National Congress of American Indians | State of Indian Nations #SOIN2021 (February 26, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
Indian Health Service ‘ahead of schedule’ with COVID-19 vaccination rollout (February 26, 2021)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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on federal recognition (February 25, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.
A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress (February 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hears from Native leaders (February 24, 2021)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.
Native America Calling: The State of Indian Nations (February 23, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter session (February 22, 2021)The National Congress of American Indians is going virtual for its executive council winter session.
National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 22, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)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.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)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.
Tribes await action on priorities as Congress returns to work (November 18, 2020)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.
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe indicted on federal charges (November 13, 2020)Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
National Congress of American Indians seeks candidates for youth commission (November 6, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians is accepting applications for the NCAI Youth Commission. Apply by November 8, 2020.
Cronkite News: Tribes granted access to broadband licenses (October 30, 2020)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.”
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)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.
Indian Country Today: Fate of Indian Child Welfare Act up to federal courts (October 12, 2020)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.
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)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.
Native Advocacy Organizations: Domestic violence is not traditional (October 1, 2020)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.
House panel sets hearing on COVID-19 in Indian Country (September 28, 2020)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.
‘All out war’: Republican lawmaker slams National Congress of American Indians (September 18, 2020)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.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) letter on ‘Tribal Unity’ (September 18, 2020)Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.
Tribes push for passage of PROGRESS Act in Congress (September 16, 2020)It’s been difficult to get Indian legislation through Congress but tribes are hoping to get a win with passage of a self-governance bill.
National Congress of American Indians kicks off Tribal Unity Impact Days (September 16, 2020)The 2020 Tribal Unity Impact Days, a two-day event hosted by the National Congress of American Indians and partners, is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.
Cronkite News: Trump administration faulted for lack of consultation (September 14, 2020)The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country census woes mount (September 8, 2020)
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.
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