tag: veterans

Leonard Little Finger
I raise my coffee cup to Lakota elders who taught me so much.
Cherokee Nation Color Guard
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, like most tribes across the country, have a deep commitment to the American military.
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.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, delivers a video message on Veterans Day.
Native Veterans
Stories from Native veterans offer lasting messages of both courage and healing.
Grand Opening of American Indian Hall
More than 1,000 people, including dignitaries from throughout the country, attended the grand opening of the American Indian Hall at Montana State University.
Native Veterans
For nearly two decades, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
Tim Giago
It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee military veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our tribal nation and the whole United States.
Cherokee Nation
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Anthony LaMere
Anthony John LaMere was the only Winnebago tribal citizen killed in action in the Vietnam War. He had just turned 20 years old.
Better Vets
An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment across the country, lawmakers were told.
tomb of the unknown soldier wreath by shayai lucero
The history of Native people and the United States military goes all of the way back to the Revolutionary War.
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The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 requires the United States to provide health care to the Sioux Nation.
Native Veterans
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act on May 17, 2021.
nativeamericanhalloffame
The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.
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When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the reservation were the highest in the country.
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Native veterans and allies are stepping up to support Deb Haaland ahead of her final historic vote as Secretary of the Interior.
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“I do this memorial in the Lakota way for my husband,” says Lula Red Cloud.
oglalalakotacounty
The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
jorgeriley
A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President
I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
deb haaland
Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.
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In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
cherokee
The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
national native american veterans memorial
We all know that Native Americans have served in the U.S. military at the highest rate per capita for any ethnicity.
oglalalakotaveteransmonument
My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.
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Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Since the Revolutionary War, Native Americans have served our country in higher numbers than any other racial or ethnic minority in the United States.
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Serving 22 years in the U.S. Army has had a profound impact on the life of Remi Bald Eagle.
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The National Museum of the American Indian will open the new National Native American Veterans Memorial on November 11, 2020.
Joe Biden. Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President
Joe Biden: “Native Americans have always honored their deep connection to the land and kept faith with the rich spiritual traditions and heritage of their ancestors, often in the face of policies and violence that sought to strip them of both.”
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With the election less than a month away, Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse years of setbacks tribes have suffered at the hands of Donald Trump.
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To date, no Native veterans’ organization has received a charter from Congress. A new bill changes that.
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer honor the lives and sacrifices of all fallen warriors and their families with a proclamation, which recognizes September 27, 2020, as Navajo Nation Gold Star Families Day.

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It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Army PFC Corlton Lane Chee, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, passed away at the age of 25 while stationed at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.