The actions of a Crow Nation police officer were in question at the Supreme Court.
A defendant who is not a Native American claimed tribal police had no power over him, even on tribal land. The Supreme Court disagreed.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
Community groups, like this one in Phoenix, have been working to get people of color to contribute their information to the census.
AP Photo/Terry Tang
The census will likely count fewer Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, Asian Americans and Americans of Hispanic or Latino origin than there actually are.
Lumbee Reverend Dr. Mike Cummings, center with his back to the camera, prays for protesters in Pembroke, North Carolina.
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has a long history of struggle, protest and resistance to white supremacy and its social effects.
Decapitated: a statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Park in June 2020.
The long history of celebrating Christopher Columbus discovering America is being challenged by indigenous voices and perspectives.
Leaders of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska voted to postpone the 85th Annual Tribal Assembly because of the pandemic.
Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
American Indians and Alaska Natives are the most impoverished and marginalized group in the US. Tribes are working to protect their people from the coronavirus, but they have few resources to do so.
Alaska Native girls prepare to dance in honor of the beginning of the 2020 Census in rural Alaska. The Census count begins in this state out of necessity and tradition.
AP Images/Gregory Bull
Native Americans who live in villages and on traditional lands have been undercounted by the U.S. Census for decades.
A scene from the best-selling ‘Red: A Haida Manga,’ a revenge story.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
The “Haida manga” by Indigenous artist Yahgulanaas opens a graphic dialogue between the different cultures of the Pacific Northwest and East Asia.
Culverts installed for roads have led to a decline in salmon, which Northwest Indian tribes were ensured access to by treaty.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
A Supreme Court case deals with the narrow issue of tribal salmon fishing rights in the Northwest, but raises fundamental questions about justice for American Indians.
Tribally led wellness encampment in Wyoming.
Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
Gatherers in Cannon Ball, North Dakota celebrate news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
AP Photo/David Goldman
The protesters have scored a big victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, but it’s served only to illuminate the sharp divisions over energy policy in the US.
A better review of the cultural heritage might have prevented the face-off over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
AP Photo/James MacPherson
What sacred sites have been damaged by The North Dakota Access Pipeline? We can’t really know for certain – and our legal system is partly to blame.
Rachel Dolezal isn’t the only one who experiences a transition in racial categories, but what are the implications of inconsistent racial identifications on mental health?
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protest construction of an oil pipeline near their reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
What is the months-long North Dakota Access Pipeline protest really about? A Native American scholar connects the dots to environmental justice and the legacy of U.S. colonialism.
What’s missing in the telling of this history?
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American textbooks confine the history of indigenous peoples to a distant past.
Should history textbooks be revised to include Native American voices?