Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
The backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are seeking to double operations in North Dakota.
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.
Federal recognition, tribal homelands and compensation for Native Americans exposed to uranium await further action in the nation's capital.
Legislation to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe has cleared both chambers of Congress but there's still more work to be done.
The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.
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.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
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.
For too long we political scientists in Canada have been bystanders to discussions about cultural genocide and genocide.
A new law opposed by Native activists and water protectors is being contested in federal court.
A Truth and Healing Council in California aims to ensure no one forgets about the genocide of Native peoples.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.
It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?
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.
The Department of Energy says changing the definition of nuclear waste will lead to $40 billion in savings.
This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.
Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.
Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
The Crow Nation of Montana wants a say in the future of the Crazy Mountains, a range that shaped the history of the tribe and the West at large.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.
Tribal sovereignty is always a court ruling away from being reduced, perhaps one day, even eliminated.
Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.
American history is rife with examples of states and the federal government failing to honor treaties with Native American tribes.
If hockey is to bring people together and foster what’s best about Canada, it needs to reckon with a history of racism and settler colonialism.
Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
The United States will only honor the treaties it makes when they are forced to do it.
For Clayvin Herrera and other members of the Apsáalooke Nation, the Supreme Court’s decision vindicates a right they believe essential.
By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.
The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.
The backer of the Keystone XL Pipeline is seeking permits to draw nearly 167 million gallons of water from rivers in South Dakota.
A story that journalism should report often: Our election framework needs a serious fix.
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.
A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.
NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.
With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.
Over the past 20 years, the courts have validated long-standing claims by First Nations that Canadian governments have systematically ignored and violated the terms of treaties negotiated between 1871 and 1921.
'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.
'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.
The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.
As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.
The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.
A plan to lease oil and gas drilling rights on nearly a million acres of land near the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone illustrates the consistent lack of government consultation with tribes.
A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.
As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.
The Doctrine of Discovery is a legal fiction. It justifies Indigenous dispossession by discounting Indigenous history, legal orders, sovereignty and existence.