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Medicaid is a lifeline for Indian Country, plain and simple.
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Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
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The House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance holds a hearing entitled “NAHASDA Reauthorization: Addressing Historic Disinvestment and the Ongoing Plight of the Freedmen in Native American Communities.”
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has rescheduled its hearing on Indian health and Native youth legislation.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is meeting for a legislative hearing.
House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
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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.
Quinault Nation
The Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act is up for its first hearing in the 117th Congress.
Santa Rosa Day School
Schools, hospitals and other facilities in Indian Country need billons of dollars in investments.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”
Pine Ridge Reservation
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a hearing on facilities in Indian Country.
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It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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The Biden administration is seeking more money for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and other Indian programs at the Department of the Interior.
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 U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2208, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, on May 12, 2021.
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1688, the Native American Child Protection Act, on May 12, 2021.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has a busy afternoon with a business meeting, oversight hearing and legislative hearing.
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The House Committee on Natural Resources is meeting to advance bills affecting tribal lands and Native youth.
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Efforts to memorialize the legacy of Ponca Chief Standing Bear continue at the local and national level.
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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.810, a bill to conduct a feasibility study on the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, on May 12, 2021.
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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.478, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act, on May 12, 2021.
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As the first Americans continue to feel the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to bring more resources to urban Indian communities.
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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.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing to consider pending tribal bills.
The Capitol after the attack
The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.
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Bills to protect tribal cultural property, address Native youth issues and mandate tribal consultation are being heard by the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
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As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I feel strongly the duty to our Cherokee ancestors who sacrificed so much for the rights we have today.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is hosting an oversight hearing titled, “Environmental Justice in Indigenous Communities.”
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The Lumbee Tribe is once again asking Congress for full federal recognition.
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Four more Indian Country bills are scheduled for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
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“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.
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“The violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls is an epidemic that requires our attention and urgent action,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a Congressional hearing.
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The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
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When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
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“Tribal communities around the country just want the same transparency and legal equity many of us so often take for granted, and today’s steps are a big part of granting those reasonable requests,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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Secretary Deb Haaland presented the Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2022 budget request during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Biden administration.