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White House Tribal Youth Forum
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.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Chuck Hoskin Jr., Charles Martin, Fawn Sharp and Tehassi Hill
Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.
House of Tears Carvers
Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
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.
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No tricks here. Just treats! 🎃
Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Elizabeth Hoover
A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.
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Elizabeth Hoover
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.
Dante Desiderio
A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Land Conservancy
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks more about the importance of land donations in restoring culturally-important sites.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has joined national-level politicians in seeking the resignations of city officials in California who made racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
The first and only Native council member in California’s largest city is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Yaamava' Resort & Casino
California voters will decide between two competing sports betting measures — a struggle that underscores a divide among tribal nations.
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Welcome community, to #NAFOAFall22!
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See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!
Richard Oakes
Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
National Congress of American Indians Sovereignty Run
“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.
Larry Wright Jr.
The largest inter-tribal advocacy organization in the United States is forging ahead with a new executive as tribes continue to confront challenges to their sovereignty.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6032, H.R. 6964, H.R. 7581 [Discussion Draft ANS], H.R. 8115, H.R. 8286, H.R. 8380, and H.R. 8387
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States meets for a legislative hearing on September 14, 2022.
Oak Flat
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.
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NAFOA works to provide advocacy and resources for all of Indian Country.
Jonathan Nez
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.
Monument Valley
The newly-signed Inflation Reduction Act brings millions of dollars in new investments for tribal nations.
Dante Desiderio
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.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
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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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes.”
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 4104, S. 4439 & H.R. 5221
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on three bills on July 20, 2022.
Ryan Helsley
Native America Calling takes us out to the ballgame as a Cherokee Nation citizen heads into an All-Star game.
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NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
A bill to improve access at a Native youth treatment facility is almost across the finish line in the 117th Congress.
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It may be summer but NAFOA works hard year-round to support tribes.
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.
Native America Calling NAC
Tuition waivers for Native students are becoming more common. Native America Calling looks at the trend and sees who it helps.