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saveoakflat
“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
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“The violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls is an epidemic that requires our attention and urgent action,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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The issues surrounding missing and murdered Native women must continue to be brought into the public’s awareness to increase accountability of social, political, economic, and government systems and responses.
house committee on natural resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.
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Rick Santorum is an unhinged and embarrassing racist who disgraces CNN and any other media company that provides him a platform.
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The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes testimony on H.R.1884, the Save Oak Flat Act.
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The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take testimony on the Save Oak Flat Act on April 13, 2021.
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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.
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National Indian organizations are “deeply concerned” about a federal appeals court ruling in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.
mariecrabb
For years, candidate Marie Crabb has claimed to be Mescalero Apache. Those claims cannot be verified.
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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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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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stateofindiannations
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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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from leaders of Indian Country, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations at its first hearing of the 117th Congress.
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President Joe Biden delivers a video message to the National Congress of American Indians on February 23, 2021.
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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.
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The National Congress of American Indians is going virtual for its executive council winter session.
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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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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.
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Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
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Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
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Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
ncaiyouth
The National Congress of American Indians is accepting applications for the NCAI Youth Commission. Apply by November 8, 2020.
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“As sovereign governments, we will continue to wage an unrelenting battle against this existential threat to humanity,” NCAI President Fawn Sharp said of climate change.
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The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”
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Oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a federal judge said the operation should be shut down.
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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.
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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.
domesticviolenceisnottraditional
Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.
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The National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board and the National Council of Urban Indian Health will provide COVID-19 updates at an appropriations hearing.