Tribal Affairs

Supreme Court takes on a case of treaty rights vs. state taxation
Supreme Court takes on a case of treaty rights vs. state taxation
The Yakama Nation and Washington state square off over a right to travel without burden.
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country
At the annual State of Indian Nations address, tribal leaders called on feds to do their part.
The Two Bulls family leads an Indigenous art renaissance
The Two Bulls family leads an Indigenous art renaissance
The Lakota family’s first group show is a celebration of tradition and experimentation.
Indigenous immigrants face unique challenges at the border
Indigenous immigrants face unique challenges at the border
Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up.
The problems and potential in HBO’s ‘Westworld’
The problems and potential in HBO’s ‘Westworld’
The hit series both relies on and pushes against stereotypes of the mythological West.
Our tribal affairs desk is looking for pitches
Our tribal affairs desk is looking for pitches
Got a solid idea from Indian Country? We want you to write for us.
How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
For the first time, the largest tribe in California has one of its own to lead its legal battles.
An advocate for Indian Country in the Trump administration?
An advocate for Indian Country in the Trump administration?
Tara Sweeney, an Inupiaq woman from Alaska, could become the second Native woman to head Indian Affairs.
Why Native remains are treated like collector’s items
Why Native remains are treated like collector’s items
U.S. cultural protection laws fail to respect Indigenous lives.
In Oklahoma, a death penalty case to test tribal sovereignty
In Oklahoma, a death penalty case to test tribal sovereignty
The Supreme Court will now decide whether the reservations of five tribes still exist.
Interior revives the push for a higher Shasta Dam
Interior revives the push for a higher Shasta Dam
But the state of California and Winnemem Wintu Tribe oppose the project.
Tribal nations hold some of the best water rights in the West
Tribal nations hold some of the best water rights in the West
But to use them, tribes often must negotiate settlements that need federal approval.
When colleges let down Indigenous students
When colleges let down Indigenous students
Discrimination against two young Mohawk men at Colorado State University highlights an all-too-common misunderstanding.
How do we honor New Mexico’s colorful past
How do we honor New Mexico’s colorful past
… without celebrating colonialism’s violence?
Native superheroes should be drawn from real life
Native superheroes should be drawn from real life
Will Marvel’s Snowguard, an Inuk teen, break stereotypes?
Tribes lead the battle to combat a national opioid crisis
Tribes lead the battle to combat a national opioid crisis
Native communities have been flooded with prescription pain pills.
‘No crime scene’: The search for Olivia Lone Bear
‘No crime scene’: The search for Olivia Lone Bear
Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.
The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women
The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women
The response to a disproportionate problem is falling short.
Why we tell stories of the missing and murdered
Why we tell stories of the missing and murdered
A crisis continues across Indian Country, highlighted by a forthcoming documentary.
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care
Trump takes a hard line on tribal health care
Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
Bureau of Indian Affairs director resigns
As the agency navigates turbulent times, its leadership changes hands.
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
A new approach to empowering survivors in remote parts of Indian Country.
Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate.
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