Catawba Nation set for debut of long-awaited casino (June 29, 2021)The Catawba Nation is finally welcoming visitors to its gaming facility in North Carolina.
House committee set to advance Indian Country bills (May 26, 2021)The House Committee on Natural Resources is meeting to advance bills affecting tribal lands and Native youth.
H.R.478 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act (May 25, 2021)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.478, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act, on May 12, 2021.
More Indian Country bills slated for action on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2021)Four more Indian Country bills are scheduled for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Secretary Haaland leads Interior to a more tribal friendly future (April 27, 2021)Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
Interior: Secretary Deb Haaland takes action for tribal homelands (April 27, 2021)“At Interior, we have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each Tribe has a homeland where its citizens can live together and lead safe and fulfilling lives,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
Catawba Nation hails ‘great news’ for long-awaited gaming facility (March 25, 2021)The Catawba Nation is on track to open a casino in North Carolina in the fall of 2021.
Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with off-reservation casino (March 24, 2021)The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with an off-reservation casino after securing support from the state of Wisconsin.
‘I’m not afraid’: Indicted former Mashpee leader seeks dismissal of charges (February 9, 2021)The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Impeachment won’t stop Donald Trump from leaving impact on Indian Country (January 14, 2021)The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
Native Sun News Today: Boarding school resolution finally passes (November 24, 2020)A resolution paves the way to address lands illegally taken from an Indian boarding school in South Dakota.
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.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Ancestors have given us the courage to remember (November 16, 2020)The history of the Northern Plains Indians has always been subsumed by isolationism, rejection and outright racism.
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe indicted on federal charges (November 13, 2020)Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
Native Sun News Today: Support shown for Indian boarding school land swap (November 11, 2020)Residents are voicing support for a resolution that would address lands that were illegally taken from a former Indian boarding school.
State of Alaska backs Native corporations in COVID-19 dispute (November 5, 2020)The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
Doug George-Kanentiio: The tragic legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (October 7, 2020)The Haudenosaunee find it impossible to join in the national celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe endorses Democrat Joe Biden for president (October 2, 2020)With its reservation being threatened by the Trump administration, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is backing Democrat Joe Biden for president.
House Committee on Natural Resources schedules markup on Indian Country bills (September 28, 2020)Bills to return land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, address bison management and improve tribal economic development programs are on the agenda.
Indian Country bills crawl to final approval in busy election cycle (September 22, 2020)Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples hearing (September 22, 2020)Leaders from the Seminole Tribe, the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are testifying before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States legislative hearing (September 21, 2020)Bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation are getting their first hearing on Capitol Hill.
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.
Catawba Nation welcomes land affirmation bill in Congress (September 16, 2020)A bipartisan bill ensures the Catawba Nation can move forward with a gaming development on ancestral territory in North Carolina.
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