tag: california

Lynn Malerba
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Bethany Yellowtail
It’s been a rough couple of months for one of Indian Country’s most prominent fashion designers.
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Tuition waivers for Native students are becoming more common. Native America Calling looks at the trend and sees who it helps.
B.Yellowtail
One of Indian Country’s most prominent fashion designers is “scaling down” her business after facing allegations of artistic theft.
NAFOA
NAFOA provides resources on every aspect needed for thriving tribal communities.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has passed up a chance to address economic sovereignty in Indian Country.
California condors
After decades of planning, the Yurok Tribe was instrumental in releasing two California condors into the skies.
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Awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous people continues to grow, even in mainstream circles.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
A prominent photographer who built a sizable following online with posts featuring Native women and girls is stepping out of the spotlight after survivors came forward with accounts of trauma.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S. 3123, S. 3126, S. 3273, H.R. 1975 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider five tribal homelands bills.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.
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Numbers are hard to come by, but one survey found the number of Indigenous farmworkers in California alone reached 140,000.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Executive Business Meeting
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary holds an executive business meeting to consider pending nominations on March 10, 2022.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native federal judge in the entire state of California.
Business Meeting to consider S. 2264 & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 3123, S. 3126, S. 3273 & S. 3381
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and legislative hearing on February 16, 2022.
Black Hills Land Defenders
As the political landscape changes, the LandBack movement gathers momentum as never before.
Virginia Timmons, Lorena Butler
We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Corinne Perera
A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
National Indian Impacted Schools Association
A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.
Navajo Nation
Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
Yurok Tribe
In response to ongoing tragedies and increased reports of human trafficking attempts, the Yurok Tribe declared a missing and murdered Indigenous women emergency.
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Slavery, abuse, disease and massacres cut the Native population to a fifth of what it was during the Indian mission period in California.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Indian Country Legislation - U.S. House of Representatives - December 1, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives meets on December 1, 2021, to consider Indian Country legislation.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
H.R.897 - Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.897, the Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act, on December 1, 2021.
'My Land, My Future'
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.
Wahpepah’s Kitchen
Join Native America Calling to explore the latest developments in Indigenous food and food sovereignty.
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A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1364, H.R. 1975, H.R. 2088 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
H.R.1975 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021.
U.S. Capitol
Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds an oversight hearing titled “Strengthening Indigenous Communities Through Cultural and Environmental Preservation.”
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Native America Calling: (October 26, 2021)
A viral video of a California teacher resorting to objectionable Native stereotypes in the classroom begs the question: what will it take to get the message across?
Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
NCAI President Fawn Sharp's Statement on California Oil Spill
California officials are still tallying the damage from an underwater oil pipeline rupture that leaked nearly 150,000 gallons of oil along a sensitive coastal area.