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chuckhoskin
Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
debhaalandnaca
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
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.
christophercarrillo
From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
senatecommitteeonindianaffairs
Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.
nativeamericacalling nac
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.
crowagency
Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
oglalalakotacounty
The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
navajonation
It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
couygriffindonaldtrump
A Donald Trump supporter charged in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol has hindered his case by refusing a COVID-19 test and avoiding his court-appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney.
protectoakflat
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.
bearsearsbuttestimpeterson
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.
Joe Biden Kamala Harris Tribal Leaders
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.
nativeamericacalling nac
In the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, can Indigenous values provide any guidance now on where to go from here?
mlkmemorialdc
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
nativeamericacalling nac
Indigenous and Black people share experiences of oppression in this country and both groups still grapple with systemic racism.
michaelweahkee
Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
hatecrimesfbi
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.
The Capitol after the attack
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.
colemanstumprally
Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.
deb haaland
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.
debhaaland
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.
ihscovid19vaccine
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.
supremecourt
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.
American Indian Cancer Foundation
In almost every category, minority patients are worse off when it comes to early diagnosis, treatment after diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will talk about how being in a “Something Else” category affects Indigenous voices and experiences.
wisconsinnativevote
Although small and difficult to measure, the Native voting population is powerful.
havasupaitribeuscapitol
“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
jacedecory
“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
nativeamericacalling nac
The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.
rulantengen
What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?
navajonationcensus2020
The Supreme Court said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.
nativeamericandayparade
South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day since 1990.
amyconeybarrett
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.
covid19
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.
supremecourt
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.
universityofarizonacancercenter
Native Americans, along with Hispanics, have the lowest colorectal screening rates in the United States.
davidholt
David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, appears on Oprah Winfrey’s book club podcast.
nativenationsrise
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.
navajonation
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.