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President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.
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Looking back on the unprecedented events, hardships, challenges and losses we’ve navigated this year, certainly everyone would agree that 2020 has been a roller coaster experience none of us asked for or wanted.
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The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and communities.
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Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
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Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.
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The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Everyone in this country deserves to feel safe in their communities, but a long history of violence against native people has led to the disappearance and murder of Native Americans at alarming rates,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
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A bipartisan resolution calls for the official designation of the second Monday of October as a federal holiday in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.
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Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.
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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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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.
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Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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By helping small businesses through tough times with forgivable loans, offering tax credits in Opportunity Zones to lift up distressed communities, and investing in our infrastructure, we can get America back to work and rebuild our economy.
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Welcome to #NAFOAFall2020 Conference Week (and other important policy updates for Indian Country).
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Three Alaska Native witnesses are testifying about the impacts of climate change on their communities.
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“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.
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Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) Not Invisible Act and Congresswoman Norma Torres’ (CA-35) Savanna’s Act. The two bills work to address the missing and murdered indigenous women’s crisis.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act, a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.
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Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.
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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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The National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board and the National Council of Urban Indian Health will provide COVID-19 updates at an appropriations hearing.
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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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Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took testimony on bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation.
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S.294, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, is close to becoming law. The bill aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.
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S.982, the Not Invisible Act, is the first bill to be introduced and passed by all four tribal citizens who serve in the U.S. Congress.
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Congress has finally approved S.227, Savanna’s Act. The bill is named in honor of Savanna Greywind, a 22-year-old citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who went missing and was murdered.
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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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Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and horrific murder earlier this year shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our military.
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Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
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If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four citizens of federally recognized tribe.
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Five Indian Country bills are on their way to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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Leaders from the Seminole Tribe, the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are testifying before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
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Bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation are getting their first hearing on Capitol Hill.
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Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.
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It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
It’s ‘full speed ahead’ for the White House Council on Native American Affairs, according to the Trump administration. But details remain scarce as tribes complain of a fractured relationship with their trustee.
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It’s been difficult to get Indian legislation through Congress but tribes are hoping to get a win with passage of a self-governance bill.
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A bipartisan bill ensures the Catawba Nation can move forward with a gaming development on ancestral territory in North Carolina.
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Democrats and Republicans are coming together to ensure Native and rural communities get counted in the 2020 Census.
An accurate Census count is a ‘matter of life and death’ for Indian Country, a prominent tribal leader said.
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Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan, a stunning reversal of the agency’s plans to hold classes in person.
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The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.
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Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hold a remote oversight hearing entitled ‘Examining the Bureau of Indian Education’s School Reopening Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic.’