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Navajo Nation
Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
Sophie Sergie
A trial has opened into the long-unsolved case of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native woman who was killed at the age of 20 nearly three decades ago.
Lumbee Tribe
A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a roundtable discussion on January 12, 2022.
Navajo Nation
With billions of dollars in infrastructure funding in the works, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking at the lack of broadband technology in Native communities.
Ben Barnes
Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association
“We thank President Biden for standing behind his policy to honor our Nation-to-Nation Relations,” said President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Harold Frazier
With all due respect, we call upon the Biden administration to honor the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
The Growing Tree
Families nationwide may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families.
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Montana COVID-19
The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Restoring Justice: Addressing Violence in Native Communities through VAWA Title IX Special Jurisdiction” on December 8, 2021.
Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
A draft discussion of legislation to help tribes protect Native women has been released by the leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.
'My Land, My Future'
Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.
marcellusosceola
A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1364, H.R. 1975, H.R. 2088 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Capitol
Congress has given final approval to a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that’s been a key part of President Biden’s agenda.
H.R.2088 - Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2088, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.
S.108 - Authorizing Seminole Tribe to lease or transfer certain lands
The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.108, a bill benefiting the Seminole Tribe, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.1975 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.2758 - Lumbee Recognition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2758, the Lumbee Recognition Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.1619 – Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1619, the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, on November 1, 2021.
U.S. Capitol
Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting on the Native American Child Protection Act and an oversight hearing titled “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”
Martha Williams
If confirmed, Martha Williams will become the second woman with Montana ties to take a top post at the Department of the Interior.
Jonathan Nez
The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.
Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Charles "Chuck" F. Sams III
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to serve as director of the National Park Service.
Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will learn how Native communities are leveraging federal financing to advance economic sovereignty.
Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.
Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on tribal water rights settlements that are being supported by the Biden administration.
Sophia Marjanovic
A Native woman is speaking out after a video showing her confronting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) has drawn millions of views, and sparked outrage, on social media.
Tracy Stone-Manning
The U.S. Senate voted 50-45 to approve the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management.