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Sunrise Ceremony at Oak Flat
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.

Jonathan Nez
The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.

Owamni - By The Sioux Chef
Learn about The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman’s new restaurant and more in the debut of The Menu, a new food program on Native America Calling.

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The more than $200 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time but the way the funds have been distributed has been repeatedly questioned.

Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.

Mona Zuffante
Residents of two reservations in northeast Nebraska have achieved the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state.

Charles "Chuck" F. Sams III
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to serve as director of the National Park Service.

Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.

Makah Nation
The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last harvest.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.

John Echohawk
The National Congress of American Indians hears an update from the Tribal Supreme Court Project on October 14, 2021.

Myaamia Forced Removal
Indigenous Peoples Day marked the day 175 years ago when Myaamia tribal citizens were forcibly removed from their homelands near the campus of Miami University in Ohio.

Zortman-Landusky Mine
The Fort Belknap Indian Community and conservation groups continue to oppose new mining claims near the reservation in Montana.

Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will learn how Native communities are leveraging federal financing to advance economic sovereignty.

Bears Ears Buttes
“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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When businesses or media productions take on Native themes, images or storylines, they turn to Native consultants to avoid stereotypes or offensive messages.

Cherokee Nation Film Office
Not very long ago, Native people were hard to find in the film industry.

Earl Old Person
The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.

Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.

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Tim Giago
It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.

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In many Native cultures, there’s an understanding and respect for those who identify with a gender that is neither male nor female.

Aaron Payment
This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.

Jeneda Benally
For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities around the globe.

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Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.

Fawn Sharp
The leadership of the National Congress of American Indians is mostly staying the same following an election at the organization’s annual meeting.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Occupation
A group of Indigenous activists and allies are occupying the central office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at National Congress of American Indians
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 13, 2021.

Cary Morin
Cary Morin’s music is often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.

NCAI President Fawn Sharp's Statement on California Oil Spill
California officials are still tallying the damage from an underwater oil pipeline rupture that leaked nearly 150,000 gallons of oil along a sensitive coastal area.

Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.

Ailani
Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.

NAFOA
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.

Indigenous Peoples Day Dancers
Tribal leaders, state officials and descendants of America’s first Native doctor celebrated the first Indigenous People’s Day in Nebraska.

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Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.

Christopher Columbus Statue
The number of places recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day is growing and getting more organized. But there’s more work to do.

House On Fire - Bears Ears National Monument
The Bears Ears landscape has supported indigenous people of the Southwest from time immemorial and continues to be sacred land to tribal nations, the White House said in a proclamation.