Online lending businesses owned by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are entitled to sovereign immunity, a federal appeals court ruled.
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.
Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.
The government post with the most responsibility in Indian Country might soon be filled by a longtime lawyer and lobbyist.
The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi guaranteed Māori authority over their own affairs.
A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.
Native nations need a path to liberate themselves from the U.S.’s claim of a right of oppression over them.
A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.
One of the more admirable traits of the Mohawk people is the ability to shake things up, to disturb the complacent, to agitate, confront and demand.
American Apartheid by Stephanie Woodard demonstrates that Native Nations and Peoples are alive and active today.
A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.
Legendary Native leaders Henry and Elizabeth Cloud are the focus of a new book authored by their youngest grandchild.
An Indian Health Service hospital that serves urban Indians is the subject of a tug-of-war in South Dakota.
Both sides in the battle over Indian health care in Rapid City, South Dakota, are accusing the other of spreading misinformation.
A bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.
Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.
The future of the Sioux San Hospital, an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota, is at stake.
From ancient traditions to forced removal and assimilation to survival and to self-determination, the Cherokee Nation’s strong sense of identity and governance are undeniable.
Less than two months into the job, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set an ominous tone for tribal nations.
Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.
John McCain worked hard to support and strengthen tribal sovereignty and tribal self-determination.
During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.
Senator John McCain’s passing has many of us wondering aloud whether the balance of America’s history will ever again produce such a giant spirit.
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are wondering when the federal government will provide adequate health care on their reservation.
The Mohawk Nation has long had a rational and methodical way to acknowledge citizenship but that's changing.
Another Indian bill will be crossing President Trump's desk and it's one that seemed doomed just a couple of months ago.
Congress must remain committed and attentive to fulfilling the United States’ obligations to Indian Country.
Three Sioux tribes are asserting self-determination in order to take care of their own people.
An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.
As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.
Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.
The tribal self-governance program, a key development in the self-determination era, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some achievements.
Daniel Akaka, a former U.S. Senator and a champion for self-determination, has passed away at the age of 93.
Our youth deserve a life far better than the one we have endured.
The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.
The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.
Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on three tribal self-determination and land bills on November 15.
The Yakama Nation is asserting authority over a disputed portion of its territory with a new lawsuit in federal court.
Two more tribes are taking advantage of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act, a self-determination law that has proven popular in Indian Country.
Most of the infrastructure of Indian Health Service is geared towards complicated financial reporting requirements related to federal auditing, not the quality of the medical care, Doug Steiger writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.
Native people's relations with colonialism requires as much clear analysis as possible—to gauge when and where to collaborate, when and where to resist.
A letter from a top Interior Department official decries 'media mischaracterization' of some puzzling comments made by the Cabinet official.
A careful analysis of the ‘self-government’ rhetoric reveals that beneath the glitter are difficult compromises and dangerous assumptions.
The tribe sought $17 million to fund its judicial branch but the Bureau of Indian Affairs awarded only $1.3 million.