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?
Native America Calling: Black and Indigenous solidarity (January 18, 2021)Indigenous and Black people share experiences of oppression in this country and both groups still grapple with systemic racism.
Cronkite News: Hate crimes on the rise as Trump era comes to an end (January 12, 2021)Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
Terry Rambler: An attack on the Native vote in the nation’s capital (January 12, 2021)The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.
Montana Free Press: Family of Native man killed by police seeks justice (January 6, 2021)Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.
‘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.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indian Country as cases continue to rise (December 14, 2020)Indian Country is receiving a new COVID-19 vaccine but the vast majority of tribal citizens will have to wait before they can be protected from a disease that continues to ravage their communities.
Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
Cronkite News: Native people fall behind in cancer screening and treatment (November 18, 2020)In almost every category, minority patients are worse off when it comes to early diagnosis, treatment after diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer.
Native America Calling: “Something Else” speaks to Native exclusion (November 17, 2020)Native America Calling will talk about how being in a “Something Else” category affects Indigenous voices and experiences.
Indian Country Today: Native voters are indeed something else (November 6, 2020)Although small and difficult to measure, the Native voting population is powerful.
Cronkite News: Voters getting more serious about the environment (November 3, 2020)“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
Native Sun News Today: Words of wisdom from Lakota elders (October 21, 2020)“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
Native America Calling: Momentum for taking LANDBACK (October 19, 2020)The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.
On colonization, racial supremacy and playing Indian (October 14, 2020)What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota marks Native American Day milestone (October 12, 2020)South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day since 1990.
Indian Country Today: Fate of Indian Child Welfare Act up to federal courts (October 12, 2020)Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.
Cronkite News: Tribes denied access to public health data (October 8, 2020)The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
Osage Nation citizen David Holt on Oprah Winfrey podcast (October 5, 2020)David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, appears on Oprah Winfrey’s book club podcast.
Jazmin Murphy: Native people still fighting for seat at the table (September 22, 2020)We are witnessing a historical push toward the dismantling of imperialism, the decentralization of power, and the welcoming of non-White, non-European values into conservation.
Appeals court hears arguments in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 11, 2020)Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
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