tag: 117th

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Just days after asking a federal judge to stop a huge copper mine on sacred territory, the San Carlos Apache Tribe is celebrating the Biden administration’s decision to pull back the controversial development.
Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) endured a second day of questions as her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior finally came to a close.
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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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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is updating its tribal consultation policy in accordance with a new directive from President Joe Biden.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”
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Tune in for the second day of Deb Haaland’s historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.
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It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from leaders of Indian Country, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations at its first hearing of the 117th Congress.
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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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Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.
With Deb Haaland set for a historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior, IllumiNatives and the Native Organizers Alliance will be co-hosting a #DebForInterior Town Hall.
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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 Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.
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The House Committee on Natural Resources holds an organizing meeting on February 18, 2021.
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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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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
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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 Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
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The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.
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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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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an organizational meeting, its first gathering of the 117th Congress.
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Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
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A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.
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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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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.
With one of the debacles of the Donald Trump era still raging in the courts, Indian Country will be paying close attention as the Department of the Treasury gains new leadership.
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With Democratic president-elect Joe Biden about to take office, some of his Cabinet nominees are getting their confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.
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I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
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Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) failed to mention Donald Trump by name or address his role in inciting violence on a “horrific” day at the U.S. Capitol.
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Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) is still downplaying the protocols that slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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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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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.