The Mount Tabor Indian Community and a statue they helped erect are examples of serious failures by officials to vet claims to Indigenous nation status, federally recognized tribal leaders say.
Emily Grace Spydell died in adoptive care. Her biological family says the Indian Child Welfare Act could have saved her—but her tribe’s legal code prevented it.
The Wichita built towns along Red and Brazos River in North Texas. Those sites remain important to the tribe to this day.
Despite the United Methodist Church’s history of violence toward Indigenous people, the Dallas Indian Mission is a place of cultural exchange and community.
In an ecosystem that needs fire to flourish, the actions of the tribe could decide the future of the longleaf pine.
"News of the World" unsuccessfully tries to redeem the Western at its most harmful.
Two stories this week from our Indigenous Affairs desk dive into the thorny issue of belonging. Here’s why.
For years, candidate Marie Crabb has claimed to be Mescalero Apache. Those claims cannot be verified.
A new food documentary fails to recognize the complexities of Indigenous identity in Texas.
In Texas, a tiny staff of tribal officials field hundreds of requests each day to build 5G towers in areas of cultural and historic importance.