Cronkite News: Deb Haaland takes helm at Department of the Interior (March 19, 2021)“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Recap: #DebForInterior confirmation hearing (February 24, 2021)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.
Indigenously: Deb Haaland set for historic confirmation hearing (February 22, 2021)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.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)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.
Native America Calling: Courts back Line 3 pipeline construction despite risks (February 16, 2021)Two recent court decisions denied efforts by tribes and environmental groups to halt the controversial Line 3 Replacement Project in Minnesota.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)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.
President-elect Joe Biden introduces Interior nominee Deb Haaland (December 19, 2020)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.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Navajo families line up for heating help (December 9, 2020)For the fifth year, a Navajo Nation program is helping reservation residents stay warm through by distributing coal for free.
Native Sun News Today: Native activists hold Joe Biden to campaign promises (December 7, 2020)“It breaks my heart every day to watch it happen and watch TC Energy dig up the earth and go under our rivers and waterways,” said Lakota activist TaSina Sapa Win.
Crushing Colonialism: Environmental justice and colonization (November 19, 2020)Whether it’s pipelines, coal mines, or big agriculture, Indigenous people are on the frontlines of global climate chaos.
Native Sun News Today: Reservation coal workers still out of jobs (November 9, 2020)Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
Indian Country Today: Lakota veteran seeks office in South Dakota (October 21, 2020)Serving 22 years in the U.S. Army has had a profound impact on the life of Remi Bald Eagle.
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.
The Melting Arctic: Climate Change Impacts on People and Wildlife (October 6, 2020)Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
Montana Free Press: Senate race is one of most closely watched in nation (September 22, 2020)The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.
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