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Bill introduced in Senate to reauthorize key Indian housing law (July 13, 2021)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.
Lakota player lands spot on professional football team (May 18, 2021)The unlikely journey for Teton Saltes, the New York Jets’ latest recruit, started as an afterthought.
Navajo student invited to President Biden’s address to Congress (April 27, 2021)When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden heads to Navajo Nation (April 22, 2021)First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
‘Culture. Clan. Community’: Georgene Louis for Congress (March 30, 2021)
Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.
Albert Bender: Deb Haaland makes history in nation’s capital (March 30, 2021)The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.
Native people ‘lead the way’ on COVID-19 vaccinations (March 30, 2021)The Indian Health Service is set to meet its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations but progress is being threatened by the rest of the nation.
Native veterans support Deb Haaland ahead of historic vote (March 15, 2021)Native veterans and allies are stepping up to support Deb Haaland ahead of her final historic vote as Secretary of the Interior.
‘It will be historic’: Deb Haaland #DebForInterior (March 11, 2021)“For too long, tribal nations have been denied a seat at the table where decisions were made that impacted their lives and their land,” a key Democrat said in discussing the historic nomination of Deb Haaland.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts climate crisis roundtable (March 10, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.
Pueblo of Pojoaque makes history with women leaders (March 4, 2021)The Pueblo of Pojoaque is being led by women for the first time in modern history.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States gains new leader (February 17, 2021)The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation to see cleanup of more uranium sites (February 16, 2021)The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets under new leadership (February 10, 2021)Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
New Mexico Indian Affairs Department presents budget request (February 9, 2021)The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department is seeking $3.7 million to continue its work with 23 tribal nations in the state.
‘Critical funding’ for Indian Country: Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) (February 4, 2021)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.
Native America Calling: Native leadership at the U.S. Department of Interior (December 23, 2020)Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.
‘I am honored and ready to serve’: Deb Haaland and the Joe Biden administration (December 19, 2020)Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.
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