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President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.
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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.
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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.
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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.
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William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.
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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?
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is wrapping up a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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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.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary continues questioning of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.
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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.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is resuming a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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“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.
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On Indigenous Peoples Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock will hold a virtual town hall with tribal leaders.
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“For too long, the epidemic of missing, murdered and trafficked Native women and girls has gone unaddressed,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez (D-Nevada), a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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“Indigenous people have faced and rose above insurmountable challenges,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) as she highlighted the issues at stake with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is holding a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.
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Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
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Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.
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If Native Americans’ Day can remind us of just one thing, it should be to emphasize that strong and healthy relationships between the tribes and the state is just as important now as it was 30 years ago.
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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.
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To date, no Native veterans’ organization has received a charter from Congress. A new bill changes that.
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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.
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“I believe that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would have dangerous implications for Indian Country,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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Welcome to #NAFOAFall2020 Conference Week (and other important policy updates for Indian Country).
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A “life-changing” diabetes program for Indian Country will expire unless Congress takes action.
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Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act, a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.
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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.
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Indian lawmakers in Montana are asking Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) to “stand by your word” when it comes to voting on the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
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Bills to return land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, address bison management and improve tribal economic development programs are on the agenda.
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A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony on bills addressing Indian health and tribal lands.
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S.294, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, is close to becoming law. The bill aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.
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S.982, the Not Invisible Act, is the first bill to be introduced and passed by all four tribal citizens who serve in the U.S. Congress.
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Congress has finally approved S.227, Savanna’s Act. The bill is named in honor of Savanna Greywind, a 22-year-old citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who went missing and was murdered.
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Construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico continues to affect sacred and sensitive tribal sites in southern Arizona.
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Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin had trouble addressing the tribal coronavirus relief fund data breach during a hearing on September 24, 2020.
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The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, on September 21, 2020.
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Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are requesting a thorough investigation into multiple deaths at Fort Hood, including those of two citizens of the Navajo Nation.
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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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If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four citizens of federally recognized tribe.
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Five Indian Country bills are on their way to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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Three tribal leaders and one federal official will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
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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.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.
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U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is encouraging people to vote by mail — but only if they support President Donald Trump.
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It’s been difficult to get Indian legislation through Congress but tribes are hoping to get a win with passage of a self-governance bill.
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Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.