Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (Day 2) (February 26, 2021)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.
Judge Diane Humetewa | Justice in Indian Country (February 25, 2021)Judge Diane Humetewa, a citizen of the Hopi Tribe, testifies on the need for more federal judges in Indian Country.
Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts tribal consultation (February 25, 2021)The Department of Housing and Urban Development is updating its tribal consultation policy in accordance with a new directive from President Joe Biden.
A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress (February 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”
Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (February 24, 2021)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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hears from Native leaders (February 24, 2021)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.
‘I’m ready to serve’: Deb Haaland #DebForInterior (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.
Indigenously: Deb Haaland set for historic confirmation hearing (February 22, 2021)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.
IllumiNatives and Native Organizers Alliance: #DebForInterior Town Hall (February 22, 2021)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.
National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 22, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules first hearing (February 18, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) | Native American Contractors Association (February 18, 2021)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.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)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.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States gains new leader (February 17, 2021)The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation to see cleanup of more uranium sites (February 16, 2021)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.
Native American Contractors Association hosts virtual conference (February 16, 2021)The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.
House Committee on Natural Resources sets first meeting (February 15, 2021)The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: Organizational Business Meeting (February 11, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an organizational meeting, its first gathering of the 117th Congress.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets under new leadership (February 10, 2021)Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
Montana Free Press: Republican tries to revive Keystone XL Pipeline (February 9, 2021)A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.
‘Critical funding’ for Indian Country: Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) (February 4, 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.
‘Tribes are hurting’: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) (February 4, 2021)“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.
Native women land prominent roles on key Congressional committee (February 1, 2021)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.
Joe Biden nominees slated for first confirmation hearings in U.S. Senate (January 19, 2021)With Democratic president-elect Joe Biden about to take office, some of his Cabinet nominees are getting their confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.
Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached (January 13, 2021)I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
‘There’s no role for Congress’: Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) on Donald Trump (January 12, 2021)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.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules oversight hearing (December 7, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
Cronkite News: Democrat Mark Kelly formally joins U.S. Senate (December 3, 2020)Democrat Mark Kelly can drop “Senator-elect” from his title after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Arizona.
Cronkite News: Democrat Mark Kelly heads to Capitol Hill after Senate victory (November 30, 2020)Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Arizona on December 2, 2020.
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