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Just days after asking a federal judge to stop a huge copper mine on sacred territory, the San Carlos Apache Tribe is celebrating the Biden administration’s decision to pull back the controversial development.
Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) endured a second day of questions as her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior finally came to a close.
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As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.
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It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
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President Joe Biden delivers a video message to the National Congress of American Indians on February 23, 2021.
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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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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.
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The House Committee on Natural Resources holds an organizing meeting on February 18, 2021.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discusses economic development in Indian Country and self-governance for tribal nations in a video message to the Native American Contractors Association.
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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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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).
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The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
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The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.
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The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
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Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
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A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.
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Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.
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“In Nevada and across the country, our tribes are hurting,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) in calling for additional COVID-19 relief and resources for Indian Country.
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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) delivers his first speech as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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With the 117th Congress underway, two citizens of the Tohono O’odham Nation are taking prominent roles on a legislative committee that handles Indian Country issues.
With one of the debacles of the Donald Trump era still raging in the courts, Indian Country will be paying close attention as the Department of the Treasury gains new leadership.
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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A land acknowledgment from Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and a song from Claudette White and the Quechan Hurav Singers set the stage for Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
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One of the most recognizable defendants from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is a Donald Trump supporter who bases his persona on a warped interpretation of Native traditions.
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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
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Clara Pratte, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who worked on the Joe Biden presidential campaign, is Native America Calling’s Native in the Spotlight.
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Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.
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For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.
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A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
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Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.
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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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In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
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Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
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Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
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Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
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Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.