tag: california

Roy Slowman
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.
Ashley Bowers
The Klamath River flows through two states and the lands of several tribal nations. There’s not enough water to meet everyone’s needs.
Reservation Dogs
Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows four Native teenagers in Oklahoma whose dream is to get to California.
Eric Descheenie
For opponents of Native mascots, 2021 has been a banner year. Except in Arizona.
Sammy Gensaw
Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
Bearsun iambearsun
Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.
Morongo Reservation
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first tribe in the nation to become a participating transmission owner as part of a new project that will help California meet its green energy goals.
By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.
mmiwsanfrancisco
One issue that is in the hearts and minds of Native people today is the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
redwoodsstoutgrove
Victims should never blame themselves. You are not responsible for the abusive behavior.
okcic
As the first Americans continue to feel the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to bring more resources to urban Indian communities.
housescip
Bills to protect tribal cultural property, address Native youth issues and mandate tribal consultation are being heard by the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
sacramentoprayerwalk
Hundreds of Native people and their allies marched through California’s capital to bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
mildredquaemptsmerlekirk
The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
California Tribal Families Coalition
The California Tribal Families Coalition is calling a federal appeals court decision “troubling” but says it won’t immediately impact Indian Child Welfare Act matters in their state.
nafoa
NAFOA supports tribal leaders, Native professionals, and Native youth.
cathlapotleplankhouse
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.
virginiahedrick
The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.
couygriffindonaldtrump
A Donald Trump supporter charged in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol has hindered his case by refusing a COVID-19 test and avoiding his court-appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney.
jorgeriley
Self-proclaimed Native Republican Jorge Riley has been indicted in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
jorgeriley
A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
michaelweahkee
Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
markwayne mullin covid-19
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) is still downplaying the protocols that slow the spread of the coronavirus.
ameliaflores
Voters of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have elected Amelia Flores as chairwoman and five members to the governing council.
rollinghillscasino
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has signed a new Class III gaming compact with the state of California.
national museum of the american indian
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has received a $5.67 million gift from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
scia111820
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.
johnhoevenjerrymoran
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.
scia
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.
sanmanuelband
Rikki Tanenbaum has worked for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians since 2018.
angelamcconnell
Angela McConnell, Hoopa and Mojave, was murdered two years ago. Authorities have yet to resolve her case.
nomorestolensistersmmiw
It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
larissafasthorse
Larissa FastHorse, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
supremecourt
Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
mmiw
Despite all of the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.
redcomplexfire
Native American tribes are no strangers to fire. But COVID-19 has set back efforts to manage their homelands.
uscapitol
Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
yurokagriculturalcorporation

The Yurok Agricultural Corporation recently purchased 26-acres of land that will be used to develop a culturally relevant food sovereignty program on the Yurok Reservation in northern California.