H.R.423 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act (February 14, 2023)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.
H.R.548 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act (February 14, 2023)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.548, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on February 6, 2023.
Republican-controlled House set to approve first Indian Country bills (February 6, 2023)The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
Cronkite News: Democratic lawmaker takes on sitting senator who left party (January 31, 2023)Rep. Ruben Gallego has launched long-anticipated challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term lawmaker who recently left the Democratic Party.
Republicans take power on day of ‘chaos’ on Capitol Hill (January 3, 2023)The 118th Congress began in a most unusual fashion as Republicans descended into what one Democrat derided as “chaos” in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Forward: Republican enters Congress under extreme scrutiny (January 3, 2023)A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.
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.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 12, 2022)This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country (December 6, 2022)All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.
Shannon Holsey: U.S. must honor treaty promises to tribal nations (December 6, 2022)When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation holds U.S. to treaty promise (December 5, 2022)Almost 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee Nation and the United States government was signed.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 5, 2022)NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.
‘Long overdue’: Senate passes bill for Native veterans organization (November 21, 2022)A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
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.
Markwayne Mullin becomes first Native U.S. Senator in nearly two decades (November 8, 2022)Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.
Aaron Payment: It’s time for a tribal delegate in the U.S. Congress (October 19, 2022)We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.
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.
‘I am humbled and deeply honored’: Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) joins U.S. Congress (September 15, 2022)Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) delivers her first speech after being sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
‘Just a terrific week’: Native women break new ground in nation’s capital (September 15, 2022)It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
Harold Frazier: Honor sacred promises to our Native Sovereign Nations (September 13, 2022)Mni Wiconi means water is life, and no one will silence our Native peoples.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 6, 2022)#NAFOAFall22 is around the corner! Will we see you next month?
‘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.
Cronkite News: Indian boarding schools confront genocidal legacy (August 30, 2022)Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
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