Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
A case before the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal law meant to protect Native American children from being forcibly removed from their families is constitutional.
Geographic, cultural and political identity are all part of being Indigenous.
Indigenous language instructors struggle to keep their languages from becoming lost.
A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
America’s selective colleges and universities become less diverse if the Supreme Court shoots down affirmative action in higher education, an expert on the subject warns.
A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
Native Hawaiians see Mauna Kea mountain as sacred. Scientists use its summit for research. A new policy called co-management may help resolve this land conflict and similar ones across the US.
Columbus’s was the last of at least seven discoveries of the Americas.
Organizers across the US are finding innovative grassroots strategies for helping people thrive. Many of these ventures emphasize working together as part of communities and collective systems.
A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
As a women’s rights activist, Nina Otero-Warren fought for the right for women to vote in New Mexico. Now, her image is featured on the US quarter.
The insistence on preserving the team name – along with fan traditions like the ‘tomahawk chop’ – is even more glaring given the city’s links to the civil rights movement.
Local governments in Oklahoma are adapting to a 2020 Supreme Court ruling, but state officials have chosen a different path.
When the Census Bureau’s count of the population is inaccurate, it affects representation and government spending. Correcting errors isn’t always allowed.
When it comes to helping students who are homeless during the pandemic, identifying who they are is crucial, says a researcher studying the issue in one of the largest US school districts.
US sports teams aren’t the only ones who have used Native American imagery and are now changing their branding.
Native Americans are slowly ridding America of demeaning caricatures. It’s unclear whether Massachusetts will do the same and remake its flag that now glorifies violence committed by colonizers.
Access to voting materials in a citizen’s native language helps boost involvement and voter turnout.
They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.