The Department of the Interior, led by Secretary Deb Haaland, pictured here, is defending the Indian Child Welfare Act at the Supreme Court

The Indian Child Welfare Act faces a crucial test before the U.S. Supreme Court | Opinion

BY: - October 13, 2022

The well-being of our children, the sovereignty of tribal governments and the promises that have been made to our people are again, at stake.

Sculpture of dying Shawnee chief Tecumseh by Ferdinand Pettrich. Photo from the National Portrait Gallery.

Tecumseh, the war for the Northwest Territory, and how it changed the nation | Opinion

BY: - October 7, 2022

The defeat and destruction of the Erie led to Ohio country becoming devoid of many significant, permanent Indigenous inhabitants.


How Native Americans are making progress in their decades-long struggle for sacred land | Opinion

BY: - October 2, 2022

After years demanding more input into management of their sacred lands, the government finally may be listening.

Gilda Soosay, president of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish Council in Maskwacis, Canada, where Pope Francis visited the site of a state school for Indigenous children. Cole Burston/AFP via Getty Images

Christianity was a major part of Indigenous boarding schools. Why that matters | Opinion

BY: - August 1, 2022

Christianity’s central role is responsible for lingering resentment today, and many Indigenous people, me included, question whether the pope’s apology fell short in holding the church responsible.

Historic report on federal Indian boarding schools finds more than 400, including 3 in Pa.

BY: - May 14, 2022

‘This has left lasting scars for all Indigenous people,’ Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said.

Congress explores creation of truth commission for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools

BY: - May 14, 2022

Thousands of Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes to attend U.S. boarding schools with the goal of assimilation.

U.S. Interior Dept. research into the history of abusive Native American boarding schools should be released in the coming weeks

BY: - March 19, 2022

By Shaun Griswold The U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to begin releasing information next month from its investigation into federal boarding schools and their impact on Native American communities. Secretary Deb Haaland said the department is close to completing its research into boarding school sites and the location of possible burial sites “at […]


What the 87% spike in America’s native population says about whiteness and demographics | Analysis

BY: - December 27, 2021

As more and more people reject whiteness in favor of indigeneity, they do so at the expense of tribal sovereignty.

5 places learn about indigenous people in Pa. this Native American Heritage Month

BY: - November 26, 2021

No matter what region of Pennsylvania you call home, you’re never far from history, including the history of native peoples. 


National Day of Mourning: The suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag

BY: - November 25, 2021

For indigenous Americans, Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration. This is what they lost.

Senate confirms first tribal member in history to lead National Park Service

BY: - November 19, 2021

Charles F. Sams III, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Ore., will be the first tribal member to lead the Park Service in the agency’s 105-year history

Native American Heritage Month celebrates Indigenous communities across the nation

BY: - November 3, 2021

Celebrations for November pop up across the country and vary from community to community, but one of the largest national celebrations is the Rock Your Mocs social media event.