreams.
Added to the long list of missing and murdered indigenous women is Angela McConnell, found brutally killed on September 7.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is helping victims of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history
Two candidates who ran as a team are serving as chair and vice chair of the Yurok Tribe.
Eight tribes based in southern California have spent more than $160 million on politicians and political campaigns in the last decade.
Further erosion to the Indian Child Welfare Act is an affront to our culture, our families and our self-determination.
I know we were never living in a postracial paradise. But I still have hope for a society that cares for us all.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is once again helping Native students fulfill their educational dreams.
The Northern Cherokee Nation isn't considered legitimate but federal contracting officials apparently don't care.
Authorities in California said they eradicated 233 marijuana plants and confiscated 100 pounds of dried cannabis from a home on the reservation.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
The Indian Child Welfare Act remains under attack across the nation but tribes in one state are working to ensure they have a voice.
The Yurok Tribe is buying back ancestral lands, rebuilding its economy and becoming more self-sufficient.
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.
We have survived and now we are searching through science and our ancestors for means to healthy lives, families and communities.
The genocidal legacy of Junípero Serra, who was the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, continues to be examined.
Two Native authors, including one who has won widespread praise for his debut work, are among the finalists for the National Book Award.
Tommy Orange is earning critical praise for his debut novel about urban Indians.
The cards continue to fall into place for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, whose homelands have long been the subject of controversy.
Residents of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation remain under an evacuation order after a fire forced some from their homes.
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria continues to generate controversy in California.
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has acquired land near its reservation in northern California.
Billy Nez, Jr., was last seen by his sister on April 28.
With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.
Drivers in northern California will now know when they are in the homelands of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is getting closer to securing a permanent homeland for its people.
Salmon are at the center of ceremonies, art, and identity for tribes in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.
A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.
Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation suspended its chief of staff after he was arrested and jailed for a drunken driving accident.
Are we all related? Scientists are still trying to figure that out.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is helping out a new crew of firefighters in southern California.
Barbara Murphy, a former chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria, passed away on May 8. She was 79.
The American election process does not make it easy for independent and third-party candidates.
With lawmakers set to advance a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria, Chairman Tahj Gomes explains why his tribe needs help.
Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.
Even more tribes are raising questions about a bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria in California.
Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.
The chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and his sons were involved in a serious accident in southern California.
Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.
After years of work in California and on Capitol Hill, two tribes are finally getting another chance to present their homelands bills.
When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.
What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.