New Mexico's largest city amended a decades-old ordinance to recognize tribal sovereignty and create more services for Native people living in urban centers.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
Including uranium on a list of 'critical minerals' opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, lawmakers were told.
With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
Is newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about to present a nice gift to his home state of Colorado?
Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.
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.
A winter storm dumped up to two feet of snow on the Navajo Nation, making roads on much of the reservation impassable.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
I’m seeking out the histories and communities that existed before Route 66 and that survive still today.
The Navajo Nation citizen spent more than 20 years telling the stories of Native people.
For 26 years, Freddie Yazzie has driven school buses for a quiet community on the Navajo Nation.
An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
A court settlement over radioactive and toxic uranium mining waste abandoned in the Black Hills will help the Navajo Nation with a new health study.
Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.
Lower vaccination rates are putting Arizona at risk for an outbreak of measles, mumps and other preventable diseases.
Pueblo and Navajo leaders are testifying about the need to protect ancestral lands in New Mexico.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.
The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
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.
Seven non-Indians, including three people in the Philippines, have been indicted for allegedly violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and other federal laws.
Indian Country, like other rural parts of the country, is right in the middle of changing times.
'There was just no depth in regard to assisting us in Indian Country,' the vice president of the Navajo Nation said of Donald Trump's address to Congress.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn’t always been kind to Rickie Fowler.
'We fought until the end!! And it was worth it!!' Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler said after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Tribes are growing increasingly alarmed by the never-ending government shutdown that has no solution in sight.
Tribal leaders and advocates are welcoming a new leader for New Mexico's Department of Indian Affairs.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
Even though she saw six opioid overdoses in recent months, two fatal, Kerry Hawk Lessard closed the medical and behavioral health clinic she runs for Native Americans.
When the Arizona State women’s basketball team played on the Navajo Nation, thousands of fans showed up.
As longest government shutdown continues with no solution in sight, Navajo President Russell Begaye urges U.S. President Donald Trump to end the impasse and fund tribal services.
Played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, 'Rez golf' is gaining popularity among Navajos.
Mariah Bahe, 14 years old, is the reigning Arizona State Junior Olympics champion in boxing.
The brutal murder of Amanda Webster emphasizes the plight of Indigenous women throughout the country.
Amanda Dakota Webster, a 26-year-old mother of three from the Navajo Nation, was murdered on December 1.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
A 'Native' handshake has a famous astrophysicist who hosts a television show under scrutiny.
A high school teacher in New Mexico was placed on leave for allegedly calling one student a 'bloody Indian' and cutting the hair of another.
Now that the election is over, let’s take a tour through Indian Country’s data landscape.
For many on the Navajo Nation, basketball means everything.
The non-Native hold on power in San Juan County, Utah, has finally come to an end.
The Navajo Nation has gone through another unusual election cycle.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
The Trump administration announced more than $70 million in school safety grants but fewer than five went to Indian Country.
A Navajo Nation water settlement, a bill to repeal a paternalistic federal policy and broadband in Indian County are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.
Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.