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Deb Haaland
“Indigenous people have a strong and abiding connection to the Earth – increasing their access to nature early and often will help lift up the next generation of stewards for this Earth,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.
Cherokee Medicine Keeper Signing
The Cherokee people’s connection to the land and nature has always been central to our way of life.
NAFOA
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Examining the History of Federal Lands and the Development of Tribal Co-Management
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a hearing titled “Examining the History of Federal Lands and the Development of Tribal Co-Management.”
Yellowstone National Park
Long before it was a national park, Yellowstone was an important place for at least two dozen tribes.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing “The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act’s Promise After 30 Years of Practice”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts an oversight hearing titled “The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act’s Promise After 30 Years of Practice.”
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing “The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act’s Promise After 30 Years of Practice”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts an oversight hearing titled “The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act’s Promise After 30 Years of Practice.”
Effigy Mounds National Monument
The Biden administration is taking greater steps to enforce the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, more than 30 years after the law went on the books.
'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.
Chuck Sams
In a sit-down conversation with Underscore.news, Chuck Sams, the country’s first Native American parks director, discusses the role his agency can play in better representing Indigenous people and their stories.
Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior is soliciting nominations for a new advisory panel that will examine racist and derogatory place names.
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.
Santa Rosa Day School
The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
Charles "Chuck" F. Sams III
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to serve as director of the National Park Service.
Grand Canyon Bison
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.
Janie Hipp
For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
blackfeetnationmurrayfoubister
Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.
Supai Grand Canyon
After hitting a 40-year low in the pandemic year of 2020, national park visitors – and their dollars – are steadily returning.
Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.
ndncollectivewilliwhite
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.
debhaaland
The U.S. Senate is slowly but surely moving to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as Secretary of the Interior.
Deb Haaland
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
bradleyindianmissioncemetery
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is working to protect sites of cultural and historical significance.
Arizona state and federal officials have agreed on a plan that includes bringing in volunteer sharpshooters to cut the number of bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
indianmemorialbighornvisionsserviceadventures
Visitors to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be able to learn more about the historic tribal victory thanks to a new project.
ndncollectivewilliwhite
Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.
quitobaquitosprings
The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to a sacred O’odham site. But advocates see something else at work.