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The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is delivering a keynote to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.
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President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
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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.
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Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.
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Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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.
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Whether it’s pipelines, coal mines, or big agriculture, Indigenous people are on the frontlines of global climate chaos.
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“As sovereign governments, we will continue to wage an unrelenting battle against this existential threat to humanity,” NCAI President Fawn Sharp said of climate change.
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“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
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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.
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“You have the full endorsement of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,” President Rodney Bordeaux told the Democratic presidential ticket.
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William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.
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The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.
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Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.
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Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.