Republicans take power on day of ‘chaos’ on Capitol Hill (January 3, 2023)The 118th Congress began in a most unusual fashion as Republicans descended into what one Democrat derided as “chaos” in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country (December 6, 2022)All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
Markwayne Mullin becomes first Native U.S. Senator in nearly two decades (November 8, 2022)Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.
Indian Health Service finally lands a permanent leader in Roselyn Tso (September 22, 2022)For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
Fort Belknap landowners see another round of Cobell buy-back offers (August 1, 2022)Landowners from the Fort Belknap Indian Community have until August 12 to accept offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill (June 27, 2022)The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service nominee up for confirmation hearing (May 24, 2022)With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.
Chickasaw Nation citizen lands Native advisor role at White House (April 27, 2022)The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty (April 4, 2022)With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Biden administration releases fiscal year 2023 budget request (March 28, 2022)It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (March 14, 2022)NAFOA turns 40 next month! Celebrate with us!
Omnibus federal funding bill moving forward in Congress (March 9, 2022)The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)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.
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
Aaron Payment: Investing in infrastructure in Indian Country (August 4, 2021)The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior (April 21, 2021)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.
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior (April 20, 2021)Secretary Deb Haaland is making her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being confirmed as the leader of the Department of the Interior.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (February 8, 2021)The NAFOA newsletter has something for everyone – from Native students to Tribal Leaders.
Indian Country finally sees action on diabetes program (December 28, 2020)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.
Congress reaches agreement on COVID-19 relief and federal funding (December 21, 2020)A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.
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.
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