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Harold Frazier
Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.
NAFOA
Post-long weekend productivity hack: Grab a coffee and read this newsletter.
Spotted Elk
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
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.
Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
The 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit will be hosted at the Department of the Interior on November 30 and December 1.
Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Lynn Malerba
It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
The White House
Tribal leaders are looking forward to addressing climate change and improving economic conditions in their communities through the Inflation Reduction Act.
Virginia Tribes
Tribal nations in Virginia are ushering in a new era in health care after securing recognition from the federal government.
FEMA National Tribal Strategy
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announces the release of its National Tribal Strategy.
Deb Haaland
The Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names will address racist and derogatory terms across the country.
Fort Belknap Indian Community
Landowners from the Fort Belknap Indian Community have until August 12 to accept offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup of H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.
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.
Harold Frazier
A hiring dispute at the Indian Health Service is being brought to the attention of President Joe Biden.
Melanie Stansbury
“Congress must consult with our tribal nations to find a meaningful path forward,” said Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-New Mexico), a member of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
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.
Brown University
Brown University in Rhode Island has adopted a land acknowledgement following consultation with leaders and citizens of the Narragansett Tribe.
Kelli Mosteller
Kelli Mosteller, a citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is the new executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program.
Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Piestewa Peak
California, Idaho and Arizona rank highest among the 37 states with place names deemed derogatory to Native women.
Stephen Roe Lewis and Raul Grijalva
Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
Community is our priority. Tell us what NAFOA means to you!
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.
House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
NAFOA
The countdown to #NAFOA40th is on! Have you registered yet?
Teresa Leger Fernandez
A Democratic-led bill working its way through Congress would extend the federal policy of consultation to people who have recently been asserting an Indian identity.
Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The leader of New York City’s most prominent and vocal Indigenous group is changing their story after being asked about their tribal affiliation claims.
Shut Down DAPL
“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Tres Rios Wetlands
Tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands, key lawmakers are being told.
Mark Madrid, Isabella Guzman and JacksonBrossy
The Navajo Nation is hosting the leader of the Small Business Administration for her first visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
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.
Pueblo Pintado
The Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings to discuss protecting ancestral and sacred land in New Mexico from development.
Effigy Mounds National Monument
The Biden administration is taking greater steps to enforce the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, more than 30 years after the law went on the books.
Deb Haaland
Infrastructure and public safety in Indian Country are on the agenda as the Biden administration engages with tribal nations.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
2022 is a BIG year for NAFOA!
Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
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.
Harold Frazier
With all due respect, we call upon the Biden administration to honor the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States.