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Alyssa London
Alyssa London, a citizen of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes, is set to become a familiar face on NBC News and MSNBC.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
As a helpline dedicated to serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline honors our relatives and communities impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) and those working to end this crisis.
U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.
White House
The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Don Young
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve legislation to honor the legacy of the late Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), who was known as a champion of Native issues.
Deb Haaland
It’s been a year since Deb Haaland took office as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior.
Leonard Peltier
Leonard Peltier, a prominent American Indian Movement activist, has become a symbol of Indigenous resistance and activism.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Deb Haaland
Indian Country’s economic health is vastly more important than scoring partisan points.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.
Dwayne Tomah
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.
Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.
Stephen Roe Lewis and Raul Grijalva
Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Chuck Hoskin, Joe Biden and Kim Teehee
An issue that I passionately believe in is that every Cherokee woman should feel safe in her community and in her home.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Joe Biden is a man of vision — he is working to “Restore the Soul of America.”
Tim Giago
It is high time that Indian organizations stand up and truly represent the people they claim to represent.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.
Jill Jim, Roselyn Tso, Jonathan Nez
The federal agency charged with providing health care to more than 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives has gone without a permanent leader for six of the last seven years.
Harold Frazier
The Dakota Access Pipeline continues to trespass on the territory of the Great Sioux Nation and endanger the lives of our people.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native federal judge in the entire state of California.
State of the Union
President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.
Melissa Isaac
Melissa Isaac, a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, made waves as a guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the State of the Union.
Shut Down DAPL
“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Mark Madrid, Isabella Guzman and JacksonBrossy
The Navajo Nation is hosting the leader of the Small Business Administration for her first visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session
The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Native Women
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.
Pawnee, Oklahoma
A growing number of Indian Country organizations are distancing themselves from Walter Roy Echo-Hawk Jr. following revelations of the criminal charge against the prominent artist.
Elizabeth Fowler
It’s been a year since Joe Biden took office as president of the United States and he has yet to name a permanent leader of the Indian Health Service.
Deb Haaland
Infrastructure and public safety in Indian Country are on the agenda as the Biden administration engages with tribal nations.
National Indian Impacted Schools Association
A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.
U.S. Supreme Court
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high, the U.S. Supreme Court put the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers on hold, while litigation continues over its legality.
Chuck Sams
In a sit-down conversation with Underscore.news, Chuck Sams, the country’s first Native American parks director, discusses the role his agency can play in better representing Indigenous people and their stories.
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association
“We thank President Biden for standing behind his policy to honor our Nation-to-Nation Relations,” said President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Harold Frazier
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.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
A deadline is fast approaching for the Biden administration to live up to its promise to improve the federal government’s relationship with tribes and their citizens.