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YES! Magazine: Thousands stand guard at sacred Mauna Kea in Hawaii
YES! Magazine: Thousands stand guard at sacred Mauna Kea in Hawaii (August 15, 2019)

Native Hawaiians and other Indigenous peoples need more authority in the federal and state project processes that affect them.


Democracy Now: 'Mauna Kea is known as our kupuna, our ancestor'
Democracy Now: 'Mauna Kea is known as our kupuna, our ancestor' (August 7, 2019)

A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site.


Justice Brett Kavanaugh's impact on Indian Country
Justice Brett Kavanaugh's impact on Indian Country (October 15, 2018)

The recently confirmed Supreme Court justice was heavily opposed by Indigenous leaders.


How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world
How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world (October 8, 2018)

Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country
'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country (September 19, 2018)

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.


Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh
Mark Trahant: Native advocates say no to Brett Kavanaugh (September 11, 2018)

Are Native-related issues enough to sink the nomination of President Donald J. Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court?


Richard Peterson: Brett Kavanaugh threatens tribal sovereignty
Richard Peterson: Brett Kavanaugh threatens tribal sovereignty (September 10, 2018)

Alaska tribes, despite being more than the nation's capital, know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh's agenda.


American chain threatens Native Hawaiian eatery for using 'Aloha Poke' name
American chain threatens Native Hawaiian eatery for using 'Aloha Poke' name (July 30, 2018)

An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.


Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first. (April 23, 2018)

Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.


YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people (April 20, 2018)

The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.


Daniel Akaka, former chairman of Senate Committee of Indian Affairs, walks on
Daniel Akaka, former chairman of Senate Committee of Indian Affairs, walks on (April 6, 2018)

Daniel Akaka, a former U.S. Senator and a champion for self-determination, has passed away at the age of 93.


Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal
Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal (March 6, 2018)

Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.


National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation (October 18, 2017)

The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the 'swift confirmation' of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump
Lawmakers seek to reauthorize Indian housing programs questioned by Trump (September 29, 2017)

Lawmakers are launching a second attempt to reauthorize a critical Indian housing law that expired four years ago.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana
Housing Secretary Ben Carson addresses tribal housing conference in Montana (August 24, 2017)

The new leader of the Department of Housing and Urban Development made his first visit to Indian Country at the United Native American Housing Association summit in Montana.


Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again
Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (October 28, 2016)

'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'


Native Hawaiians fight another telescope project on sacred ground
Native Hawaiians fight another telescope project on sacred ground (October 4, 2016)

The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope would be located on Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak in Hawaii.


Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations
Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations (September 23, 2016)

The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.


House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills
House schedules action on Native youth and tribal tourism bills (September 12, 2016)

The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act and the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act are moving closer to becoming law.


Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention
Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention (July 19, 2016)

Republicans failed to offer any new policy goals for Indian Country, adopting a platform nearly identical to their 2012 effort.


Robert Cook: Indigenous communities share a sense of optimism
Robert Cook: Indigenous communities share a sense of optimism (June 2, 2016)

The contributions of Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders have helped shaped the history of our country.


NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference
NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference (May 17, 2016)

Renewing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority in Indian Country.


Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (April 27, 2016)

The Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act (NATIVE Act) does something simple but it could lead to big economic development gains for Native communities across the nation.


Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (April 21, 2016)

Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?


Frederich Trenchard: Hawaiian chief reached out to Donald Trump
Frederich Trenchard: Hawaiian chief reached out to Donald Trump (April 5, 2016)

A native Hawaiian Chief, Maui Loa, got in touch with one of the Trump Organization's top executives and convinced him to analyze the Indian land situation in the 50th state.


Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)

Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.


Hillary Clinton affirms support of 'nationhood' for Native Hawaiians
Hillary Clinton affirms support of 'nationhood' for Native Hawaiians (March 8, 2016)

Federal recognition is an issue that will likely resonate for Democratic voters at the party's caucuses on March 26.


Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides
Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides (March 7, 2016)

Over the last few years, many people—Native and non-Native—have risen up in opposition to the pesticide/GE companies and their harmful practices.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)

Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian self-governance vote
Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian self-governance vote (December 3, 2015)

Native Hawaiians who are trying to form their own government were dealt another setback by the nation's highest court.


Hawaii's top court halts construction on sacred Native mountain
Hawaii's top court halts construction on sacred Native mountain (December 3, 2015)

Native Hawaiian activists believe the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope will desecrate Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak on the big island.


Supreme Court throws wrench into Native Hawaiian election
Supreme Court throws wrench into Native Hawaiian election (November 30, 2015)

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order that blocks the counting of votes in an election that's restricted to Native Hawaiians.


Anne Keala Kelly: US government wants to steal Hawaii again
Anne Keala Kelly: US government wants to steal Hawaii again (November 24, 2015)

Simply put, President Obama wants to invoke Executive Order privileges to recognize a group of Hawaiians who will sell our national lands.


Opinion: Native Hawaiian group does not represent the people
Opinion: Native Hawaiian group does not represent the people (November 23, 2015)

Our process and path to nationhood, whether via Federal recognition or Independence, is ours alone.


Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission
Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission (November 3, 2015)

The Hokule’a, which means Star of Gladness in Hawaiian, will travel more than 60,000 nautical miles around the globe, relying primarily on Native methods of navigation.


Mike Myers: A love/hate relationship with settler governments
Mike Myers: A love/hate relationship with settler governments (October 28, 2015)

I’ve heard all of the rationales that Indigenous folks come up with for working in the settler governments as well as getting involved in their politics and political parties.


Native Hawaiians take another step towards federal recognition
Native Hawaiians take another step towards federal recognition (September 29, 2015)

Congress has enacted more than 150 laws to address Native Hawaiian housing, land and education but the lack of a formal government-to-government relationship has posed problems


USDA grants help Native communities address costs of energy
USDA grants help Native communities address costs of energy (September 17, 2015)

Native communities in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and South Dakota will benefit from $5.6 million in grants.


T. Lulani Arquette: Racism is rearing its ugly head all over again
T. Lulani Arquette: Racism is rearing its ugly head all over again (July 16, 2015)

It seems like we have come full circle since the 1960’s and that history is indeed repeating itself.


Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea
Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea (March 25, 2015)

A group called Women on 20s has selected 15 candidates to replace Andrew Jackson but none represent Indian Country.


Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress
Bill to reauthorize NAHASDA gets first hearing in 114th Congress (March 12, 2015)

The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013 and tribes have been pushing hard to renew it.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (February 25, 2015)

A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories (December 2, 2014)

Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty (November 28, 2014)

Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.


Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (November 18, 2014)

The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.


Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status
Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status (July 16, 2014)

Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.


Comment period opens on Native Hawaiian recognition proposal
Comment period opens on Native Hawaiian recognition proposal (June 20, 2014)

Officials say it would be up to the island's first inhabitants to determine how they want to organize their own government.


DOI considers process to recognize  Native Hawaiian government
DOI considers process to recognize Native Hawaiian government (June 18, 2014)

Public meetings start next week and tribal consultation will take place later this summer.


Keli'i Akina: Recognition for Native Hawaiians just a power grab
Keli'i Akina: Recognition for Native Hawaiians just a power grab (June 4, 2014)

Keli'i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii claims Native Hawaiians don't support federal recognition.


DOI considers regulation to address status of Native Hawaiians
DOI considers regulation to address status of Native Hawaiians (May 28, 2014)

Media reports about a proposed rule are inaccurate.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills (March 24, 2014)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.


Opinion: Colleen Hanabusa fights for Native Hawaiian rights
Opinion: Colleen Hanabusa fights for Native Hawaiian rights (January 21, 2014)

Former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D) and Michael Chun, a former president of Kamehameha Schools, endorse Democrat Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate.


Opinion: Recognizing Native Hawaiians without act of Congress
Opinion: Recognizing Native Hawaiians without act of Congress (May 2, 2013)

Writer wonders whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity without an act of Congress: A newly published report from the Office of Inspector General...


Washburn says Native Hawaiians can't follow   BIA regulations
Washburn says Native Hawaiians can't follow BIA regulations (March 20, 2013)

Native Hawaiians can't seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Tuesday. In 1978, the BIA established a process to determine which tribes...


Tribal groups participate in Obama's inaugural parade in DC
Tribal groups participate in Obama's inaugural parade in DC (January 14, 2013)

Tribal and Native groups from across the country will be marching with President Barack Obama for his inaugural parade on January 21, 2013. This year's participants include the Navajo Nation...


Kawika Riley: Dan Inouye aided era  of tribal self-determination
Kawika Riley: Dan Inouye aided era of tribal self-determination (December 20, 2012)

"The United States, and all of its indigenous peoples, lost a hero and a champion this week, with the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii). Senator Inouye’s life...


Sen.  Daniel Akaka presides over his last   Indian Affairs   hearing
Sen. Daniel Akaka presides over his last Indian Affairs hearing (November 30, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) chaired what was likely his last Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday. Akaka took over the committee at the start of the 112th Congress...


SCIA to consider three bills before    land-into-trust hearing
SCIA to consider three bills before land-into-trust hearing (September 13, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting this afternoon prior to a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar v. Patchak....


Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition bill resurfaces in Senate
Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition bill resurfaces in Senate (July 19, 2012)

"Congress is approaching its annual 5-week August recess (returning September 10). With election distractions and little time left in the 112th Congress, the Akaka bill probably cannot come to the...