‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (October 20, 2021)The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Cronkite News: Tribes welcome restoration of Bears Ears National Monument (October 19, 2021)“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Vice President Harris addresses National Congress of American Indians (October 12, 2021)Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.
Republican opposes Native nominee at Department of the Interior (October 1, 2021)A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema faces pressure to back Democratic agenda (October 1, 2021)Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema seen as key vote in trillion-dollar agenda (September 22, 2021)“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
President Biden revives White House Tribal Nations Summit (September 22, 2021)Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
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.
Tim Giago: Why Native people joined the Democratic Party (August 31, 2021)The Democratic Party gained many new members in Indian Country because of the man they called FDR.
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.
Cronkite News: Hearing tackles legacy of coal mining on tribal lands (August 11, 2021)Navajo and Hopi leaders addressed the need to move away from economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remain elusive.
Budget blueprint directs $20.5 billion to Indian Country programs (August 11, 2021)A budget blueprint that just passed the U.S. Senate calls for $20.5 billion in spending for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian programs.
Bill introduced in Senate to reauthorize key Indian housing law (July 13, 2021)Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Cronkite News: Republicans block passage of voting rights bill (June 23, 2021)Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.
Tribal Health Data Improvement Act back on agenda (June 21, 2021)A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states is once again moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Cronkite News: Native voting rights debated on Capitol Hill (May 27, 2021)They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
Montana Free Press: Indian lawmakers focus on big issues (May 21, 2021)Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.
Tim Giago: Mass shootings are almost becoming a daily affair (April 22, 2021)America has become a national disgrace when it comes to guns and that has to change.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Words have consequences in America (April 13, 2021)Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.
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