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National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
Gabe Vasquez
The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.
Mark Kelly and Blake Masters
Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.
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Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has joined national-level politicians in seeking the resignations of city officials in California who made racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.
Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the next director of the Indian Health Service.
Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States - Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds an oversight hearing entitled “Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implications of the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty.”
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable discussion titled “Promoting and Supporting Tribal Access to Spectrum and Related Benefits in Native Communities"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable to address spectrum access for Native communities.
The White House
Tribal leaders are looking forward to addressing climate change and improving economic conditions in their communities through the Inflation Reduction Act.
Harold Frazier
Mni Wiconi means water is life, and no one will silence our Native peoples.
Mary Peltola
Mary Peltola is making history as the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress following a special — and unique — election in which the Democratic candidate defeated two Republicans.
The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
U.S. Capitol
The newly-signed Inflation Reduction Act will bring more than $720 million to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, according to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Protect Oak Flat
A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
U.S. Capitol
Democrats are claiming an election season achievement with the passage of a massive bill that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in climate and energy investments in Indian Country.
Chuck Hoskin and Lewis Johnson
The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation signed treaties that include provisions addressing formerly enslaved persons in their territories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes.”
Damon Clarke
Getting access to Colorado River water is “the only feasible solution” for the Hualapai Tribe, Chairman Damon Clarke said.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 4104, S. 4439 & H.R. 5221
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on three bills on July 20, 2022.
Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
A bill to improve access at a Native youth treatment facility is almost across the finish line in the 117th Congress.
Roselyn Tso
President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is slowly but surely moving through the confirmation process on Capitol Hill.
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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.