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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.


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.


Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’
Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’ (February 17, 2020)

Despite some 'encouraging developments,' threats to tribal sovereignty still come 'from every branch and every corner of federal and state governments.'


State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders
State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders (February 10, 2020)

Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.


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.


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.


'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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


Rep. Deb Haaland chairs first hearing as leader of Congressional subcommittee
Rep. Deb Haaland chairs first hearing as leader of Congressional subcommittee (February 13, 2019)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is leading a climate change hearing as chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.


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.


Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget
Mark Trahant: White House sends messages with its new budget (February 13, 2018)

Rich people face tough times so they deserved a huge tax cut. Poor people are poor because of their own failures.


Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital
Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital (February 13, 2018)

The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable," just another example of what can happen when Indian Country isn't not included in federal decision-making, a top tribal leader said.


Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan
Trump administration includes Indian schools in infrastructure plan (February 13, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure appears to offer little more than a nod to tribal governments, though his new budget promises support for fixing deteriorating Indian schools.


National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations
National Congress of American Indians: State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)

Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 2018.


Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations
Sen. Tom Udall delivers response to the State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, delivered the Congressional response to the State of Indian Nations in Washington, D.C.


National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.


National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National Congress of American Indians lines up speakers for big meeting in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is preparing for a big meeting in Washington, D.C., as tribes continue to deal with ongoing political challenges.


National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again
National Congress of American Indians welcomes Secretary Zinke again (January 17, 2018)

Tribal leaders will be hearing from Secretary Ryan Zinke at an upcoming National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C.


Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.


First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era
First State of Indian Nations address in the new Donald Trump era (February 13, 2017)

National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby is delivering the speech in Washington, D.C.


More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.


Rep. McCollum urges tribes to 'adopt' all members of Congress
Rep. McCollum urges tribes to 'adopt' all members of Congress (January 14, 2016)

The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus notes there are more than enough tribes to cover all 535 lawmakers on Capitol Hill.


NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby urges support for land-into-trust bill (January 14, 2016)

S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act, goes beyond a clean fix of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.


NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations (January 11, 2016)

President Brian Cladoosby will outline some of the successes and challenges facing Indian Country in the January 14 speech.


GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee
GOP leader outlines agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 26, 2015)

Indian Country can expect hearings on energy development, government waste, irrigation projects and juvenile justice.


Brandon Ecoffey: Major issues ignored in State of Indian Nations
Brandon Ecoffey: Major issues ignored in State of Indian Nations (January 26, 2015)

As a member organization representing hundreds of tribes across the country, it’s inevitable that NCAI must juggle the interests of some tribal nations that are in conflict with the interests of others.


Mark Trahant: Building the new digital economy in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Building the new digital economy in Indian Country (January 23, 2015)

We need a structure to prepare people for jobs that don’t yet exist.


State of Indian Nations as delivered by NCAI President Cladoosby
State of Indian Nations as delivered by NCAI President Cladoosby (January 22, 2015)

NCAI President Brian Cladoosby delivered the annual speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.


Sen. Barrasso delivers response to NCAI's State of Indian Nations
Sen. Barrasso delivers response to NCAI's State of Indian Nations (January 22, 2015)

The Wyoming Republican is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.


NCAI president to deliver State of Indian Nations on January 22
NCAI president to deliver State of Indian Nations on January 22 (January 8, 2015)

President Brian Cladoosby will deliver the speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.


Mark Trahant: Looking for a year of action in Indian Country
Mark Trahant: Looking for a year of action in Indian Country (January 31, 2014)

The thing I like about state of unions -- the national kind, the NCAI kind, and the tribal kind -- is that it’s a to do list.


NCAI President Cladoosby gives first State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Cladoosby gives first State of Indian Nations (January 30, 2014)

Brian Cladoosby, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, will deliver the first State of Indian Nations address today.


NCAI's new president to deliver State of Indian Nations
NCAI's new president to deliver State of Indian Nations (January 16, 2014)

Brian Cladoosby, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, will be giving his first State of Indian Nations address on January 30.


Steven Newcomb:  NCAI's state   of   assimilated Indian nations
Steven Newcomb: NCAI's state of assimilated Indian nations (February 22, 2013)

"On February 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C., Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation) delivered his "State of the Indian Nations” address in his capacity as President of the National Congress of American...


Peter d'Errico: Indian trust relationship isn't a two-way street
Peter d'Errico: Indian trust relationship isn't a two-way street (February 21, 2013)

"When President Jefferson Keel referred to the "trust relationship" in his State of Indian Nations address to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), he fell into a common trap:...


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Not all   nations  are in position of strength
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Not all nations are in position of strength (February 19, 2013)

" To be in a position of leadership—at least for NCAI’s president Jefferson Keel—is to be in the role of a politician, and that means taking predictably centrist positions (at...


NPR: NCAI identifies  goals with  State of Indian Nations speech
NPR: NCAI identifies goals with State of Indian Nations speech (February 18, 2013)

"PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. MARTIN: But if you...


Charles Kader: Diving into the  State of Indian Nations address
Charles Kader: Diving into the State of Indian Nations address (February 18, 2013)

"In reading over the 2013 State of Indian Nations address by outgoing President Jefferson Keel of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a number of talking points of emphasis...


Ruth Hopkins: NCAI speech omits some more pressing issues
Ruth Hopkins: NCAI speech omits some more pressing issues (February 18, 2013)

"This past Thursday, Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the 11th Annual State of the Indian Nations Address. Mr. Keel gave a standard political speech....


NCAI President Keel calls on Congress to protect Indian women
NCAI President Keel calls on Congress to protect Indian women (February 15, 2013)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel called on Congress to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from violence. In the State of Indian Nations speech, Keel praised...


APRN: NCAI president worried about sequester and IHS budget
APRN: NCAI president worried about sequester and IHS budget (February 15, 2013)

"The state of Indian Country is strong, according to the president of the National Congress of American Indians. Today Jefferson Keel presented the State of Indian Nations Address in Washington...


Mark Trahant: State of Indian Nations offers a 'real possibility'
Mark Trahant: State of Indian Nations offers a 'real possibility' (February 14, 2013)

"National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel began his annual report, State of Indian Nations, with a simple exclamation. “Indian Country is strong!” That statement, he added, is something...


NCAI President Jefferson Keel: State of Indian Nations speech
NCAI President Jefferson Keel: State of Indian Nations speech (February 14, 2013)

The following is the text of the State of Indian Nations, as delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel. Securing Our Futures 11th Annual State of Indian...


NCAI President Jefferson Keel    to give State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Jefferson Keel to give State of Indian Nations (February 12, 2013)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations address on Thursday. Among other issues, Keel is expected to discuss the impact of...


Peter d'Errico: NCAI president is  singing  songs for the miner
Peter d'Errico: NCAI president is singing songs for the miner (February 10, 2012)

"The problem seems to be that the canary is still singing, but not its own song. For example, an NCAI staff attorney was recently quoted on whether Native leaders will...


Julia Good Fox: A unified political platform for Indian Country
Julia Good Fox: A unified political platform for Indian Country (February 7, 2012)

"Is a unified platform a political necessity for Indian Country? Yes, of course it is. Last week, National Congress of American Indians President, Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw), delivered the NCAI’s 2012...


Mark Trahant: NCAI president delivers State of Indian Nations
Mark Trahant: NCAI president delivers State of Indian Nations (January 27, 2012)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel and Executive Director Jacqueline Johnson Pata at the annual State of Indian Nations event at the Newseum. (NCAI photo) The National...


NCAI President Keel offers preview of State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Keel offers preview of State of Indian Nations (January 25, 2012)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel plans to offer solutions to make Indian Country stronger in his 2012 State of Indian Nations on Thursday. Keel, who serves as...


NCAI President Keel to deliver 2012 State of Indian Nations
NCAI President Keel to deliver 2012 State of Indian Nations (January 23, 2012)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the 2012 State of Indian Nations on Thursday. The address takes place at 10:30am at the Newseum in Washington, D.C....


APRN: NCAI president says Indian Country on the dawn of   new era
APRN: NCAI president says Indian Country on the dawn of new era (January 28, 2011)

"The President of the country’s largest group representing Alaska Natives and American Indians says they have fresh momentum, and are at the dawn of a new era. Jefferson Keel, president...


CNC: NCAI president discusses priorities in State of Indian Nations
CNC: NCAI president discusses priorities in State of Indian Nations (January 28, 2011)

"And the State of Indian Country is… Good morning, I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson; this is Power Breakfast from Capitol News Connection. Today the President of the National Congress of American...