Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of a federal appeals court.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
Indigenous water protectors and allies have been protesting, suing and, in some cases, doing felony-level direct action, to halt the completion of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
The Supreme Court made it harder to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that business and property rights groups said corrects federal government overreach.
Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.
An encampment of protesters is resisting the crude oil industry, whose environmental disasters disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.
Does this even qualify as a #NativeVote18 story? Here is it anyway, from the Bayou State!
Leaders of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are denying their chief of police attempted to extort money from the organizers of an event on the reservation.
The Chitimacha Tribe is approaching a key milestone in its dealings with foreign nations.
Melissa Darden will serve a two-year term as the newly-elected leader of the Chitimacha Tribe.
A museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is preparing for the city's 300th anniversary in 2018 with an exhibit that features tribal artifacts.
A bill to recognize the Natchitoches Tribe passed one chamber of the Louisiana Legislature with near unanimous support but has failed in the other.
Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.
Joey Barbry remains on board as chairman although he has been stripped of his duties as administrator.
If we don’t want to be forever held back by our crushing history of institutional racism, it’s time to relegate these monuments to their proper place.
The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.
The tribe at one point had been ordered to pay $16.6 million to a consulting firm in Louisiana.
The little girl's family is preparing for a tribal hair-cutting ceremony that comes at four months of age.
Take 'Em Down NOLA is leading the fight to remove monuments to racist and controversial figures.
The group claims to be 'indigenous' and claims to own a vast swath of land in Louisiana and the Midwest.
Researchers believe the mixing occurred during the early days of African slavery in the United States.
Alex Van Bestler, 23, was stung more than 1,000 times by an aggressive swarm of bees in Arizona.
The Tour du Teche event starts in New Iberia and ends at the tribe's boat launch in Charenton, Louisiana.
The Isle de Jean Charles Band and the United Houma Nation are at odds over who gets to benefit from a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.
The Jefferson Davis Parish School Board in Louisiana reversed course after hearing from tribal leaders and members who were upset about the policy against eagle feathers
The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help tribal families that have been forced from their homes after massive storms.
The event takes place May 21-22 at the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana.
The tribe was ordered to pay $16.6 million for an alleged breach of contract but an appeal court in Louisiana vacated the entire judgment.
The tribe has lost 98 percent of its homelands along the coast of Louisiana since 1955.
Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will play an exhibition and teach the youth how to play the sport, which dates back hundreds of years.
O'Neil Darden, a newcomer to tribal politics, was elected to serve a two-year term.
The festivities kick off tomorrow and run though Saturday at the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana.
David Sickey and Crystal Williams will each serve a four-year term on the council.
For the Biloxi-Chitimacha, to my knowledge, your 'honor' does not rebuild their homes.
A non-Indian man pleaded guilty to one count of assault for attacking and injuring a tribal member in January.
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.
The tribe's economic development company will bring five Tom + Chee locations to Texas.
Some elders still remember and use words in the language, which is related to Choctaw.
Joey Barbry was elected chairman in April, following the death of his father, the tribe's longtime leader.
The Senate could take action next week as the bill turns into an issue in the run-off race for the Senate seat in energy-friendly Louisiana.
The tribe filed a letter stating its intent to petition in 2007, according to the Office of Federal Acknowledgment.
Sergeant Frederick Albert Riggenbach was killed in the line of duty on January 26, 2013.
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana has put its petition on hold to wait for the new rules.
Five people participated in an armed home invasion on the reservation in Louisiana.
A judge in Louisiana refused to force the Coushatta Tribe to pay a $21 million settlement with a construction firm.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has left the Office of Indian Affairs vacant for six years.
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has named a new chairman and vice chairman.
Earl J. Barbry Sr., the chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer
Police from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana are being credited with the arrest of a suspected bank robber.
A 21-year-old man faces a year in federal prison for stealing $40 from a donation jar on the Chitimacha Reservation in Louisiana.
Lovelin Poncho, one of the figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has been elected chairman of the Coushatta Tribe.
The Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, New Mexico. Photo Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Museum of the American Indian...
Over 50 tribes from the U.S. and Canada are represented at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which wraps up this weekend. Native musicians have been performing on...
A Tribe Called Red from Canada and Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo and are among the Native performers who are in the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and...
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is being accused of denying membership to people with mixed Indian and African ancestry. The tribal constitution ties membership to rolls from 1926 or 1959....
"It’s a tragic reminder of the danger law enforcement personnel face every day, but also a good reminder how we have heroes among us, who take jobs as emergency responders...