The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
For over a quarter century Brian Uptgraft has been delivering toys to Indian Country, the latest being the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.
For generations, many children from the Cheyenne River Reservation have been lost to the system and never to be heard from again.
It is imperative for the United States to honor the laws to protect our children and the begin to heal the damages done to our families.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
Ashlynne Mike was only 11 years old when she was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation.
A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.
Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.
Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.
A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.
Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
The disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government is responsible for.
'Molly of Denali' is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaska Native lead character.
Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.
A family court decision in Pine Ridge in October 2017 failed to keep a boy in the home that he was being raised in.
For more than 100 years, Native children in Maine were removed from their homes by state authorities and placed with White families in an attempt to erase their indigenous identity.
Despite continued court delays, confidence remains high among the young people -- including Native youth -- suing the government for its support of fossil fuels.
Rael Trosper’s short life has been touched by the kind of trauma and loss that would send others into a tailspin.
Following a long break after the death of its founder, the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society has resumed its weekly practices.
Participation in Remember the Removal enables the riders to better understand the trials and tribulations our people faced during their journey to Indian Territory.
Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.
As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.
He wasn’t my patient, but he told his mother he was having suicidal thoughts and he needed to be seen right away.
The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report concludes that the long-term and ongoing murders and disappearances is an ongoing genocide.
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.
Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.
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.
Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.
No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.
The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.
Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
When a simple card game with a grandchild reveals more than you expected.
When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.
Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.
Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.
'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.
Three people have died over the last two weeks in detention facilities in Alaska Native villages.
It took riders 10 hours to reach remote families stranded in the aftermath of the 'bomb cyclone' that devastated the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.
A voyage around the world offered a new generation of Hawaiians lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
For 26 years, Freddie Yazzie has driven school buses for a quiet community on the Navajo Nation.
I know one thing: we must not cede our rights to be heard and to demand justice.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.
Sequoyah High School remains the educational home for our youth and is a magnet for the best and brightest in Cherokee Nation and Indian Country.
Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.
For centuries, traditional Tiyospaye lived in close knit communities and the responsibility of raising the Wakanyeja was a collaborative effort by everyone in the village.
A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska.
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.
No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.
A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.