What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.
On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.
Rita Janelle Papakee, a mother of four, was last seen on the Meskwaki Settlement in Iowa four years ago.
Native advocates have long questioned Steve King's priorities. Now Republicans are turning against him.
Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Activists continue to march in honor of Native children who died after being taken from their families.
More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.
The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.
More than a dozen federal, state and local leaders met to discuss substance abuse and homelessness among the Native community.
The Iowa Tribe is slowly reclaiming ownership of its reservation along the Nebraska-Kansas line.
Native and non-Native farmers, ranchers and agricultural advocates met on the Winnebago Reservation to discuss regenerative agriculture.
Kevin Washburn, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is making history once again in academic circles.
The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.
Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.
Another termination-era law, this one affecting the Meskwaki Nation, is on the chopping block.
Bills to address jurisdiction for the Meskwaki Tribe, the status of an Alaska Native village and a land-into-trust application for the Chumash Tribe are on the agenda.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is holding its first legislative hearing of the year but the witness list isn't quite there yet.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking up three pro-tribal bills at a hearing on June 7.
Over the years, the tribe has expanded into real estate, information technology, tobacco, coffee, construction and food.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline appear closer than ever to completing their controversial project but there's no way for the public to know for sure.
The Water Protector Legal Collective has been providing =services for people who have been arrested in connection with the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Land-into-trust, state jurisdiction in Indian Country, Columbia River treaty rights and a water settlement are on the agenda.
The committee will be taking up four bills at the September 14 hearing.
Work on the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline remains on hold in North Dakota amid legal and regulatory hurdles.
One superintendent stole tribal remains from Effigy Mounds National Monument and another oversaw construction that harmed tribal burial mounds.
A member of the Meskwaki Tribe who was convicted of murdering his parents will likely stay behind bars for the rest of his life.
The event had already gotten off to a shaky start as storms swept through the community on the first night of Meskwaki Powwow.
Youth from two tribes ran 2,000 miles across the country as their leaders mounted a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) questioned whether non-Whites have contributed to advances in society.
Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.
The controversial energy project is moving forward despite objections from tribes and indigenous activists.
Officials shut down construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline immediately after objectors at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation raised a 'human shield of prayer' on May 24.
The Upper Sioux Community, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribes have raised concerns about a burial site in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Ho-Chunk Nation plans to visit the Effigy Mounds National Monument to help confirm the latest find.
Work on the Iowa portion of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline is due to start next week.
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.
Some 60 riders mounted horseback on April 1 to ride 25 miles north from the capital of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to the community of Cannon Ball, where they inaugurated a spirit camp in defiance of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Iowa Tribe and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation entered into the agreements and negotiations continue with two more tribes.
The Iowa Utilities Board granted a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline without consulting the tribe, according to a new letter.
Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobilizes to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is holding a webcast public hearing March 9-10 of its latest deliberations about the hazardous liquid project application.
The state of Iowa as a whole narrowly went for Hillary Clinton but members of the Meskwaki Tribe overwhelmingly favored Bernie Sanders.
My ideal? Presidential campaigns would focus on policy, not the politicians, and the first votes would be cast in states like Arizona, New Mexico, or even Montana, where issues that impact First Americans would get a full airing by all the campaigns.
The Republican Senator from Texas cruised past front-runner Donald Trump as the former Secretary of State claimed victory over Bernie Sanders.
Senate File 2022 rescinds state jurisdiction, leaving the Meskwaki with jurisdiction over offenses committed by tribe members against tribe members on settlement territory.
The state of Iowa could relinquish authority over crimes committed by tribal members on the Meskwaki Settlement.
The money will be used to plant more crops at the 40-acre Red Earth Gardens and provide more opportunities for tribal youth.
Thomas A. Munson will serve one year of probation and will be required to apologize to the 12 tribes associated with the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.
Tribal leaders expressed anger and outrage over Thomas Munson’s actions as well as what some see as leniency by federal prosecutors.
The ancestral remains were taken from the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa shortly before the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law in 1990.
Ho-Chunk Inc. is investing in the Siouxland region, an area near the reservation that's home to many tribal members.
Chairman Vernon Miller wasn't worried about a setback for a tribe in neighboring South Dakota.
The tribe plans to work with federal and state officials in Nebraska and Iowa going forward.
Members are upset about the loss of the $250 payment but youth benefited from a $300 clothing allowance.