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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
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The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, focusing specifically on Native women.
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The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.
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Two Native lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench.
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President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
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Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.

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The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.
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Get ready to expand how you take in story with Native America Calling’s March Book of the Month author Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
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During March, Native America Calling is celebrating historic Native women.
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“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
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Native America Calling is continuing its celebration of historic Native women with a program about warrior women who shook things up to improve people’s lives.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland takes part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House complex on March 18, 2021.
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“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Navajo Nation Spring Day of Prayer on March 19, 2021.
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Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.
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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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For Women’s History Month, Native America Calling is celebrating prominent Native women leaders.
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“I do this memorial in the Lakota way for my husband,” says Lula Red Cloud.
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“For too long, tribal nations have been denied a seat at the table where decisions were made that impacted their lives and their land,” a key Democrat said in discussing the historic nomination of Deb Haaland.
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The U.S. Senate is slowly but surely moving to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as Secretary of the Interior.
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Given Deb Haaland’s ethics, her passion and her record of advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples a great new era in our history is about to begin.
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“Despite Republican obstruction, Representative Haaland will be confirmed by the Senate to be Secretary Haaland,” a leading Democrat said.
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“We need Congresswoman Haaland on the job without delay,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.
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A key Democratic lawmaker is confident: Deb Haaland will soon be in charge of the Department of the Interior.
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Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
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The Department of the Interior is hosting the first in a series of tribal consultations mandated by President Joe Biden.
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Indigenous women in the United States and Canada are leading efforts to reclaim culture and knowledge through matrilineal power.
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The Pueblo of Pojoaque is being led by women for the first time in modern history.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is on her way to making history yet again, this time as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet.
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Tribal nations are lining up behind a Pueblo woman in a crowded field of candidates for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.
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Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
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As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.
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Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
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The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.
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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.
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Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
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With the 117th Congress underway, two citizens of the Tohono O’odham Nation are taking prominent roles on a legislative committee that handles Indian Country issues.