NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (June 6, 2022)NAFOA provides resources on every aspect needed for thriving tribal communities.
Chickasaw Nation citizen lands Native advisor role at White House (April 27, 2022)The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Native America Calling: Federal help for water access (April 13, 2022)A new program offers low-income people help paying their water bills.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation works to address climate change (April 12, 2022)Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
Native America Calling: The future of the Great Salt Lake (April 5, 2022)Long before it became the inspiration to build what became Utah’s largest city, the Great Salt Lake was an important place for the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, and Shoshone nations.
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.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (April 4, 2022)We’re 40! Follow the Celebrations with #NAFOA40th!
Native America Calling: Where to store nuclear waste? (March 23, 2022)Tribal communities continue to live with nuclear waste in their backyards while a permanent repository remains in political limbo.
Leader of Navajo Nation Washington Office bids farewell (March 15, 2022)Santee Lewis, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, announced her departure after three years on the job.
Howard Center: Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation caught in flaring debate (February 28, 2022)The Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, home to a massive amount of natural gas flaring, is battling for regulatory control over this wasteful practice.
Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline lies in Biden’s hands (February 22, 2022)“The fight is not over, the fight for our water, for the unborn and for Mother Earth,” said Chairwoman Janet Alkire of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek stronger commitments for water infrastructure (February 21, 2022)Tribes need more federal support to implement “critical” water infrastructure projects on their lands, key lawmakers are being told.
Kaiser Health News: Navajo Nation deals with consequences of uranium mining (February 17, 2022)On July 16, 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mine, releasing 1,100 tons of radioactive waste and pouring 94 million gallons of contaminated water onto the Navajo Nation.
Native America Calling: Fixing Passamaquoddy’s drinking water problem (January 5, 2022)Some residents of the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation have either hauled water or used bottled water for years, even decades.
Tribal consultations announced for infrastructure programs (December 21, 2021)The Department of the Interior will hold tribal consultations to discuss the infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Being Frank: How do we stop tire debris from killing coho salmon? (November 24, 2021)Now that we know a chemical in our car tires is killing salmon, we have to act urgently to keep it out of the water.
Lummi Nation: Invasive species threatens tribal treaty resources (November 24, 2021)“The appearance of the European green crab is a serious threat to our treaty fishing rights,” said Chairman Willie Jones Jr.
Tribal nations welcome formal consultation policy in Virginia (November 18, 2021)A new consultation policy in Virginia requires free, prior and informed consent of tribal nations before any state permits are approved.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing (November 17, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal invests $736 million in Indian Country (November 10, 2021)The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides $736 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including funding for infrastructure projects and climate resiliency initiatives.
Cronkite News: Cocopah Tribe keeps close eye on West Nile virus (October 26, 2021)With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, the Cocopah Tribe is working with local officials to create an effective shield against the disease.
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