Land acknowledgment is a recognition of a truth, a kind of verbal memorial that we erect in honor of indigenous peoples.
The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
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.
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.
A new marker recognizes the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the tribe's history of resistance and resilience.
Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Veterans of the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island will return to the site of the historic takeover.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.
Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.
The Shinnecock Nation is asserting sovereignty in New York, drawing complaints and threats of litigation along the way.
A bill to protect Native women from violence and address the #MMIW crisis has stalled on Capitol Hill.
Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't hear from Indian Country often but it was hard to tell as a closely-watched tribal case came up for consideration.
Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
Rick Desautel, a Colville veteran who lives in the U.S., has once again won the right to hunt on ancestral territory across the border.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
Tribes, Democrats and watchdog groups are paying close attention to David Bernhardt, derided by some as a creature of Washington's swamp.
An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.
The Big Fire Law and Policy Group promises to fight for tribes and their rights.
Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.
As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.
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.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.
A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.
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.
Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.
Democrats are sounding the alarm after Republicans confirmed a Trump nominee for a lifetime spot on a key federal appeals court despite Indian Country's objections.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is speaking out after a train carrying coal derailed on the reservation in northern Minnesota.
It’s the land that brings us together, the land that teaches relationship-based ways of knowing about the natural world and its food systems.
The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled the 'Green New Deal' with goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Native nations need a path to liberate themselves from the U.S.’s claim of a right of oppression over them.
President Trump proudly displays a portrait of Andrew Jackson, the architect of Indian removal, at the White House.
Finally, plant species have rights, too.
Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.
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.
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
As the shutdown debate drags on in Washington, tribal leaders were meeting thousands of miles away to assert their rights.