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9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Apache Stronghold v. United States
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
Native America Calling: The Menu
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.
‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court
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 Opening Statement – Nominee, National Park Service
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to serve as director of the National Park Service.
Native America Calling: Makah Tribe’s whale hunt journey
The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last harvest.
Montana Free Press: Fort Belknap Indian Community seeks federal review of new mining claims
The Fort Belknap Indian Community and conservation groups continue to oppose new mining claims near the reservation in Montana.
Cronkite News: Tribes welcome restoration of Bears Ears National Monument
“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.
Statement from occupation at Bureau of Indian Affairs central office
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.
President Biden issues proclamation restoring boundaries of 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.
President Biden delivers remarks on national monuments
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on national monuments at the White House on October 8, 2021.
Native America Calling: The push to protect sacred land in Nevada
Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of sacred and ancestral territory.
Fact Sheet: President Biden Restores Protections for Three National Monuments and Renews American Leadership to Steward Lands, Waters, and Cultural Resources
President Joe Biden is restoring the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S.648 & S.1911
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.
Native America Calling: Aquaculture for profit and the planet
Kelp farming is a potentially profitable economic development venture for some coastal tribes.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up tribal water rights settlements
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.
Native America Calling: New fossil discoveries and Indigenous origins
Newly discovered fossilized human footprints issue another blow to the conventional scientific theory about when humans came to North America.
Montana Free Press: Controversial nominee confirmed at Bureau of Land Management
The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 to approve the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
DVIDS: Ancestral remains repatriated to Alaska Native community
Hundreds of years ago, Point Spencer served as a traditional meeting point and trading market for Native peoples along the Bering Sea.
Native America Calling: Indigenous culinary innovation
Native America Calling will talk about the origins and science that made its way into the historical and contemporary culinary traditions.
Cronkite News: Water levels in Colorado River falling faster than expected
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.
Native America Calling: ANCSA at 50: Evolving Alaska Native identity
Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
Source New Mexico: Visitors encouraged to respect tribal lands and sacred sites
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.
Native America Calling: Making waves on the basketball court in southeast Alaska
The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.
Cronkite News: Thousands line up for chance to hunt bison in Grand Canyon
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Montana Free Press: Water compact for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes becomes official
“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.
Gaylord News: Chickasaw citizen secures top legal post at Department of Agriculture
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.
Native America Calling: Water shortages for tribes along the Colorado River
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.
Native America Calling: “Exposure” art exhibit voices nuclear frustrations
Indigenous artists from North America and beyond document their relationships with nuclear testing and uranium contamination in a new exhibit.
Indian Country Today: Opponents of Line 3 look to United Nations for support
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.
Native America Calling: Ready when disaster strikes
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.
Cronkite News: Tribal nations win court ruling for clean water rule
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup on budget reconciliation
The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Native America Calling: Proposed NAGPRA rules to strengthen repatriation
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.
Native America Calling: Environmental trends threaten Alaska sustenance fishing
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 seeks donations after being hit by Hurricane Ida
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.
Cronkite News: Indian Country firefighters benefit from pay raise
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Cronkite News: Extreme weather prompts push to ‘build back better’
From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.
Lisa DeVille: Infrastructure bill weakens environmental protections on tribal lands
If the National Environmental Policy Act is weakened, so is the safety of me, my family, and my people.
Native America Calling: Legal and cultural barriers derail efforts to protect sacred places
Native America Calling will hear about the series and from some of the people who continue to work toward protecting sacred land.
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