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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.
Lumbee Tribe
A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
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.
Ben Barnes
Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior will hold tribal consultations to discuss the infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association
“We thank President Biden for standing behind his policy to honor our Nation-to-Nation Relations,” said President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
The Growing Tree
Families nationwide may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families.
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Restoring Justice: Addressing Violence in Native Communities through VAWA Title IX Special Jurisdiction” on December 8, 2021.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
A draft discussion of legislation to help tribes protect Native women has been released by the leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
Indian Country Legislation - U.S. House of Representatives - December 1, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives meets on December 1, 2021, to consider Indian Country legislation.
H.R.2074 - Indian Buffalo Management Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2074, the Indian Buffalo Management Act, on December 1, 2021.
H.R.897 - Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.897, the Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act, on December 1, 2021.
H.R.4352 - Legislative Fix to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Carcieri v. Salazar
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4352, a legislative fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, on December 1, 2021.
H.R.2930 - Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2930, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, on December 1, 2021.
'My Land, My Future'
Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.
marcellusosceola
A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1364, H.R. 1975, H.R. 2088 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.
Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) will no longer serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he regularly objected to efforts to protect tribal territories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
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.
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.
Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) refused to back down after posting a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and killing a liberal Democratic lawmaker.
U.S. Capitol
Congress has given final approval to a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that’s been a key part of President Biden’s agenda.
H.R.2088 - Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2088, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.4881 - Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.
S.108 - Authorizing Seminole Tribe to lease or transfer certain lands
The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.108, a bill benefiting the Seminole Tribe, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.5221 - Urban Indian Health Confer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.5221, the Urban Indian Health Confer Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.1975 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.2758 - Lumbee Recognition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2758, the Lumbee Recognition Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.1619 – Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1619, the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, on November 1, 2021.
U.S. Capitol
Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
Pine Ridge Reservation
With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.
Harold Frazier
Native people suffered COVID-19 at the highest rate of any group in America. We need help.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting on the Native American Child Protection Act and an oversight hearing titled “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”