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.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (September 22, 2020)Three tribal leaders and one federal official will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs legislative hearing (September 21, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
‘All out war’: Republican lawmaker slams National Congress of American Indians (September 18, 2020)A powerful Republican lawmaker is accusing the National Congress of American Indians of engaging in “divisiveness” in connection with a bitter dispute over billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief.
116th 2020 alaska alaska native arizona bia cares act coronavirus crime cronkite news deb haaland democrats doi donald trump economic development elections employment house ihs indigenous peoples day joe biden jonathan nez judiciary land-into-trust languages media meetings mmiw montana native america calling native sun news today native vote navajo oklahoma racism radio republicans scia senate south dakota sovereignty supreme court treaties women youth