From Washington to American Southwest Indigenous communities, top government officials, family members and advocates are gathering as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
By Felicia Fonseca and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
Debra Haaland's confirmation in the U.S. Senate Monday as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior makes her the first-ever Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary. She'll oversee energy and climate policy on millions of acres of…
Those who support the Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico say Haaland is being attacked for her ethnicity and beliefs that are widespread among Native Americans.
By Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Native Americans have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a history of medical mistreatment has led some Indigenous leaders to brace for challenges in vaccinating their communities. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on those…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sam Lane
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Michaela Goade won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story for the book "We Are Water Protectors." It was written by Carole Lindstrom and is a call for environmental protection.
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
Native Americans celebrated as Joe Biden revoked a pipeline permit and halted border wall construction on his first day as president.
Women in the U.S. are more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than anywhere else in the developed world, according to the Commonwealth Fund. Native American women face some of the highest rates of death, and in Arizona, those disparities…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
Totaling some 6.8 million people, American Indians and Native Alaskans could play a key role in the upcoming election, especially in Western swing states like Arizona and Nevada. But there are some obstacles in Native communities that make their residents…
By Jeffrey Brown, Alex D'Elia
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that much of eastern Oklahoma remains Native land. The decision granted jurisdictional control for most criminal justice cases to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and four neighboring tribal nations. Now, members of Congress and tribal…
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