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NAFOA
Only one week left until NAFOA turns 40!
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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.”
House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
NAFOA
NAFOA turns 40 next month! Celebrate with us!
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.
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NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
nativeamericacalling nac
Join “The Menu” — hosted by Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy.
ood Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation is taking a big step toward tribal food sovereignty.
Tom Vilsack
“USDA respects the unique nation-to-nation relationship between the federal government and tribal nations,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
The Joe Biden administration opens the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 15, 2021.
Moncure Tipi
The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture will be working together to promote tribal co-stewardship of federal lands and waters.
Lakota Student
The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services launched a new initiative to preserve, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages.
Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
NAFOA
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Janie Hipp
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.
NAFOA
NAFOA supports Indian Country – from Native youth to tribal entities.
usda
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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saveoakflat
“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!
joebiden
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
saveoakflat
Oak Flat would be “permanently damaged” by a controversial copper mine, according to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
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oakflat
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.
verneldagrant
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.
cherokee
Gadugi is the Cherokee spirit that lives through the dedication of every Cherokee Nation employee working together for the betterment of our citizens.
nafoa
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.
oakflat
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.
kiowa1
The Kiowa Tribe ramped up emergency assistance efforts for citizens as severe weather conditions are now only beginning to abate in Oklahoma.
annmariebledsoedownes
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.