Forgotten no more?: Trump team puts Native people last on ‘important’ call (October 21, 2020)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.
Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney at Alaska Federation of Natives (October 19, 2020)Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives, an organization where she formerly served as co-chair.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)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.
Rep. Haaland ‘honored’ to be considered for Biden Cabinet (October 12, 2020)Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
House hearing focuses on COVID-19 royalty breaks to energy companies (October 6, 2020)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.
Native Sun News Today: Congress approves bills to address MMIW crisis (October 1, 2020)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.
House Committee on Natural Resources schedules markup on Indian Country bills (September 28, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Congress takes action for missing and murdered in Indian Country (September 28, 2020)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 | Native American Business Incubators Program Act | 116th Congress (September 24, 2020)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.
PROGRESS Act | PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act | 116th Congress (September 24, 2020)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.
Indian bills on House schedule for week of September 21, 2020 (September 20, 2020)It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) letter on ‘Tribal Unity’ (September 18, 2020)Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.
Tribes push for passage of PROGRESS Act in Congress (September 16, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Trump administration faulted for lack of consultation (September 14, 2020)The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.
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