Judge Diane Humetewa, a citizen of the Hopi Tribe, testifies on the need for more federal judges in Indian Country.

President Joe Biden delivers a video message to the National Congress of American Indians on February 23, 2021.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) provides an opening statement at her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior on February 23, 2021.

Tune in for the confirmation hearing of Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.

National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.

The House Committee on Natural Resources holds an organizing meeting on February 18, 2021.

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.

“In Nevada and across the country, our tribes are hurting,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) in calling for additional COVID-19 relief and resources for Indian Country.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) delivers his first speech as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

President Joe Biden signs a memorandum on tribal consultation and strengthening nation-to-nation relationships at the White House.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.

H.R.1964 Lumbee Recognition Act
A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.

President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.

President Donald Trump disavowed Indigenous Peoples Day during a campaign rally in Michigan.

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives, an organization where she formerly served as co-chair.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?

Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.

jonathan nez national tribal health conference
“Let us remind ourselves to use our way of life teachings, our culture, tradition and language to fight these monsters,” President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation said.

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“As president, I’ll make tribal sovereignty and upholding our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations the cornerstone of federal Indian policy,” Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Indigenous Peoples Day.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

S.982, the Not Invisible Act, is the first bill to be introduced and passed by all four tribal citizens who serve in the U.S. Congress.

Congress has finally approved S.227, Savanna’s Act. The bill is named in honor of Savanna Greywind, a 22-year-old citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who went missing and was murdered.

The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, on September 21, 2020.

Native journalist Jen Deerinwater captured a pivotal moment during the George Floyd protests in the nation’s capital.