More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Cherokee ancestry. Why has her career continued to thrive?
A rush to secure federal benefits during the coronavirus pandemic accelerated enrollment in the Navajo Nation, pushing its population past the Cherokee Nation’s to nearly 400,000.
Rock faces and boulders bearing figure carvings called petroglyphs were scratched or dabbed with paint, the United States Forest Service said.
The tribe in Oklahoma is facing a problem that is likely to become more commonplace across the country: how to vaccinate everyone not eagerly lining up for a shot.
It all starts with universal health care and a history of self-reliance.
The carmaker that owns Jeep defended its use of the Native American tribe’s name on its S.U.V. and said it was “committed to a respectful and open dialogue.”
The tribe’s Supreme Court excised language from its constitution that limited the citizenship rights of descendants of Black people who had been enslaved by the tribe before the Civil War.
Interest in Indigenous artistry has created an ecosystem of beadwork drops that sell out in minutes online.
Enslaved people were also driven west along the Trail of Tears. After a historic Supreme Court ruling, their descendants are fighting to be counted as tribal members.
Local prosecutors are referring criminal cases to the federal and tribal courts, which are now flooded with new cases.
It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.