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joebideninauguralwelcome
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.
donaldtrump
The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
keepitgrand
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.
deb haaland
The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
Deb Haaland
Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.
nafoa
Wrapping the year with a positive outlook for Indian Country.
debhaaland
Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.
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Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) offers remarks after being introduced as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior on December 19, 2020.
joebidenclimateteam
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.
fortbertholdreservation
A pipeline company has been trespassing on Indian land on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation for more than seven years.
debhaaland
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.
rollinghillscasino
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has signed a new Class III gaming compact with the state of California.
cedriccromwell
Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
Remembering the Children - Rapid City Indian Boarding School Memorial Walk
Efforts continue to address the status of lands at the former Rapid City Indian School that were illegally transferred.
donaldtrump
Operation Lady Justice, the Trump administration’s initiative to address missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, is accepting comments through October 31, 2020.
bradleyindianmissioncemetery
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is working to protect sites of cultural and historical significance.
mikeblack
Joe Biden is the only choice for Indian Country this November, asserts a former official who served under numerous presidents.
Joe Biden Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President
Accusations of pandering are flying as Native voters cast ballots in the final days of the heated presidential election.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.