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National Congress of American Indians Embassy of Tribal Nations
The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
Shannon Holsey
When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.
House of Tears Carvers
Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
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.
Nick Myers
Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Dante Desiderio
A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.
Kim Teehee
We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.
Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.
Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
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
A lawsuit filed by the former chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians will proceed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
National Congress of American Indians Sovereignty Run
“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.
Larry Wright Jr.
The largest inter-tribal advocacy organization in the United States is forging ahead with a new executive as tribes continue to confront challenges to their sovereignty.
Dante Desiderio
The chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians lost his job over his handling of a sexual harassment investigation, according to an explosive lawsuit.
National Congress of American Indians Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is suing the National Congress of American Indians. Get the documents here.
Dante Desiderio
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.
House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act
The House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act.
Jim Thorpe
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.
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.
Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
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.
Shauna Hegna
By working together, we can catch enough fish to feed all of our families.
Sophia Marjanovic at ShutDownDC
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.
Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is taking an “administrative leave of absence” at the National Congress of American Indians for reasons not being disclosed.
Harold Frazier
Together, we must always fight for our Native Peoples, our Native lands.
ncaiembassyoftribalnations
Tribal leaders and advocates are raising fresh concerns about the National Congress of American Indians ahead of the organization’s first in-person meeting in more than two years.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.
National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
Key members of Congress are among those seeking answers about the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country.
'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
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.
Stephen Roe Lewis and Raul Grijalva
Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Jill Jim, Roselyn Tso, Jonathan Nez
The federal agency charged with providing health care to more than 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives has gone without a permanent leader for six of the last seven years.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Shut Down DAPL
“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.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
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.
Fawn Sharp
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.