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ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.
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Summit Trail Fire
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
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The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.
Save Oak Flat
The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache Tribe would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in protecting sacred land.
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“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.
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See you next week for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference!
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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
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Oak Flat would be “permanently damaged” by a controversial copper mine, according to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
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For more than six years, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and allies have been holding camps, rallies, relay runs and other demonstrations to resist mining on sacred land at Oak Flat.
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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have once again introduced legislation to permanently protect a sacred Apache site from development.
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Gadugi is the Cherokee spirit that lives through the dedication of every Cherokee Nation employee working together for the betterment of our citizens.
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A year ago, our community turned virtual — but we’re still standing strong.
Copper Court
The Biden administration put the brakes on massive copper mine at a sacred Apache site, reversing course after the project was on the verge of final approval.
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Just days after asking a federal judge to stop a huge copper mine on sacred territory, the San Carlos Apache Tribe is celebrating the Biden administration’s decision to pull back the controversial development.
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The Kiowa Tribe ramped up emergency assistance efforts for citizens as severe weather conditions are now only beginning to abate in Oklahoma.
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A citizen of the Winnebago Tribe will be leading the Indian Country legal team at the Department of the Interior and is among a growing number of Native women in the Biden administration.
Bears Ears Buttes
From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
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Fresh shell eggs are now available to 28 more tribes throughout the country, thanks to a fresh produce program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.
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November is Native American Heritage Month. Get involved!
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The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program was established in 2008 in partnership between USDA and 1994 institutions, tribally controlled colleges and universities with land-grant status.
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Sharing important updates to know for the week of Indigenous People’s Day!
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Comments are due on a final rule that tribes and their advocates say makes it more difficult for them to grow hemp on their homelands.