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Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California
Environment | National
Tribes open their doors in response to devastating wildfires in northern California (October 18, 2017)
As wildfires threatened lives and homes in northern California, one tribe raced by boat to stand beside firefighters and opened its doors to those displaced by the flames.

Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization
National
Oneida Nation donates assets of Indian Country Today Media Network to tribal organization (October 4, 2017)
The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision
Law | National | Sports
Change the Mascot campaign responds to negative Supreme Court decision (June 19, 2017)
Leaders in Indian Country continue to call on the Washington NFL team to eliminate its 'hateful and degrading' name.

Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot
National | Sports
Washington Post conducts poll on Native views of racist mascot (May 20, 2016)
The poll reached 504 self-identified Native Americans, 44 percent of whom said they were enrolled in a tribe.

Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders
Law | National | Politics
Bill in Senate expands tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders (April 14, 2016)
The Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act recognizes the 'inherent authority' of tribes to arrest and prosecute any person for drug related crimes, domestic violence against children and crimes committed against tribal law enforcement officers.

Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Alaska Natives seek fair consideration of Supreme Court nominee (March 14, 2016)
President Barack Obama is reportedly close to announcing his pick for the nation's highest court.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)
Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

Three presidential candidates make appeals to Indian Country
National | Politics
Three presidential candidates make appeals to Indian Country (October 20, 2015)
The National Congress of American Indians got a small taste of the crowded 2016 presidential field on Monday as three candidates pitched their pro-tribal agendas to participants.

White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 5 in D.C.
National | Politics
White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 5 in D.C. (October 20, 2015)
This year's event will be the seventh and next to last for President Barack Obama, who is leaving office in January 2017.

California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools
Education | Politics
California governor signs bill to outlaw racist mascot in schools (October 12, 2015)
The California Racial Mascots Act only applies to four schools but it carries a major symbolic impact.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC
National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (February 25, 2015)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

Tribal organizations to move forward with Baby Veronica  suit
Law | National
Tribal organizations to move forward with Baby Veronica suit (July 25, 2013)
Three major tribal organizations will move forward with a civil rights lawsuit after the South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for the adoption of a Cherokee Nation girl by a non-Indian couple.

Jackie Pata: Bridging the dental care divide in Indian Country
Health | Opinion
Jackie Pata: Bridging the dental care divide in Indian Country (May 20, 2013)
Jackie Pata, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, on ways to bridge the dental care divide in Indian Country: The “dental divide”—the absence of services and...

Jackie Pata: Baby Veronica and Native American family values
Opinion
Jackie Pata: Baby Veronica and Native American family values (April 17, 2013)
Jackie Pata of the National Congress of American Indians on how the media continues to get the story wrong on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act...

NARF/NCAI/NICWA: Case shows ugly side of   adoption industry
Opinion
NARF/NCAI/NICWA: Case shows ugly side of adoption industry (April 16, 2013)
John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund, Jackie Pata of the National Congress of American Indians and Terry Cross of the National Indian Child Welfare Association discuss Adoptive Couple...

NCAI criticizes both sides in hot  Senate race in Massachusetts
Politics
NCAI criticizes both sides in hot Senate race in Massachusetts (September 26, 2012)
The National Congress of American Indians is criticizing the U.S. Senate campaigns of both Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican Scott Brown, saying the heated race in Massachusetts has become 'extremely disturbing.'

Jackie Pata/NCAI: 'Indian giver' comment not in Olympic spirit
Opinion | Sports
Jackie Pata/NCAI: 'Indian giver' comment not in Olympic spirit (August 7, 2012)
"Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today, an international media personality, made irresponsible comments on the global stage of the 2012 Olympic Games when he used the phrase “Indian giver” during...

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