National Congress of American Indians | State of Indian Nations #SOIN2021 (February 26, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
Indian Health Service ‘ahead of schedule’ with COVID-19 vaccination rollout (February 26, 2021)The Indian Health Service has distributed nearly 1.22 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to tribes and their communities, outpacing many states with its outreach.
A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress (February 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hears from Native leaders (February 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from leaders of Indian Country, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations at its first hearing of the 117th Congress.
National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 22, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules first hearing (February 18, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.
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.
Native American Contractors Association hosts virtual conference (February 16, 2021)The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.
House Committee on Natural Resources sets first meeting (February 15, 2021)The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: Organizational Business Meeting (February 11, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an organizational meeting, its first gathering of the 117th Congress.
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.
‘Critical funding’ for Indian Country: Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) (February 4, 2021)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.
‘Tribes are hurting’: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) (February 4, 2021)“In Nevada and across the country, our tribes are hurting,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) in calling for additional COVID-19 relief and resources for Indian Country.
Native women land prominent roles on key Congressional committee (February 1, 2021)With the 117th Congress underway, two citizens of the Tohono O’odham Nation are taking prominent roles on a legislative committee that handles Indian Country issues.
Impeachment won’t stop Donald Trump from leaving impact on Indian Country (January 14, 2021)The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues in farewell speech (December 9, 2020)Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules oversight hearing (December 7, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.
Tribes await action on priorities as Congress returns to work (November 18, 2020)Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
Senate resolution recognizes Native American Heritage Month (November 18, 2020)“From their distinguished service in the Armed Forces, to their contributions as teachers, doctors, lawyers, artists, and entrepreneurs, Native Americans continue to play a crucial role in the growth and success of the United States,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds post-election business meeting (November 18, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
Montana Free Press: Senate race is just too close to call (October 29, 2020)Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?
Forgotten no more?: Trump team puts Native people last on ‘important’ call (October 21, 2020)Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
Indian Country and the Affordable Care Act (October 16, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?
Senate candidate touts tribal agenda in closely watched race (October 13, 2020)Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Hoeven praises signing of Savanna’s Act into law (October 12, 2020)“This legislation addresses a tragic issue in Indian Country and will help to establish better law enforcement practices,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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.
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
Indian Country bills crawl to final approval in busy election cycle (September 22, 2020)Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
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