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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.

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Secretary Deb Haaland presented the Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2022 budget request during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Biden administration.

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks to tribal leaders about the American Jobs Plan on April 16, 2021.

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The American Jobs Plan promises to invest billions of dollars in tribal and Native communities. Learn whether the proposal will generate jobs and improve infrastructure in Indian Country.

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Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.

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“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.

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“Looking ahead, tribal gaming will continue to evolve,” Chairman Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe said at the signing of new Class III gaming compact.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers a keynote at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.

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Secretary Deb Haaland is making her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being confirmed as the leader of the Department of the Interior.

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a dispute over COVID-19 funding in Indian Country.

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Just north of the courtroom where a police officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd, another officer shot and killed Daunte Wright.

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See you next week for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference!

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, No. 20-543, on April 19, 2021.

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Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.

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Tribal leaders and climate activists are at odds with the Biden Administration after a missed opportunity to shut off the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.

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The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is delivering a keynote to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.

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One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates?

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Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.

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The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.

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Two Native lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench.

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The countdown to #NAFOA2021 is on! Are you registered?

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This is a tale of two countries—Bolivia and the United States. Only one nation is pursuing justice against a corrupt leader.

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A federal appeals court struck down some previsions of the Indian Child Welfare Act while upholding others in a complex and sometimes divided 325-page ruling.

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The Department of the Interior is admitting that records in Indian probate cases were exposed on the public internet but claims it wasn’t part of a “cyber-attack.”

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“This battle ended in victory,” the Puyallup Tribe said after the Biden administration stopped the sale of the National Archives in Washington state.

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President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take testimony on the Save Oak Flat Act on April 13, 2021.

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The California Tribal Families Coalition is calling a federal appeals court decision “troubling” but says it won’t immediately impact Indian Child Welfare Act matters in their state.

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Sarah Young Bear-Brown, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, addresses the #ShutDownDAPL​ and #StopLine3​ rally in Washington, D.C.

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Legal experts are deeply concerned about an “incredibly divisive” ruling from a federal appeals court that struck down parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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National Indian organizations are “deeply concerned” about a federal appeals court ruling in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.

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A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.

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The American Rescue Plan, which allocates $31 billion to Indian Country, set aside $20 million to help tribes preserve their languages.

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Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.

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Helping tribes stay informed and make the most of opportunities.

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Five years since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline became a worldwide movement, and four years after tribes and their allies took to the streets of D.C. in protest, Lakota youth returned to the nation’s capital.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is taking to social media to show the American Rescue Plan Act benefits Indian Country.

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Dozens of decisions that affected tribes during the Trump years are awaiting scrutiny by the new Biden administration.