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.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up COVID-19 dispute (April 19, 2021)Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.
President Biden submits first budget request in age of COVID-19 (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Secretary Haaland statement on Biden budget request (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden is seeking $4 billion for tribal programs at the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: Brackeen v. Haaland (April 7, 2021)A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
Catawba Nation hails ‘great news’ for long-awaited gaming facility (March 25, 2021)The Catawba Nation is on track to open a casino in North Carolina in the fall of 2021.
Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with off-reservation casino (March 24, 2021)The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with an off-reservation casino after securing support from the state of Wisconsin.
Native veterans support Deb Haaland ahead of historic vote (March 15, 2021)Native veterans and allies are stepping up to support Deb Haaland ahead of her final historic vote as Secretary of the Interior.
‘It will be historic’: Deb Haaland #DebForInterior (March 11, 2021)“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.
Senate Republican opposes Deb Haaland #DebForInterior (March 10, 2021)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.
‘Haaland will be confirmed by the Senate’ #DebForInterior (March 9, 2021)A key Democratic lawmaker is confident: Deb Haaland will soon be in charge of the Department of the Interior.
Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (Day 2) (February 26, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) endured a second day of questions as her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior finally came to a close.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on federal recognition (February 25, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.
Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (February 24, 2021)It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
Report: Bureau of Indian Affairs ‘jeopardized’ Cobell land program (February 19, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Affairs has “jeopardized” billions of dollars set aside for the Cobell land buy-back program, according to an internal review.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
Indian Health Service announces ‘SAFE-IHS’ hotline to report abuse (February 16, 2021)The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
‘I’m not afraid’: Indicted former Mashpee leader seeks dismissal of charges (February 9, 2021)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.
Native women land key leadership and policy roles in Biden administration (February 5, 2021)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.
Chuck Hoskin: Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior (January 26, 2021)Deb Haaland is someone who knows what it is like to struggle and who always looks out for ways to help people, no matter their tribal affiliation, party, politics, or beliefs.
Impeachment won’t stop Donald Trump from leaving impact on Indian Country (January 14, 2021)The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)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.
Native America Calling: Native leadership at the U.S. Department of Interior (December 23, 2020)Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.
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.
Tim Giago: Will America ever own up to its sins at Wounded Knee? (December 21, 2020)America has not apologized for the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Medal of Honor winners are still looked upon as heroes by the United States.
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