Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds post-election business meeting (November 18, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
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.
Supreme Court hears arguments in Affordable Care Act case (November 10, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Indian Country Today: The power of the Native vote (October 30, 2020)Native American and Alaska Native voters have the power to determine the next president.
Former director of Bureau of Indian Affairs endorses Joe Biden (October 26, 2020)Joe Biden is the only choice for Indian Country this November, asserts a former official who served under numerous presidents.
Citizens of Lumbee Tribe endorse Joe Biden for president (October 26, 2020)Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden is a man of his word, a letter to fellow Lumbees reads.
Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board continues to expand operations (October 20, 2020)The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board will be providing services at a temporary location while construction of the $100 million Oyate Health Center is underway.
Indian Country and the Affordable Care Act (October 16, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?
Senate candidate touts tribal agenda in closely watched race (October 13, 2020)Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Udall: Indian health care at risk with Supreme Court nominee (October 13, 2020)Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is taking aim at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Joe Biden celebrates Indigenous People’s Day (October 12, 2020)Joe Biden: “Native Americans have always honored their deep connection to the land and kept faith with the rich spiritual traditions and heritage of their ancestors, often in the face of policies and violence that sought to strip them of both.”
Rep. Haaland ‘honored’ to be considered for Biden Cabinet (October 12, 2020)Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
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.
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
Montana Free Press: Affordable Care Act deemed essential for Indian Country (September 28, 2020)Advocates says continuance of the Affordable Care Act is vital to the health of tribes in Montana.
Freedom Socialist: The Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 battle (September 28, 2020)The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hardest at the poorest populations, including Native Americans.
Cronkite News: ‘Baby-Friendly’ hospitals tackle health disparities in Indian Country (September 25, 2020)Hospitals are combating health disparities among Native Americans by teaching new mothers strong breastfeeding practices.
PROGRESS Act | PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act | 116th Congress (September 24, 2020)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.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (September 22, 2020)Three tribal leaders and one federal official will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs legislative hearing (September 21, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
Indian bills on House schedule for week of September 21, 2020 (September 20, 2020)It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Laws aren’t made to protect the people (September 17, 2020)Laws in America are made up of property concerns and have had as their main agenda, the protection of property.
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