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Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
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.
Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education
A joint hearing titled “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education” takes place on June 28, 2022.
Hoċokata Ti
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is going back on the road this week with a field hearing hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Year 2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Bill
The House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, part of the Committee on Appropriations, begins markup of a key Indian Country funding bill.
Samish Nation
The Samish Indian Nation has historically suffered significant obstacles in our path to self-determination, due to agency mistakes, inaction, delay and decades of litigation.
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is taking an “administrative leave of absence” at the National Congress of American Indians for reasons not being disclosed.
Deb Haaland
“Indigenous people have a strong and abiding connection to the Earth – increasing their access to nature early and often will help lift up the next generation of stewards for this Earth,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
St. Mary's, Alaska
With over $13 billion on the table, the Biden administration is making sure tribes get access to historic levels of funding for infrastructure in Indian Country.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook
The White House hosts a press call to announce the release of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook.
Navajo Nation
Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education
A joint hearing titled “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education” takes place on May 24, 2022.
St. Stephens Indian School
The St. Stephens Indian School is closing out the academic year after the entire administration was ousted following an investigation into a toxic work environment.
Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.3381, S.3773 & S.3789 and Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and roundtable on May 18, 2022.
Deb Haaland
How much confidence should Indian Country put into the federal government’s role in mitigating the trauma of the boarding school era?
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has passed up a chance to address economic sovereignty in Indian Country.
Pioneer Fire
Tribal forestry officials are watching the landscape, and Native firefighters are already on the scene at several hot spots, trying to contain wildfires.
Flandreau Indian School, South Dakota
Search for Indian boarding schools that have been identified by the Department of the Interior as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“I didn’t know anything about who I was, as a Native person,” James William LaBelle, Sr. said as a survivor of an Indian boarding school.
Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“This report confirms that this boarding school system was part of a twin United States policy: the dispossession of Indian lands and the forced assimilation of Indian people,” said Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland.
Secretary Deb Haaland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“For more than a century, tens of thousands of indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools run by the U.S. government,” Secretary Deb Haaland said.
Federal Indian Boarding School Maps
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has identified 408 Indian boarding schools in 37 states. Here are maps of the school sites.
Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Find the 102-page Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report here.
Albuquerque Indian School
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the Department of the Interior has released its initial report. Read the official press release.
St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”
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'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
White House
The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Pueblo of Picuris
“My people, my community, we’ve been targets. But the intention is to grow cannabis here,” said Gov. Craig Quanchello of the Pueblo of Picuris.
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising reforms after a disproportionate number of inmates died while in custody.
Deb Haaland
Indian Country’s economic health is vastly more important than scoring partisan points.
NAFOA
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Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1397, S. 3168, S. 3308, S. 3443, S. 3773 & S. 3789
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on six bills on March 23, 2022.
Red Lake Nation
The Red Lake Nation is making history as the first in Indian Country to win federal approval for its energy development organization.
Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success.”
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Cherokee Nation
Tribal leaders are hopeful for more economic development opportunities through long-overdue updates to the Buy Indian Act.