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Native America Calling: A first for tribal justice in Virginia
The Upper Mattaponi Tribe has reached a major milestone toward solidifying its federally recognized status.
‘Keep your promise’: Coquille Tribe still waiting on restoration of homelands
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.
‘We need to do some healing’: New leader of National Congress of American Indians vows unity
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.
National Congress of American Indian draws huge crowd for annual convention
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.
National Congress of American Indians kicks off milestone convention
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: Cherokee Nation calls for change at National Congress of American Indians
A state-recognized tribe is not an Indian tribe. And a member of one of these groups is not an Indian.
Native America Calling: State recognition roadblocks for tribes
Is the state of Louisiana making it more difficult for local groups to gain state recognition? Check in with Native America Calling.
Native America Calling: Remembering 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.
Indian Arts and Crafts Board welcomes new member with law enforcement background
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the federal agency charged with protecting and promoting authentic Native art, is welcoming a new member.
Tribal leaders urge Congress to protect Native artists from ‘fake 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.
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Narragansett Tribe still fighting for its sovereignty
Forty years of federal recognition and the Narragansett people are still fighting for what’s rightfully ours.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect our artists
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.
‘This is about self-determination and sovereignty’: Tribes welcome return of ancestral lands
Private and public lands are slowly being returned to the care of Native peoples across the country.
Cronkite News: Hia-Ced O’odham seek recognition from United States
In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.
Native America Calling: Lumbee Tribe vs. the KKK
In 1958, members of the Lumbee Tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in North Carolina.
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country
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.
Native America Calling: Waiting for recognition
A number of tribes remain on the waiting list for federal recognition.
‘We’ve been at the table’: Tribes in Virginia join forces with Indian Health Service
Tribal nations in Virginia are ushering in a new era in health care after securing recognition from the federal government.
Chinook Nation rallies in support of federal recognition
The Chinook Nation is supporting its push for federal recognition with the #ChinookJustice campaign.
SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court delivers rebuke to state in Indian gaming case
A closely-divided decision confirms the right of two tribes to offer certain types of gaming in Texas, free of state interference.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds final field hearing in Hawaii
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a second and final field hearing in Hawaii.
Native America Calling: Mr. Las Vegas aka Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton’s legacy as a stage and screen performer is well established over his six decades in show business.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts field hearings in Hawaii
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is on the road this week, focusing on Native Hawaiian issues.
Tribal consultation bill hits snag on eve of ‘historic’ action in Congress
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.3123, S.3126, S.3273, H.R.1975 & H.R.4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider five tribal homelands bills.
Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty
With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S.1397, S.3168, S.3308, S.3443, S.3773 & S.3789
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on six bills on March 23, 2022.
Omnibus federal funding bill moving forward in Congress
The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
‘Everything is pressing’: Indian Country funding mired in partisan stalemate
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.
Business Meeting to consider S. 2264 & Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 3123, S. 3126, S. 3273 & S. 3381
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and legislative hearing on February 16, 2022.
Kaiser Health News: Little Shell Tribe prepares for health care milestone
The Little Shell Tribal Health Clinic is slated to open roughly two years after the tribal nation achieved its long-sought federal recognition.
Blanket from Lumbee Tribe gifted during Capitol Hill hearing
A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Ben Barnes: Shawnee Tribe stands up for its sovereignty
Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
Indian Country Legislation in U.S. House of Representatives
The U.S. House of Representatives meets on December 1, 2021, to consider Indian Country legislation.
H.R.4352 – Legislative Fix to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Carcieri v. Salazar
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4352, a legislative fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, on December 1, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S.1364, H.R.1975, H.R.2088 & H.R.4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Longtime leader of Ponca Tribe resigns post amid conflicts with council
“I’m looking at this as an opportunity for growth for me,” Larry Wright Jr. said after stepping down as chair of the Ponca Tribe.
H.R.4881 – Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.
H.R.2758 – Lumbee Recognition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2758, the Lumbee Recognition Act, on November 1, 2021.
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