Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.
With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.
Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.
Daniel Akaka, a former U.S. Senator and a champion for self-determination, has passed away at the age of 93.
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.
Nominations for the 60th annual Grammy awards were released on Tuesday, with indigenous musicians again relegated to a single category.
The Trump administration is suing the government of Guam, a U.S. territory, over a land trust program that is meant to benefit the indigenous residents of the island.
'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'
The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope would be located on Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak in Hawaii.
The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.
Renewing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority in Indian Country.
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
A native Hawaiian Chief, Maui Loa, got in touch with one of the Trump Organization's top executives and convinced him to analyze the Indian land situation in the 50th state.
Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.
The visit by the Democratic presidential candidate to the Navajo Nation, though, helped focus attention to issues facing Indian Country.
Republicans voted in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi while Democrats went to the polls in Michigan and Mississippi.
Federal recognition is an issue that will likely resonate for Democratic voters at the party's caucuses on March 26.
Over the last few years, many people—Native and non-Native—have risen up in opposition to the pesticide/GE companies and their harmful practices.
Native Hawaiians who are trying to form their own government were dealt another setback by the nation's highest court.
Native Hawaiian activists believe the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope will desecrate Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak on the big island.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order that blocks the counting of votes in an election that's restricted to Native Hawaiians.
Simply put, President Obama wants to invoke Executive Order privileges to recognize a group of Hawaiians who will sell our national lands.
Our process and path to nationhood, whether via Federal recognition or Independence, is ours alone.
The Hokule’a, which means Star of Gladness in Hawaiian, will travel more than 60,000 nautical miles around the globe, relying primarily on Native methods of navigation.
I’ve heard all of the rationales that Indigenous folks come up with for working in the settler governments as well as getting involved in their politics and political parties.
Congress has enacted more than 150 laws to address Native Hawaiian housing, land and education but the lack of a formal government-to-government relationship has posed problems
Native communities in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and South Dakota will benefit from $5.6 million in grants.
A group called Women on 20s has selected 15 candidates to replace Andrew Jackson but none represent Indian Country.
Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.
Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.
The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.
Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.
Officials say it would be up to the island's first inhabitants to determine how they want to organize their own government.
Public meetings start next week and tribal consultation will take place later this summer.
Keli'i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii claims Native Hawaiians don't support federal recognition.
Media reports about a proposed rule are inaccurate.
Former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D) and Michael Chun, a former president of Kamehameha Schools, endorse Democrat Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate.
Writer wonders whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity without an act of Congress: A newly published report from the Office of Inspector General...
Native Hawaiians can't seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Tuesday. In 1978, the BIA established a process to determine which tribes...
Tribal and Native groups from across the country will be marching with President Barack Obama for his inaugural parade on January 21, 2013. This year's participants include the Navajo Nation...
"The United States, and all of its indigenous peoples, lost a hero and a champion this week, with the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii). Senator Inouye’s life...
Honor. Brave. Patriotic. Those three words come to mind as Indian Country pauses to remember and pay respect to the passing of an honored, brave and patriotic warrior, Hawaii Senator,...
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HawaiI), a former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, died on Monday. He was 88.
The following statement was issued today by President Barack Obama. Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye. The second-longest serving Senator...
"Congress is approaching its annual 5-week August recess (returning September 10). With election distractions and little time left in the 112th Congress, the Akaka bill probably cannot come to the...
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only American Indian in Congress, said Native Hawaiians deserve to be treated the same as federally recognized tribes. Cole was in Hawaii to campaign for...
A man who claims Seminole descent and who runs a "Native American Church" will be allowed to pursue his religious rights claims thanks to a decision from the 9th Circuit...
The state-created Native Hawaiian Roll Commission is developing a base roll of Native Hawaiians. To qualify, a person must be at least 18 years old and must demonstrate “a significant...
"In 2000, the Supreme Court held that Hawaii violated the 15th Amendment by allowing only those that it defined as being of Hawaiian "ancestry" to vote for the trustees of...
"Sometimes newspapers publish falsehoods by accident. They might use press releases from trusted sources without checking the facts; or they might repeat commonly believed myths. But sometimes a newspaper knowingly...
"Rumors of the death of the Akaka Bill have been highly exaggerated. Of course, in Hawaii, where the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is proceeding with its plan to create a...
A provision in the draft fiscal year 2012 Interior appropriations bill would put Native Hawaiians in the same category as federally recognized tribes. The draft was released on October 14....
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke at the 10th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention in Hawaii on Thursday. Akaka said indigenous people have a...
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled two events in Hawaii. The committee is hosting an oversight hearing on economic development next Thursday, August 17. The hearing will take place...
"After failing for 11 years to get the ill conceived Akaka Bill approved by Congress, the State of Hawaii has passed its own ethnic restrictive bill for a separate indigenous...