Tribal Affairs

How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
The U.S. government is poised to limit funding for Indian Health Services.
The Seri adapt to climate change in the desert
The Seri adapt to climate change in the desert
Researchers are working to document traditional ecological knowledge.
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Churches that have long played a role in social justice are stepping up.
Latest: Obama administration to continue Navajo Nation uranium cleanup
Latest: Obama administration to continue Navajo Nation uranium cleanup
The EPA has already spent $100 million to remediate decades of mining.
Salmon power
Salmon power
A historic legal victory could give Alaska tribes more control over their fish, wildlife and homelands.
On sovereignty and subjugation
How Leonard Peltier has unjustly spent forty years in prison — and why it’s time to change that
Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah
Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah
Battle lines over a proposed Bears Ears monument are blurred, dividing tribes and towns.
Meet the badasses bringing outdoor rec to the people who pioneered it
Meet the badasses bringing outdoor rec to the people who pioneered it
More groups are focused on getting Native Americans outside.
Evicted by climate change
Evicted by climate change
Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, the land where they settled is vanishing.
How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back
How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back
A series of lawsuits could help counteract decades of racist practices.
Why Native American women still have the highest rates of rape and assault
Why Native American women still have the highest rates of rape and assault
A flawed tribal court structure, little local law enforcement and a lack of funding fail to protect women from violence.
Big funds for Native American farmers and ranchers on the way
Big funds for Native American farmers and ranchers on the way
The largest ever philanthropic fund for Indian Country stems from a 1999 class-action lawsuit.
In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up
In Utah, the fight for a Bears Ears monument heats up
In a place where history, culture and geography intermingle, ‘local’ can be hard to define.
In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
An internecine battle rages over tribal membership and identity.
A quiet revolution
You want to develop clean energy on tribal land? Here’s how.
Can a legal victory make Indian Country whole again?
Can a legal victory make Indian Country whole again?
For over a century, federal law has split Native American land holdings into tiny pieces. A settlement unites some of the splinters, but at a steep cost.
Interior Department waffles on Arctic oil and gas leasing
Interior Department waffles on Arctic oil and gas leasing
The federal government is asking Alaska Natives which areas are too sensitive to drill.
Oil bust puts tribes, towns over a barrel
Oil bust puts tribes, towns over a barrel
The Bakken bust has stranded schools and communities that hoped for revenue from a boom.
Meet the caribou hunter of Arctic Village, Alaska
Meet the caribou hunter of Arctic Village, Alaska
Photos of this winter’s hunt and a community’s subsistence way of life.
To save their homeland, 25 tribes unite in the Southwest
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Montana tribe’s water deal clears major Senate milestone
Blackfeet have waited decades to resolve their water claims but Congress is in no hurry.