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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.
Cherokee Nation
Key members of Congress are urging Indian Country to stay united as they look to break through a long-standing and controversial impasse on Capitol Hill.
NAHASDA #NCAIECWS2022
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
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.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Congressional Fireside Chat
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Michael Connor
Assistant Secretary of the Army Michael Connor addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Merrick Garland
Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Bryan Newland
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session
The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
National Congress of American Indians State of Indian Nations
The 2022 State of Indian Nations address is the third under threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Native people.
Native Women
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.
'We are not your mascot'
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.
Virginia Timmons, Lorena Butler
We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Navajo Nation
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.
Aaron Payment
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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a roundtable discussion on January 12, 2022.
Navajo Nation
With billions of dollars in infrastructure funding in the works, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking at the lack of broadband technology in Native communities.
Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association
“We thank President Biden for standing behind his policy to honor our Nation-to-Nation Relations,” said President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
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nativeamericacalling nac
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.
Rassawek, Virginia
A new consultation policy in Virginia requires free, prior and informed consent of tribal nations before any state permits are approved.
Ralph Northam
“The Commonwealth has an important and unique government-to-government relationship with Virginia’s Tribal Nations,” said Gov. Ralph Northam (D).
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Larry Wright Jr.
“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.