National Congress of American Indians puts prized property on the market (December 8, 2022)The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
Shannon Holsey: U.S. must honor treaty promises to tribal nations (December 6, 2022)When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
Indian Country rallies as U.S. Supreme Court hears ICWA challenge (November 3, 2022)Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
PolitiFact: Republican candidate tells tall tale about tribal governments (October 26, 2022)Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Lawsuit against National Congress of American Indians set for first hearing (October 20, 2022)A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Aaron Payment: It’s time for a tribal delegate in the U.S. Congress (October 19, 2022)We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.
Cronkite News: Tribes support greater protections for sacred sites (October 3, 2022)Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
National Congress of American Indians announces Sovereignty Run (September 14, 2022)“We are in a critical time where, once again, our sovereignty is being threatened,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in announcing the 2022 Sovereignty Run.
Documents: Dante Desiderio v. National Congress of American Indians (September 6, 2022)Dante Desiderio is suing the National Congress of American Indians. Get the documents here.
National Congress of American Indians loses top executive after a year (August 15, 2022)The nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization has “parted ways” with its highest-ranking employee, who had been on the job for barely a year.
Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill (June 27, 2022)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.
Supreme Court winds down big term with first Indian law ruling (June 14, 2022)The nation’s highest court is winding down a highly controversial term with a ruling hailed by advocates for Native women, the first of three decisions being anticipated in Indian Country.
Navajo Nation citizen makes history as newest federal judge (May 23, 2022)Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline lies in Biden’s hands (February 22, 2022)“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.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders lay out priorities for nation-to-nation engagement (February 17, 2022)Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
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