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House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 2021.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.
Chickasaw Nation
Formal guidance from the Indian Health Service on how and when to give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots still are in the works, but some tribes aren’t waiting.
Chuck Hoskin Jr
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Tribal casino revenues took a major hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance Native language legislation.
Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.
Cherokee Nation
We must continue to make it a priority for health care to be universally accessible for our citizens.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribes and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after the nation’s highest court protected a key Indian health care law from a Republican attack.
U.S. Capitol
A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states is once again moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing and a legislative hearing to examine Native languages and COVID-19.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has a busy afternoon with a business meeting, oversight hearing and legislative hearing.
“Native people are resilient, and we must show our support to prevent the violence that has devastated so many of our communities,” said Elizabeth Fowler of the Indian Health Service.
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A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance to Indian Health Service facilities for serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.
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It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
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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.
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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.
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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?
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The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
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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.
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A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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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.
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Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on the world.
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It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.