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Yvette Roubideaux
The National Congress of American Indians is bidding farewell to one of its highest-ranking employees as the organization’s top executive remains on leave.
U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.
Fawn Sharp
“The Supreme Court’s decision today is an attack on tribal sovereignty and the hard-fought progress of our ancestors to exercise our inherent sovereignty over our own territories,” said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
U.S. Supreme Court
Native America Calling talks with legal experts to find out how Indian Country is affected by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
White House
The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
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.
Tyerra Roan
Integrating Native heritage into public education is a goal that’s been ensconced in the Montana Constitution for 50 years.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting on the Native American Child Protection Act and an oversight hearing titled “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”
Jonathan Nez
The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.
John Echohawk
The National Congress of American Indians hears an update from the Tribal Supreme Court Project on October 14, 2021.
Oglala Lakota County
South Dakota has a long and troubled history of disenfranchising Native voters.
Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
everynativevotecounts
Native America Calling will get a look at the latest voting laws and what Native voting advocates are doing to counter them.
nativevote
They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.
shutdownline5
From the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota to Line 5 in Michigan, pipeline operators continue to skirt the law.
bobanderson
Robert Anderson, a citizen of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to be Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
laurenking
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation is set to make history as the first Native person to serve as a federal judge in Washington state.
jonathannez
Infighting among tribal attorneys led the nation’s highest court down an unusual path on the eve of arguments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case.
defendicwa
Legal experts are deeply concerned about an “incredibly divisive” ruling from a federal appeals court that struck down parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
protecticwacampaign
National Indian organizations are “deeply concerned” about a federal appeals court ruling in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
navajonationembassy
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.
scia
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
mmiwnibthaskastand
Oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a federal judge said the operation should be shut down.
amyconeybarrettdonaldtrump
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is wrapping up a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
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Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.
supremecourt
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.
everynativevotecounts
A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.
rockthenativevote

After a federal directive to shorten the 2020 Census outreach period jarred the nation, Indian Country organizations redoubled efforts to make sure Native communities are counted amid COVID-19.