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Jeneda Benally
Sihasin at The Kennedy Center (October 15, 2021)
For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities around the globe.
Cary Morin
Cary Morin’s music is often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.
Indigenous Peoples Day Dancers
Tribal leaders, state officials and descendants of America’s first Native doctor celebrated the first Indigenous People’s Day in Nebraska.
White House
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on national monuments at the White House on October 8, 2021.
Sophia Marjanovic
A Native woman is speaking out after a video showing her confronting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) has drawn millions of views, and sparked outrage, on social media.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
Joe Biden
Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
Insurrection Resurrection
Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier Stop Line 3
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Gina Peltier Stop Line 3
Gina Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Jean-Luc Pierite Stop Line 3
Jean-Luc Pierite, a citizen of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Red Road to DC event on July 29, 2021.
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.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Deb Haaland
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland address a meeting on Native voting rights at the White House.
Richard “Rico” Frias
NAFOA is pleased to announce that Richard “Rico” Frias has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Fawn Sharp
NCAI will not rest until all offensive Native-themed mascots and associated imagery are removed from popular culture.
bryannewland
It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.
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The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.
The National Congress of American Indians has ousted the first Native person who served as its general counsel, less than two weeks after a new chief executive officer came on board.
The Capitol after the attack
The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland participates in a press briefing at the White House on April 23, 2021.
jonathannez
Infighting among tribal attorneys led the nation’s highest court down an unusual path on the eve of arguments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case.
landback
Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.
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The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.
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#ShutDownDAPL Court Hearing (April 9, 2021)
Lakota youth came to the nation’s capital to tell the Biden administration to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Did anyone listen?
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Sarah Young Bear-Brown, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, addresses the #ShutDownDAPL​ and #StopLine3​ rally in Washington, D.C.
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Five years since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline became a worldwide movement, and four years after tribes and their allies took to the streets of D.C. in protest, Lakota youth returned to the nation’s capital.
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The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.
jakeangeliqanonshaman
Detached from reality. That’s the way a federal judge has described a Donald Trump supporter who took part in the violent riot in the nation’s capital.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland takes part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House complex on March 18, 2021.
uscapitol
Every Republican senator voted against the Covid Relief Bill. What did they vote against?
debhaaland
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is on her way to making history yet again, this time as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet.
navajonationembassy
Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
couygriffindonaldtrump
A Donald Trump supporter charged in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol has hindered his case by refusing a COVID-19 test and avoiding his court-appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney.
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The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
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What lessons are we left with from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s second impeachment and Joe Biden’s inauguration — all within the first month of 2021?
The day is here. Joe Biden is being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
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A Republican county official who participated in the violence on the U.S. Capitol is being labeled a “racist” by federal prosecutors for his attacks on Native and Black people.
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Self-proclaimed Native Republican Jorge Riley has been indicted in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.