During the past few years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November.
WASHINGTON — Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins. She opposes this n…
CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama on Friday became only the fourth sitting U.S. president to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon on the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colo…
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's historical significance and importance to Native Americans.
Ninety years ago, the U.S. Congress granted American Indians the ironic right to become citizens of their own land.
Indian Health Service Acting Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux suggested a dose of cash would cure the federal program that has come under attack for poor care.
HELENA — U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh said Thursday they are supporting a bill to better protect voting rights across Indian country.
American Indians — as well as other members of the community — gathered Friday to celebrate the beginning of the 46th annual Montana State University Billings Powwow.
HELENA — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to join U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on a tour of Montana over the weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American Indians.
CASPER, Wyo. — Anthony Herrera was in handcuffs after tribal law enforcement busted him in 2011 with large quantities of marijuana on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to settle a voting rights case in which American Indians in Montana sued to establish satellite voting offices on three reservations.
HATFIELD, England — As Halloween approaches, the Salem, Mass., city tourism industry goes into overdrive. “Come to Salem and B-Prepared-2-B-Scared! It’s Halloween City!” runs one current slogan. It is a time of harmless fun for many, but the reason Salem is a center of the Halloween industry…
FARGO, N.D. — It’s a good time to be a North Dakotan. An oil boom in the west has fueled an economic surge, the locals’ frugal nature helped to prevent any housing bubble, and the threat of global warming looks like an attractive option for the chilly climate.
HELENA — A Chippewa Cree tribal council member has returned to his position after federal prosecutors dropped embezzlement charges against him.
PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT, Minn. — Like his uncles and grandfather before him, Travis Erickson takes great pride in the handmade pipes he creates using red stone he digs from the ground and carves into intricate designs.
WASHINGTON — As more and more Americans become aware of the critical need to combat global warming, one of our key weapons literally is blowing in the wind.
American Indian tribes on two Montana reservations have been awarded a combined $600,000 under a federal program to clean up contaminated properties.
Suicide does not discriminate in Indian Country.
HAVRE — The Chippewa Cree's governing council has suspended the tribe's chairman on allegations of neglect and misconduct, but Ken St. Marks says the body took action against him because of his cooperation with a federal corruption investigation.
MISSOULA — Elouise Cobell had a way of sorting through complex Native American land ownership tangles and combing out what's right.