H.R.423 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act (February 14, 2023)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.
Republican-controlled House set to approve first Indian Country bills (February 6, 2023)The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
National Indian Gaming Commission announces departure of general counsel (January 23, 2023)Michael Hoenig, the longest-serving general counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, is departing on January 27, 2023.
Native America Calling: How tribes want to honor a famous mountain lion (January 12, 2023)Tribes in California want a say in what happens to the remains of P-22, a famous mountain lion.
National Congress of American Indians puts prized property on the market (December 8, 2022)The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering (November 15, 2022)Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting and hearing (November 14, 2022)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
VIDEO: Tribal leaders speak at #StopColonizers rally at U.S. Supreme Court (November 10, 2022)Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.
Indian Country rallies as U.S. Supreme Court hears ICWA challenge (November 3, 2022)Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 31, 2022)No tricks here. Just treats! 🎃
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Pretendian (October 28, 2022)“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Controversial scholar walks away from Native food organizations (October 27, 2022)A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 24, 2022)NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections (October 21, 2022)A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing (October 20, 2022)A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Native America Calling: Land donations add to tribal land holdings (October 20, 2022)Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks more about the importance of land donations in restoring culturally-important sites.
‘Huge loss for the world’: Lakota cultural bearer Kevin Locke passes on (October 5, 2022)Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Cronkite News: Tribes at odds over future of online gaming in California (October 4, 2022)California voters will decide between two competing sports betting measures — a struggle that underscores a divide among tribal nations.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 3, 2022)Welcome community, to #NAFOAFall22!
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 26, 2022)See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring a true Mohawk patriot (September 19, 2022)Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
National Congress of American Indians announces Sovereignty Run (September 14, 2022)“We are in a critical time where, once again, our sovereignty is being threatened,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in announcing the 2022 Sovereignty Run.
Apache Stronghold heads back to court to protect sacred Oak Flat (September 6, 2022)The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 29, 2022)NAFOA works to provide advocacy and resources for all of Indian Country.
‘We just need to be safe’: Monkeypox vaccine rolls out in Indian Country (August 23, 2022)The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.
Native America Calling: How the Inflation Reduction Act helps Earth (August 23, 2022)The newly-signed Inflation Reduction Act brings millions of dollars in new investments for tribal nations.
National Congress of American Indians loses top executive after a year (August 15, 2022)The nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization has “parted ways” with its highest-ranking employee, who had been on the job for barely a year.
Indian gaming revenues hit record $39 billion despite COVID-19 (August 10, 2022)The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.
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