Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached (January 13, 2021)I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
‘There’s no role for Congress’: Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) on Donald Trump (January 12, 2021)Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) failed to mention Donald Trump by name or address his role in inciting violence on a “horrific” day at the U.S. Capitol.
Indian Country finally sees action on diabetes program (December 28, 2020)A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
Congress reaches agreement on COVID-19 relief and federal funding (December 21, 2020)A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.
Deb Haaland: Legislation introduced in 116th Congress (December 21, 2020)Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.
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.
Tribes await action on priorities as Congress returns to work (November 18, 2020)Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
H.R.1964, Lumbee Recognition Act (November 17, 2020)A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.
Officials criticize reduction of services at Indian Health Service facility (November 16, 2020)Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
Lumbee Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill (November 16, 2020)The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to approve a bipartisan bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.
Rep. Tom Cole: Paying tribute to our Native veterans (November 10, 2020)Since the Revolutionary War, Native Americans have served our country in higher numbers than any other racial or ethnic minority in the United States.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: A historic pick for the Supreme Court (November 2, 2020)Amy Coney Barrett is exceptionally well-qualified and a great choice to serve on the highest court in the land.
Rep. Tom Cole: The right person for the Supreme Court (November 2, 2020)American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Rep. Haaland statement on Native American Heritage Month (November 2, 2020)“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
Indian Country Today: Cherokee candidates face off in Congressional district (October 26, 2020)Markwayne Mullin is seeking a fifth term in office. Danyell Lanier, a fellow Cherokee, is hoping to unseat him.
Congressional Native American Caucus features Pueblo symbol in new logo (October 26, 2020)The Zia Sun Symbol is vital to the religion, traditions and culture of Zia Pueblo.
‘Incredible Lumbee, Catawba tribes’ #NativeVote20 (October 22, 2020)President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.
Rep. Tom Cole: Moving forward from 2020 (October 22, 2020)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.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The silent crisis of the missing and murdered (October 22, 2020)The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and communities.
Forgotten no more?: Trump team puts Native people last on ‘important’ call (October 21, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Push continues for national indigenous holiday (October 14, 2020)Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)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.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) #MMIW #NotInvisible (October 12, 2020)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Haaland welcomes official signing of #MMIW legislation (October 12, 2020)“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).
Biden-Harris campaign celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day (October 12, 2020)The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.
Native Sun News Today: MMIW advocate continues efforts (October 9, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Tribes denied access to public health data (October 8, 2020)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.
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.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Rebuilding America’s economy (October 6, 2020)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.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 5, 2020)Welcome to #NAFOAFall2020 Conference Week (and other important policy updates for Indian Country).
Native Sun News Today: Rep. Haaland seeks Broadband for All (October 2, 2020)“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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