Indian Child Welfare Act survives attack from conservative groups (March 21, 2017)

Tribal leaders and advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge rejected a broad challenge on the historic law.

Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal (March 21, 2017)

The federal government forced the tribe to leave its homelands in Nebraska to present-day Oklahoma.

Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage (March 21, 2017)

Tribal law previously restricted marriages to a man and a woman.

Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majority (March 21, 2017)

A woman is serving as chair of the Washington-based tribe for the first time in nearly 80 years.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)

The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Mishewal Wappo Tribe returns to court to seek federal recognition (March 21, 2017)

The California-based tribe was targeted for termination in the 1950s.

Lawmakers pushing for federal recognition of six tribes in Virginia (March 21, 2017)

The tribes were among the first to sign treaties with European nations and they helped the first European settlers survive at Jamestown.

Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination (March 21, 2017)

An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.

Steve Russell: 'Domestic' status of Indian nations invented in 1831 (March 21, 2017)

The status of domestic, dependent nations was incoherent then and still is.

Mary Smith and Mary Wakefield: Obamacare repeal is bad for Indian Country (March 21, 2017)

The hidden costs of Affordable Care Act repeal with American Health Care Act replacement on Native Americans.

James Giago Davies: It's time to take a trip to the Great Upstairs (March 21, 2017)

Both my parents had expressions they would use over and over again, which I have shared with my children.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again (March 21, 2017)

Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, whose livelihood depends on selling beer to vulnerable Lakota.