The ability to vote is one of the most basic rights every American citizen can claim as their own. It is one, through years of protest and activism, that has become not only a hallmark of democracy, but of equality. The right to vote, and the ability to do so, represents the most basic eleme…
In a ruling filed on Election Day, Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull formally explained his earlier decision denying an emergency order to force election officials to provide satellite voting on Montana Indian reservations.
YAKIMA, Wash. — The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a settlement announced Wednesday.
As many as 360 migrating wild bison would be shot by hunters in Montana, captured for slaughter or shipped elsewhere this winter under a proposal from Yellowstone National Park officials seeking an alternative to the indiscriminate slaughters of years past, according to The Associated Press. How do you think the issue of bison that wander outside park boundaries should be addressed?
A new U.S. government report highlights serious gaps in mental health care for many American Indians and Alaska Natives, groups that suffer from problems including a teenage suicide rate more than twice the national average.
A new U.S. government report highlights serious gaps in mental health care for many American Indians and Alaska Natives, a group that suffers from problems that include a teenage suicide rate more than twice the national average.
HELENA -- Appeals are being planned in a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government over mismanaged American Indian land royalties, but the attorneys who negotiated the deal are asking a judge to order the challengers to first each put up an $8.3 million bond.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative committee is set to consider a bill to allow counties to change voting districts that some American Indians say targets them.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Lawyers in a federal lawsuit in which five American Indians are challenging Fremont County's system of holding at-large elections say they're anxious for a federal judge to issue a ruling nearly three years after he held a trial in the case.
It's no secret that American Indians have major health issues.
Stephanie Iron Shooter was stuck.
Neil Sun Rhodes, a Northern Arapaho from Fort Kipp, Montana examines patient, Michael Ekwall of Sheridan, Wyo., Thursday, April 2, 2009. Sun Rhodes is a resident physician at the Billings Clinic and was checking Ekwall's airway before surgery.
Mandy Plainfeather said she was relieved to see a native American nurse when she went into the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare to care for her newborn child. Plainfeather, right gave birth at 28 weeks to Caelan Plainfeather who is now 3 pounds. Angelique Little Light, left is Plainfeather's …
Stephanie Iron Shooter, training liaison for the Montana-Wyoming tribal leaders council is careful to follow tradition when dealing with cultural issues.
Activist Ashley Three Irons, of Lodge Grass, addresses a gathering to call for health care equality for Native Americans at the Yellowstone County Courthouse Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of American Indians from across the nation are in the capital to celebrate today's inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.