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Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.

We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.

Racists wearing 'MAGA' hats and waving Nazi and confederate battle flags are capable of killing just because it is the law.

'Justice has been served,' an attorney said after a judge dismissed an unusual lawsuit that targeted opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

The crisis in Venezuela took a turn for the worse with the deaths of indigenous activists, who were killed when soldiers aligned with the disputed president opened fire on them.

Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.

Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.

They say the ancients wailed and screamed when they lost a loved one which enabled them to release their grief aloud.

With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.

'Weavings explain where we came from and who we are.'

A leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has been removed from office.

The Covington Catholic conflict and Esquire cover story helped me to see the mistakes I made.

It seems only western science can be championed as objective, reliable and neutral.

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status.

'Women have great power during their moons,' explains Patty Smith of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to support public school districts in Oklahoma.

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is speaking out after a train carrying coal derailed on the reservation in northern Minnesota.

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.

The Sitka Tribe is seeking Indian Country's support as it seeks to protect the herring fishery in southeast Alaska.

John Wayne, the actor who rose to fame as an Indian fighter on screen, had some questionable views about the first Americans.

The Pine Ridge Reservation has been designated an Empowerment Zone, a Promise Zone and an Opportunity Zone.

It’s the land that brings us together, the land that teaches relationship-based ways of knowing about the natural world and its food systems.

Immigration advocates and environmentalists say the real crisis is the border wall the president wants to build.

Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.

Homer Stands Sr.’s mother had a special gift with horses that he carried to the rodeo world.

Clyde Bellecourt is battling stage 4 prostate cancer but remains committed as ever to Indian Country's causes.

Jackie Pata is leaving the National Congress of American Indians after 18 years as executive director.

Citizens and officials of the Miccosukee Tribe are being sued in connection with a child welfare dispute that drew national attention last year.

Both sides agree that government shutdowns are bad for the American people, bad for government and bad for policy making.

The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.

Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.

'Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost.'

Let me take you back to the days of mom and pop grocery stores and full-service gas stations. Remember them?

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.

Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage.

The four Native members of Congress are on opposite sides of the battle over the wall at the U.S. border.

Critics are concerned that William Barr might interfere with probes of the Trump administration now that he's in charge of the Department of Justice.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

It’s very clear that conservatives have one plan for dealing with the popularity of the Green New Deal.

America has plenty of money for corporate welfare and defense contractors. Why so little for tribal citizens?

A bill recognizing Lakota, Dakota and Nakota as the official indigenous languages of South Dakota is moving forward.

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.

The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.

A sacred Apache site is being threatened by a huge mining project in Arizona.

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.

A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.

Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.