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“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
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“The violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls is an epidemic that requires our attention and urgent action,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a Congressional hearing.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a hearing entitled “Infrastructure in Indigenous Communities: Priorities for American Jobs Plan” on April 21, 2021.
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The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.
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Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
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When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
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“Rebuilding and consolidating Tribal homelands supports not only Native cultures, languages, and communities, but also Tribal businesses that help make economies for both Tribes and surrounding communities thrive,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chair of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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“Tribal communities around the country just want the same transparency and legal equity many of us so often take for granted, and today’s steps are a big part of granting those reasonable requests,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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Secretary Deb Haaland presented the Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2022 budget request during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Biden administration.
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The American Jobs Plan promises to invest billions of dollars in tribal and Native communities. Learn whether the proposal will generate jobs and improve infrastructure in Indian Country.
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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 Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
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• On Clubhouse: Indianz.Com Listening Room [Audio Only] One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates in the U.S? That question will be discussed at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday afternoon. The title is “Examining the COVID-19 […]
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes testimony on H.R.1884, the Save Oak Flat Act.
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Two Native lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take testimony on the Save Oak Flat Act on April 13, 2021.
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Protecting women and children has always been a core value for the Cherokee people.
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Oak Flat would be “permanently damaged” by a controversial copper mine, according to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
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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“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.
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For more than six years, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and allies have been holding camps, rallies, relay runs and other demonstrations to resist mining on sacred land at Oak Flat.
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Every Republican senator voted against the Covid Relief Bill. What did they vote against?
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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have once again introduced legislation to permanently protect a sacred Apache site from development.
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Native veterans and allies are stepping up to support Deb Haaland ahead of her final historic vote as Secretary of the Interior.
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Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) discusses his opposition to the historic nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
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“For too long, tribal nations have been denied a seat at the table where decisions were made that impacted their lives and their land,” a key Democrat said in discussing the historic nomination of Deb Haaland.
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The U.S. Senate is slowly but surely moving to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as Secretary of the Interior.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the Republican minority leader in the U.S. Senate, won’t be voting for Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior.
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Given Deb Haaland’s ethics, her passion and her record of advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples a great new era in our history is about to begin.
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Nine Indian Country bills affecting tribal nations and Alaska Natives are taking their first step forward in the U.S. Senate.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
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“Despite Republican obstruction, Representative Haaland will be confirmed by the Senate to be Secretary Haaland,” a leading Democrat said.
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“We need Congresswoman Haaland on the job without delay,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.
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A key Democratic lawmaker is confident: Deb Haaland will soon be in charge of the Department of the Interior.
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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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The Department of the Interior is hosting the first in a series of tribal consultations mandated by President Joe Biden.
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By a vote of 11-9, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination of Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
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The Biden administration put the brakes on massive copper mine at a sacred Apache site, reversing course after the project was on the verge of final approval.