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Native America Calling: The complex path to home ownership on tribal land
Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.
National Congress of American Indians elects leadership
The leadership of the National Congress of American Indians is mostly staying the same following an election at the organization’s annual meeting.
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.
Native America Calling: Monitoring damaging oil spills
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.
Biden administration announces new additions to Indian Affairs team
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
Secretary Haaland addresses National Congress of American Indians
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.
Native America Calling: Music Maker
Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Vice President Harris addresses National Congress of American Indians
Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.
Tribal community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Nebraska
Tribal leaders, state officials and descendants of America’s first Native doctor celebrated the first Indigenous People’s Day in Nebraska.
Native America Calling: Young people promote healthy living
Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.
Native America Calling: Slow progress on Indigenous issues awareness
The number of places recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day is growing and getting more organized. But there’s more work to do.
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.
President Biden issues first-ever proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 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: Slavery from an Indigenous perspective
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 hosts legislative hearing
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.
Native America Calling: Keeping Indigenous elders healthy and connected
Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.
‘No one is illegal on stolen Indigenous land’: Native activist speaks out on viral encounter
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.
Cronkite News: Cross country trip raises awareness for missing and murdered
“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: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
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.
Supreme Court returns to in-person arguments as justice tests positive for COVID-19
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
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.
Republican opposes Native nominee at 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.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema faces pressure to back Democratic agenda
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.
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.
Montana Free Press: Montana passes grim milestone in COVID-19 pandemic
“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 death toll continues to climb across the nation
“My life has completely changed over the past year,” Kristin Urquiza said of the loss of her father to COVID-19.
Former Navajo Nation official charged in tribal court for COVID-19 fraud
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.
Native America Calling: Preston Singletary and multidisciplinary collaboration
Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.
Montana Free Press: COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Montana
The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.
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