It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.
Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
'This good man reached out to the Ute Tribe, on his own, to return this land to us,' Chairman Luke Duncan said.
One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A recap from the third day of activities at the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.
A recap of the second day of the 75th annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians.
A Twitter recap of the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.
Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.
The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.
A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.
An Indian Country radio station is getting closer to moving into a new home and becoming more financially independent.
A #MeToo scandal at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization is threatening another high-ranking staffer.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be taking a closer look at violence against Native women.
Sage Douglas Remington, an elder from the Southern Ute Tribe known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.
Only 125 Native students, out of 33,400, are enrolled at the university where campus police stopped and questioned two young Mohawk brothers.
Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.
The Native American Bank is moving its headquarters to a new location in Denver, Colorado.
The Southern Ute Tribe inaugurated three new leaders, all newcomers to politics on the reservation.
Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.
In New Mexico and Colorado, the 'acequia' is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.
The Ute Tribe is thanking a retired college professor for a $250,000 donation intended to make up for 'stolen' land.
The Trump administration is siding with a business in Colorado that won't serve all patrons based on the owner's religious beliefs.
A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.
One of the first radio stations in Indian Country is raising funds to move to a new home.
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.
The Navajo Nation is moving forward with the $23 million purchase of a property in Colorado that sits near one of the tribe's four sacred mountains.
The Navajo Nation is interested in buying a ranch in Colorado that's home to two of the tribe's most sacred mountains.
Tribes across the nation are investing in renewable energy projects in their communities with the help of $7.8 million from the Department of Energy.
The Colorado-based tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest of the funds.
A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.
The tribe already shared 60 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis but some citizens want the rest.
Raymond A. Baker started working for his tribe after a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy.
Two employees who blew the whistle on the BIA's handling of energy leases for the Southern Ute Tribe quickly found themselves forced off the reservation in Colorado.
Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.
Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.
Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.
The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
The Colorado tribe is hoping to interest more of its people in the anthropology and archaeology field.
Christopher Chavez, a member of the Navajo Nation, had a subcontract to work with the Southern Ute Growth Fund, the tribe's business arm.
The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation are preparing for the spring and summer runoff, which could release contaminants from the Gold King mine disaster.
The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.
The spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado caused at least three million gallons of toxic waste to enter rivers that run through three reservations.
Despite the protestations of honor and respect, one has to wonder – what exactly does imitating a culture do for the living people?
The He Ska Akicita Inipi at Fort Carson in Colorado started in 1995.
Leonard Burch served as chairman of the tribe from 1966 through 2002, a time of unprecedented growth on the reservation.
The idea that a bunch of well-meaning Boy Scouts are honoring Native traditions by performing imitation sacred dances is beyond offensive.
Republicans are accusing the Interior Department of failing to conduct a thorough review of the incident that sent millions of gallons of mine waste into the water system.
To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.
The 800-kilowatt facility will power about 10 governmental buildings in Ignacio, Colorado.
The museum pays particularly close attention to contemporary Indian artists through its exhibitions and a residency program.
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.