Aaron Payment
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.

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.

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.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.

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.

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.

Doug George-Kanentiio
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.

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.

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.

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.

Peace Circle - Grapevine, Texas
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.

Alaska Native Youth
Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.

Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.

NAFOA
After two years, we’re excited to see our community in person.

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.

Grand Canyon Bison
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.

Deb Haaland
“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.

Kyrsten Sinema
“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.

Joe Biden
Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.