Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sacred lands measure (December 12, 2022)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Native lawmaker Yvette Herrell loses re-election bid in Congress (November 11, 2022)The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 17, 2022)Need to reach the community? Share with us for a spot in a future newsletter.
Cronkite News: Tribes support greater protections for sacred sites (October 3, 2022)Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
Cronkite News: U.S. Supreme Court ruling a ‘real threat’ to tribal sovereignty (September 21, 2022)A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.
‘It is a GOOD DAY’: Alaska Native woman makes history at the polls (September 1, 2022)Mary Peltola is making history as the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress following a special — and unique — election in which the Democratic candidate defeated two Republicans.
Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill (June 27, 2022)The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Tom Wooten: Samish Nation faces termination era threats (June 15, 2022)The Samish Indian Nation has historically suffered significant obstacles in our path to self-determination, due to agency mistakes, inaction, delay and decades of litigation.
Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty (April 4, 2022)With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
POSTPONED: House Committee on Natural Resources Markup (March 16, 2022)The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
Cam Foreman: Human rights abuses continue in Indian Country (January 25, 2022)We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
H.R.2930 – Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) (December 1, 2021)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2930, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, on December 1, 2021.
Cronkite News: Republican loses committee posts for violent social media post (November 19, 2021)Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) will no longer serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he regularly objected to efforts to protect tribal territories.
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