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Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The CARES Act brings relief for Americans
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The CARES Act brings relief for Americans (April 1, 2020)

Our small businesses, our farmers and ranchers, our teachers, our tribal governments, our health care workers and first responders on the front lines -- we are all hurting right now.


Rep. Tom Cole: More help is coming
Rep. Tom Cole: More help is coming (April 1, 2020)

I worked very hard to ensure tribal nations are equipped to face and fight the unknown challenges ahead with this coronavirus – just like any other state or local authority.


Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill hours after House rushes it through
Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill hours after House rushes it through (March 30, 2020)

Lawmakers said tribal communities will receive much needed funding from the CARES Act to fight COVID-19.


Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation
Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation (March 26, 2020)

With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by COVID-19
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by COVID-19 (March 25, 2020)

Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.


Rep. Tom Cole: Fighting an invisible enemy
Rep. Tom Cole: Fighting an invisible enemy (March 25, 2020)

Unlike the traditional enemies our nation has faced throughout history, COVID-19 is one that can dangerously hide in plain sight and threaten the health and wellbeing of any American community.


Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow
Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow (March 24, 2020)

With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.


Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis
Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis (March 24, 2020)

It is morally wrong to continue to neglect the indigenous people of America who paid for their healthcare with the ceding of millions of acres of their land.


Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud
Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud (March 24, 2020)

The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.


Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.


'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington
'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington (March 19, 2020)

With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.


Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill
Senate OKs COVID-19 bill mandating paid leave, readies new relief bill (March 19, 2020)

The Senate gave overwhelming approval to a multibillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, the second such bill in two weeks, and immediately turned its attention to a third bill that could have a $1 trillion price tag.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Do your part to flatten the curve
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Do your part to flatten the curve (March 19, 2020)

The number of COVID-19 cases in our country is growing by the day and without taking any steps to address it, the number of people who become infected will exponentially grow.


Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the curve
Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the curve (March 19, 2020)

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.


Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities
Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities (March 18, 2020)

The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.


'The fight is here and now':  Sacred site debate returns to nation's capital amid familiar challenges
'The fight is here and now': Sacred site debate returns to nation's capital amid familiar challenges (March 12, 2020)

Republicans tried to derail a sacred sites hearing by using the coronavirus as an excuse. It didn't work.


Native Sun News Today: Tohono O'odham demand end to blasting of sacred sites for border wall
Native Sun News Today: Tohono O'odham demand end to blasting of sacred sites for border wall (March 11, 2020)

'Dynamiting these sacred sites and burial grounds is the same as bulldozing Arlington National Cemetery,' Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said of the Trump administration's construction of the border wall.


Bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans advaces on Capitol Hill
Bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans advaces on Capitol Hill (March 11, 2020)

A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.


Panel says Grijalva can subpoena 'stonewalling' administration officials
Panel says Grijalva can subpoena 'stonewalling' administration officials (March 9, 2020)

The House Natural Resources Committee granted its Democratic leader the authority to subpoena officials from the Trump administration over the objections of Republicans.


Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis
Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis (March 5, 2020)

The Indian Health Service remains without a permanent leader as the coronavirus emerges as the latest crisis for the agency.


Charmaine White Face: What stereotyping does
Charmaine White Face: What stereotyping does (March 5, 2020)

If you take out the words 'tribal' and 'Indian' all you have left are a group of patients fighting a federal government agency for the right to health care.


Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues
Tribes head to Capitol Hill for 'historic' hearing on taxation issues (March 4, 2020)

A Congressional hearing on tax issues in Indian Country is 'historic' in more ways than one.


Lawmakers look at Trump's Indian Country budget request
Lawmakers look at Trump's Indian Country budget request (March 4, 2020)

President Trump is proposing cuts to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up Indian energy and tribal wildlife bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up Indian energy and tribal wildlife bills (March 3, 2020)

Tribal energy development and tribal wildlife management are on the agenda for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Career and technical education helps build the American dream
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Career and technical education helps build the American dream (March 2, 2020)

We all have our own idea of what our American Dream looks like and having a job helps us accomplish that goal.


Rep. Tom Cole: Socialism is not the American way
Rep. Tom Cole: Socialism is not the American way (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic Party’s tightening embrace of socialist proposals and politicians is real cause for alarm, especially in a country whose very foundation is liberty.


House Committee on Ways and Means schedules first ever hearing on tribal taxation
House Committee on Ways and Means schedules first ever hearing on tribal taxation (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic-led House Committee on Ways and Means will be taking up tribal taxation issues for the first time at a hearing in the nation's capital.


Trail in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear takes big step forward
Trail in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear takes big step forward (February 26, 2020)

Efforts to memorialize the 550-mile path that the Ponca people were forced to walk in the late 1800s are getting a major boost.


Witness list for hearing on Trump administration destroying sacred sites for border wall
Witness list for hearing on Trump administration destroying sacred sites for border wall (February 26, 2020)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will be discussing the Trump administration's destruction of sacred sites at a hearing in Washington, D.C.


Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer
Refuge transfer sparks concern about land transfers, and a disclaimer (February 20, 2020)

A proposal to convey the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has generated a mixture of excitement, concern, and outright opposition


Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding
Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding (February 20, 2020)

Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.


Spokane Tribe celebrates long-overdue compensation legislation
Spokane Tribe celebrates long-overdue compensation legislation (February 19, 2020)

It took nearly 80 years for the federal government to agree to pay the Spokane Tribe for the loss of homes, lands and sacred sites.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: 'Show me your budget, show me your values'
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: 'Show me your budget, show me your values' (February 19, 2020)

President Trump's budget proposal shows his commitment to fiscal responsibility by shrinking the federal government, stopping wasteful spending and providing a path to a balanced budget.


Rep. Tom Cole: Ready to combat coronavirus
Rep. Tom Cole: Ready to combat coronavirus (February 19, 2020)

The worsening spread and global impact of the coronavirus continues to be at the center of news coverage.


‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain
‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain (February 19, 2020)

Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse.


'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force
'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.


'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success
'We are not asking for a hand-out': Native contracting program under scrutiny amid success (February 11, 2020)

A federal program has provided economic opportunities for companies owned by tribes and Alaska Native corporations but it has attracted some negative attention.


Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (February 10, 2020)

The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The state of our union is strong
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The state of our union is strong (February 10, 2020)

I am proud to support our President and his agenda that will move our country forward.


Rep. Tom Cole: Congress plays important role in authorizing military force
Rep. Tom Cole: Congress plays important role in authorizing military force (February 10, 2020)

I believe that the president should bring to Congress a clear and comprehensive strategy to protect American interests, deter reprehensible acts and eliminate jihadi forces that are operating and destabilizing our regional allies.


Closing loopholes or slamming doors? Advocates blast SNAP changes
Closing loopholes or slamming doors? Advocates blast SNAP changes (February 7, 2020)

The Trump administration's proposed changes to the nationwide food stamp program are coming under fire.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The GOP has no sense of shame
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The GOP has no sense of shame (February 7, 2020)

Lakotas and Dakotas are reminded that the role of shame in our cultures is a time-honored way to show our humanness.


Sinema, McSally fall in line with parties as Senate acquits Trump
Sinema, McSally fall in line with parties as Senate acquits Trump (February 6, 2020)

Most lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties as the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment that could have forced his removal from office.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians acquires ancestral property in Tennessee
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians acquires ancestral property in Tennessee (February 5, 2020)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is pursuing economic development opportunities at a site near a busy interstate.


State of disunion: Arizona lawmakers react to Trump speech at tense time
State of disunion: Arizona lawmakers react to Trump speech at tense time (February 5, 2020)

For more than an hour, President Donald Trump talked about the 'Great American Comeback' that has occurred under his administration, in a State of the Union address that Democrats said described instead 'a parallel universe.'


Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples legislative hearing
Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples legislative hearing (February 5, 2020)

Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.


'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again
'All hands on deck': Indian Country diabetes program faces loss of funding again (February 4, 2020)

A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats ignore true problems in America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats ignore true problems in America (February 3, 2020)

There are real problems the American people are facing every day that need our attention.


Rep. Tom Cole: Let's celebrate school choice
Rep. Tom Cole: Let's celebrate school choice (February 3, 2020)

As a former educator, I understand how important it is for our children to have access to a quality education.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation (February 3, 2020)

Bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Sinema, McSally split as Senate rejects call for impeachment witnesses
Sinema, McSally split as Senate rejects call for impeachment witnesses (February 3, 2020)

President Donald Trump is headed toward an acquittal in his impeachment trial after Republicans blocked a call for witness testimony.


Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (January 29, 2020)

Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.


Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT water compact
Who’s yea and who’s nay on the CSKT water compact (January 27, 2020)

Where do the key players stand on a bill to settle the water rights of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes?


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Taking a stand against human trafficking
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Taking a stand against human trafficking (January 27, 2020)

Native women and girls are disproportionately likely to become victims of sex trafficking.


Rep. Tom Cole: Flawed impeachment of Donald Trump continues
Rep. Tom Cole: Flawed impeachment of Donald Trump continues (January 27, 2020)

Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have wanted him out of office.


YES! Magazine: Welcome to the newest national park in New Mexico
YES! Magazine: Welcome to the newest national park in New Mexico (January 21, 2020)

Shifting sands make New Mexico's White Sands National Park a geological wonder, a prehistoric time capsule, and an economic driver for the region.


Tim Giago: How many clowns can one fit into the Senate car?
Tim Giago: How many clowns can one fit into the Senate car? (January 20, 2020)

I expect that the impeachment of Donald Trump hearings will closely resemble a circus by the time the head clown and his supporting clowns go into their acts.


Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised
Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised (January 17, 2020)

Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes


Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill
Olszewski and Republican cohort asks Daines to withdraw CSKT compact bill (January 16, 2020)

Republicans in Montana are once again trying to derail a long-awaited water rights settlement for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.