tag: veterans

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
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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.
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The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
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We all know that Native Americans have served in the U.S. military at the highest rate per capita for any ethnicity.
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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.
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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.
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Join this roundtable with Native American veterans as they discuss why they are supporting Democrat Joe Biden for president.