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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Red Road to DC event on July 29, 2021.

Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Deb Haaland
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland address a meeting on Native voting rights at the White House.

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The House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance holds a hearing entitled “NAHASDA Reauthorization: Addressing Historic Disinvestment and the Ongoing Plight of the Freedmen in Native American Communities.”

Cherokee Nation Election Commission
A strong and effective Cherokee Council means a strong and effective Cherokee democracy.

Cherokee Nation
We must continue to make it a priority for health care to be universally accessible for our citizens.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has rescheduled its hearing on Indian health and Native youth legislation.

Richard “Rico” Frias
NAFOA is pleased to announce that Richard “Rico” Frias has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is meeting for a legislative hearing.

NAFOA
Indian Country is strongest when we work together.

Jade Ecoffey
Track and field champion Jade Ecoffey and Indian law legend Mario Gonzales were among those honored for their contributions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Tohono O’odham Nation.
The leader of the Department of Education toured the Tohono O’odham Community College and met with tribal leaders and students.

Jonathan Nez, Bryan Newland, Myron Lizer
The nomination of Bryan Newland to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is slowly moving forward in the U.S. Senate.

Cherokee Nation
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.

Mama Julz: “We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!”
“We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!” Lakota matriarch Mama Julz said of Line 3.

Cherokee Nation
A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.

David Hill
“Generations of Mvskokvlke (Muscogee) will always look to this historic day as a reminder of our remarkable past, our perseverance and survival and our inherent right to exist as a sovereign nation,” said Chief David W. Hill.

Land Back in Rapid City, South Dakota
Grassroots treaty rights events on Independence Day featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action.

Oglala Lakota County
South Dakota has a long and troubled history of disenfranchising Native voters.

Mary Simon
A longtime advocate for Inuit rights has been tapped as Canada’s governor general, the first Indigenous person to hold the office.

Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
In Montana, Native people make up roughly 26 percent of missing persons cases yet account for less than 7 percent of the state’s population.

Sharice's Big Voice
Rep. Sharice Davids ( D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, took time from her busy schedule in Congress to write a children’s book.

Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.

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Get to know our growing NAFOA team!

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Native scholars point to critical race theory as a vital piece of fully understanding the ongoing legacy of colonialism. But it’s facing a backlash across the nation.

Albuquerque Indian School
Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.

Catawba Two Kings Casino
The Catawba Nation is finally welcoming visitors to its gaming facility in North Carolina.

House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.

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Join Native America Calling for its monthly recap of the top news in Indian Country, including the announcement of the Indian boarding school investigation.

Mary Two-Axe Earley
Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for the equal treatment of Native women in Canada, is the Google Doodle for June 28, 2021.

Deb Haaland
NAFOA supports your growth – as individuals and communities.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition has identified 367 historically assimilative Indian boarding schools that operated in the U.S. between approximately 1870 until 1970.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation on June 25, 2021.

Jaime Lynn Butler
Native youth are part of a lawsuit that seeks to hold the federal government accountable for climate change.

Donna Gilbert, Julie Mohney and Charmaine White Face
A self-determination dispute at an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota has come to an end.

Shaandiin Parrish
The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hearing from experts in housing, telecommunications and federal policy at a roundtable on infrastructure.

Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Fawn Sharp
“The National Congress of American Indians commends the Department of Interior for taking the essential first step of providing an official account of the atrocities that Native children experienced during the boarding school era,” said President Fawn Sharp.