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.
News21: Yurok Tribe exercises foods sovereignty (August 6, 2021)Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
Navajo Nation welcomes Bearsun on walk across United States (August 4, 2021)Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.
Morongo Band makes history with green energy project (July 19, 2021)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.
Diane Pavlat: Recovering from gaslighting takes time (June 4, 2021)Victims should never blame themselves. You are not responsible for the abusive behavior.
Underscore.news: MMIW remains a crisis in Oregon (May 5, 2021)The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
California Tribal Families Coalition responds to ICWA decision (April 8, 2021)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: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (March 22, 2021)NAFOA supports tribal leaders, Native professionals, and Native youth.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on federal recognition (February 25, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.
Indian health providers continue to combat COVID-19 a year into pandemic (February 23, 2021)The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.
Colorado River Indian Tribes choose new leadership (December 7, 2020)Voters of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have elected Amelia Flores as chairwoman and five members to the governing council.
Paskenta Band awaits federal approval of Class III gaming compact (December 1, 2020)The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has signed a new Class III gaming compact with the state of California.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds post-election business meeting (November 18, 2020)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.
People’s World: Another Indigenous woman’s murder still unsolved (October 19, 2020)Angela McConnell, Hoopa and Mojave, was murdered two years ago. Authorities have yet to resolve her case.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)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.
Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse wins prestigious ‘genius grant’ (October 7, 2020)Larissa FastHorse, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)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.
Gabe Galanda: The forgotten plight of the disenrolled in Indian Country (October 6, 2020)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.
Indian Country bills crawl to final approval in busy election cycle (September 22, 2020)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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs legislative hearing (September 21, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
Yurok Tribe expands food sovereignty efforts (September 9, 2020)
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.
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