Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland provides an update at the 39th Annual National Tribal Health Conference.

Bureau of Indian Education
Post-pandemic burn out, persistently low pay, and a disparaging political climate are helping fuel a high number of teacher vacancies. How are Native students affected?

NAFOA
See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!

NAFOA
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MSU Denver Powwow
A public university promised free tuition for Native students. Then the details were revealed.

MSU Denver Powwow
Just in time for the mid-term elections, President Joe Biden announced his executive action to extend the current student loan payment pause and forgive up to $20,000 of debt.

The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.

Alan Parker
Alan Parker, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, had a profound impact on law and policy in Indian Country.

NAGPRA
NAGPRA has been on the books for 30 years but it’s been slow work to return ancestors and cultural property into the care of tribes.

Rosie Flute and Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We understand that saving the Cherokee language is a mission we quite simply cannot fail.

Person reading braille
The resurgence of language revitalization helps keep cultural connections and exercise sovereignty. But it leaves out those who are visually impaired.

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There’s a new surge of efforts to ban books by Native authors and other works that challenge colonial conventional wisdom.

Standing in Two Worlds: Native American College Diaries
For Native students, attending college is more than just their own personal achievement.

Teacher Health
There’s a widespread and growing mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so grim that many are leaving the field.

NAFOA
Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.

Pope Francis
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.

NAFOA
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Pope Francis
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.

Woodland Cultural Centre / Mohawk Institute Residential School
Nothing will be done for us without us. No one may speak on our behalf without our express approval.

Deb Haaland
Participating in governing is a time honored and sacred tradition in our Indigenous communities.

Louis Still Smoking
“IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountain West” represents a collaboration between Montana State University and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.

Bright Path Strong at NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.

Theresa Sheldon
A non-profit is taking on the task of forming a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal from Indian boarding school abuses.

Cindy Woodhouse
The government of Canada will pay $20 billion dollars to Indigenous children and their families following a historic settlement.

2016 Navajo Code Talkers Day
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum is breaking ground on a permanent facility to honor the tribal citizens who served in World War II.

Deb Haaland
There must be recompense for the horrendous crime of genocide and its long term effects.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Museums are offering unique Native exhibitions this summer as people are feeling more comfortable traveling and attending public events.

Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education
A joint hearing titled “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education” takes place on June 28, 2022.

Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s experience is a cautionary tale for tribes working with outsiders to help preserve their language.

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022.

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Tuition waivers for Native students are becoming more common. Native America Calling looks at the trend and sees who it helps.

Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.

Deb Haaland
“Indigenous people have a strong and abiding connection to the Earth – increasing their access to nature early and often will help lift up the next generation of stewards for this Earth,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.

Raúl Grijalva
Democrats are vowing to return to work better prepared after they said Republicans “hijacked” a slew of Indian Country bills during a markup where nothing was accomplished.

Deborah Parker
Bipartisan efforts to create a federal commission to explore and repair the legacy of the nation’s notorious Indian boarding schools have hit a stumbling block over subpoena authority.

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 8, 2022.

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Chances are you won’t be limited to a single career your whole life.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a second and final field hearing in Hawaii.