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Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is taking an “administrative leave of absence” at the National Congress of American Indians for reasons not being disclosed.
Jonathan Nez and Roselyn Tso
The COVID-19 pandemic and operational issues are among the major challenges at the Indian Health Service as the agency awaits new leadership.
National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
Key members of Congress are among those seeking answers about the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country.
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.
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.
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.
Indian Housing
The nation’s largest Indian housing organization is welcoming progress on a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Cherokee Nation
Key members of Congress are urging Indian Country to stay united as they look to break through a long-standing and controversial impasse on Capitol Hill.
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Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
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.
Sophie Sergie
A trial has opened into the long-unsolved case of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native woman who was killed at the age of 20 nearly three decades ago.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
A draft discussion of legislation to help tribes protect Native women has been released by the leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Cherokee Nation
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.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
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Native veterans and allies are stepping up to support Deb Haaland ahead of her final historic vote as Secretary of the Interior.
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The U.S. Senate is slowly but surely moving to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as Secretary of the Interior.
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Given Deb Haaland’s ethics, her passion and her record of advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples a great new era in our history is about to begin.
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“We need Congresswoman Haaland on the job without delay,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.
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Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
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By a vote of 11-9, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination of Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is on her way to making history yet again, this time as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet.
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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
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The Indian Health Service has distributed nearly 1.22 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to tribes and their communities, outpacing many states with its outreach.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) endured a second day of questions as her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior finally came to a close.
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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
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The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
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Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
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With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.
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“For too long, the epidemic of missing, murdered and trafficked Native women and girls has gone unaddressed,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez (D-Nevada), a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four citizens of federally recognized tribe.
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A powerful Republican lawmaker is accusing the National Congress of American Indians of engaging in “divisiveness” in connection with a bitter dispute over billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.