From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.
Prior to European contact, North America was home to speakers of around 400 Native languages.
Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
For Indigenous peoples, language is truly the breath of life.
Mexico alone has nearly five times the number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.
Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.
Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.
Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.
Winona 'Hawatay' Mitchell Caramony was the oldest living Omaha tribal citizen and one of her tribe’s last fluent speakers.
'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com
Two studies published in the journal Nature attempt to shed light on the genetic origins of American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Native peoples
It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.
Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.
'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'
We have to keep in mind the fact that our Lakota language was targeted for obliteration.
I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.
This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.
A voyage around the world offered a new generation of Hawaiians lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
I dropped out of school while so many went on to become 'educated,' or is it appropriate to say assimilated.
Without our language, we lose a significant part of our identity as Cherokee people.
The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.
If we add up all the ways that Canadian governments have oppressed Indigenous peoples over the centuries, those governments bear a weighty burden.
If you got a group of Lakota men and women together the jokes they told each other and the laughter in the room would have surprised many who only thought of the Indian people as stoic.
Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is working to decolonize the way libraries organize information.
Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them.
The law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.
After a somewhat disappointing start in the Trump era, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs continues to hit the ground running.
Native languages, Native veterans and tribal economic development are the subject of three bills being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.
It seems that American Indians have gone through an evolution of name changes.
Yalitza Aparicio, who is Mixtec and Triqui, has been nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role.
Looking back at my life, it is as if my life was predestined by the unknown.
The only way to fight colonialism is to regain what has been obliterated, like our language, customs history, belief system or world view.
Tribal nations are supporting a Shoshone language name for Nevada's third-tallest peak.
With grandmotherly gentleness, often speaking in a familiar language, volunteers from the Overground Railroad Project are reaching out to asylum seekers.
The Indian Law Resource Center is calling for a full investigation into the death of Jackeline Caal, a 7-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ girl from Guatemala.
Culturally responsive services are vital to our existence, preservation of our heritage, tribal identity and the strengthening of our families.
If our language disappears, we will be without the core of the vibrant and thriving culture we share from generation to generation.
The Washington Committee on Geographic Names will be taking action on the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's request to name Littleneck Beach.
It is imperative that we revive our indigenous world view and spiritual beliefs.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
Having returned from a long trip to England, Wanbli Ceya found himself back home in the land of his Oglala ancestors, needing to refocus on his art and commitment to his people.
At Cherokee Nation we are adamant about honoring and paying respects to those who have fought for the liberties we enjoy every day and hold so dear.
My grandfather's vote would have mattered. My vote matters. Your vote matters.
I believe it is imperative that we free ourselves of this long-standing, unmerited tyranny.
Native voters have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem isn't apathy.
Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.
From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.
Thousands are attending the 35th annual Elders and Youth Conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute.
Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.
The state of Alaska has been ordered to incorporate Native languages in schools and in public signs.
This nation’s use of language toward Indians has been inextricably tied to its history of racism on which it was founded by white, male, Christian colonizers.
Indigenous languages will be the focus of Montana State University’s 2018 American Indian Heritage Day observance.