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

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The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts funeral services in Mission, South Dakota, for nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

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The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Sioux City, Iowa, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a nomination hearing to consider Bryan Newland as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

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Bryan Newland delivers an opening statement at his nomination hearing to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.

The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1688, the Native American Child Protection Act, on May 12, 2021.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has a busy afternoon with a business meeting, oversight hearing and legislative hearing.

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The House Committee on Natural Resources is meeting to advance bills affecting tribal lands and Native youth.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.810, a bill to conduct a feasibility study on the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, on May 12, 2021.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.478, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act, on May 12, 2021.

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Robert Anderson, a citizen of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to be Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.

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Bills to protect tribal cultural property, address Native youth issues and mandate tribal consultation are being heard by the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is hosting an oversight hearing titled, “Environmental Justice in Indigenous Communities.”

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The Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden for a historic, two-day visit to the largest reservation in the United States.

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks to tribal leaders about the American Jobs Plan on April 16, 2021.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers a keynote at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.

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Secretary Deb Haaland is making her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being confirmed as the leader of the Department of the Interior.

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a dispute over COVID-19 funding in Indian Country.

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Lakota youth came to the nation’s capital to tell the Biden administration to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Did anyone listen?

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Sarah Young Bear-Brown, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, addresses the #ShutDownDAPL​ and #StopLine3​ rally in Washington, D.C.

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Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.


Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland takes part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House complex on March 18, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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“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.

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

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

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

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A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.

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

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

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

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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?

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