Native Americans

The Lenape people were driven out of our homeland in the northeast U.S. Here's what it was like to go back.
The Indian Child Welfare Act pushes for Native children to be adopted by Native families. With its constitutionality challenged, tribal sovereignty hangs in the balance.
Oklahoma can now prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land.
Members of the Ponca tribes in Nebraska and Oklahoma visited the Massachusetts university on June 3 for the ceremonial return of the artifact.
“I continue to support efforts to free him,” the Vermont senator said of the 77-year-old Indigenous rights activist in a new letter obtained by HuffPost.
For the first time, the U.S. government is formally acknowledging the scope of its former policy aimed at erasing Native American identity.
Lynn Malerba, the first woman to be named ceremonial chief of the Mohegan Tribe, will have her name on currency and head up a new Treasury Department tribal affairs office.
"The name change is long overdue," said Piikani Nation Chief Stan Grier in a statement.
"It is clear that our criminal justice failed Mr. Peltier," the Democratic senator said of the Native American rights activist still in prison after nearly 50 years.
There is an ailing 77-year-old Indigenous man who has been in prison for 46 years who never should have been there in the first place. Why is he still there?