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National Congress of American Indians
A lawsuit filed by the former chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians will proceed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Dante Desiderio
The chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians lost his job over his handling of a sexual harassment investigation, according to an explosive lawsuit.
Mni Wiconi - Water is Life
A crisis making the news is a reminder of the dozens of failed drinking water systems for tribes across the country.
'Vote Here'
Join the conversation on Native America Calling to get a rundown of the evolving landscape of voter restrictions that affect Native people at the polls.
Jonathan Nez
The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.
Women's March
Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.
Tim Giago and Jackie Giago
Many times over the past 30 years, Tim Giago shared the story behind the founding of Native American Day in South Dakota.
nativeamericacalling nac
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a distressing increase in overdose deaths among Native people.
Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup of H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.
'You Matter'
Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.
U.S. Supreme Court
The legacy of colonialism continues to exist in 2022 through this most recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny Native — and all — women the right to body sovereignty.
Arizona Vote
Voting rights advocates welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to challenge Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation“ of the law.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders and legal scholars are preparing for what they say are the significant and long lasting effects of a Supreme Court decision.
Dwight Birdwell - Medal of Honor
Dwight Birdwell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House on July 5, 2022.
The Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has reversed course when it comes to state jurisdiction in Indian Country.
U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.
John O’Connor and Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor (R) is the latest state official to claim victory in a closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case.
Page Belcher Federal Building
The United States Attorneys who prosecute federal crimes say they will continue to uphold the U.S. government’s trust responsibilities to tribal nations.
Kevin Stitt
Despite acknowledging being a Cherokee citizen, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is celebrating the U.S. Supreme’s decision to undermine tribal sovereignty.
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, a contentious case affecting tribal sovereignty.
Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The great Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller is remembered for being a defender, mentor, mother and leader.
Dilkon Medical Center
With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
Alyssa London
Alyssa London, a citizen of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes, is set to become a familiar face on NBC News and MSNBC.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
As a helpline dedicated to serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline honors our relatives and communities impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) and those working to end this crisis.
U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
In Indian Country, the abusive tactics of domestic violence have their roots in colonization.
'Transparency for Brendon'
Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation, died in an encounter with police in Montana.
Chuck Hoskin
“We can work together,” Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said of ongoing efforts to address public safety in Indian Country.
NAFOA
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Navajo Nation
Native people have eagerly lined up to get their initial COVID-19 vaccine shots. But booster rates appear to be lagging as the pandemic continues.
Harold Frazier
Any law or order meant to restrict our freedom to teach and learn is a restriction on freedom.
House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities
The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds an oversight hearing titled “The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities.”
Harold Frazier
When those wagons first began their way to break treaties and settle on our territory we were classified as lesser beings and genocide was justified as such.
MSU Montana State University
Kim TallBear, a professor specializing in Indigenous rights and genomics, will deliver the 2022 Stegner Lecture at Montana State University.
Chuck Hoskin, Joe Biden and Kim Teehee
An issue that I passionately believe in is that every Cherokee woman should feel safe in her community and in her home.