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Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men
Data shows most American terrorists are angry White men (September 4, 2019)

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric


Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA
Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA (September 4, 2019)

Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism (August 9, 2019)

The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.


Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land
Guillermo Torres: Indigenous people take a stand on stolen land (July 29, 2019)

Why are fellow Indigenous Americans being detained on their ancestral land?


Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument
Tribes meet for annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument (July 19, 2019)

Pueblo culture is the focus of an annual meeting at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.


Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country
Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (July 15, 2019)

A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case (June 11, 2019)

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut (June 4, 2019)

Cheyenne and Arapaho citizen and designer Nan Blassingame draws inspiration from tribal culture.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of traditional chief Clem Sylestine
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of traditional chief Clem Sylestine (May 21, 2019)

Clem Fain Sylestine, a traditional leader of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, has passed at the age of 91.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America (May 20, 2019)

Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.


Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments'
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments' (May 1, 2019)

Community members are calling for the ouster of the interim chief executive officer and the clinical director of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Migrants continue to cross the border in record numbers (April 29, 2019)

Democrats have proven time and again that they have no interest in securing our southern border and protecting American citizens.


Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S.
Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S. (April 22, 2019)

Shelters struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants once held in detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.


One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (April 15, 2019)

Authorities in Texas have shut down the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site after a tornado struck during a festival attended by citizens of the Caddo Nation.


Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump
Tribes rush to court to defend health care after being abandoned by Trump (April 2, 2019)

Warning of 'devastating effects for Indian Country,' tribes are rebuking the Trump administration for failing to defend the health care promised to their people.


Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case
Trump administration abandons the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in court case (March 26, 2019)

A federal law that makes key improvements at the Indian Health Service is on the chopping block in the Trump era.


For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line'
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an 'imaginary line' (March 19, 2019)

Life was already difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency.


'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court
'They are not your children': Future of Indian Child Welfare Act in hands of appeals court (March 14, 2019)

Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


AUDIO: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Brackeen v. Zinke
AUDIO: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals oral arguments in Brackeen v. Zinke (March 13, 2019)

Listen to a federal appeals court debate the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

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.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment
YES! Magazine: Border wall seen as threat to families and the environment (February 19, 2019)

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.


Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up
Tribes push back as Indian Child Welfare Act case heats up (February 7, 2019)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Maya girl from Guatemala, 7, dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol
Maya girl from Guatemala, 7, dies in custody of U.S. Border Patrol (December 17, 2018)

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.


Indian health law killed by same judge behind Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Indian health law killed by same judge behind Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 17, 2018)

A federal judge who invalidated the Indian Child Welfare Act has issued a new ruling that could devastate tribal nations.


Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court puts hold on controversial Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (December 4, 2018)

Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.


Researchers find yet another early example of Native presence
Researchers find yet another early example of Native presence (October 29, 2018)

The ancestors of Native peoples were already in the Americas long before previously thought.


'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act
'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act (October 25, 2018)

One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Indian Country outraged by decision in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 8, 2018)

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.


Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling
Judge strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act in contested ruling (October 5, 2018)

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.


Kickapoo Tribe welcomes member of Congress to reservation
Kickapoo Tribe welcomes member of Congress to reservation (September 20, 2018)

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is a relative newcomer to Congress but he's already won some friends in Indian Country.


Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (September 18, 2018)

A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.


YES! Magazine: Let's learn from states where gun violence has fallen
YES! Magazine: Let's learn from states where gun violence has fallen (February 21, 2018)

To have an honest, nonpartisan discussion about gun violence, we must look at what happened in New York, California, and Texas.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of former chairman Carlos Bullock
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns passing of former chairman Carlos Bullock (September 5, 2017)

Carlos Lydell Bullock, a former chairman of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, passed away on August 29 at the age of 40.


Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana
Tribes face evacuation and floods as Harvey lingers in Texas and hits Louisiana (August 29, 2017)

Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are dealing with the devastating effects of Harvey as President Donald Trump heads to the region to see the destruction.


Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)

It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.


Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall
Secretary Zinke confirms role in talking to tribes about unwanted border wall (March 29, 2017)

Some tribes have already made their position on a border wall very clear: they don't want it.


President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)

Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.


Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner
Donald Trump's Energy nominee sits on board for Dakota Access Pipeline owner (December 14, 2016)

The connections between Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the controversial pipeline continue to get stronger.


Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money
Youth group performs 'tribal' dances and sometimes for money (July 20, 2016)

The Kwahadi Dancers of Texas have appropriated Navajo, Pueblo and other tribal ceremonies.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe forwards homicide case to authorities (July 18, 2016)

A tribal member cold face federal charges in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man on the Texas reservation.


Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer
Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer (July 18, 2016)

Maybe the salty tears falling from cheeks to a phone screen as I type will penetrate these words and somehow equate to the sadness and devastation of my heart.


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns loss of former chairman Kevin Battise
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe mourns loss of former chairman Kevin Battise (July 7, 2016)

Kevin Battise defended the tribe's rights during a high-profile gaming and sovereignty battle with authorities in Texas.


Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case (June 23, 2016)

By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.


Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribes fight coal mine in Texas (May 4, 2016)

Native American groups and supporters band together to show their outrage at the continued destructive coal mining along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas.


Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan
Steve Russell: My apologies to Indian Country for being a Texan (April 4, 2016)

I owe the Indian nations and most of the United States an apology, because I’ve become a Texan.


Travel: Missions in Texas offer eye-opening look at Indian history
Travel: Missions in Texas offer eye-opening look at Indian history (March 11, 2016)

Indian organizations in Texas are helping explain the history of the San Antonio Missions.


Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote
Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote (February 29, 2016)

The Democratic and Republican candidates are turning their attention to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries.


Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico
Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico (February 16, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church urged followers to seek forgiveness from indigenous people but otherwise did not offer a direct apology for centuries of land theft and other abuses.


Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico
Pope Francis to celebrate mass at Indian church for trip to Mexico (February 8, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church plans to issue an edict supporting the use of indigenous languages in ceremonies.


Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis
Tigua Tribe dance group to perform at event featuring Pope Francis (February 2, 2016)

The Tigua Social Dance Group will open the musical portion of the Two Nations One Faith event in El Paso, Texas, on February 17.


Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines
Tigua Tribe aims to diversify economy with own brand of wines (January 4, 2016)

Tigua Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, partnered with a winery in California to produce three wines that were given names in the Tigua language.


Native student graduation rates show steady improvements
Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)

During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.


Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time
Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case a second time (December 10, 2015)

Attention is centering on comments from Justice Antonin Scalia, who argued that affirmative action ends up hurting minority students, a frequent claim made by conservative opponents.


Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah
Tribes call for new national monument on sacred lands in Utah (August 5, 2015)

More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic territory.


Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing
Inter-tribal dispute over land in New Mexico aired at hearing (July 16, 2015)

Leaders of Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation disagreed on the division of a former military site near their reservations.