Nadine Gracia: Breaking down barriers for better Indian health (November 18, 2015)

Earlier this year, I had the privilege to visit the Wind River Indian Reservation to meet with tribal leaders and community members about the challenges faced by American Indians.

First woman to lead KBIC Myrtle Tolonen passes on at age 80 (November 18, 2015)

In addition to serving the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community with distinction, Myrtle Tolonen was a two-time breast cancer survivor and a breast cancer advocate.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes two bills at meeting (November 18, 2015)

The bills address land-into-trust issues for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, both in Oregon

Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 18, 2015)

In the last 30 years, the tribe has donated more than 100,000 turkeys to nonprofits, churches and charities.

Census Bureau reaches out to tribes ahead of next major count (November 18, 2015)

The last census was the most accurate in history yet it missed 4.9 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who live on reservations.

American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival ready for kick-off (November 18, 2015)

The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians are hosting the event.

Menominee Nation asserts right to grow hemp in new lawsuit (November 18, 2015)

The tribe is seeking to be treated as a state when it comes to industrial hemp.

Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry (November 18, 2015)

Coal companies are struggling largely because domestic coal is not economically competitive with the country’s cheap and abundant natural gas.

Tara Houska: Cheyenne River Sioux youth rally for justice in DC (November 18, 2015)

A mass mobilization of youth took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on November 9 to demand justice on race, climate change, and immigration.

School takes aim at figure who came up with smallpox blankets (November 18, 2015)

The namesake of Amherst College was a British military commander who advocated the use of biological warfare in the form of blankets infected with smallpox.

Brandon Ecoffey: There's positive news in Indian Country too (November 18, 2015)

Throughout the course of my work in the media there have always been causes that have received significant coverage.

James Giago Davies: Schools reject Indian basketball legacy (November 18, 2015)

The big schools no longer boast a lineup of Indian ballplayers, especially disheartening in the case of Rapid City Central, which has willfully turned its back on that heritage and alienated much of the Rapid City Lakota community.

Native Sun News: Lakota artist's tipi on display at Crazy Horse Memorial (November 18, 2015)

The tipi was the primary choice of residence for many of the Great Plains tribes.

Gyasi Ross: America seems comfortable with deaths of Natives (November 18, 2015)

In the days since the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, there has been a mix of reactions.