These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.
We need to face some dark truths about ourselves. One, we wanted the money, not the land.
A grassroots movement encourages non-Natives in Seattle, Washington, to pay monthly reparations to the Duwamish Tribe.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.
How did the government get this power over tribes? They took it.
'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.
Project Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call for Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians do not have a treaty-established reservation in Michigan, a federal judge ruled.
I am humbled and grateful for your confidence in me to serve our great Cherokee Nation as your Principal Chief for the next four years.
Tribal advocates are seeking a World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water as they fight the Keystone XL Pipeline.
From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.
The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.
Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.
The late attorney Arthur Lazarus, Jr., handled the Sioux Nation's landmark claim to the Black Hills.
Arthur Lazarus Jr., an Indian law practitioner who represented the Sioux Nation in its Black Hills land claim, died on July 27, 2019.
For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
The Indian Health Service has a trust and treaty responsibility to provide proper health care to tribal members and it continues to fail in its duty.
As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.
The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.
You can’t make this stuff up. At the end of the fossil fuel era, the plan is to transfer the liability to Native people.
Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.
July 16 was the first General Mad Anthony Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not everyone, including the Miami Tribe, was celebrating.
John Paul Stevens often supported the rights of tribes during his time on the nation's highest court.
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal land claims, tribal self-governance, Indian education and Indian policy.
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.