Native America Calling: Nooksack disenrollees at a crossroads (January 13, 2022)The Nooksack Tribe’s efforts to expel 306 former citizens has reached a breaking point again.
White House Tribal Nations Summit – Day Two – November 16, 2021 (November 17, 2021)The Joe Biden administration concludes the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 16, 2021.
Agenda for Day Two of White House Tribal Nations Summit (November 16, 2021)Check out the agenda for the second and final day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation honors our brave veterans (November 15, 2021)Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, like most tribes across the country, have a deep commitment to the American military.
White House Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement (November 15, 2021)From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Kevin Killer and Alicia Mousseau: Meeting the needs of Native nations (October 28, 2021)With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.
Harold Frazier: Don’t leave Indian Country behind in reconciliation bill (October 27, 2021)Native people suffered COVID-19 at the highest rate of any group in America. We need help.
Native America Calling: The complex path to home ownership on tribal land (October 15, 2021)Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.
Indian Country Today: Alaska Native corporations finally receive COVID-19 funds (September 27, 2021)Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema seen as key vote in trillion-dollar agenda (September 22, 2021)“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
Native America Calling: Innovative ideas for addressing Native homelessness (September 6, 2021)Homelessness is an unfortunate reality for a disproportionate number of Native people, especially those in urban areas.
NAYA: Unique Indian housing project on track for completion (August 31, 2021)Construction on Oregon’s first tribal- and artist-preference affordable housing development, known as Mamook Tokatee, will be completed this year.
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to provide housing for veterans (August 17, 2021)Cherokee military veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our tribal nation and the whole United States.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 16, 2021)NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!
Bill introduced in Senate to reauthorize key Indian housing law (July 13, 2021)Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Gaylord News: Indian Country included in American Jobs Plan (April 20, 2021)Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg: American Jobs Plan and Indian Country (April 20, 2021)“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Coming together in our tribalness (April 14, 2021)Native people have been embracing ways of thinking, feeding and housing our own since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
President Biden submits first budget request in age of COVID-19 (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts tribal consultation (February 25, 2021)The Department of Housing and Urban Development is updating its tribal consultation policy in accordance with a new directive from President Joe Biden.
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (January 19, 2021)It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Confronting racism and homelessness among our people (December 7, 2020)Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.
Native volunteers set up tipi camp to help address homelessness (October 22, 2020)Native people are trying to address homelessness in their community. A former cop who now serves as mayor is standing in their way.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The problem with Rapid City’s mayor (October 21, 2020)History has shown that Indians have always resisted their removal and displacement.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands domestic violence services (October 19, 2020)The coronavirus pandemic has put many people — Native women especially — in peril from domestic violence.
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