Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached (January 13, 2021)I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
Indian Country finally sees action on diabetes program (December 28, 2020)A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
Congress reaches agreement on COVID-19 relief and federal funding (December 21, 2020)A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.
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.
Cronkite News: Democrat Mark Kelly formally joins U.S. Senate (December 3, 2020)Democrat Mark Kelly can drop “Senator-elect” from his title after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Arizona.
Cronkite News: Democrat Mark Kelly heads to Capitol Hill after Senate victory (November 30, 2020)Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Arizona on December 2, 2020.
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.
H.R.1964, Lumbee Recognition Act (November 17, 2020)A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.
Officials criticize reduction of services at Indian Health Service facility (November 16, 2020)Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
Lumbee Tribe sees progress on federal recognition bill (November 16, 2020)The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to approve a bipartisan bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
Cronkite News: Voters getting more serious about the environment (November 3, 2020)“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races (November 3, 2020)With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
Rep. Tom Cole: The right person for the Supreme Court (November 2, 2020)American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
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?
‘Incredible Lumbee, Catawba tribes’ #NativeVote20 (October 22, 2020)President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.
Cronkite News: Vulnerable Republican pledges vote for Supreme Court nominee (October 22, 2020)With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.
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?
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
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. Udall: Indian health care at risk with Supreme Court nominee (October 13, 2020)Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is taking aim at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
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.
Senate candidate Steve Bullock hosts town hall with tribal leaders (October 12, 2020)On Indigenous Peoples Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock will hold a virtual town hall with tribal leaders.
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