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Deb Haaland
Indian Country’s economic health is vastly more important than scoring partisan points.
Stephen Roe Lewis and Raul Grijalva
Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Jill Jim, Roselyn Tso, Jonathan Nez
The federal agency charged with providing health care to more than 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives has gone without a permanent leader for six of the last seven years.
Shut Down DAPL
“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
'We are not your mascot'
Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Elizabeth Fowler
It’s been a year since Joe Biden took office as president of the United States and he has yet to name a permanent leader of the Indian Health Service.
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Bears Ears Buttes
“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribes and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after the nation’s highest court protected a key Indian health care law from a Republican attack.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
Bryan Newland
Bryan Newland delivers an opening statement at his nomination hearing to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.
bryannewland
It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.
usda
The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
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.
drjillbidenavajonation
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
deb haaland
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.
shutdowndapl
Five years since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline became a worldwide movement, and four years after tribes and their allies took to the streets of D.C. in protest, Lakota youth returned to the nation’s capital.
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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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In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.
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A citizen of the Winnebago Tribe will be leading the Indian Country legal team at the Department of the Interior and is among a growing number of Native women in the Biden administration.
donaldtrump
The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
steveemery
Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
debhaaland
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.
tompoorbear
From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
amyconeybarrett
The nation’s highest court now has six justices — out of nine — who were nominated by a Republican president.
lumbee veteran
Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden is a man of his word, a letter to fellow Lumbees reads.
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President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.
amyconeybarrett
Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.