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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.
It’s ‘full speed ahead’ for the White House Council on Native American Affairs, according to the Trump administration. But details remain scarce as tribes complain of a fractured relationship with their trustee.
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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.
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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.
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The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.
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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.