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Republicans vow to use Indian Country committee to investigate Biden administration
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.
Native America Calling: The Menu
What’s on The Menu? Join host Andi Murphy for news about the James Beard Award nominations and more.
Native America Calling: The problem with lithium
A lithium mine in Nevada is considered an environmental and cultural affront to tribal nations.
U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket
Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt
A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
Cronkite News: Solar power plant under development in Arizona
Salt River Project has partnered with a private renewable energy company to open its largest solar plant in Arizona.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation addresses needs on reservation
Whether it’s new construction, refurbished existing buildings, improved water or better roads, we are investing in what the Cherokee people have asked for.
Native America Calling: A cultural connection with alligators
Alligators are traditional touchstones and an important source of food for Southern and Southeastern tribes.
‘A pattern of disrespect’: Seneca Nation condemns veto of burial protection bill
Leaders of the Seneca Nation are speaking out after the governor of New York vetoed a bill that would have protected burial grounds across the state.
Cronkite News: Cleanup continues of abandoned mines in national forest
About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.
Native America Calling: How tribes want to honor a famous mountain lion
Tribes in California want a say in what happens to the remains of P-22, a famous mountain lion.
People’s World: Fearless warrior Joye Braun walks on
A dauntless advocate of Indigenous justice walked on with the passing of indomitable Water Protector and fearless Warrior Joye Braun.
Native Sun News Today: Wounded Knee descendants come together on massacre anniversary
Lakota citizens met to discuss the return of items taken from their ancestors during the Wounded Knee Massacre of December 1890.
Native America Calling: The cost of climate change
The Native village of Newtok in Alaska is losing its battle with climate change.
Native America Calling: The largest land grab in history?
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sacred lands measure
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation continues fight to protect sacred lands
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.
Native America Calling: The significance of cedar
Cedar is an important part of many tribal cultures.
Native America Calling: Native issues that matter
ICYMI: Catch up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people.
Native America Calling: Klamath River tribes praise dam removal momentum
After decades of fighting, tribes in northern California can celebrate the pending removal of four dams on the Klamath River.
Montana Free Press: Land swap in Crazy Mountains finally unveiled
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.
Native Sun News Today: Wounded Knee descendants left out of repatriation process
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
‘Modern Day Warrior’: Native rights advocate Joye Braun passes on
Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.
Native America Calling: Native gifts on The Menu
Are you wondering where to find blue corn meal made by Native producers? Or do you want to give someone bison meat from tribal lands?
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
USDA promotes Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative
“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting and hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Native America Calling: Saving and healing forests
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce speaks with tribal forestry directors about working with government agencies and the threats facing forests.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation cares for our homelands
The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.
Native America Calling: Traditions and complications in hunting season
Many Native hunters have mastered big game hunting, providing for themselves and their families.
The Conversation: An attack of Indigenous rights is an attack on nature conservation
The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has protected Thaidene Nëné under their own law since time immemorial.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation takes huge stride for food sovereignty
For the Cherokee people and for people everywhere, true freedom is impossible without control over our own food supply.
PolitiFact: Republican candidate tells tall tale about tribal governments
Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Native America Calling: Ancestral remains in private hands
It was long common practice for archaeologists — both professional and amateur — to plunder Native burial sites.
Native America Calling: Alaska’s unprecedented snow crab population collapse
Alaska’s snow crab season is cancelled for the first time ever after a mass die-off all but wiped out the crustaceans.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Native America Calling: Land donations add to tribal land holdings
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks more about the importance of land donations in restoring culturally-important sites.
Underscore.news: Yakama Nation celebrates return of sacred land
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
Native America Calling: Federal program to expand Native food hubs
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
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