Fate of Native Children May Hinge on U.S. Adoption Case

The end of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which is being challenged by a few states, could mean more Native kids adopted by non-Natives.

Can Congress Void a Tribal Treaty Without Telling Anyone?

ANALYSIS | What’s at issue in Herrera v. Wyoming.

Could a Supreme Court Decision Entitle 2,000 Oklahoma Inmates to New Trials?

ANALYSIS | Roughly half of the state could be designated as reservation land. No one’s sure what that would mean for Native inmates whose crimes occurred within those boundaries.

Meet the Craft Distillers of Native America

A new industry could emerge on reservations, as Congress moves to lift an archaic ban on distilleries on tribal lands.

The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court

A federal judge rules that the Dakota Access pipeline did not receive an adequate environmental vetting.

New Mexico's Contentious 'Pot Powwow'

A cannabis company believes the pot industry could save tribal nations from poverty. But many argue it would only make a drug problem worse.

Fighting Opioid Abuse in Indian Country

The overdose death rate among Native Americans is three times the rate in the general population. As the opioid epidemic surges, many tribes are investing in treatment and specialized housing on the reservation.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Bans Risk Native American Sovereignty

When tribes don’t allow gay couples to marry their chosen partners, they invite negative perceptions about their unique legal status.

Indian Health Service Proposes Expanded Use of Dental Health Aide Therapists

The plan seeks to deliver quality health care to more patients in tribal communities

State and Local Daily Digest: Did Ore. Occupiers Disturb Tribal Relics Digging Latrine?; N.C. Lawmakers Target LGBT Ordinance

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