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Aaron Payment: Biden administration updates Indian education initiative
This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.
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.
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.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.
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: 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.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Taking action for survivors of Native residential schools
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives deserve attention and resources
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
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.
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.
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.
People’s World: Installation commemorates peace treaty signed in 1843
The Treaty of Bird’s Fort was the result of years of conflict and bloodshed between Native nations and the onrushing tide of settlers who later called themselves Texans.
Indian Country Today: Alaska Native corporations finally receive COVID-19 funds
Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect Native voting rights
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
After two years, we’re excited to see our community in person.
Native America Calling: ANCSA at 50: Its history and legacy
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
Cronkite News: Thousands line up for chance to hunt bison in Grand Canyon
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Montana Free Press: Water compact for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes becomes official
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema seen as key vote in trillion-dollar agenda
“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
President Biden revives White House Tribal Nations Summit
Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
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