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A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states is once again moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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Four more Indian Country bills are scheduled for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discusses economic development in Indian Country and self-governance for tribal nations in a video message to the Native American Contractors Association.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).
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The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
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With the 117th Congress underway, two citizens of the Tohono O’odham Nation are taking prominent roles on a legislative committee that handles Indian Country issues.
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For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.
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A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
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A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.
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Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.
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In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
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Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
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Democrat Mark Kelly can drop “Senator-elect” from his title after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Arizona.
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Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Arizona on December 2, 2020.
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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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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.
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Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
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“From their distinguished service in the Armed Forces, to their contributions as teachers, doctors, lawyers, artists, and entrepreneurs, Native Americans continue to play a crucial role in the growth and success of the United States,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.
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H.R.1964, Lumbee Recognition Act (November 17, 2020)
A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.
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Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
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The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to approve a bipartisan bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Since the Revolutionary War, Native Americans have served our country in higher numbers than any other racial or ethnic minority in the United States.
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With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
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Amy Coney Barrett is exceptionally well-qualified and a great choice to serve on the highest court in the land.
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American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
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The Phoenix Indian Medical Center shut down inpatient obstetrics services without public notice or comment.
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Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?
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The nation’s highest court now has six justices — out of nine — who were nominated by a Republican president.
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The Zia Sun Symbol is vital to the religion, traditions and culture of Zia Pueblo.
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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.
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Looking back on the unprecedented events, hardships, challenges and losses we’ve navigated this year, certainly everyone would agree that 2020 has been a roller coaster experience none of us asked for or wanted.
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The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and communities.
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Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is wrapping up a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Goodbye Columbus
Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.