Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty (April 4, 2022)With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Omnibus federal funding bill moving forward in Congress (March 9, 2022)The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)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.
Empowering Tribal Nations and Promoting Public Safety #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Staffers from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Attorney General Merrick Garland #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Native America Calling: New life for VAWA (February 15, 2022)A revamped version of the Violence Against Women Act has bipartisan support in Congress.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
Indian Country continues push to strengthen Violence Against Women Act (December 8, 2021)Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (September 30, 2021)Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.
Aaron Payment: Investing in infrastructure in Indian Country (August 4, 2021)The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
President Biden submits first budget request in age of COVID-19 (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to keep families safe (April 5, 2021)Protecting women and children has always been a core value for the Cherokee people.
Bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (March 9, 2021)Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
Cronkite News: Indian Country prepares for new era with Joe Biden as president (December 28, 2020)The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.
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