tag: 2020

Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, the incumbent president of the Navajo Nation, kicked off his re-election campaign over the weekend.
Myron Lizer
Myron Lizer, the often controversial vice president of the Navajo Nation who recently declared his ‘love’ for Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress.
Myron Lizer
The vice president of the Navajo Nation is aligning himself with the so-called “People’s Convoy,” a group of truckers that opposes COVID-19 safeguards.
Ben Ray Luján
Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
The so-called “QAnon Shaman” who based his persona on a twisted view of Native beliefs is preparing for a possible appeal for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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The self-described ‘QAnon Shaman’ who became the face of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.
Joe Biden
Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
Insurrection Resurrection
Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Tribal casino revenues took a major hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.
Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.
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They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
The Capitol after the attack
The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.
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The Lumbee Tribe is once again asking Congress for full federal recognition.
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The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with an off-reservation casino after securing support from the state of Wisconsin.
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Tribal nations are lining up behind a Pueblo woman in a crowded field of candidates for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.
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The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.
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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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What lessons are we left with from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s second impeachment and Joe Biden’s inauguration — all within the first month of 2021?
Joe Biden Kamala Harris Tribal Leaders
Native America Calling will talk with policy experts about what they hope is in store for the next four years under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
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A Republican county official who participated in the violence on the U.S. Capitol is being labeled a “racist” by federal prosecutors for his attacks on Native and Black people.
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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
Clara Pratte
Clara Pratte, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who worked on the Joe Biden presidential campaign, is Native America Calling’s Native in the Spotlight.
yvetteherrell
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.
The Capitol after the attack
The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.
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The vice president of the Navajo Nation contributed to the false belief that Donald Trump could remain in office despite losing the presidential election.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and a contentious presidential election dominated the news is 2020.
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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.
deb haaland
The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
Deb Haaland
Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.
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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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Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) offers remarks after being introduced as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior on December 19, 2020.
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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce key members of their climate and energy team, including Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland.
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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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I look forward to January 20 when our new president and vice president are sworn in and the little orange man is escorted from the White House.
jilljim
Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
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Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
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Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.