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Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
National American Indian Housing Council hails movement on NAHASDA (February 17, 2022)The nation’s largest Indian housing organization is welcoming progress on a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
‘Our iwi, our bones are sacred’: Nāpua Greig at NAGPRA hearing (February 2, 2022)Nāpua Greig, a Native Hawaiian musician and educator, offers an opening song at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing.
White House won’t ‘predict’ decision on Leonard Peltier (January 28, 2022)The White House isn’t shedding light on what President Biden thinks about imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
Cronkite News: Tribes face challenges in securing broadband grants (January 14, 2022)Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
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.
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
Budget blueprint directs $20.5 billion to Indian Country programs (August 11, 2021)A budget blueprint that just passed the U.S. Senate calls for $20.5 billion in spending for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian programs.
Bill introduced in Senate to reauthorize key Indian housing law (July 13, 2021)Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Secretary Haaland leads Interior to a more tribal friendly future (April 27, 2021)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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts climate crisis roundtable (March 10, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hears from Native leaders (February 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from leaders of Indian Country, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations at its first hearing of the 117th Congress.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules first hearing (February 18, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.
Native American Contractors Association hosts virtual conference (February 16, 2021)The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.
House Committee on Natural Resources sets first meeting (February 15, 2021)The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets under new leadership (February 10, 2021)Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules oversight hearing (December 7, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
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