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If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.

We cannot afford to keep kicking the can down the road and passing bills off to the next generation.

The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.

Republican pushed an immigration bill through a party-line vote after preventing Democrats from offering amendments to it.

Indigenous communities are pressing politicians to see that native visibility, voices and votes matter.

Domestic violence goes against our traditional ways as Native people.

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.

The Prarie Island Indian Community continues efforts to provide a safe and stable homeland for its people.

Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.

New books tackle tough issues related to climate change, extinction, Indigenous sovereignty, ocean conservation and a whole lot more.

Arthur Lazarus Jr., an Indian law practitioner who represented the Sioux Nation in its Black Hills land claim, died on July 27, 2019.

We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.

A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine opposed by tribes in Arizona.

Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.

A Donald Trump 'superfan' who falsely claimed he was connected to the Seminole Tribe was sentenced to 20 years for mailing pipe bombs to critics of the president.

Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.

After being accused of enforcing 'state sponsored genocide' against his fellow people, an Indian lawmaker plans to change a repatriation bill in order to include all tribes in California.

Making sure you've packed thoroughly can make your road trip experience even more enjoyable. To help, here's a list of items you'll need once you've hit the road.

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe plans to open a $20 million medical-assisted treatment facility, provided it can overcome local opposition.

Sovereign immunity has protected a power plant owned by the Navajo Nation from being sued without the tribe's consent.

Ashlynne Mike was only 11 years old when she was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation.

For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.

For Indigenous peoples, language is truly the breath of life.

Advocates will continue to fight the use of federal funds for the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

The Mountain Crow Relay Team from Montana has returned to the circuit in a big way.

As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.

A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.

Why are fellow Indigenous Americans being detained on their ancestral land?

A House panel grilled Trump administration officials over migrant family separations and conditions at border detention facilities, but the hearing produced more partisan sparks than answers.

Mexico alone has nearly five times that number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.

Emyra Wajãpi was killed in an 'invasion' of his people's homelands in Brazil, tribal leaders said.

There are so many ways to celebrate International Friendship Day. You may want to personalize it to your individual friendships, but in case you’re stumped, we have a few ideas.

Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is being put to death on December 11, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.

The time for action is now! Our children and families depend on it.

There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.

A new lawsuit blames the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for encouraging Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Five years after a hospital for veterans made headlines for falsifying patient wait time records, officials promoted a 'tremendous transformation.'

Some of my faithful readers might be interested in this new development, and also become even more convinced I am slipping.

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Nursing Home will open a new 12-bed memory wing in January 2020.

A bill to help tribes address the impacts of climate change is up for its first hearing in the 116th Congress.

Denise Lajimodiere has kept her promise to Indian boarding school survivors with this sacred oath of a book.

As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.

'They are telling everyone in this country that it’s ok for people to go hungry,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) said after the Trump administration announced tighter food stamp guidelines.

A bill to repeal a termination-era law that affects citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation is being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

The $725 million backlog in maintenance at Indian schools is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Indian Health Service has a trust and treaty responsibility to provide proper health care to tribal members and it continues to fail in its duty.

An innovative hospital run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians showcases an alternative model of health care that could have lessons for other tribal communities and beyond.

A partnership between Montana State University’s Department of Native American Studies and the Blackfeet Nation received a grant valued at $2 million to support sustainable agriculture for the Piikani people.

The drama that has been Washington gets a two-year break after the president and leaders in Congress reach a budget deal.