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Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Hoċokata Ti
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is going back on the road this week with a field hearing hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The days of state governments claiming special authority over Indian Country appear to be numbered, with the nation’s highest court issuing another favorable ruling for tribal interests.
Raúl Grijalva
Democrats are vowing to return to work better prepared after they said Republicans “hijacked” a slew of Indian Country bills during a markup where nothing was accomplished.
House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 8, 2022.
Cherokee Vote
Please vote like the future of Cherokee Nation depends on it.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a second and final field hearing in Hawaii.
Troop Hula
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is on the road this week, focusing on Native Hawaiian issues.
Jonathan Nez and Roselyn Tso
The COVID-19 pandemic and operational issues are among the major challenges at the Indian Health Service as the agency awaits new leadership.
Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider the nomination of Roselyn Tso to be director of the Indian Health Service.
Dilkon Medical Center
With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.
Navajo Nation
Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.3381, S.3773 & S.3789 and Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and roundtable on May 18, 2022.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has passed up a chance to address economic sovereignty in Indian Country.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.
National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
Key members of Congress are among those seeking answers about the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”
U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 437, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6181 [Discussion Draft ANS], S. 314, S. 559, and S. 789
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on six tribal bills on April 27, 2022.
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 437, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6181 [Discussion Draft ANS], S. 314, S. 559, and S. 789
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on six tribal bills on April 27, 2022.
Don Young
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve legislation to honor the legacy of the late Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), who was known as a champion of Native issues.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Pueblo of Picuris
“My people, my community, we’ve been targets. But the intention is to grow cannabis here,” said Gov. Craig Quanchello of the Pueblo of Picuris.
Water Tribes
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony from tribal leaders whose communities are in dire need of infrastructure and revenue.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S. 3123, S. 3126, S. 3273, H.R. 1975 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider five tribal homelands bills.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1397, S. 3168, S. 3308, S. 3443, S. 3773 & S. 3789
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on six bills on March 23, 2022.
Red Lake Nation
The Red Lake Nation is making history as the first in Indian Country to win federal approval for its energy development organization.
Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success.”
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Cherokee Nation
Tribal leaders are hopeful for more economic development opportunities through long-overdue updates to the Buy Indian Act.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Executive Business Meeting
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary holds an executive business meeting to consider pending nominations on March 10, 2022.
Native Women in Red Shawls
The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native federal judge in the entire state of California.
Teresa Leger Fernandez
A Democratic-led bill working its way through Congress would extend the federal policy of consultation to people who have recently been asserting an Indian identity.
Shut Down DAPL
“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.