NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (January 18, 2022)The countdown to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference is on!
Indian Health Service finalizes rule for Buy Indian Act (January 13, 2022)The Indian Health Service is expanding opportunities for Indian-owned businesses with a new rule for the Buy Indian Act.
Ben Barnes: Shawnee Tribe stands up for its sovereignty (January 11, 2022)Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Gaylord News: Indian boarding school investigation continues (January 10, 2022)Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.
Bureau of Indian Education unveils first official logo (January 6, 2022)The Bureau of Indian Education has unveiled its first official logo, based on a design from a student.
Tribal consultations announced for infrastructure programs (December 21, 2021)The Department of the Interior will hold tribal consultations to discuss the infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 20, 2021)Thank you for making 2021 a productive year. See you next year!
Bureau of Indian Affairs finalizes new probate rule (December 17, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Affairs has finalized changes to federal probate regulations that are aimed at streamlining the process.
National Park Service finally gains a new leader with first Native director (December 16, 2021)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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (December 13, 2021)In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.
Cronkite News: ‘Rez ball’ returns to community on Navajo Nation (December 13, 2021)“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.
Freedom Socialist: Conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act continues (December 1, 2021)Determined right-wing forces have piled onto a critical court case in order to overturn the hard-won Indian Child Welfare Act.
Tribal homelands bill back on agenda in ‘new era’ of Indian Country relations (November 30, 2021)Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.
Tribal Homelands – White House Tribal Nations Summit (November 30, 2021)Robert McGhee, Vice Chair of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, discusses the need to protect tribal homelands at the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing (November 17, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Biden administration announces Native language initiative (November 15, 2021)The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services launched a new initiative to preserve, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages.
Cronkite News: Indian schools in line for Great American Outdoors Act funding (November 10, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invests $736 million in Indian Country (November 10, 2021)The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides $736 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including funding for infrastructure projects and climate resiliency initiatives.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (November 8, 2021)Have something you think the NAFOA community needs to know? Share with us!
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (November 1, 2021)Happy Native American Heritage Month!
Kevin Killer and Alicia Mousseau: Meeting the needs of Native nations (October 28, 2021)With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.
Mary Toya, mother of Secretary Deb Haaland, passes on (October 18, 2021)“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
Aaron Payment: Biden administration updates Indian education initiative (October 15, 2021)This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.
Biden administration announces new additions to Indian Affairs team (October 13, 2021)Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
Secretary Haaland addresses National Congress of American Indians (October 13, 2021)Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 20, 2021)One week left until we see you at #NAFOAFall21!
House Committee on Natural Resources markup on budget reconciliation (September 2, 2021)The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Indian Country firefighters benefit from pay raise (August 31, 2021)Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
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