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Native people typically face higher unemployment conditions than the population as a whole.
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Richard Frias and Paulette Jordan
Welcome to NAFOA’s new Executive Director, Rico Frias!
Richard “Rico” Frias
NAFOA is pleased to announce that Richard “Rico” Frias has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.
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Catawba Two Kings Casino
The Catawba Nation is finally welcoming visitors to its gaming facility in North Carolina.
Deb Haaland
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Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.
Yes, it’s Tuesday. NAFOA started off the week in observance of Juneteenth.
Remember the Removal Bike Ride
After more than a year of battling COVID, life is finally getting closer to normal across the Cherokee Nation.
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Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.
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Better Vets
An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment across the country, lawmakers were told.
The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.
The National Congress of American Indians has ousted the first Native person who served as its general counsel, less than two weeks after a new chief executive officer came on board.
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act on May 17, 2021.
Oklahoma’s first Native-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer.
The Catawba Nation is hosting two job fairs as it prepares to open a temporary gaming facility in North Carolina.
“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
The Biden administration is taking additional steps to address the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in hopes of putting the focus back on survivors, families and tribal nations.
NAFOA is committed to uplifting our community and Indian Country.
Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.
“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.
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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.
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Strength of heart is courage. Courage means doing the right thing, even when you are afraid.
NAFOA supports tribal leaders, Native professionals, and Native youth.
Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
A year ago, our community turned virtual — but we’re still standing strong.
The country’s oldest Native student newspaper is again fighting to protect its press freedom.
“Those arrests aren’t surprising but it’s very sad when what you’ve been warning about for years actually comes to light,” said Sheila Lamb of the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force.
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