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Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit
Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit (May 13, 2019)

More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin
Mark Trahant: Indigenous peoples of the Arctic stand up to Trump spin (May 9, 2019)

Indigenous leaders call climate change an urgent threat that requires a global response. But that idea was trashed by the Trump administration.


'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court
'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court (May 6, 2019)

Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.


Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills
Core group of Republicans vote against Indian Country bills (April 30, 2019)

A small group of Republicans are going on record as opponents of tribal legislation.


'No Road Map': Leader of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testifies about reorganization
'No Road Map': Leader of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe testifies about reorganization (April 30, 2019)

With the help of a tribal leader and maybe the Trump administration, a House subcommittee will try to get to the bottom of a reorganization at the Department of the Interior.


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing
Trump administration's face of Indian policy heads to Capitol Hill for first hearing (April 8, 2019)

It's taken nearly nine months, but Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney is finally ready to testify before Congress.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium
National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium (March 21, 2019)

An event in Washington, D.C., will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.


Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case
Supreme Court delivers slim victory in Yakama Nation treaty rights case (March 19, 2019)

The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.


Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Appeals court schedules lengthy hearing in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 11, 2019)

Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes yet another look at 'high-risk' programs (March 11, 2019)

'Where Are They Now' sounds like an old cable television show, only this week it's about the trust and treaty responsibility.


House subcommittee schedules hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women
House subcommittee schedules hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women (March 8, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes wrap up Impact Week in DC (March 6, 2019)

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida met in the nation's capital this week.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes continue Impact Week in DC (March 6, 2019)

Leaders of more than two dozen tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era
United South and Eastern Tribes pledge unity amid uncertainty in the Trump era (March 4, 2019)

'This is Indian land,' tribal leaders were told. But does the Trump administration believe it?


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes (March 4, 2019)

'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.


Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting
Twitter Recap: United South and Eastern Tribes open Impact Week meeting (March 4, 2019)

Leaders of tribes from Texas to Maine to Florida are meeting in the nation's capital this week.


Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views
Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views (March 4, 2019)

Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.


Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint
Top official at Department of the Interior hit with ethics complaint (March 1, 2019)

Democrats and watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into David Bernhardt, who has been tapped to lead the Department of the Interior by President Trump.


National Congress of American Indians names new communications director
National Congress of American Indians names new communications director (February 27, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.


Suzan Shown Harjo: Joan Mondale was a model ally for Indian Country
Suzan Shown Harjo: Joan Mondale was a model ally for Indian Country (February 26, 2019)

The late Joan Mondale was an ally of the first order and one who is remembered with respect and fondness in many Native families and homelands.


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters
Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters (February 21, 2019)

With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.


National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (February 15, 2019)

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.


President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology (February 15, 2019)

The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session
Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session (February 15, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.


White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest (February 14, 2019)

The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on Administration for Native Americans
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on Administration for Native Americans (February 13, 2019)

The law that established the Administration for Native Americans is marking its 45th anniversary.


Twitter Recap: Day two of National Congress of American Indians winter session
Twitter Recap: Day two of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 13, 2019)

Catch up on the second and final day of the National Congress of American Indians winter session in Washington, D.C.


Twitter Recap: Day one of National Congress of American Indians winter session
Twitter Recap: Day one of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 12, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians is hearing from key members of Congress and senior federal officials at its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown (February 11, 2019)

A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.


Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation
Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation (February 4, 2019)

Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.


Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate
Indian Country experts warn of gridlock in troubled political climate (February 1, 2019)

A divided Congress and an unpredictable president spell trouble for tribes and their advocates.


Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change
Mark Trahant: Tribes urged to assert sovereignty over climate change (January 30, 2019)

Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.


Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate
Mark Trahant: Tribes no longer want to be ignored in border security debate (January 29, 2019)

Tribal governments continue to press to be included in the debate about international borders and security, including a proposal to include an Indigenous-only visa.


Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate
Mark Trahant: Indian lawmakers on opposite sites of border and shutdown debate (January 21, 2019)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) opposes the border wall. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supports it.


National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers
National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers (December 12, 2018)

The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to experience employee turnover.


Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era
Indian Country legislative agenda falls behind in the Trump era (November 19, 2018)

Two years of Republican control in the nation's capital have resulted in few concrete gains for Indian Country.


Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo
Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo (November 2, 2018)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is the latest to comply with the Violence Against Women Act, which recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes.


Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative names new director
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative names new director (November 1, 2018)

Food sovereignty efforts continue to advance in Indian Country.


Secretary Zinke faces scrutiny over dealings at Interior
Secretary Zinke faces scrutiny over dealings at Interior (October 31, 2018)

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is denying any wrongdoing after news of a possible criminal inquiry surfaced in the media.


Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court
Yakama Nation treaty rights case lands at Supreme Court (October 29, 2018)

Leaders of the Yakama Nation are asking for Indian Country's support as the Supreme Court hears its first tribal case..


'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress
'Two weeks away from making history': Tribes ready to welcome Native women to Congress (October 25, 2018)

Indian Country leaders and advocates continue to express optimism that not one but two Native women will soon be walking the halls of Congress.


'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act
'Intentional and direct attack': Tribes vow fight for Indian Child Welfare Act (October 25, 2018)

One of the biggest threats facing tribal sovereignty are the coordinated attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.


Recap: Day 3 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75
Recap: Day 3 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75 (October 24, 2018)

A recap from the third day of activities at the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.


Recap: Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75
Recap: Day 2 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75 (October 24, 2018)

A recap of the second day of the 75th annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians.


Recap: Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75
Recap: Day 1 of National Congress of American Indians #NCAI75 (October 24, 2018)

A Twitter recap of the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 75th annual convention.


National Congress of American Indians unites in face of termination threat
National Congress of American Indians unites in face of termination threat (October 24, 2018)

Indian Country continues to stand behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands are slated to be taken out of trust by the Trump administration.


National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy
National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy (October 23, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.


National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer
National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer (October 22, 2018)

A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.


Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign
Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign (October 20, 2018)

When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.


Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives
Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives (October 19, 2018)

Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.


'You are beautiful. You are strong': Elders and youth wrap up conference
'You are beautiful. You are strong': Elders and youth wrap up conference (October 18, 2018)

Elders and youth focused on ways to ease divisions among men, women and two-spirit people as the First Alaskans Institute wrapped up its annual conference.


Native lieutenant governor resigns for 'inappropriate comments'
Native lieutenant governor resigns for 'inappropriate comments' (October 17, 2018)

Alaska's political world was rocked with the sudden resignation of Byron Mallott, the state's Native lieutenant governor.


'We are breathing life into our culture': Native youth carry on traditions
'We are breathing life into our culture': Native youth carry on traditions (October 17, 2018)

From preserving their languages to learning about tattooing, Native youth are keeping their heritage alive.