Protect Thacker Pass
A lithium mine in Nevada is considered an environmental and cultural affront to tribal nations.

Native America Calling NAC
The usage of artificial intelligence is raising questions about copyright protections for Native creatives and concerns about appropriation.

Twitter app icon
For all its faults, Twitter is an effective means for sharing and discussing Native issues, culture, language, and business.

Native America Calling NAC
Among the deluge of podcasts, Native producers are tackling subjects ranging from mental health and sobriety, issues within their own tribes, and language revitalization.

Cherokee Connect
All those living on the Cherokee Nation Reservation need the ability to participate in the digital economy.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable discussion titled “Promoting and Supporting Tribal Access to Spectrum and Related Benefits in Native Communities"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable to address spectrum access for Native communities.

Nicole Mann
Nicole Aunapu Mann is scheduled to become the first Indigenous woman in space with the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew Dragon.

White House
The Biden administration is working to improve high-speed internet in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

Lynn Malerba
Lynn Malerba, the chief of the Mohegan Tribe, is taking on a prominent role in the Biden administration.

NAFOA
NAFOA provides resources on every aspect needed for thriving tribal communities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”

American Indian Coalition and the Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy
For several months, the Native community and allies have been conducting a campaign to slow down the development of the East Bank of the Cumberland River that flows through Nashville.

5G Phone
5G wireless technology promises to revolutionize everything from business transactions to online gaming but what about Indian Country?

Fawn Sharp
Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Native Americans and Alaska Natives are the most vulnerable to domestic violence.

Navajo Nation
Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a roundtable discussion on January 12, 2022.

Navajo Nation
With billions of dollars in infrastructure funding in the works, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking at the lack of broadband technology in Native communities.

NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
2022 is a BIG year for NAFOA!

Native America Calling NAC
Native America Calling will talk with Indigenous scholars about acceptance and recognition of Indigenous knowledge and science in academia in light of so many past efforts to suppress them.

Michael Ulroan
Indigenous students have been rendered virtually invisible in higher education.

Paul Gosar
Democrats continue to press for action against Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) for a violent cartoon video that appears to show him attacking rival politicians.

Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.

Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.

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The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of is one step closer to providing access to improved broadband services in Southeast Alaska.

NAFOA
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Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.

cherokeenationveteranshousinginitiative
When the federal government invests in Indian Country, it is not only tribal citizens who benefit.

NAFOA
Indian Country is strongest when we work together.

Diné College
“This could be a first-ever patent for a tribal college,” said the president of Diné College on the Navajo Nation.

Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.

Navajo Nation Graduation
Native students navigated online classes, spotty internet access, and isolation but many thrived and even secured scholarships and acceptance at choice colleges amid COVID-19.

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.

ginaraimondo
“These investments will help many Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities gain long overdue access to life-saving technologies, economic opportunities, remote learning and countless other benefits,” said Secretary Raimondo.

kamalaharris
“Expanding broadband to our communities is not just a game changer – it is a life changer to tribal communities like mine and all Tribal Nations across the country,” said Treasurer Shannon Holsey of the National Congress of American Indians.

Native America Calling NAC
People living on tribal lands can now get up to $75 toward their monthly internet bill thanks to a new program from the Federal Communications Commission.

Native America Calling NAC
Some tribes are considering adding cryptocurrencies to their portfolios to stake out a place in the volatile market.

Native Veterans
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act on May 17, 2021.

nafoa
Keeping tribes and community members informed is one of NAFOA’s top priorities.