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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

White House
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on national monuments at the White House on October 8, 2021.

Avi Kwa Ame
Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of sacred and ancestral territory.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.

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Kelp farming is a potentially profitable economic development venture for some coastal tribes.

Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on tribal water rights settlements that are being supported by the Biden administration.

White Sands National Park
Newly discovered fossilized human footprints issue another blow to the conventional scientific theory about when humans came to North America.

Tracy Stone-Manning
The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 to approve the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.

Coast Guard repatriates Alaska Native remains at Point Spencer, Alaska
Hundreds of years ago, Point Spencer served as a traditional meeting point and trading market for Native peoples along the Bering Sea.

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Native America Calling will talk about the origins and science that made its way into the historical and contemporary culinary traditions.

Lake Powell at the Glen Canyon
New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course.

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Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.

Grand Canyon Bison
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.

Deb Haaland
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

Janie Hipp
For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.

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Native America Calling will talk with tribes about how they are coping with two decades of extreme drought and how they’re preparing for a drier future.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Indigenous artists from North America and beyond document their relationships with nuclear testing and uranium contamination in a new exhibit.

Stop Line 3
The United States faces an October deadline to respond to concerns about human rights abuses of Native people who are resisting the Line 3 pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.

United Houma Nation
When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.

San Pedro River
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.

The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.

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A proposed change in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would give tribes added muscle to hold museums accountable for the ancestors they continue to keep in their collections.

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Fishing for king and chum salmon on the Yukon River in Alaska is cancelled this year because fish numbers are so low.

United Houma Nation
Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to the roof of United Houma Nation’s administration building and the tribe is seeking donations to help rebuild in the community.

Summit Trail Fire
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.

Lela Alston and Dora Vasquez
From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.

Flaring can be seen from a drilling rig on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota. Photo by Talli Nauman / Native Sun News Today
If the National Environmental Policy Act is weakened, so is the safety of me, my family, and my people.

Mount Graham
Native America Calling will hear about the series and from some of the people who continue to work toward protecting sacred land.