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'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court
'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court (February 27, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes
National Congress of American Indians heads into election season after major changes (October 2, 2019)

The race to lead the National Congress of American Indians is kicking into high gear as the nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization prepares for its biggest meeting of the year.


Haaland and Warren battle for tribes in Congress
Haaland and Warren battle for tribes in Congress (September 27, 2019)

One of the first Native women in Congress and a 2020 candidate for president, have teamed up on a comprehensive Indian Country legislative proposal.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command
National Congress of American Indians loses second-in-command (June 25, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization continues to undergo change, with a high-ranking staffer on the way out.


Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence
Key lawmakers renew efforts to protect Native women from violence (June 13, 2019)

With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.


National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive
National Congress of American Indians enters 'new chapter' with new executive (June 12, 2019)

The nation's oldest and largest inter-tribal organization has hired Kevin Allis, Forest County Potawatomi, as its first chief executive officer.


Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country
Congressional panel focuses on 'Broken Promises' report on Indian Country (June 5, 2019)

The federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty obligations, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country'
Indian Country Today: 'The #MeToo movement has skipped Indian Country' (May 28, 2019)

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting (May 9, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.


'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency
'Foxes guarding the hen house': Trump nominee confirmed at Indian Country's most important agency (April 11, 2019)

With David Bernhardt at the helm, the Department of the Interior has been one disaster after another, tribes and their advocates assert.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States takes up Carcieri fix (March 29, 2019)

Will Congress finally fix one of the most destructive U.S. Supreme Court decisions?


Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case
Indian Country asks appeals court to protect #NativeChildren in critical case (March 13, 2019)

A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.


Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law
Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law (March 12, 2019)

But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.


House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington
House Committee on Appropriations welcomes Indian Country leaders to Washington (March 1, 2019)

Representatives of tribal nations, Indian organizations and urban Indian providers from across the U.S. are presenting their funding priorities to Congress.


National Congress of American Indians names new communications director
National Congress of American Indians names new communications director (February 27, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.


Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president
Mark Trahant: The first nations should have the first say on the next president (February 25, 2019)

What if there was an Indian Country primary? Call it an experiment.


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters
Tribes remain wary of Trump administration despite apparent concessions on policy disasters (February 21, 2019)

With one figure forced out under a cloud, the official tapped to lead the Department of the Interior is promising a new era of relations with Indian Country.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


National Congress of American Indians announces departure of executive director
National Congress of American Indians announces departure of executive director (February 19, 2019)

Jackie Pata is leaving the National Congress of American Indians after 18 years as executive director.


National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (February 15, 2019)

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.


President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology (February 15, 2019)

The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session
Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session (February 15, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.


Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities
Cronkite News: Native leaders share negative impacts of climate change in their communities (February 14, 2019)

Climate change has been really tough on tribes across the country, officials told the House Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States.


White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest (February 14, 2019)

The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Twitter Recap: The 17th annual State of Indian Nations address
Twitter Recap: The 17th annual State of Indian Nations address (February 11, 2019)

it's a busy week for the National Congress of American Indians. Get up to speed on the State of Indian Nations address.


Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown
Tribal leaders gather in nation's capital amid threat of another shutdown (February 11, 2019)

A cloud is hanging over the State of Indian Nations and the National Congress of American Indians but it's still looking like a banner week in Washington, D.C.


Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump
Tribes invited to present funding priorities despite lack of budget from Trump (February 5, 2019)

President Trump has failed to offer a budget for Indian Country programs but that doesn't mean Congress is shirking its trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations.


'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown
'We shouldn't have to fight': Tribes worried about the next shutdown (January 29, 2019)

With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts first meeting of 116th Congress
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts first meeting of 116th Congress (January 28, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work as the 116th Congress kicks into gear.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump
'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump (January 14, 2019)

Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians are speaking out after President Donald Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre in an attack on a political rival.


Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown
Indian Country organizations unite by calling for an end to #TrumpShutdown (January 10, 2019)

Eight inter-tribal organizations are calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to reopen the federal government.


National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers
National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers (December 12, 2018)

The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to experience employee turnover.


'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration
'Termination is here': Tribes rally against Trump administration (November 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders are calling on Congress to repudiate the Trump administration in light of recent decisions that undermine the federal government's trust relationship.


National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy
National Congress of American Indians opens annual convention amid controversy (October 23, 2018)

The leader of the National Congress of American Indians continues to defend the organization's handling of a #MeToo scandal.


National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer
National Congress of American Indians suspends highest-ranking staffer (October 22, 2018)

A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.


National Congress of American Indians defends handling of #MeToo scandal
National Congress of American Indians defends handling of #MeToo scandal (October 11, 2018)

The leader of the country's largest and oldest inter-tribal organization is defending the group’s handling of sexual harassment allegations.


Former employees take aim at National Congress of American Indians in #MeToo scandal
Former employees take aim at National Congress of American Indians in #MeToo scandal (October 9, 2018)

Women who complained about the way they were treated at the National Congress of American Indians often found they weren't believed.


Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians
Tribes demand accountability from National Congress of American Indians (October 5, 2018)

A #MeToo scandal at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization is threatening another high-ranking staffer.


National Congress of American Indians ousts senior attorney after #MeToo outcry
National Congress of American Indians ousts senior attorney after #MeToo outcry (October 3, 2018)

John Dossett is no longer employed at the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization after being accused of sexual harassment.


National Congress of American Indians under #MeToo fire
National Congress of American Indians under #MeToo fire (September 25, 2018)

The Pokagon Band is quitting the nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal organization while Native women call for more accountability.


'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy
'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy (September 7, 2018)

Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.


Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations
Prominent Indian Country attorney reassigned after #MeToo allegations (August 31, 2018)

Native women are coming forward with complaints about their treatment at the National Congress of American Indians.


Mark Trahant: John McCain and his legacy in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: John McCain and his legacy in Indian Country (August 27, 2018)

John McCain is remembered as a patriot and a hero by many in Indian Country.


Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change
Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (August 15, 2018)

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.


Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision
Bill that hit stumbling block returns without tribal labor sovereignty provision (July 23, 2018)

A bill to help the White Mountain Apache Tribe with a water project and two Pueblo tribes with economic development efforts has been revived.


Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights
Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights (July 19, 2018)

A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix.


Tribes eligible for victim services funding for the first time
Tribes eligible for victim services funding for the first time (June 26, 2018)

Thanks to bipartisan action on Capitol Hill, tribes are receiving a set-aside of the national Crime Victims Fund for the first time.


'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border
'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border (June 25, 2018)

Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.


Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 24, 2018)

A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.


'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails
'We will be back' vows leader of National Congress of American Indians after sovereignty vote fails (April 17, 2018)

A vote on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act failed in spectacular fashion evening but a key leader says the fight isn't over.


All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case
All eyes on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in contentious patent case (March 29, 2018)

A closely-watched patent dispute involving the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving into the federal court system.


Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities
Key committee in House invites tribes to discuss funding priorities (March 26, 2018)

Indian Country still has a lot of work to do to ensure the federal government lives up to its treaty and trust responsibilities.


Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts
Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts (February 28, 2018)

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.