With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.
People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.
Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.
Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.
Emphasizing wellness and culturally based curriculum in the classrooms is what the newly established Sovereign Community School prioritizes.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.
Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.
American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.
A former employee of a treatment facility for juveniles is awaiting extradition to California after authorities confirmed he fathered a child with a Native girl.
A bullet is lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer. He's the one going to prison.
Nizhoni Tallas, who grew up on the Navajo Nation, says her passion for the environment started at a young age.
Everyone knows that our language, culture, and history, have been targeted for eradication by the federal government.
When it comes to climate change, one expert says: 'Every single person can make a huge difference, and when we come together to work, anything is possible.'
Our ceremonies have told us to prepare for hard times. We are in those times.
As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.
A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Nebraska.
Too many people, especially non-Natives say, 'Get over it.' If only it was that simple. One does not take centuries of trauma and get rid of it overnight.
Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.
Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.
A hate crime law could be the first for tribal governments offering protection for LGBTQ citizens, Mary Annette Pember reports in Indian Country Today.
While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.
An 'anonymous farmer' mowed down a 2-acre plot of corn on the Winnebago Reservation, threatening programs for Indian students.
Whitnee Pearce has hit the ground running in her new position as head of Indian education in Rapid City, South Dakota.
A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'
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.