February 28, 2024
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Native organizers and advocates are in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII -- but they aren't cheering on the NFL teams. They're protesting against Kansas City's offensive mascot. Watch the press conference from the Nuwu Art Gallery + Community Center.

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Anchorage, Alaska
A jury convicted Brian Steven Smith for the murders of two Alaska Native women, following a trial that attracted international attention.

E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse
A hearing is taking in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by a Navajo woman against the National Organization for Women.

Native America Calling NAC
Where did some universities and colleges get their land? From the breakup of tribal lands.

Katie Hobbs
Arizona officials said they have been given federal approval to expand income eligibility for KidsCare, a change that could add 10,000 children to the low-cost health care program.

Owasso, Oklahoma
The leader of the Choctaw Nation is joining an outpouring of support for the family of a 16-year-old student whose death is under investigation.

Katarina Stewart
Native children make up more than a third of the foster care caseload in Montana, despite representing less than 10 percent of the state’s child population.

Black Mesa
Federal energy officials took the unusual step of denying permits to several pumped hydropower projects proposed on the Navajo Nation, citing a new policy that gives tribes a greater voice in projects on their lands.

Joe Biden
Native people have a pronounced respect for the wisdom of elders. But what about elected officials?

Hilton Family Holocaust Education Center
Lawmakers in Arizona are advancing plans for the first Holocaust education center in the state, although funding is in debate.

Owasso, Oklahoma
The leader of the Cherokee Nation is “heartbroken” over the passing of a 16-year-old who died within reservation boundaries in Oklahoma.

Kewa (Pueblo of Santo Domingo)
The National Congress of American Indians hosted a big meeting in Washington, D.C. Here’s a social media recap.

Arlando Teller
Arlando Teller of the Department of Transportation addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Miguel Cardona
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Marion McFadden
Marion McFadden of the Department of Housing and Urban Development addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Owasso, Oklahoma
Authorities in Oklahoma are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student who passed away under unexpected circumstances.

Connected Learning Center - Cherokee Nation
As we empower our rural and underserved communities, Cherokee Nation is building a brighter, more connected future for our citizens in northeast Oklahoma.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

Aloha
“Aloha” is a more than a word for Native Hawaiians.

National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians opened its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.

Sharice Davids
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Mary Peltola
Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Hakeem Jeffries
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Betty McCollum
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Frank Pallone
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.

Shadow Wolf
Border encounters plunged from record highs of more than 300,000 in December 2023 to 176,205 in January 2024, a decline of 42 percent.

Native America Calling NAC
Native people access hip and knee replacements at a rate lower than other ethnic groups.

Joe Garcia
The National Congress of American Indians honors the late Joe Garcia at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Elijah Marrietta
According to the Department of Agriculture, 59 percent of farmers in Arizona were Native, more than any other state.

Economic Diversification to Create Prosperous Tribal Economies
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs holds a hearing on “Economic Diversification to Create Prosperous Tribal Economies.”

Brandy Lewis
Native stunt actors fill a sought-after niche and are able to contribute expertise that takes the action in films up a notch.

Mark Macarro
The National Congress of American Indians kicked off a week of activity with the State of Indian Nations.

Pueblo of Taos
Thousands of Native Catholics are entering the 40-day time of reflection and sacrifice known as Lent.

Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians.

Bryan Newland
Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland addresses the National Congress of American Indians.

Peggy Flanagan
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D) addresses the National Congress of American Indians.

Brian Schatz
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) addresses the National Congress of American Indians.

Mark Macarro
Tribal nations are seeing themselves represented more than ever before, but they still need to make their voices heard at the ballot box, the leader of the National Congress of American Indians said.

Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks about tribal sovereignty and Native women’s safety.

Dolly Tatofi
Dolly Tatofi performs a Native Hawaiian oli, or chant, in Washington, D.C.

Lance Fisher and Giovanna Gross
Lance Fisher and Giovanna Gross perform a Cheyenne veterans song at the State of Indian Nations.

Northwest Treaty Tribes
It would be hard to find a legal victory any more important than the ruling named after federal judge George Hugo Boldt in 1974.

State of Indian Nations
The National Congress of American Indians hosts the State of Indian Nations on February 12, 2024.

Mark Macarro
National Congress of American Indians President Mark Macarro is delivering his first State of Indian Nations.

Rhonda LeValdo
The Kansas City football team must change its name and imagery.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
For the good of all Oklahoma, it’s time to leave behind a 19th century mindset and recognize that Cherokee Nation and other tribes bring huge benefits for the state.

NAFOA
Will you be NAFOA’s Valentine?

Red Road to DC
Totems on public display by cities, schools, museums and sports teams are coming under new scrutiny.

Arizona Indian Festival
Native artists say knockoffs from overseas undermine their authentic work, which represents their culture.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on five bills.

Fort Apache Tribe Basketball
Basketball is revered on all of Arizona’s reservations, and one team from the White Mountain Apache Tribe benefits from that enthusiasm.

Greg Gianforte
Local officials say the clock is ticking for the state to assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.

Talkeetna Mountain
Tribes and organizations are urging federal officials to continue protections for 28 million acres in Alaska.

NAGPRA
Museums and educational institutions are facing new pressures to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act amid high-level attention to the decades-old law.

Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve
Which government agencies, museums, universities and other institutions still have work to do when it comes to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act? Find the list here.

Pharrell Williams
Four Native designers took a major stride when their work was included in the Louis Vuitton men’s fashion show.

Haskell Indian Nations University
Haskell Indian Nations University will offer a new business degree program under a partnership with the Native American Agriculture Fund.

H.R.1240 - Winnebago Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1240, the Winnebago Land Transfer Act, on February 5, 2024.

H.R.2882 - Udall Foundation Reauthorization Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2882, the Udall Foundation Reauthorization Act, on February 5, 2024.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
On the cusp of its seven-year anniversary, StrongHearts Native Helpline is building partnerships and gaining support from grants awarded to sustain culturally appropriate support and advocacy for Native people.

Blackfeet Indian Memorial
Native people die by suicide at higher rates than any other racial or ethnic group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Marshals
With Native people incarcerated at the highest rates in the U.S., what should you do when you encounter law enforcement?

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
The federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act will not add Northern Rockies wolves back onto the list of threatened and endangered species.

Border Screening
The Republican Speaker of the House said the bill is “dead on arrival” even before seeing it.

Pavel Sulyandziga
Indigenous activists are fleeing Russia because of growing repression.

U.S. Capitol
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve two bills of interest in Indian Country.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting its first hearing of 2024.

Cherokee Nation
To survive and thrive, Cherokee must grow beyond the classroom, into our daily interactions and the fabric of our lives.

NAFOA
Did you know? You can contribute to NAFOA’s 5 Things newsletter!

American Museum of Natural History
New regulations for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act are prompting museums to pull some items from public display.

Thacker Pass
Tribal communities are on the frontlines of a push to create new, domestic sources for lithium.

Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema raised a fraction of what her leading challengers brought in in the last quarter of 2023, raising new questions about her chances in what could be a bruising, three-way race.

Ned Blackhawk and Craig Santos Perez
Two of the newest National Book Award winners reinterpret conventional views of their homelands through their unique, Indigenous lenses.

Brian Schatz
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) delivers remarks on the Native American Graves Protection Act and Repatriation Act on February 1, 2024.

NAGPRA
Read a transcript of remarks from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) about the Native American Graves Protection Act and Repatriation Act.

Native Youth
The Bureau of Indian Education has launched a 24/7 behavioral health and wellness call line for students and staff.

N. Scott Momaday (1934-2024)
N. Scott Momaday was a literary force. The groundbreaking Kiowa author died on January 24, 2024, at the age of 89.

Blackfeet Nation
The Biden administration was a no-show at a hearing called to examine the future of land consolidation efforts in Indian Country.

Examining the Opportunities and Challenges of Land Consolidation in Indian Country
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs holds an oversight hearing on January 30, 2024.

IndigeHub
Soup, sharp knives and nominations for Native-owned businesses are on The Menu, a regular food feature from Native America Calling.

Yurok Tribe
Tribes and advocates are in a constant battle against human trafficking that disproportionately affects Native people and people of color.

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee minds can change the world. That’s been true throughout our history, and it’s just as true today.

NAFOA
Don’t Forget: Applications for Leading People And Investing To Build Sustainable Communities Program (LPIBSC) due this week.

Native America Calling NAC
Native families stand to benefit from a child tax credit that’s still under consideration in Congress. What else is new in tax season?

Zapatista Army of National Liberation - Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional
This month marks 30 years since the Zapatista Army of National Liberation attracted worldwide attention with their rebel uprising in demand of Indigenous rights in Mexico.

Deb Haaland
After 10 years and more than $1.6 billion put in the hands of Indian Country, a successful program that was designed to address a harmful era in federal policy has finally come to a close.

Not In Our Honor
Kansas City’s NFL team has weathered sustained pressure over its mascot and offensive behavior at games. Will it ever change?

San Pedro Valley
The Biden administration’s renewable energy agenda is being tested in court with a lawsuit from tribes opposed to a $4 billion development that runs through their homelands.

utetribeUintah and Ouray Reservation
The Ute Tribe is banning non-members from engaging in hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities on its lands in Utah.

Wind Farm
Tribal cultural resources are being threatened by growing demand for renewable energy projects.

Grizzly Bear
The public, states, tribes, the scientific community and other stakeholders are invited to weigh in on a grizzly bear reintroduction plan.

'March. Vote. Win'
In the 51 years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized – and then reversed – federal abortion protections, advocates and opponents have fought constantly over reproductive rights.

Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Nation is celebrating a major milestone for a film that shares an otherwise difficult time in the tribe’s history.

Artists like Fritz Scholder and T.C. Cannon are among the masters who inspired new generations of Native artists to express their stories and images through printmaking.

Santa Fe. New Mexico
The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department has entered the new year with new leadership following controversy in 2023.

Many Farms, Arizona
Tribes and Native entities have more time to submit applications for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, a national initiative to improve high-speed internet access on Native lands.

Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee Nation is working toward the day when no child ever has to wonder where their next meal is coming from, and no parent ever has to worry that they can’t provide healthy nutrition for their kids.

Patina Wellness Center
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government continues to shortchange tribes when it comes to funding health care contracts.

NAFOA
Last call for #NAFOA2024 Session Proposals!

Cameron, Arizona
In 2020, more than 18% of people on tribal lands lacked access to broadband, compared with about 4% in non-tribal areas.

Wounded Knee
“I have never heard of a more brutal, cold-blooded massacre than at Wounded Knee,” an Army general wrote of the killings of more than 400 Lakota people on December 29, 1890.

Camp Nenookaasi
As dangerously bitter winter weather takes hold of the country, efforts to help unsheltered Native people face closure.

U.S. Capitol
Congress will have until early March to finish work it was supposed to complete last fall under a bill approved with broad bipartisan support.

Solar Panels - Moapa Band of Paiute Indians
The federal government is soliciting input on a plan to open public lands to new solar projects.

Buu Nygren
The president of the Navajo Nation is calling on the federal government to open a full-service veterans medical center to the reservation.

Chemist4U
It there a disparity when it comes to viable treatments for diabetes among Native people?

U.S. Capitol
A Republican-led bill to ensure tribal identification cards can be used to purchase guns is moving forward despite little debate.

Cole Miller
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced the election of three new council members, including a new chair.

Phoenix Indian Boarding School
A national oral history project aims to document the experiences of Indigenous children who attended federal boarding schools.

Daniel Wildcat
Author, historian and Haskell Indian Nations University professor Daniel Wildcat believes in the power of Indigenous knowledge to counter big problems.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Indian Health Service (IHS), awards $55 million in funding to 15 tribes and tribal organizations as part of the competitive Small Ambulatory Program.

Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery
The Winnebago Tribe is suing the federal government to recover the remains of two children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

Native America Calling NAC
The Upper Mattaponi Tribe has reached a major milestone toward solidifying its federally recognized status.

U.S. Capitol
The House Committee on Natural Resources is hosting a markup to advance two bills of interest in Indian Country.

Wes Studi and Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr.
Award-winning Cherokee actor Wes Studi is making history as the first Native person to appear on the long-running PBS television series Finding Your Roots.

Supai Health Station
Three new and upgraded health facilities recently opened in Arizona to provide Native people with better access to health care, and more are in the works.

Georgeline Morsette
“It’s been a long journey,” said Georgeline Morsette, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe. “I’m really glad to be at this point.”

NAFOA
NAFOA supports its member tribes – join the growing community!

Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run
In January 1879, U.S. soldiers hunted down and killed Northern Cheyenne men, women and children who attempted to escape unbearable conditions at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

Montana State University
Stickers and fliers linked to a white nationalist group surfaced on the Montana State University campus, the latest in a wave of such activity across the state.

The Indian Health Service announces the appointment of Michelle Boylan, RN, MA, MBA, CPHQ, as the new deputy director for quality healthcare and enterprise risk management.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
As we come together this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I hope we can all reflect on his life and ideals.

Black Mesa
When Adrian Herder saw the plans for a hydropower project on the Navajo Nation, he was shocked by the “outrageous” amounts of water the project would reportedly use.

Hank Adams
Join Native America Calling to remember the civil rights champion Hank Adams.

ECHO
Villain-turned-superhero Echo is now streaming on Disney+, giving audiences their first series featuring a Native comic character.

Chuck Hoskin
Cross-deputization helps solve the great challenge of multiple law enforcement agencies exercising their respective authority over the same geographic area.

Cherokee Nation
When the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed tribal jurisdiction over our reservations in eastern Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation was quick to push forward with a transformative vision for our criminal justice system.

Firesticks Alliance
The increase in unprecedented damage from wildfires knows no boundaries and international Indigenous fire management experts see global participation as a solution.

Native America Calling NAC
What music from 2023 is on repeat in your Native playlist?

Morgan Farley
Native Americans for Community Action provides health services primarily to Native people, on and off reservation, in Arizona.

Northern Lights
The northern lights are a cultural touchstone, handed down over millennia among Native peoples.

'Voting is Sacred'
Tribes are facing new challenges as they seek to protect Native voter access at the polls.

Cherokee Language
An extensive network of programs is seeking to develop new fluent Cherokee speakers on tribal homelands in North Carolina.

Cherokee Nation
Each year, there are nearly 400 cancer cases within the Cherokee Nation health system, and nationwide, American Indians have some of the lowest cancer survival rates.

Reservation Dogs
Tune in as Native America Calling recalls the highlights of the Native stories that connected with audiences in 2023.

Tom Vilsack
The Biden administration just announced more than $4.3 million in funding to bolster meat processing in Indian Country.

Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6, 2023.

Chevak Dance Group
The Chevak Dance Group performs at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6, 2023.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6, 2023.

Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6, 2023.

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6, 2023.

Cherokee Nation
Like many tribes, the Cherokee Nation operates a Tribal Employment Rights Office program to prioritize contracting with businesses that are owned by and employ Native people.

NAFOA
It’s the last week for 50% off NAFOA’s Grants Management program. Sign up today!

Joe Biden
In the wake of the White House Tribal Nations Summit, Native America Calling talks with tribal leaders about the Biden administration’s track record.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is vowing to strengthen relationships with tribal nations and advance tribal sovereignty and self-determination.

Montana Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative
Behind American Indian Hall on the Montana State University campus, ancient life is growing.

Greg Gianforte
So far, the Montana governor’s office has not said how the state plans to handle law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.

Emerald Queen Casino
The Puyallup Tribe announced $600,000 in donations to local organizations in Washington state.

Barbie Inspiring Women Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller Doll
Join the conversation as Native America Calling dives into the controversy over the Wilma Mankiller Barbie doll.

Haskell Indian Nations University Volleyball
For fans and Native communities, volleyball matches and tournaments are sometimes as popular as football and basketball.

Coquille Tribe
The Biden administration is promising to make it easier for tribes to restore their homelands and for one Indian nation in the Pacific Northwest, the initiative couldn’t come soon enough.

Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks at the opening of the third annual White House Tribal Nations Summit.

Cheyenne River Buffalo Authority Corporation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finally launching its Tribal Advisory Committee.

Janelle Niles
Native stand-up comics are finally getting more recognition for their humor. So tune into Native America Calling for some laughs!

Native America Calling NAC
It’s that time of year when we gather around the table to share a holiday dinner with family and friends for harvest feasts and winter community meals.

Deb Haaland
President Joe Biden is hosting the White House Tribal Nations Summit this week but a key member of his team won’t be there in person.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The White House Tribal Nations Summit is a testament to our government-to-government relationship with the United States.

Rickey Armstrong, Sr. and Kathy Hochul
The Seneca Nation and the State of New York will continue negotiations on a long-term Class III gaming agreement.

NAFOA
Make your gift count today! Support NAFOA’s young leaders.

Joseph Louis Cook, or Akiatonharónkwen
The American Revolution is mostly portrayed as an epic struggle between the colonies and the British. But Indians nations also played a role.

Thomas Pecore Weso
The memoir of the late educator, writer and artist Thomas Pecore Weso was just published. Join the conversation on Native America Calling.

Bryan Newland
The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced nearly $2 million in grants to support the Indian Child Welfare Act in off-reservation communities across the nation.

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting more than 50 Native and Indigenous artists at an annual holiday market.

Hoċokata Ti
Tribal museums are on the forefront of representing Native culture and information accurately and effectively.

Native American Family Day
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) hosted several dozen tribal citizens at a special event to celebrate and honor Native heritage and families.

Raven Chacon, Dyani White Hawk and Patrick Makuakāne
This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows includes three creative leaders from Native America.

National Day of Mourning
Too often, K-12 social studies classes in the U.S. teach a mostly glossed-over story of U.S. settlement.

Native Youth
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced $1 million in donations to 10 non-profit organizations across the nation.

Flathead Reservation
A Montana county is pulling out of a decades-old agreement after saying it can no longer afford the costs of law enforcement on the Flathead Reservation.

White House Tribal Youth Forum
The third annual White House Tribal Youth Forum brought more than 100 Native and indigenous youth together to share information on the issues affecting their communities.

Igloo in Alaska
Join Native America Calling to talk with traditional builders who carry on igloo and winter house building.

Wounded Knee
Since Columbus arrived in 1492, we have been struggling to protect our communities, our way of life and Mother Earth.

Tom Cole
As the longest serving Native American in the U.S. House of Representatives, the privilege and honor it is to represent the interests of tribes in Congress is certainly not lost on me.

NAFOA
Submit your nominations for NAFOA’s 16th Annual Leadership Awards.

Day Eagle Hope Project
Tescha Hawley’s breast cancer diagnosis started both a harrowing personal journey to fight the disease and the inspiring effort to help others facing similar health obstacles.

Buu Nygren at National Congress of American Indians
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.

Colonization and the Wampanoag Story
The full picture of how the earliest colonists interacted with Native people is clouded by the myths constructed by those writing history.

Native America Calling NAC
Nearly three quarters of the children in South Dakota’s foster care system are Native.

Santee Sioux Nation
There is no more basic need than clean drinking water. That’s a need that the Santee Sioux Nation in Nebraska has been lacking since 2019.

Mark Macarro and Fawn Sharp
The new leader of the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is calling for unity and healing following a well-attended but sometimes contentious meeting.

Mark Macarro #NCAI80
Mark Macarro delivers his first speech as the newly-elected president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Bryan Newland #NCAI80
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.

Sara Hill
Sara Hill, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, testifies at her nomination hearing to be a federal judge on November 15, 2023.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Nomination Hearing - November 15, 2023
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary takes up three nominations, including that of Sara Hill, at a hearing on November 15, 2023.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokees have always creatively pursued economic partnerships, from our first trade treaties to our modern international business operations.

NAFOA
Do you love the NAFOA newsletter? Forward it to a friend!

White Mountain Apache Tribe at VEX Worlds
Teams of Native junior and high school students are competing to build the best robots.

Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun
This year, the Native Cinema Showcase at the National Museum of the American Indian features 35 films from six different countries.

Ben Barnes
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.

Chronic wasting disease meeting with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Tribes are working to reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disorder that affects deer, elk, and other big game animals.

San Felipe Pueblo Head Start
As Head Start approaches its 60th year, federal funding for the pre-kindergarten program remains well short of the need in Indian Country and beyond.

The Museum of the Cherokee People
After reaching out to Cherokee leaders and citizens, the museum on the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians re-launched with a new name and purpose.

National Congress of American Indians
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is marking a milestone event with an election of new leaders and debate on a controversial issue.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
A state-recognized tribe is not an Indian tribe. And a member of one of these groups is not an Indian.

Native America Calling NAC
Is the state of Louisiana making it more difficult for local groups to gain state recognition? Check in with Native America Calling.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
Parades and powwows are gearing up to honor Native veterans around the country.

Palestine
Native activists are speaking out in solidarity with Palestine as the United States supports Israel’s right to defend itself.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Fentanyl in Native Communities: Native Perspectives on Addressing the Growing Crisis” on November 8, 2023.

Barbie Inspiring Women Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller Doll
Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation, is once again making history, this time on toy shelves.

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie’s stated connections to any tribe in Canada or the United States appear to be completely made up. What’s next?

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
With more than 11,000 active patients, Cherokee Nation operates the country’s largest Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Tom Cole
With only eight weeks left in the year, members of Congress certainly have our work cut out for us.

Institute of American Indian Arts Holiday Art Market
The Institute of American Indian Arts is getting ready for its 2023 holiday art market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

NAFOA
Eleven days left until appropriations funding runs out for Indian Country programs.

Pembina Chippewa Delegation
“This victory is long overdue,” lead plaintiff Leslie Wilkie Peltier (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) said of a $59 million trust settlement with the United States.

Kendrick Prescribed Fire Project
Through the Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Forest Service will receive $5 billion over 10 years, including $1.8 billion that will be used to increase forest treatments in Western states.

Not One More: Findings and Recommendations of the Not Invisible Act Commission
A national commission of federal and tribal experts is calling for a “Decade of Action and Healing” to help address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked people in Indian Country.

Allan Houser - Allan Haozous
The work of the legendary Apache artist Allan Haozous (Houser) is being honored as search engine giant Google celebrates Native American Heritage Month.

Firesticks Alliance
The increase in unprecedented damage from wildfires knows no boundaries and international Indigenous fire management experts see global participation as a solution.

Verlon Jose
The leader of the Tohono O’odham said construction of a border wall on his tribe’s territory has caused irreversible damage.

Kuskokwim River
Since time immemorial, the Kuskokwim River in Alaska has fed Native families. But years of failed salmon runs are threatening their lives and livelihoods.

John Cornyn
The National Congress of American Indians is speaking out after a Republican lawmaker made derogatory remarks about Native people.

Bethel, Alaska
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is heading to Alaska for a field hearing and listening session.

Stop Colonizers: Protect ICWA
A non-Native in Alaska refuses to abide by a tribal court order to turn a Native foster child over to the girl’s family members.

Timothy Nuvangyaoma
Promises of federal funding remain just that – promises – for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.

MSU Round Dance
Montana State University will host an Indigenous storytelling event focused on the role horse painting has historically played for tribes.

Green Fuse Burning by Tiffany Morris
You never know what spirits you might summon when you whistle in the darkness.

Sara Hill
Sara Hill’s nomination is exciting for Cherokee Nation and all of Indian Country, and not only because it is a historic milestone.

NAFOA
Boo — only 18 days until funding for Indian Country programs runs out.

Gatherings Cafe
What’s on The Menu at Native America Calling? A new cookbook, a new cafe and a new spotlight on a catering business.

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Celebrated singer and songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is still in doubt about her origins in a new statement issued in advance of a Canadian documentary that explores her ever-shifting Native identity claims.

Piapot, Saskatchewan
A Canadian news documentary focuses on the Native identity claims of one of the most celebrated performers in entertainment history.

Thomas J. Lewis and Phillip Pancho
The Tohono O’odham Nation issued missing persons bulletins for two tribal citizens who were last seen at the Arizona State Fair.

Louisiana Purchase Stone Marker
The Louisiana Purchase ushered in Manifest Destiny, the Indian Removal Act and other actions that favored European settlement at the expense of Native peoples.

PBS Native America - Arigon (Super) Starr
Space explorers, hip-hop musicians, artists, and housing activists are among the diverse list of characters who make up season two of the PBS series “Native America.”

Vinita Health Center
We believe that access to the best care possible is a right, not a privilege, and we especially want to make this a reality for the men and women who have bravely served our country.

NAFOA
Did you know you can feature your job in the NAFOA newsletter and on the NAFOA website?

First Beach on Quileute Reservation
Tribes are getting their applications in for funds from the second round of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.

Bookshelf
Teachers, librarians, authors, and literary advocates are struggling to keep books about Native issues in public classrooms and libraries.

Debbie Lesko
Declaring Washington “broken,” four-term Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) made the surprise announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2024.

Sara E. Hill
Sara E. Hill, the former attorney general of the Cherokee Nation, is making history as a nominee to the federal bench.

Fresno American Indian Health Project
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians is donating more than $15,000 to support the Fresno American Indian Health Project and the Fresno Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Center of American Indian and Minority Health
Native physicians and public health advocates are looking at ways to recruit more medical professionals and train them on culturally-grounded methods to help improve Native patient outcomes.

Miguel Cardona
The Department of Education has awarded more than $10 million in grants to support Native languages, Native teachers and Native students.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is making history with a new housing project in the state of New York.

Navajo Nation at U.S. Supreme Court
Government records shed new light on how state opposition hindered tribes from claiming their rightful shares of the Colorado River.

ICT Montana
The nonprofit ICT opened a news bureau in Montana in 2023 to focus on Native issues.

Kwetiio of Kanien'keha:ka Kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers)
Debates over what “mapping” means show how Indigenous communities still have to advocate for and defend their cartographic methods in order to uphold their connections to the land.

Yellowstone Bison
A new PBS documentary called “The American Buffalo” chronicles the history of the buffalo – from its sacred connection to tribes to its almost complete demise.

Katie Hobbs
Arizona regulators have finalized long-awaited rules that allow expanded access to over-the-counter hormonal contraceptives for women over age 18 in the state.

Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, a former president of the Navajo Nation, is running for Congress in one of the most Native-populated districts in the United States.

Cherokee Nation Language and Fluent Cherokee Speaker Gathering
Language has always been essential to our culture as Cherokee people, as it serves as the unbroken chain connecting us to our ancestors.

Coalition of Large Tribes
The Coalition of Large Tribes is hosting a training session to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people.

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A New Mexico man is accused of a near fatal shooting and an assault at a Native-led protest on Pueblo homelands.

NAFOA
We’re already looking forward to the next conference. Be sure to save the date!

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
More teachers and administrators are turning to trauma-informed practices in the classroom.

Water Catchment
At the center of all life is water. But, for wildlife in the hot deserts of Arizona, finding it isn’t so easy.

Partial Solar Eclipse
Join Native America Calling to shine a light on some of the tribal traditions surrounding the partial solar eclipse.

'Voting is Sacred'
Tribes must be included “from the very beginning” of the redistricting process in order to ensure American Indian and Alaska Native voices are heard at the polls.

Native America Calling NAC
Speaking a Native language is one thing. Reading and writing it often takes another level of effort.

Patina Wellness Center
For the past six months, the nation has been undergoing an “unwinding,” as millions of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid during COVID-19 are being disenrolled.

Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery
The U.S. Army finalized its sixth disinterment project, returning four Native children to their families.

The Unknown Country
In “The Unknown Country,” starring Lily Gladstone, a young Native woman goes on a thought-provoking road trip.

Native Women
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s also the 29th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

NAGPRA
It’s been more than 30 years since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and federal agencies and museums are still far behind in complying with NAGPRA.

NAFOA
Every day is Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Sariel Sandoval at Held v. Montana Trial
Young climate activists are zeroing in on environmental protections built into a handful of state constitutions as the basis for lawsuits to combat climate change.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden says his administration has no choice but to allow federal funds to be used for a project along the U.S. border with Mexico.

U.S. Supreme Court
“There is now a playbook where the authority is going to continue to be whittled away,” a state prosecutor said of new restrictions on prosecutorial discretion.

Cherokee Nation
Together, I know we can build a future where every Cherokee Nation citizen can thrive and contribute to the legacy of our tribe.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the third of his administration.

Pokagon Band Kee Boon Mein Kaa Pow Wow
As communities across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is calling on a school district in Michigan to get rid of its supposedly Native imagery.

Naloxone at Department of Health and Human Services
Tribes have until October 15 to secure free opioid overdose emergency treatment medication for their communities.

Lac Courte Oreilles Drummers
The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is adopting a no tolerance policy amid a reported rise in gang activity among youth.

John Echohawk
Attorney John Echohawk (Pawnee) is among those who initiated and nurtured the most important Indian law cases in modern history.

Pueblo of Acoma
Leaders of New Mexico’s Pueblo tribes are speaking out following the near deadly shooting of a Native activist on their homelands.

'Free Peltier Now'
Nearly three dozens members of the U.S. Congress are calling on President Joe Biden to release American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier from prison.

Jodi Rave Spotted Bear
Once virtually absent in mainstream newsrooms, Native women are reporting on hard-hitting political issues and are often driving the narrative on issues important for all Native people.

Salt River Fire
A fire that broke out at a landfill on the Salt River Reservation had been reduced to a smolder earlier this week.

Kevin McCarthy
For the first time in history, a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has been removed from the leadership post — a move led by members of his own party.

Transcend Art Collective
Basket designs, rug patterns, tribal images and corn illustrations are all among the graphics many Indigenous tattoo wearers display.

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A man accused of shooting a Native activist remains behind bars after his attempted murder case was suddenly transferred to a new court in New Mexico.

Jacob Johns
A Native activist is hospitalized in critical but stable condition following a near deadly shooting that has attracted worldwide attention.

Jennifer Denetdale
The shooting of Jacob Johns is yet another act of terror that Indigenous people who live in New Mexico must navigate every day.

Cherokee Indian Reservation
Citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians overwhelmingly voted in favor of allowing recreational cannabis use on the tribe’s reservation. What happens next?

Native America Calling NAC
Join Native America Calling to hear from activists about the growing challenges to peaceful protests over racial issues.

Melanie Yazzie
The Red Nation is calling for safety following a racist shooting that has resulted in attempted murder and aggravated assault charges in New Mexico.

Chuck Hoskin
Tribal nations stand ready to continue our legacy of making Oklahoma vibrant and strong.

Geoffrey Blackwell
The National Congress of American Indians, the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization, has a new general counsel and a new chief of staff.

MMIW Bike Run USA
“What we need is real action. And that means boots on the ground, and that means real money to address this crisis,” said MMIW advocate Justine Rufus.

Laphonza Butler
Laphonza Butler, the president of the well-known EMILY’s List voting group, will serve out the remainder of the U.S. Senate term of the late Dianne Feinstein.

NAFOA
It’s #NAFOAFall23 Week! More than 800 tribal leaders, financial professionals, and industry experts are in attendance in Arizona.

Henry Boucha - Warroad Warrior
Henry Boucha (Ojibwe) served as an inspiration for many Native hockey athletes and fans. He passed away on September 18, 2023, at the age of 72.

Juan de Oñate Monument
Racist violence reared its ugly head again when a Native man was shot on Pueblo homelands during a peaceful protest against colonization in northern New Mexico.

Reservation Dogs
After three seasons, the hit FX series Reservation Dogs has come to an end.

Crystalyne Curley
The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.

Bidii Baby Foods
Native baby food, a new Native cookbook and Hispanic heritage are on The Menu.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.

Fawn Sharp
Indian Country is on high alert as the U.S. government prepares for a possible shutdown, the first of its kind in more than three years.

Lakota Nation vs United States
In the U.S. government’s long record of broken treaties, land theft, and genocide, the taking of the Black Hills ranks as one of the most disgraceful examples of imperial aggression.

Native America Calling NAC
A coalition of tribal organizations is warning about the potential damage of a federal government shutdown to tribal citizens.

Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee leaders throughout history have known that informed citizens are the backbone of our thriving democracy.

Tom Cole
Our country must address the mental health crisis and improve access to suicide and crisis intervention services to prevent death and injury from suicide attempts.

NAFOA
The government may be shutting down, but NOT #NAFOAFall23!

Pontiac's Council
Native America Calling will recount how Chief Pontiac and his allies changed the direction of colonial expansion 260 years ago.

Andy Biggs and Eli Crane
Two Arizona lawmakers were among five Republicans who broke ranks and voted to block a defense authorization bill, the latest twist in a budget fight that could cause a government shutdown.

Operation Rainbow Bridge
Join Native America Calling to find out the latest on the efforts to help the Native people harmed by a massive Medicaid scam in Arizona.

Iqaluit, Nunavut
Criminal charges have been laid against three family members who lied about being indigenous for personal and monetary gain.

Eugene Peltola Moment of Silence

The House Committee on Natural Resources observes a moment of silence for Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola, the late spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska).


Alex Padilla
The infusion of federal money for infrastructure projects is only a first step toward fixing deep problems with water systems on tribal lands.

Mount Blue Sky
Until this month, one of Colorado’s highest peaks was named for the former state governor who fostered and supported the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864.

Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii
Native America Calling checks in with the rebuilding effort in Hawaii following disastrous fires on Maui.

H.R.663 - Native American Child Protection Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.663, the Native American Child Protection Act, on September 18, 2023.

H.R.3371 - Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.3371, the Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act, on September 18, 2023.

Native America Calling NAC
The newest survey from the Pew Charitable Trusts concludes suicide is an urgent public health issue — especially among Native people.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
A top priority throughout my administration has been holding the federal government to its promises to the Cherokee Nation.

Gigi Modrich
The countdown to #NAFOAFall23 is on!

U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling denying race-conscious college admissions has Native business owners on alert.

Center for Native Futures
The Center for Native Futures is opening in the heart of downtown Chicago, providing a new home for contemporary Native artists.

Jorge Aaron Riley
In a court filing, U.S. Capitol breach defendant Jorge Aaron Riley finally admitted he knows little to nothing about his supposed “American Indian” heritage.

National Congress of American Indians Wellness Walk
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is about to run out of money, again, despite helping address high rates of the disease.

Deb Haaland
The first-ever grants for the Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC), a new program at the Department of the Interior, have been announced.

Badger-Two Medicine
A settlement agreement with the Blackfeet Nation marks the end of a 40-year energy development fight in a sacred area of Montana.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The cancellation of oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is renewing political clashes among Native people in Alaska.

Eugene Peltola and Mary Peltola
The spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress, died in a plane accident in the couple’s home state of Alaska.

Native America Calling NAC
As fall seasons get underway, Native trainers are responding to new awareness of the dangers of life-long injuries from high school sports.

Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii
Native America Calling checks in with the rebuilding effort in Hawaii following disastrous fires on Maui.

'Enough Is Enough - Free Leonard Peltier'
A large crowd rallied outside the White House, calling on President Joe Biden to free imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.

'He’s my brother': Suzan Harjo at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier
Suzan Harjo, a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.

'We are still here': Holly Cook Macarro at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier
Holly Cook Macarro, a citizen of the Red Lake Nation, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.

‘Free Leonard Now’: Fawn Sharp at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier
Fawn Sharp, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.

Mattaponi River
There’s a trend among governments, organizations, and individuals facilitating the return of important lands to tribal control.

Santa Fe Indian Market
The organizer of the Santa Fe Indian Market is once again thanking a sponsor of the popular event amid ongoing controversy over the involvement of one of the world’s largest energy companies.

NAFOA
Did you know NAFOA has a jobs board? Submit a posting!

Chief Standing Bear
Many of the trails and byways established by Native people were used for centuries, evolving into today’s highways.

Santa Fe Indian Market
The organization that puts on the largest juried Indian art market in the world continues to face criticism on social media after thanking a sponsor of the popular event.

Spirit Lake Nation
Native families have been hit hardest by a loss in funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP.

Grand Canyon Skywalk
A new season brings new updates for Indian Country.

Frank Buffalo Hyde
Onondaga painter Frank Buffalo Hyde’s work meshes Native themes with pop culture images, such as sports mascots, corporate logos, celebrities, and fast food.

Seth Damon and Eugene Tso
A bill being considered in the Navajo Nation Council repeals the Dine Marriage Act, the controversial tribal law that bars recognition of same-sex unions on the reservation.

Angeline Boulley
Where else can you get a young adult mystery and a lesson in the Native American Graves Protection Act but from a Native author?

Ada Deer
Join Native America Calling in remembrance of Ada Deer, a trailblazer from the Menominee Nation who was the first woman to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Omaha Nation Public Schools
Native youth are taking control of their health with a new farm. Plus a new book! See what’s on The Menu.

Santa Fe Indian Market
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the federal agency charged with protecting and promoting authentic Native art, is welcoming a new member.

JB The First Lady: 'Still Here'
As fans mark the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop, Native America Calling looks at on contributions by Native artists.

Department of Health and Human Services
It’s called the “Unwinding.” Native people will be losing Medicaid coverage, as a pandemic-era safety net is expiring.

Burning Man
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is speaking out after a viral video showed outsiders being removed from a highway in an incident that took place during one of the busiest times on the reservation.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Gadugi Corps is part of our commitment to build our tribal nation from the grassroots up and make sure every Cherokee can find a way to give back to their people.

NAFOA
Summer is ending soon. Have you registered for the Fall Conference?

Wildfire Damage on Maui, Hawaii
As the hottest summer on record winds down, join Native America Calling to get an assessment of what Native emergency management officials view as the path ahead.

Pathways Indigenous Arts Festival T-Shirt
New Mexico is the center of arts celebrations this weekend, starting with the music, art, fashion, dances, and panel discussions at the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians held a swearing-in ceremony for four new members of its tribal council.

Clyde Estes
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District recently completed an $11.6 million project in partnership with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to address erosion of shoreline banks.

Maui Wildfire
The unprecedented fires on Maui have impacted Native Hawaiian history, language and culture.

An artist from the Crow Tribe is making history with a groundbreaking exhibition in the nation’s capital.

'Bring the Salmon Home. Remove the Klamath Dams'
The largest dam removal project in U.S. history is taking place in the Klamath River basin. Tribes were instrumental in making it happen.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
For the past four years, I have been honored to serve as Principal Chief of the great Cherokee Nation.

Catawba Nation
The Catawba Nation has a new chief for the first time in more than a decade.

Quinton Carroll
The Native American Contractors Association (NACA), the largest organization of Native and tribal companies, has a new executive director.

High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
A pilot program in New Mexico aims to cut down on the high number of Native student expulsions.

Cherokee Nation Housing
Indian Country is finally seeing progress on a long-overdue update to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) although victory is not yet at hand.

George Thompson
In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.

NAFOA
Fresh off the press: NAFOA’s agenda for #NAFOAFALL23!

Pipestone National Monument
A quarry in Minnesota has been a reliable source for the stone used in ceremonial pipes for dozens of tribes throughout the central U.S. and Canada.

Sophia Marjanovic
Standing among the boisterous crowd of media and onlookers awaiting the arraignment of former U.S. president Donald Trump is one Native woman.

Indian Students
Join Native America Calling to get a snapshot of what Native educators see ahead in the new school year.

Obama Foundation Leaders USA
Several Native advocates have been named to the inaugural class of the Obama Leaders program at the foundation started by the former U.S. president.

Trinity Site
Native people in New Mexico were among those who saw the flash of the first test of the atomic bomb in 1945.

Cherokee Nation
We at the Cherokee Nation firmly believe in being good neighbors to all Oklahomans who share our home.

Mark Fox
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has spent over $115 million on properties along the famed Las Vegas Strip. Tribal citizens are upset.

NAFOA
Keeping Indian Country hotter than these temperatures.

Fort Belknap Indian Community
The Fort Belknap Indian Community is the latest tribe to sue the federal government over inadequate law enforcement.

U.S. Capitol
Republicans are making no excuses when it comes to cutting back funding for the federal government. How is Indian Country affected?

Chester Carl and Buu Nygren
A once prominent leader in Indian housing was arrested at an event on the Navajo Nation. He’s blaming the tribe’s news president.

Rebecca Benally and Mellor Willie
Indian Country is breathing a huge sigh of relief after the highest court in the land delivered a surprising victory in one of the most closely-watched cases in decades.

Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva
Bipartisanship seemed to be on rare display on Capitol Hill as lawmakers advanced a trio of bills benefiting Indian Country.

U.S. Supreme Court
As dangerous smoke cast an ominous shadow over the nation’s capital, tribes and their advocates continue to wait for a series of monumental decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ricardo
The largest finance organization in Indian Country is undergoing change with the exit of its executive director, who was on the job for less than two years.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a listening session on updating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

Twitter app icon
Twitter is one of the social media outlets that help individuals connect with each other — but is it worth it for Native users?

NAFOA
More than 800 tribal leaders and finance professional in Indian Country are in the nation’s capital for NAFOA’s 41st annual conference.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is seeking input on proposed updates to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

Lac du Flambeau
The case is one of the simplest the justices will hear this year, because it involves no constitutional questions and, in truth, only the interpretation of a single phrase of a single statutory provision.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The growth and prosperity of Cherokee Nation are an example of history repeating itself.

The STEAM Connection
Ojibwe inventor Danielle Boyer is on a quest to make technology more accessible to interested Native students.

New York State Education Department Building
Public schools in New York will no longer be allowed to use mascots, symbols or depictions of Native people.

Chelsea Fish
The National American Indian Housing Council, the largest inter-tribal housing organization, is welcoming Chelsea E. Fish as its new executive director.

Mary Jane Oatman
Tribes across the nation are exploring new economic development opportunities in places where cannabis is no longer prohibited by state law.

Deb Haaland
A Republican lawmaker who was unable to derail Deb Haaland’s historic rise to Secretary of the Interior had somewhat of a meltdown as he came face-to-face with the Native woman trailblazer.

ICT
ICT, the news publication formerly known as Indian Country Today, will no longer be posting new content on Twitter.

The Genoa Indian Industrial School was one of the largest Indian boarding schools, drawing students from 40 tribal nations for half a century.

Native America Calling NAC
As Americans debate gun restrictions amid the mass shooting epidemic, a bill in Congress would make it easier for tribal citizens to acquire guns using only their tribal ID.

South Dakota Education Equity Coalition
Tribal nations are opposing new South Dakota social studies standards that exclude them from history in the state.

Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.

Joseph T. Byrd
The Quapaw Nation will be electing a new chairman following the resignation of Joseph T. Byrd from the tribe’s top executive post.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Access to telemedicine is a lifeline for many Cherokees, and we must protect it to keep up the fight against the opioid crisis.

MY Arctic Sunrise Arrives in Kingston, Jamaica
Researchers and environmental advocates don’t know much yet about mining minerals off the bottom of the ocean floor but the race is on for development.

Elizabeth Reese
President Joe Biden is welcoming a new Native adviser to the White House, the third of his administration.

Narragansett Tribe
Forty years of federal recognition and the Narragansett people are still fighting for what’s rightfully ours.

A Promise Kept
After removal from their home and an arduous and deadly forced march, the Muscogee Nation arrived in Oklahoma with little more than a promise that they could revive and rebuild.

Royal Legacy: Honoring Miss Warm Springs Past and Present
A new study confirms many tribes’ oral histories that Native people utilized horses long before Europeans entered the picture.

White Earth Indian Reservation
The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
For too many generations, citizens of tribal nations around the country, including Cherokee Nation citizens, saw their language, their culture and their artistic expression suppressed and eroded by policies of the United States.

Kuskokwim River
A proposed gold mine in southwest Alaska has been promising riches for investors and Alaska Native workers alike.

White Earth Land Recovery Project
From growing hemp to fighting pipelines, Winona LaDuke has launched a large number of organizations, businesses and initiatives. Here’s a look at some of her environmental efforts.

Winona LaDuke
Disgraced environmental figure Winona LaDuke and her inner circle are striking a defiant tone as the organization she has led for 30 years seeks to recover from a $750,000 verdict in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.

Geewadin Elliott
A Native man from Canada who dedicated his life to economic development in Indigenous communities was killed in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Winona LaDuke

One of Indian Country’s most prominent environmental activists has been ordered to pay $750,000 to a former employee after being found liable for sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.


Pope Francis
The Catholic Church formally repudiated a religious doctrine that was used to justify the theft of lands from indigenous peoples in North America.

Amber Midthunder, Jhane Myers, Heather Rae and Crystal Echohawk
The Cherokee Nation is distancing itself from a prominent Hollywood filmmaker, confirming Heather Rae isn’t a tribal citizen and hasn’t benefited from production incentives on the reservation.

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable to hear about Native priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill.

Native American Journalists Association NAJA
The Native American Journalists Association announced changes in leadership following the resignation of the board president.

Ben Shelly
Ben Shelly, a former president of the Navajo Nation, passed away following a long illness.

Navajo Nation at U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders are calling on the Biden administration to re-examine its commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship following “shocking” arguments in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso
The highest court in the land is once again taking up a case that will determine whether the United States lives up to its promises to tribal nations.

Brian Schatz
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.

A high school basketball team from a small reservation made it to the Nebraska state championships for only the second time in the community’s history.

Jorge Aaron Riley
It took more than two years but a self-proclaimed Native Republican wore his “best Trump tie” to court and finally admitted he committed a crime during a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Horseshoe Bend
If there’s an epicenter of the more than 20-year drought in the west and Southwest, it’s the Colorado River.

ARTZ Cooperative Gallery
A merchant who sells works by Native artists is under fire for derogatory and offensive comments to Native dancers.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs convenes for a business meeting on February 15, 2023.

Leonard Peltier
As Leonard Peltier enters his 48th year behind bars, his supporters and legal advocates are renewing the push to have him released through whatever means.

LandBack
Private and public lands are slowly being returned to the care of Native peoples across the country.

H.R.423 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.423, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on February 6, 2023.

H.R.548 - Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.548, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on February 6, 2023.

5th Circuit Court of Appeals
“Decades worth of legislation designed to protect women are being overturned by judges appointed by conservative politicians with an agenda that does not align with the vast majority of Americans,” said CEO Lori Jump of StrongHearts Native Helpline.

James Cook
British explorer James Cook’s colonial exploits were often at odds with the Indigenous peoples of the places he visited.

Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after what the legislative panel’s bipartisan leadership said was an extremely productive session.

U.S. Supreme Court
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is donating $600,000 over two years to support the Tribal Supreme Court Project.

Chuck Hoskin Jr
At the Cherokee Nation, we are especially mindful that without food sovereignty, all other aspects of our sovereignty will be at risk.

NAFOA
Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.

Shane Morigeau
“I want a day that acknowledges the rich cultural heritage of all Indigenous people in our state,” said Montana Sen. Shane Morigeau, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Super Bowl Business
Inspired by vibrant orange-and-purple sunsets and local tribes, Native artists and brands were able to put their work on display at an NFL pop-up shop.

USACE Partnership Restores Shoalwater Bay Dune
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Shoalwater Bay Tribe to restore the Shoalwater Bay Dune before the first major storm of the season.

Joe Biden
As President’s Day approaches, let’s discuss how Joe Biden’s term so far resonates with Indian Country.

Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots
Today on Native America Calling, let’s survey the good and bad about the Super Bowl.

IRS 1040
It’s the time of year to start calculating your taxable income and looking over any receipts you have collected in a shoebox.

Tanasi Memorial
The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.

Cherokee Nation
For over two decades, the opioid epidemic has plagued the Cherokee Nation Reservation. It has affected every facet of our tribe and society.

Dreamcatcher
StrongHearts Native Helpline is working to uplift the voices of survivors by recognizing the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples.

NAFOA
Our “5 Things” Newsletter gives you the info you need to start your week well!

Lake Sturgeon
As the sturgeon spearfishing season gets underway, Native America Calling looks at the ecological status of sturgeons, traditional harvest methods and tribal efforts to protect them.

Bad Press
Organizers of the Sundance Film Festival say this year’s line-up is among the strongest in terms of number and scope of Indigenous works.

Native America Calling NAC
Get the latest recommendations on gratuity and explore the stereotype that Native customers are bad tippers.

Bruce Westerman
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.

JoVonne Wagner
MTFP and ICT have hired JoVonne Wagner, Blackfeet, to increase coverage of the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.

Joe Biden and Richard Peterson
Today on Native America Calling, get the back story on the land-into-trust process and what it means for Alaska Natives.

George Santos
An overwhelming majority of Jewish voters in New York’s 3rd Congressional District – 94% – think George Santos should resign from Congress over a web of lies about his background.

Ruben Gallego
Rep. Ruben Gallego has launched long-anticipated challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term lawmaker who recently left the Democratic Party.

Cherokee Nation
As a father and grandfather, I know personally how valuable it is for youth to have a positive and safe environment to learn and grow.

Lourdes “Lulu” Pereira
In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

Ray Fougnierr
Join Native America Calling and get some tips from Native exercise experts about making the most of your regimen and keeping your motivation going.

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation will continue to enforce its mask mandate at all reservation health care locations in Arizona.

President Joe Biden is threatening to veto a Republican bill that removes a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care providers.

ʔálʔal Cafe - By Chief Seattle Club
What’s on The Menu? Join host Andi Murphy for news about the James Beard Award nominations and more.

Protect Thacker Pass
A lithium mine in Nevada is considered an environmental and cultural affront to tribal nations.

U.S. Supreme Court
Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.

Over-Incarceration of Native Americans: Roots, Inequities, and Solutions
The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.

Cherokee Nation
Whether it’s new construction, refurbished existing buildings, improved water or better roads, we are investing in what the Cherokee people have asked for.

Michael Hoenig
Michael Hoenig, the longest-serving general counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, is departing on January 27, 2023.

Yellowstone Bison
A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.

NAFOA
NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!

Native America Calling NAC
The usage of artificial intelligence is raising questions about copyright protections for Native creatives and concerns about appropriation.

Salt River Project
Salt River Project has partnered with a private renewable energy company to open its largest solar plant in Arizona.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic has achieved Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Full Plus recognition for a diabetes prevention program.

Alligator
Alligators are traditional touchstones and an important source of food for Southern and Southeastern tribes.

Montana State Capitol
Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 569,750 COVID-19 cases through January 18, 2023.

Seneca Nation
Leaders of the Seneca Nation are speaking out after the governor of New York vetoed a bill that would have protected burial grounds across the state.

Battle of Hayes Pond
In 1958, members of the Lumbee Tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in North Carolina.

Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee language is a bedrock of our strength as a tribe.

NAFOA
Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.

Jana Schmieding
Join Jana Schmieding (Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota) for a conversation about her life and career in entertainment.

Prescott National Forest
About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.

Native America Calling NAC
Native educators have a keen eye for guiding how schools teach students about Native history and culture.

Avatar The Way of Water
The creators of the new Avatar sequel continue what they see as a science fiction account of colonialism and Indigenous resistance. But it’s getting plenty of push-back from Native audiences.

P-22
Tribes in California want a say in what happens to the remains of P-22, a famous mountain lion.

Joye Braun
A dauntless advocate of Indigenous justice walked on with the passing of indomitable Water Protector and fearless Warrior Joye Braun.

FEMA
The federal government issued translations on official documents to help Native people following destructive storms in Alaska. The trouble is, the text is indecipherable.

Sitting Bull
A non-Native collector who claims to know a secret tribal language is selling items that supposedly came from Little Bighorn and other battles. Some have doubts.

Eighth Generation
Native-owned galleries and organizations are working to ensure Native artists get full value for their works.

Cherokee Nation Domestic Violence Shelter
Sadly, there is a great deal of domestic violence in our modern society, and the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee society are not immune.

NAFOA
Your latest news on tribal finance and economic development.

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority
Native fraternities and sororities began in the mid-1990s and offer a chance for Native students to connect with each other and draw support from shared cultural values.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for the final COVID-19 update of their administration.

The Navajo Nation reported 141 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths between December 24, 2022, and January 4, 2023.

Native America Calling NAC
Indigenous wrestlers comprise only a small faction of the wrestling world, but they are making names for themselves.

Jim Yellow Hawk
The Black Hills Indian Artist Market once again brought art, music, fashion and food to He Sapa.

School District Is Ground Zero for Harsh Discipline of Native Students in New Mexico
An investigative report in New Mexico finds Native students are expelled at a far greater rate than their white counterparts.

Roselyn Tso
After years of work, tribes finally achieved a historic first for the Indian Health Service. But Republicans are already ripping apart the funding agreement.

Frank Star Comes Out and Ryman Lebeau
Lakota citizens met to discuss the return of items taken from their ancestors during the Wounded Knee Massacre of December 1890.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Thousands of migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum as they escape violence, extreme poverty, and oppression, are stopped at the U.S. border.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 565,910 COVID-19 cases through January 2, 2023.

U.S. Capitol
The 118th Congress began in a most unusual fashion as Republicans descended into what one Democrat derided as “chaos” in the U.S. House of Representatives.

George Santos
A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.

NAFOA
We’re hitting the ground running this new year!

Native America Calling NAC
Speak with Native wellness experts and motivational speakers about bridging divisions and avoiding the traps that drive wedges between us.

High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
In New Mexico, Native students are expelled far more often than any other group and at least four times as often as white students.

Montana State Capitol
A Republican aide with political aspirations questioned whether members of tribes living on reservations should be able to vote in state elections.

Stickball - The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Stickball is the older, rougher cousin of lacrosse, developed many centuries ago as both a game and a training exercise.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 564,617 COVID-19 cases through December 27, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 152 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths between December 22-28, 2022.

Cherokee Nation
A good government makes life better for its people and for future generations.

NAFOA
And with that, the 2022 season is over. Thank you for a great year.

Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
2022 was a strong year for feature films, documentaries and shorts produced by Native filmmakers, as well as those that relied on Native talent or focused on Native issues.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 561,287 COVID-19 cases through December 14, 2022.

Newtok School in Alaska
The Native village of Newtok in Alaska is losing its battle with climate change.

'Every Child Matters' at U.S. Supreme Court
With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lakota Nation Invitational
The 45th annual Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, South Dakota, is underway.

'Indians Allowed'
People headed to a Native basketball, educational and cultural tournament were shocked to learn that some hotels were charging more than $2,000 a night.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.

Senate Committee on Indian aAffairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
From individual Cherokee families to the whole Cherokee Nation, keeping children safe is our most essential responsibility.

Badger-Two Medicine
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.

NAFOA
This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!

World Pride 2019
Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.

Walthill, Nebraska
On a sunny afternoon in October, young people gathered for the grand opening of a new skate park on the Omaha Reservation.

'A Cedar Is Life'
Cedar is an important part of many tribal cultures.

The Navajo Nation reported 355 new COVID-19 cases and eight coronavirus related deaths between December 2–8, 2022.

National Congress of American Indians Embassy of Tribal Nations
The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.

Kilauea in Hawaii
ICYMI: Catch up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people.

A growing number of Native writers are turning to self-publishing — and there’s a number of supportive organizations and independent publishers that can help.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 557,777 COVID-19 cases through December 4, 2022.

Margo Gray
All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.

Shannon Holsey
When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.

Allie Greenleaf Maldonado
A Native person will serve on one of the highest courts in Michigan for the first time in state history.

Native America Calling NAC
Crimes involving Native people and renewed scrutiny of past boarding school practices highlight the importance of Native forensic professionals.

Eileen Janis
Eileen Janis spent years battling the epidemic of youth suicide among her people, the Oglala Lakota. She passed away at the age of 61.

Cherokee Nation
Almost 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee Nation and the United States government was signed.

NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.

Twitter app icon
For all its faults, Twitter is an effective means for sharing and discussing Native issues, culture, language, and business.

The Navajo Nation reported 393 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus related deaths between November 24–December 1, 2022.

Northern Cree
Forty years after four brothers first came together as Northern Cree, they are releasing their first fully self-published and owned record.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center
Tribal museums offer a Native voice for Native history and bring the promise of economic development.

Harold Frazier
Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.

White House Tribal Nations Summit Day 1
The Department of the Interior hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 30, 2022.

Klamath River Dams
After decades of fighting, tribes in northern California can celebrate the pending removal of four dams on the Klamath River.

Tim Giago
“Write to your people,” the legendary Native journalist Tim Giago would say. “Others will read it too, but your people are your audience.”

Blackfeet Nation
A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.

MSU Montana State University
The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to 29 tribes across five states.

Crazy Mountains
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.

American Indian Hall
The architectural design career of Major Robinson has a lot of diverse breadth. Learn more on Native America Calling.

Joye Braun
Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.

Spotted Elk
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.

Stop Colonizers: Protect ICWA
A case before the United States Supreme Court could resume the genocide of tribal nations.

NAFOA
Post-long weekend productivity hack: Grab a coffee and read this newsletter.

American Indian Foods
Are you wondering where to find blue corn meal made by Native producers? Or do you want to give someone bison meat from tribal lands?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,341,823 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 27, 2022.

Native America Calling NAC
Law enforcement in New Mexico have developed a list of roughly 200 names to help track and raise awareness of Indigenous people who go missing.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.

Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.

Angela Houle
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 553,405 COVID-19 cases through November 19, 2022.

Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul when he first heard about iconic athlete Jim Thorpe.

The Navajo Nation reported 417 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths for the period between November 10-17, 2022.

Crazy Horse Memorial
Whitney Rencountre (Hunkpati Dakota) is the new head of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 552,206 COVID-19 cases through November 16, 2022.

Phoenix Suns OrigiNativ
At a time when some holdout sports teams ignore calls to end problematic mascots and imagery, some teams are turning to Native designers for appropriate designs.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

White House Tribal Youth Forum
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.

White House Tribal Youth Forum
“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Native America Calling NAC
Among the deluge of podcasts, Native producers are tackling subjects ranging from mental health and sobriety, issues within their own tribes, and language revitalization.

The Indian Health Service held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mid-Atlantic Tribal Health Center in Charles City, Virginia, a 27,000 square foot facility.

Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Together, we can become healthier Cherokees and a healthier Cherokee Nation.

Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.

NAFOA
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Prescribed Burn
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce speaks with tribal forestry directors about working with government agencies and the threats facing forests.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
It’s a rainy day in the nation’s capital for the formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

Brian Casey and Ray Halbritter
The Oneida Indian Nation has reclaimed more than 1,500 funerary objects and cultural artifacts, as well as a long-overdue apology, from Colgate University.

Gabe Vasquez
The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.

Forever Cousins and Look Grandma
A number of new Native children’s books make great bedtime stories, especially for those hungry little book worms.

Chuck Hoskin Jr., Charles Martin, Fawn Sharp and Tehassi Hill
Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.

Ever yChild Matters at U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.

Stop Colonizers - Protect ICWA
The decision in Haaland v. Brackeen will be a major force in the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the scope of tribal sovereignty.

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.

There’s a lot at stake for Native voters and there is potential for historic outcomes at the polls this November.

U.S. Supreme Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
This Veterans Day, officials are formally dedicating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Cherokee Nation Park
The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.

NAFOA
Happy Native American Heritage Month! Have an event to share? Let us know!

Bighorn Sheep
Many Native hunters have mastered big game hunting, providing for themselves and their families.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 548,181 COVID-19 cases through November 6, 2022.

Stickball - The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Stickball is the older, rougher cousin of lacrosse, developed many centuries ago as both a game and a training exercise.

The Navajo Nation reported 687 new COVID-19 cases and five coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 28–November 3, 2022.

House of Tears Carvers
Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Running Down a Dream - Ku Stevens
Ku Stevens’ great-grandfather escaped an Indian boarding school by running 50 miles through the desert to get home. Decades later, Ku runs to honor that legacy.

Cherokee Indian Fair
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians held its 110th Cherokee Indian Fair after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic.

Welcome to Oklahoma - Native America
So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?

Ballot drop box in Arizona
A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 546,457 COVID-19 cases through November 2, 2022.

Indian Health Service
I am proud of the important work we do daily at the Indian Health Service.

The Museum at Warm Springs
At The Museum at Warm Springs, we celebrate our unique cultures, traditions, histories, arts and languages every month.

Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve
The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has protected Thaidene Nëné under their own law since time immemorial.

Yurok Tribe
Citizenship is one of the keystones of sovereignty for every tribe.

Ballot drop box in Arizona
Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.

Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.

Harold Frazier
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.

Zapotec Dancers
Indigenous people in Mexico are much more likely to face poverty, human rights abuses, and discrimination than the rest of the country’s population.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 545,513 COVID-19 cases through October 30, 2022.

Kristi Noem
In a photo that went viral, Stefen Monteau was seen making an obscene gesture next Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who is running for re-election.

1839 Cherokee Meat Co.
For the Cherokee people and for people everywhere, true freedom is impossible without control over our own food supply.

NAFOA
No tricks here. Just treats! 🎃

Manoa Valley in Hawaii
Halloween cries out like a banshee for scary stories and there are many traditional and modern Native narratives that fit the bill.

Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.

National Indian Taco Championship
Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy takes a look at the Indigenous origins of chocolate, checks out a new plant-based Native restaurant and chats with this year’s National Indian Taco champion.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 544,696 COVID-19 cases through October 26, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 280 new COVID-19 cases and five coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 21–27, 2022.

Seth Damon
A leader of the Navajo Nation is apologizing for an incident that took place off the reservation — though he isn’t detailing exactly what he’s sorry for.

Elizabeth Hoover
A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.

Navajo Nation
Tribal courts are asserting their ability to mete out justice and work toward healing.

Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
The 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit will be hosted at the Department of the Interior on November 30 and December 1.

Cherokee Connect
All those living on the Cherokee Nation Reservation need the ability to participate in the digital economy.

Nick Myers
Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.

West of the Pecos Museum
It was long common practice for archaeologists — both professional and amateur — to plunder Native burial sites.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 17 new positive cases of the coronavirus from October 17-23, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 543,853 COVID-19 cases through October 23, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

President Biden receives his updated COVID-19 vaccine and delivers remarks on the ongoing fight against the coronavirus on October 25, 2022.

Native America Calling NAC
As the midterm election nears, information is moving at light speed and so much of it is exaggerated, misleading, and even false.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

Snow Crab Alaska
Alaska’s snow crab season is cancelled for the first time ever after a mass die-off all but wiped out the crustaceans.

Elizabeth Hoover
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.

The Navajo Nation reported 133 new COVID-19 cases on October 20, 2022.

SLASH/BACK
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.

Dante Desiderio
A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.

Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Land Conservancy
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks more about the importance of land donations in restoring culturally-important sites.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 539,798 COVID-19 cases through October 19, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on October 19, 2022.

Indians Allowed
A business in South Dakota that banned Native patrons from the premises is being sued by the United States government for racial discrimination.

Kim Teehee
We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.

Kim Peone
Kim Peone (Colville/Eastern Cherokee) served as executive director of SWAIA for 2 1/2 years.

Dancer Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Tribal leaders make major decisions about finances, public safety, and societal well being.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,304,522 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 16, 2022.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic will host the 18th annual Red Feather Gala and fundraiser on November 5, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 36 new COVID-19 cases on October 18, 2022.

Mount Adams
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.

Native America Calling NAC
Getting signed to a college sports team is a dream for many Native athletes.

Mark Kelly and Blake Masters
Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 29 new COVID-19 cases from October 3-22, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 32 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 15-17, 2022.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
This election is one of the most important elections that we have faced as Native Americans in the state of Oklahoma.

NAFOA
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Madeline Sayet
Traditional Mohegan stories and William Shakespeare don’t automatically come to mind as complimentary influences. But Madeline Sayet draws on these and other creative forces for her work.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reports an overall vaccination rate of 72.6%, which is an increase of 3.6% since the last report on Seskéha / August 10, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 536,291 COVID-19 cases through October 16, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 143 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 14, 2022.

A new Netflix show for preschoolers features all Native writers, including showrunner and creator Karissa Valencia.

Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Native candidates have a lot at stake coming up in the midterm elections.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 535,817 COVID-19 cases through October 12, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 53 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 12, 2022.

New Indian Health Service Director Roselyn Tso will begin touring Indian Country to gain a better perspective on issues affecting IHS patients.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has joined national-level politicians in seeking the resignations of city officials in California who made racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.

Haskell Indian Nations University
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.

The Navajo Nation reported 16 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 11, 2022.

Indigenous Peoples' Day
The first and only Native council member in California’s largest city is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.

Cherokee Nation Anna Mitchell Cultural & Welcome Center
Our tribal culture and history connect us to the past, to all our ancestors who went before us, and it is what guides us toward our collective future.

Chinook Indian Nation
A number of tribes remain on the waiting list for federal recognition.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 535,359 COVID-19 cases through October 9, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 38 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths during the period October 8-10, 2022.

Powwow Dancer
Join host Shawn Spruce as he checks in with Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations around the country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,299,359 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 9, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 28 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 7, 2022.

Native America Calling NAC
Friday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce hears from Native authors and poets as they discuss works on the Native Bookshelf.

The Navajo Nation reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on October 6, 2022.

Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.

Shawn Spruce
Native America Calling, the nationally broadcast radio program, has officially named Shawn Spruce as permanent host.

Navajo Nation
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged every tribal leader to keep their citizens safe.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 534,734 COVID-19 cases through October 5, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths on October 5, 2022.

Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.

Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage, but most tribal members and communities weathered the storm, although they still require federal assistance.

Monica Tranel
The candidates for Montana’s Western U.S. House seat faced off in public forum twice, tangling over abortion and the economy and dissecting each other’s attack lines as the election approaches.

Maori Pataka
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.

The Navajo Nation reported 19 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths on October 4, 2022.

Pendleton Round-Up
The real history of pow wows is being made by people today, by just having pow wows.

Yaamava' Resort & Casino
California voters will decide between two competing sports betting measures — a struggle that underscores a divide among tribal nations.

Peyote
Native American Church practitioners are working to secure environmental protections for the plant that is losing habitat to development, land use policies, and climate change.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,292,353 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 2, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 533,372 COVID-19 cases through October 1, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 1-3, 2022.

Bryan Newland
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the 39th annual National Tribal Health Conference.

Hoskie Benally, Jr.
Hoskie Benally, Jr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been named to the National Council on Disability by President Joe Biden.

Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation has long been a leader in government transparency.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate; and anyone can experience domestic violence, including children, women, men, elders and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

Black Hills Powwow
Once again, the heartbeat of Ina Maka will reverberate throughout the Black Hills at the 34th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate.

Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.

NAFOA
Welcome community, to #NAFOAFall22!

Native America Calling NAC
If you haven’t been summoned back to the office after the pandemic disruption, you likely will soon.

Yellowstone County Courthouse in Montana
Tribal nations and Native voters are part of a coalition that went to court to block three election laws.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 18 new positive cases of COVID-19 from September 25-October 2, 2022.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is renovating an additional building to fit the demands of a growing patient population.

The Navajo Nation reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and nine coronavirus related deaths on September 30, 2022.

The Pretendians
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?

Valerie Segrest in 'Chefs vs. Wild'
Friday on Native America Calling, our resident foodie Andi Murphy cooks up another helping of the Native culinary world on our regular feature “The Menu.”

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 532,813 COVID-19 cases through September 28, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on September 29, 2022.

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.

South Fort George School in British Columbia
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.

Native America Calling NAC
Thursday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce huddles with Native football players and those who root for them.

The Navajo Nation reported 64 new COVID-19 cases on September 28, 2022.

Xavier Becerra, Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Roselyn Tso delivers remarks after being sworn in as the new director of the Indian Health Service.

Red Lake Nation
Some tribes are already finding economic opportunities with clean energy.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 532,083 COVID-19 cases through September 25, 2022.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) invites all experts in urban Indian health and community members to discuss what materials and strategies are needed for vaccination efforts.

Roselyn Tso took the oath of office to become the first Navajo person to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service.

The Navajo Nation reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on September 27, 2022.

Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland provides an update at the 39th Annual National Tribal Health Conference. Watch her remarks.

Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the next director of the Indian Health Service. Watch as he heads to the nation's capital for the celebration.

Bureau of Indian Education
Post-pandemic burn out, persistently low pay, and a disparaging political climate are helping fuel a high number of teacher vacancies. How are Native students affected?

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 16 new COVID-19 cases for the three-day period between September 24-26, 2022.

Cherokee Nation
To ensure that Cherokee culture remains strong and vibrant far into the future, we need to get behind our artists today.

NAFOA
See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!

Moonhouse - Bears Ears National Monument
The Biden administration says it wants to work with tribes to co-manage federal land that is also sacred or culturally important.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,286,568 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of September 25, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 between September 19-25, 2022.