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.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Omnibus federal funding bill moving forward in Congress (March 9, 2022)The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek stronger commitments for water infrastructure (February 21, 2022)Tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands, key lawmakers are being told.
National American Indian Housing Council hails movement on NAHASDA (February 17, 2022)The nation’s largest Indian housing organization is welcoming progress on a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
“I’m not gonna give up on any Natives” #NCAIECWS2022 (February 16, 2022)Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) discuss efforts to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Protecting Tribal Lands and Supporting Tribal Economies #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation seeks greater access to COVID-19 tests (January 31, 2022)Are COVID-19 tests reaching tribal and rural households? The Biden administration is being pressed to do more.
Roundtable examines ‘toxic workplace culture’ at Washington football team (January 28, 2022)Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Congress set to help schools with Impact Aid funding amid COVID-19 (January 17, 2022)A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.
Blanket from Lumbee Tribe gifted during Capitol Hill hearing (January 13, 2022)A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Ben Barnes: Shawnee Tribe stands up for its sovereignty (January 11, 2022)Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Great Plains Tribes: Indian health care is a treaty right (December 20, 2021)With all due respect, we call upon the Biden administration to honor the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States.
Cronkite News: Payments for families set to run out unless Congress acts (December 16, 2021)Families nationwide may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families.
Indian Country Legislation in U.S. House of Representatives (December 3, 2021)The U.S. House of Representatives meets on December 1, 2021, to consider Indian Country legislation.
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