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mildredquaemptsmerlekirk
The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
deb haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland issued two secretarial orders aimed at making good on her pledge to fight climate change and prioritize environmental justice.
strongheartsnativehelpline
Our ancestors endured genocide and assimilation for more than five centuries.
Derek Chauvin Trial March
Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.
nativeamericacalling nac
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.
deb haaland
The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is delivering a keynote to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.
landback
Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.
whitehouse
President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Deb Haaland
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
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.
defendicwa
Legal experts are deeply concerned about an “incredibly divisive” ruling from a federal appeals court that struck down parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
5thcircuitcourtofappeals
A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native Americans are suffering a disproportionate toll from COVID-19.
yangindigenousicontiktok
Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
ihs
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.
crowtribe
The nation’s highest court has taken up its first Indian law case of the term, with ensuring public safety on reservations at the forefront.
scia
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

nativeamericacalling nac
Individuals, institutions, public monuments and works of art and literature are all facing new accountability over current or past actions and statements that don’t align with modern sensitivities.
mariecrabb
For years, candidate Marie Crabb has claimed to be Mescalero Apache. Those claims cannot be verified.
supremecourt
“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.
debhaaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.
mmiw justice for kozee
Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
indianhealthservice
For too long, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been last in line.
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.”