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.
“I’m not gonna give up on any Natives” #NCAIECWS2022 (February 16, 2022)Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) discuss efforts to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Empowering Tribal Nations and Promoting Public Safety #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Staffers from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Protecting Tribal Lands and Supporting Tribal Economies #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Assistant Secretary of the Army Michael Connor #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Assistant Secretary of the Army Michael Connor addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Attorney General Merrick Garland #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Secretary Deb Haaland #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Secretary Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Native America Calling: The 2022 State of Indian Nations (February 14, 2022)The 2022 State of Indian Nations address is the third under threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Native people.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)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.
Roundtable examines ‘toxic workplace culture’ at Washington football team (January 28, 2022)Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Cam Foreman: Human rights abuses continue in Indian Country (January 25, 2022)We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Cronkite News: Tribes face challenges in securing broadband grants (January 14, 2022)Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
Prominent leader of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians censured (January 12, 2022)Aaron Payment, the prominent leader of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is losing his national positions after being censured by his board of directors.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Indian Country continues push to strengthen Violence Against Women Act (December 8, 2021)Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (November 30, 2021)NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!
Native America Calling: Making strides in Native-led school curricula (November 29, 2021)A National Congress of American Indians survey concluded that the lack of access to adequate funding, equitable curricula, and professional development hinders suitable Native lessons in schools.
Tribal nations welcome formal consultation policy in Virginia (November 18, 2021)A new consultation policy in Virginia requires free, prior and informed consent of tribal nations before any state permits are approved.
Virginia governor adopts formal tribal consultation policy (November 18, 2021)“The Commonwealth has an important and unique government-to-government relationship with Virginia’s Tribal Nations,” said Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
Longtime leader of Ponca Tribe resigns post amid conflicts with council (November 3, 2021)“I’m looking at this as an opportunity for growth for me,” Larry Wright Jr. said after stepping down as chair of the Ponca Tribe.
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