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A thriving group of Laguna Pueblo citizens maintain their tribal connections at a distance. Learn more about this unique colony on Native America Calling.
Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.
Navajo Nation
Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
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.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
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Districts with predominantly Native voters are targets as states start redrawing boundaries.
Arizona
Just minutes before her high school graduation, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would be escorted out of the ceremony and her diploma would be withheld.
Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.
Joe Biden
Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.
Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior is taking steps to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the landscape around it from oil and gas leasing.
Pueblo Pintado
The Center for Western Priorities is praising the Biden administration for seeking to protect sacred tribal areas in New Mexico from development.
Indigenous Wisdom
Pueblo educators have just updated a K-12 curriculum and teacher training regimen for schools, designed from a Pueblo viewpoint.
Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Nicolle Gonzales
When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
White Sands National Park
Newly discovered fossilized human footprints issue another blow to the conventional scientific theory about when humans came to North America.
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Indigenous artists from North America and beyond document their relationships with nuclear testing and uranium contamination in a new exhibit.
Lauren Good Day
This year’s fashion show at Santa Fe Indian Market is a reminder of just how hot Indigenous fashion is.
Christine Benally
Every day that Christine Benally looks out of the window of her home, she’s reminded of how the federal government failed to protect her child.
SWAIA - Santa Fe Indian Market
It’s a big week coming up in the Native arts world. Native America Calling will get a look at what’s in store.
Pathways: Native Arts Festival
Native people across the country are learning to adjust to life in the pandemic after a bumpy road this past year. How have artists been doing?
Navajo Nation Police
The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.
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Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine created an environmental disaster for hundreds of miles downstream, including parts of the Navajo Nation.
Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.
Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.
'Farmington is on Indian Land'
We need to organize and find out why none of these murders have been solved.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe just received its largest donation ever.
Cherokee Nation
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Albuquerque Indian School
Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.
Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is addressing the National Congress of American Indians for the first time since taking over the Department of the Interior.
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Bills to protect tribal cultural property, address Native youth issues and mandate tribal consultation are being heard by the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
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The unlikely journey for Teton Saltes, the New York Jets’ latest recruit, started as an afterthought.
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When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
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“I’ll fight tirelessly to represent our tribal communities and our tribes with honor,” Georgene Louis says as she seeks to fill the shoes of a fellow Pueblo trailblazer.
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Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.

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The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.