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.


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.

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.

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 […]


Philly Dem. wants to ban native nicknames at Pa. schools | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 3, 2021

State Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia, says it's 'well established that mascots, logos, and the like, that stereotype or fetishize indigenous peoples highly correlate to the alarmingly high suicide rate among Native youth'


Boarding schools traumatized Native Americans. Here’s one big way to make up for it | Opinion

BY: - October 14, 2021

Knowing the past and healing from it have begun, but both are far from being complete.

Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere

BY: - August 23, 2021

At issue are years of trauma from the federal government’s push, starting in the late 1800s, to remove hundreds of thousands of Native American children from their communities.


How ‘friendly whites’ used conservatorships to exploit, swindle Native Americans | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2021

Between 1908 and 1934, guardianships became a vehicle for the swindling of Native communities out of their lands and royalties.


How Native students fought back against abuse, assimilation at Carlisle boarding school | Opinion

BY: - August 13, 2021

Some fought, to the death, to retain their language, culture and traditions

A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools in Pa., nationwide

BY: - July 9, 2021

Some advocates want Congress to take the next step and create a formal truth commission. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the coming weeks plans to reintroduce legislation forming one.


Deb Haaland can help dismantle the doctrine of discovery | Opinion

BY: - April 9, 2021

The doctrine led to exploitation of entire peoples and unraveling our relationship with the land

Biden’s pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

BY: - February 22, 2021

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies