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Native America Calling: Ready when disaster strikes (September 7, 2021)When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup on budget reconciliation (September 2, 2021)The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Indian Country firefighters benefit from pay raise (August 31, 2021)Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Cronkite News: Extreme weather prompts push to ‘build back better’ (August 30, 2021)From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.
Native America Calling: Dangerous heat: wildfires and heatwaves (July 20, 2021)Heatwaves are scorching much of the western half of the country and weather experts say there’s more to come. How are tribes affected?
House committee sets hearing on Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act (June 21, 2021)The Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act is up for its first hearing in the 117th Congress.
Native America Calling: Grieving ecological loss (April 22, 2021)On Earth Day we’ll zero in on the link between the land and identity and mental well-being.
President Biden submits first budget request in age of COVID-19 (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Secretary Haaland statement on Biden budget request (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden is seeking $4 billion for tribal programs at the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts climate crisis roundtable (March 10, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
Indigenously: Deb Haaland set for historic confirmation hearing (February 22, 2021)Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
President-elect Joe Biden introduces Interior nominee Deb Haaland (December 19, 2020)President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce key members of their climate and energy team, including Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland.
Native Sun News Today: Native activists hold Joe Biden to campaign promises (December 7, 2020)“It breaks my heart every day to watch it happen and watch TC Energy dig up the earth and go under our rivers and waterways,” said Lakota activist TaSina Sapa Win.
Crushing Colonialism: Environmental justice and colonization (November 19, 2020)Whether it’s pipelines, coal mines, or big agriculture, Indigenous people are on the frontlines of global climate chaos.
Cronkite News: Voters getting more serious about the environment (November 3, 2020)“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
Cronkite News: Deaths of migrants rose amid COVID-19 and climate change (October 28, 2020)Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013.
Rodney Bordeaux: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for Indian Country (October 22, 2020)“You have the full endorsement of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,” President Rodney Bordeaux told the Democratic presidential ticket.
Native America Calling: Momentum for taking LANDBACK (October 19, 2020)The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.
Montana Free Press: Trump changes course on wolverines (October 12, 2020)Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.
The Melting Arctic: Climate Change Impacts on People and Wildlife (October 6, 2020)Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Montana Free Press: Senate race is one of most closely watched in nation (September 22, 2020)The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.
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