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johnhoeventomudall
The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.
donaldtrump
Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
williamperrypendley
William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.
tarasweeneyafn
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives, an organization where she formerly served as co-chair.
nomorestolensistersmmiw
It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
debhaaland
Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
quitobaquitosprings
The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to a sacred O’odham site. But advocates see something else at work.
hnrc
Thanks to the Trump administration, oil and gas drillers, as well as mining companies, are getting a break on royalties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
house committee on natural resources
Three Alaska Native witnesses are testifying about the impacts of climate change on their communities.
debhaalandnancypelosnormatorres
Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.
hnrc093020
Bills to return land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, address bison management and improve tribal economic development programs are on the agenda.
mmiw
Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
s.294
S.294, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, is close to becoming law. The bill aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.
progressact
The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, on September 21, 2020.
uscapitol
It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
lisamurkowski
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.
It’s ‘full speed ahead’ for the White House Council on Native American Affairs, according to the Trump administration. But details remain scarce as tribes complain of a fractured relationship with their trustee.
us capitol
It’s been difficult to get Indian legislation through Congress but tribes are hoping to get a win with passage of a self-governance bill.
navajonation
The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.