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About 8,000 students attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, whose founder had a motto: “Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

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A land acknowledgment from Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and a song from Claudette White and the Quechan Hurav Singers set the stage for Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.

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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.

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“This decision helps all of Indian Country in efforts to protect tribal lands and natural resources as well as the betterment of all people of southeast Idaho,” Chairman Devon Boyer of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said.

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The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policies in American history – but it wasn’t an isolated incident.

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NAFOA is hitting the ground running in 2021 to keep tribes informed and supported.

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The vice president of the Navajo Nation contributed to the false belief that Donald Trump could remain in office despite losing the presidential election.

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Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.

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For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.

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A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.

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The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.

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A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.

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Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.

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Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) offers remarks after being introduced as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior on December 19, 2020.

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce key members of their climate and energy team, including Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland.

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A pipeline company has been trespassing on Indian land on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation for more than seven years.

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In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.

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From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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The Indian Health Service is planning to distribute over 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indian Country.

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Is this the same-ole same-ole by the federal government that the U. S. Constitution and the law doesn’t matter if it only affects American Indians?

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Taos Pueblo wholeheartedly appreciates the support, leadership, the prayers, contributions, and sacrifices that brought Blue Lake back to our people.

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The Trump administration has approved a controversial mining operation on Sioux Nation treaty territory in South Dakota.

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Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.

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Tribes have until the end of this month to spend their share of the $8 billion in federal emergency coronavirus funds.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.

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“It breaks my heart every day to watch it happen and watch TC Energy dig up the earth and go under our rivers and waterways,” said Lakota activist TaSina Sapa Win.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin, a dispute over COVID-19 relief funds.

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With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.

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Activists worry that the Trump administration is fast-tracking federal approval for a large copper mine on sacred Apache territory in Arizona.

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As they have for the past 17 years, Native men and women stood atop a windswept hill overlooking the Missouri River. They prayed for the Native children lost to the state welfare system.

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The 18th Annual Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children took place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa.

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We all know that Native Americans have served in the U.S. military at the highest rate per capita for any ethnicity.

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A resolution paves the way to address lands illegally taken from an Indian boarding school in South Dakota.

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Despite a federal law ordering their repatriation, thousands of Native ancestors and artifacts remains still languish in boxes and basements across the country.

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For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.