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Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.

Fawn Sharp
The leadership of the National Congress of American Indians is mostly staying the same following an election at the organization’s annual meeting.

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.

NCAI President Fawn Sharp's Statement on California Oil Spill
California officials are still tallying the damage from an underwater oil pipeline rupture that leaked nearly 150,000 gallons of oil along a sensitive coastal area.

Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.

Ailani
Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.

NAFOA
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.

Indigenous Peoples Day Dancers
Tribal leaders, state officials and descendants of America’s first Native doctor celebrated the first Indigenous People’s Day in Nebraska.

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Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.

Christopher Columbus Statue
The number of places recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day is growing and getting more organized. But there’s more work to do.

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.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 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.

The Other Slavery: Histories of Indian Bondage from New Spain to the Southwestern United States
The scourge of slavery was an unfortunate reality for Indigenous people in the history of North America.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.

Mitchell Family
Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.

Sophia Marjanovic
A Native woman is speaking out after a video showing her confronting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) has drawn millions of views, and sparked outrage, on social media.

MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.

NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.

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.

U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.

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.

Department of the Interior
A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.

Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.

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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.

Greg Gianforte
“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.

Mark Anthony Urquiza and Kristin Urquiza
“My life has completely changed over the past year,” Kristin Urquiza said of the loss of her father to COVID-19.

Navajo Nation
Pearline Kirk, the former controller for the Navajo Nation, is accused of using her position to defraud the tribe out of $3 million in COVID-19 funds.

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Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.

Billings Clinic
The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.