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.
A non-Native journalist visits a logged tribal-managed forest and finds a radiant garden.
The Trump administration continues to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument despite objections from tribes.
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.
The great tribes had a history, a culture, traditions and a deep spirituality long before the white man set foot upon this continent.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe held a welcoming and naming ceremony for two descendants whose mother was adopted at a young age.
Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into Native language revitalization efforts and a new Trump administration official will be there.
More than 2.4 million crimes, whose victims suspect were motivated by hate, were committed across the United States between 2012 to 2016.
Sage Douglas Remington, an elder from the Southern Ute Tribe known for his political and cultural activism, passed away on July 31, 2018.
The leader of New Zealand is vowing to ensure her newborn daughter learns the Māori language and understands Māori culture.
An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.
Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.
Native Americans have been 'systematically denied access to fair representation' as a result of persistent barriers to voting.
On the first day of my new way of life, I didn’t live up to the lessons our old ones put into our language.
Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.
Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.
Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.
Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.
We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.
There are many star stories in the rich oral traditions of the Iroquois.
From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.
Native climber Len Necefer has created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation is immersing children in Lakota culture, turning the tide against genocide and trauma.
Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.
At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.
Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.
The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.