Underscore.news: MMIW remains a crisis in Oregon (May 5, 2021)The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our people continue to be killed by police (April 28, 2021)Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.
Native America Calling: Holding police accountable (April 20, 2021)Just north of the courtroom where a police officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd, another officer shot and killed Daunte Wright.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Words have consequences in America (April 13, 2021)Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.
President Biden submits first budget request in age of COVID-19 (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Secretary Haaland statement on Biden budget request (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden is seeking $4 billion for tribal programs at the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities.
California Tribal Families Coalition responds to ICWA decision (April 8, 2021)The California Tribal Families Coalition is calling a federal appeals court decision “troubling” but says it won’t immediately impact Indian Child Welfare Act matters in their state.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: Brackeen v. Haaland (April 7, 2021)A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
Cronkite News: Native community takes off on video sharing app (April 5, 2021)Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets business meeting and hearing (March 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
U.S. Supreme Court: United States v. Joshua James Cooley (March 24, 2021)
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up messy tribal sovereignty case (March 22, 2021)“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Chuck Hoskin: The Cherokee Nation must honor its word (February 24, 2021)Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) | Native American Contractors Association (February 18, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discusses economic development in Indian Country and self-governance for tribal nations in a video message to the Native American Contractors Association.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)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.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 forces changes in HIV services (February 11, 2021)From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
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.
Native America Calling: Exposing false Native heritage (February 10, 2021)There’s been a continuing stream of prominent people who initially benefitted from their Indigenous identity but were forced to backtrack when those claims couldn’t be documented.
U.S. Supreme Court sets oral argument in ‘bad men’ treaty rights case (February 4, 2021)Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
Pine Ridge Reservation signs defaced with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti (February 3, 2021)The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Indian Country still bearing brunt of COVID-19 (February 2, 2021)It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Native America Calling: Oak Flat at a crossroads (January 21, 2021)Just days before the end of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Forest Service took action that paves the way for a massive copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona.
Day 1 of the Joe Biden administration: Actions affecting Indian Country (January 20, 2021)From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
Native America Calling: New administration, new agenda (January 20, 2021)Native America Calling will talk with policy experts about what they hope is in store for the next four years under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Native America Calling: Democracy in crisis: a history lesson (January 19, 2021)In the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, can Indigenous values provide any guidance now on where to go from here?
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