tag: climate change

Shut Down DAPL
We can see that the Americans are engaged in vicious cycles of self destruction.
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is taking an “administrative leave of absence” at the National Congress of American Indians for reasons not being disclosed.
St. Mary's, Alaska
With over $13 billion on the table, the Biden administration is making sure tribes get access to historic levels of funding for infrastructure in Indian Country.
NAFOA
Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest opportunities for you and Indian Country.
NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them
Despite federal protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, burrowing owls remain threatened by land development.
San Pedro River
Two Arizona waterways landed on an annual list of the top 10 “most endangered” rivers in the United States.
Navajo Nation
Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Great Salt Lake
Long before it became the inspiration to build what became Utah’s largest city, the Great Salt Lake was an important place for the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, and Shoshone nations.
Flaring North Dakota
The Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, home to a massive amount of natural gas flaring, is battling for regulatory control over this wasteful practice.
Fawn Sharp
Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland hosts a press call on December 21, 2021, to discuss the Biden administration’s renewable energy progress.
Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior will hold tribal consultations to discuss the infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
COP26
Indigenous people, youth and women clamored to have their voices included in the climate discussions at COP26.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
The Joe Biden administration concludes the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 16, 2021.
White House
Check out the agenda for the second and final day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Derek Kilmer, Deb Halaand, Fawn Sharp
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides $736 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including funding for infrastructure projects and climate resiliency initiatives.
Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at National Congress of American Indians
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 13, 2021.
Tracy Stone-Manning
The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 to approve the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
United Houma Nation
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.
The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Summit Trail Fire
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
Lela Alston and Dora Vasquez
From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.
Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.
nativeamericacalling nac
Heatwaves are scorching much of the western half of the country and weather experts say there’s more to come. How are tribes affected?
Jaime Lynn Butler
Native youth are part of a lawsuit that seeks to hold the federal government accountable for climate change.
Quinault Nation
The Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act is up for its first hearing in the 117th Congress.
After fifteen years of relentless effort, tribal nations finally succeeded in passing America’s most aggressive and revolutionary climate change policy.
deb haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland issued two secretarial orders aimed at making good on her pledge to fight climate change and prioritize environmental justice.
On Earth Day we’ll zero in on the link between the land and identity and mental well-being.
joebiden
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
deb haaland
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.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is delivering a keynote to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.
whitehouse
President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Deb Haaland
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.
aaronpayment
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.
debhaaland
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.