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Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House
Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House (November 20, 2019)

American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.


Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women
Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women (November 19, 2019)

With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: My family is what it is today because of adoption
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: My family is what it is today because of adoption (November 19, 2019)

People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.


Rep. Tom Cole: Making Alzheimer’s a priority on Capitol Hill
Rep. Tom Cole: Making Alzheimer’s a priority on Capitol Hill (November 19, 2019)

Like many others across the nation, my family knows all too well the heartbreaking decline that takes place in those suffering with Alzheimer’s.


Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill
Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act advances on Capitol Hill (November 18, 2019)

A bipartisan bill that would help tribes address homelessness in their communities is due for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border
Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border (November 18, 2019)

'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.


'Homecoming': Pueblo of Acoma set to reclaim sacred item
'Homecoming': Pueblo of Acoma set to reclaim sacred item (November 18, 2019)

The Acoma Shield is finally coming home after years in legal and political limbo.


Trailblazing Pueblo woman leader delivers opening prayer in Congress
Trailblazing Pueblo woman leader delivers opening prayer in Congress (November 13, 2019)

Native women leaders continue to make history in the halls of Congress.


Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing
Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing (November 13, 2019)

A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Honor our veterans every day
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Honor our veterans every day (November 12, 2019)

One day is not enough to thank the brave men and women who defend our freedoms every day.


Rep. Tom Cole: Honoring our nation's veterans
Rep. Tom Cole: Honoring our nation's veterans (November 12, 2019)

Without question, we owe a constant debt of gratitude to generations of veterans, including many of our own family members, who made sacrifices to ensure the safety of our homeland and who faithfully fought to promote and preserve America’s precious freedoms.


Civil war a bad idea for Trump supporters
Civil war a bad idea for Trump supporters (November 8, 2019)

We have had bad presidents, but they didn’t have the Reverend Jim Jones cult like following this president seems to attract.


Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era
Another tribal homelands bill on the agenda in a heated political era (November 6, 2019)

Partisan presidential politics are affecting Indian Country's legislative agenda.


The election is today (and national races are just a year away)
The election is today (and national races are just a year away) (November 5, 2019)

At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats continue to play politics on Capitol Hill
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats continue to play politics on Capitol Hill (November 4, 2019)

Playing political games only distracts us from improving the lives of everyday Americans.


Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month (November 4, 2019)

As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.


Arizona lawmakers split by party, as House OKs next impeachment steps
Arizona lawmakers split by party, as House OKs next impeachment steps (November 4, 2019)

Lawmakers split along party lines as the House passed a resolution that lays out the framework for the next public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development
Tribes cheer passage of bills to protect ancestral lands from development (October 31, 2019)

Democrats on Capitol Hill are vowing to secure permanent protections for ancestral tribal territory after winning initial passage of legislation to stop energy development on sacred lands in two states.


House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon
House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon (October 31, 2019)

'In 2019, our Havasupai voices were heard after 30 years,' Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribe said of a bill to ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Protecting tribal sovereignty and tribal communities
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Protecting tribal sovereignty and tribal communities (October 31, 2019)

Combatting the opioid crisis in Indian Country has been an uphill battle.


Rep. Tom Cole: Protecting Native women and children
Rep. Tom Cole: Protecting Native women and children (October 31, 2019)

A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.


Hearing focuses on sexual harassment at the Department of the Interior
Hearing focuses on sexual harassment at the Department of the Interior (October 30, 2019)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians suffer from the highest rates of all forms of harassment, according to an employee study.


Prairie Island Indian Community welcomes homelands legislation
Prairie Island Indian Community welcomes homelands legislation (October 29, 2019)

A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.


House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry
House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry (October 28, 2019)

The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up two bills at hearing
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up two bills at hearing (October 16, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on two tribal bills.


Gianforte lobbies Interior to delist Northern Continental Divide grizzlies
Gianforte lobbies Interior to delist Northern Continental Divide grizzlies (October 9, 2019)

The Trump administration is being pressed to remove protections for the grizzly bear, an animal held sacred by numerous tribes.


Rep. Tom Cole: Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs
Rep. Tom Cole: Addressing the high cost of prescription drugs (October 7, 2019)

Especially for those Americans who rely on regular prescriptions, the high cost of purchasing their vital medicine is an all too familiar burden.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines nuclear legacy in Indian Country
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines nuclear legacy in Indian Country (October 7, 2019)

Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.


Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland
Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland (October 7, 2019)

The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.


Trump sees treason in whistleblower; to ASU prof it’s not so clear-cut
Trump sees treason in whistleblower; to ASU prof it’s not so clear-cut (October 3, 2019)

To President Donald Trump, the White House whistleblower who reported concerns about his call with the Ukrainian president is comparable to a spy and a traitor.


Tuscarora Nation seeks recognition from state of North Carolina
Tuscarora Nation seeks recognition from state of North Carolina (October 3, 2019)

The Tuscarora Nation is continuing efforts to gain recognition in North Carolina following a setback at the state level.


Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say
Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say (October 2, 2019)

The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.


Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum
Navajo Nation welcomes key lawmaker to reservation for uranium mining forum (October 1, 2019)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are eager to show how uranium mining continues to affect their people as they host a key member of Congress.


Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely
Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely (September 30, 2019)

Congress voted yet again to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Putting an end to the opioid epidemic
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Putting an end to the opioid epidemic (September 30, 2019)

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.


Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to waste time in Congress
Rep. Tom Cole: Democrats continue to waste time in Congress (September 30, 2019)

When lawmakers returned for legislative session after the extended work period, House Democrats had an opportunity to turn a new leaf and actually get things done for the American people.


Haaland and Warren battle for tribes in Congress
Haaland and Warren battle for tribes in Congress (September 27, 2019)

One of the first Native women in Congress and a 2020 candidate for president, have teamed up on a comprehensive Indian Country legislative proposal.


Trump administration goes on the record for Indian Country funding
Trump administration goes on the record for Indian Country funding (September 25, 2019)

Does the Trump administration support funding the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service ahead of time?


Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act inches forward on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2019)

A bill that would help tribes address the effects of climate change in coastal areas is advancing for the first time.


Pelosi backs impeachment inquiry, Arizona delegation members not swayed
Pelosi backs impeachment inquiry, Arizona delegation members not swayed (September 25, 2019)

Democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump amid controversy over his dealings with a foreign nation.


'Does the White House support VAWA?': Trump officials won't say
'Does the White House support VAWA?': Trump officials won't say (September 24, 2019)

The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.


Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph
Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph (September 23, 2019)

Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.


Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act up for first hearing on Capitol Hill
Indian Programs Advanced Appropriations Act up for first hearing on Capitol Hill (September 17, 2019)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to fund the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service ahead of time.


RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol
RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (September 17, 2019)

Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.


House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women
House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (September 13, 2019)

Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis (September 11, 2019)

What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.


Rep. Tom Cole: America and our allies are locked in a modern-day technology race
Rep. Tom Cole: America and our allies are locked in a modern-day technology race (September 6, 2019)

While lawmakers debate numerous issues of significance, an important matter surrounding personal freedom and national security quietly looms in the background.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Raising the mininum wage is not the answer
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Raising the mininum wage is not the answer (September 6, 2019)

With 6.9 million open jobs in our country, we should provide people with the education and resources they need to succeed.


Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians
Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (August 29, 2019)

Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.


Rep. Tom Cole: Trade deal advances nation's economy and creates more jobs
Rep. Tom Cole: Trade deal advances nation's economy and creates more jobs (August 23, 2019)

The economic success that America has experienced lately is truly historic.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (August 23, 2019)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians has proven to be effective and we need to further invest in the program to continue to build on its success.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Rep. Tom Cole: America must continue to stand with a great ally
Rep. Tom Cole: America must continue to stand with a great ally (August 12, 2019)

The United States has been a long-time friend and ally of the Jewish state of Israel.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Stop violence by addressing mental health
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Stop violence by addressing mental health (August 12, 2019)

It’s time for all of us to work together to address the mental health crisis in our country and stop violence before it happens.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.


Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider
Vote counts by drone? County asks Havasupai Tribe to consider (August 6, 2019)

Ballot tallies could be flown out of the Havasupai Reservation for the 2020 election.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Budget deal is bad for America's future
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Budget deal is bad for America's future (August 6, 2019)

We cannot afford to keep kicking the can down the road and passing bills off to the next generation.


Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan compromise for the American people
Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan compromise for the American people (August 6, 2019)

The U.S. House of Representatives wrapped up its legislative activity before heading into the August work period, and I am proud to report that lawmakers ended on a high note.


'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down
'Who is this guy?': Aide who blamed Rep. Sharice Davids for 'racist system' steps down (August 5, 2019)

Attacking one of the only two Native women in Congress doesn't pay off within Democratic circles.


Chris Winters: Democratic leaders terrified about impeaching Donald Trump
Chris Winters: Democratic leaders terrified about impeaching Donald Trump (August 5, 2019)

We may be in the beginning stages of the process that could remove the president.