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House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 2021.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.
Sophia Marjanovic
A Native woman is speaking out after a video showing her confronting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) has drawn millions of views, and sparked outrage, on social media.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.
Lake Powell at the Glen Canyon
New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course.
Grand Canyon Bison
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Kyrsten Sinema
“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.
Kayenta Wellness Center
American Indians and Alaska Natives are experiencing increases in food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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.
FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.
United Houma Nation
When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.
San Pedro River
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.
The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Arizona National Guard
Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.
Summit Trail Fire
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Lela Alston and Dora Vasquez
From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.
Arizona National Guard
Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.
Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.
Navajo Nation Police
The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.
Eric Descheenie
For opponents of Native mascots, 2021 has been a banner year. Except in Arizona.
Bearsun iambearsun
Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.
Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.
Water Warriors United
An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.
Tohono O’odham Nation.
The leader of the Department of Education toured the Tohono O’odham Community College and met with tribal leaders and students.
Leticia and Vicente Garcia
In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
Shaandiin Parrish
The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hearing from experts in housing, telecommunications and federal policy at a roundtable on infrastructure.
Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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.
scipfacilitiesinindiancountry
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”
Supai Grand Canyon
After hitting a 40-year low in the pandemic year of 2020, national park visitors – and their dollars – are steadily returning.
Drusilla Hobbs
COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the population by July 4.
crowtribe
Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Indians traveling through reservations if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.
Better Vets
An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment across the country, lawmakers were told.
okcic
As the first Americans continue to feel the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to bring more resources to urban Indian communities.
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.