From the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to the prayer camps, reaction streamed in after the Obama administration stepped in to temporarily halt construction on the po...
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell catches up with Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Larry Roberts at the National Congress of American Indian’s mid-year convention in Spokane in June.
Kara Briggs
Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, who in her three-and-a-half years in office has visited tribes across the U.S., urged leaders at the National Congress of American India...
A small American flag hangs from the post of a stop sign near the Tsé Kichíí (Red Rock) chapter house near Gallup, New Mexico. (Marianna Hauglie/News21)
Mike Lakusiak/News21
Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots...
Seneca Nation and Native American Finance Officers Association share a part of their culture in Havana, Cuba
Cary Rosenbaum
In what was billed as Indian country’s first face-to-face with Cuba, a conference sponsored by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) focused on empowering both g...
Brian Cladoosby

Last week, Judge Daniel L. Hovland of the United States District Court for North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction against North Dakota’s strict voter identification-card law, which made it difficult and sometimes impossible for some Native Americans on rural reservations to cast ballots....

Suzette Brewer
As their kick-off of the Democratic National Convention, hundreds of representatives from tribal nations, met with party officials, former policy advisors to the White House and me...
Suzette Brewer
In a 6-2 ruling, the United States Supreme Court on June 27 affirmed the federal firearm prohibition which bans those convicted of minor domestic violence charges from possessing a...
Peter d'Errico

Indian Country has long debated whether to participate in the ritual of voting in U.S. elections. For those rooted in their Indigenous life-ways, voting in another nation's elections appears a non-starter....

Mary Annette Pember
“At least 60 percent of the population on the Rosebud reservation uses meth,” says Calvin “Hawkeye” Waln Jr., captain of the Rosebud Police Department...
Jacqueline Keeler
On Friday, in the midst of the social media storm over Senator Bernie Sanders’ meeting with a small house finch that landed on his podium, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced the ...