Senate committee advances nomination of Native judge (March 11, 2022)Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.
Cronkite News: President Biden delivers first State of the Union (March 4, 2022)President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.
Navajo Nation leader launches Republican bid for Congress (March 2, 2022)Myron Lizer, the often controversial vice president of the Navajo Nation who recently declared his ‘love’ for Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress.
Navajo Nation leader welcomes anti-COVID convoy to reservation (February 25, 2022)The vice president of the Navajo Nation is aligning himself with the so-called “People’s Convoy,” a group of truckers that opposes COVID-19 safeguards.
Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline lies in Biden’s hands (February 22, 2022)“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
National American Indian Housing Council hails movement on NAHASDA (February 17, 2022)The nation’s largest Indian housing organization is welcoming progress on a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders lay out priorities for nation-to-nation engagement (February 17, 2022)Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
“I’m not gonna give up on any Natives” #NCAIECWS2022 (February 16, 2022)Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) discuss efforts to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Empowering Tribal Nations and Promoting Public Safety #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Staffers from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Protecting Tribal Lands and Supporting Tribal Economies #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation deserves to be treated with respect (January 31, 2022)The United States must keep its treaty promise to Cherokee Nation. Now, let us move forward.
Supreme Court surprises by taking up contentious Indian law case (January 21, 2022)The highest court in the land has added another Indian law case to its docket, taking up a contentious sovereignty dispute that pits tribal nations against the state of Oklahoma.
Montana Free Press: Tribes missing from state’s discussion on trafficking (January 21, 2022)Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
Congress set to help schools with Impact Aid funding amid COVID-19 (January 17, 2022)A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.
Blanket from Lumbee Tribe gifted during Capitol Hill hearing (January 13, 2022)A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation asserts its sovereignty (December 22, 2021)The Cherokee Nation has outlasted many who tried to take away our sovereignty and destroy our identity as a people.
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