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Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2783, S. 3406, S. 3857 & S. 4365
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on July 10, 2024.

Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2783, S. 3406, S. 3857 & S. 4365
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on July 10, 2024.

Tom Cole
From the mid-seventeenth century till the early twentieth century, Indian boarding schools were used as a tool to assimilate Native children away from their rich culture.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court issued some big rulings before going on break for the summer. How do the cases impact tribes and Native people?

Ketchikan, Alaska
Three members of a family with multi-state and international connections have been sentenced for selling over $1 million in fake Alaska Native goods.

'Remember Our SIsters - Forever in Our Hearts'
A federal judge who was once praised for his work in understanding Native issues resigned following an investigation into sexual misconduct.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on four bills.

Tashka Qualls
The Klamath Tribes are seeking justice following the deaths of two young sisters from their community in Oregon.

Haskell Indian Nations University
Republican leaders in Congress are investigating numerous allegations of misconduct at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Buffalo
A bipartisan bill would relocate some of the 20,500 buffalo on public lands to tribal lands.

Legislative Hearing on H.R.1208 & H.R.6180
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs holds a legislative hearing on June 26, 2024.

Statue Garden in Winnebago, Nebraska
Efforts continue at the national and local level to return land to tribes, the original stewards.

Candi Brings Plenty
A chaotic and heated scene played out in the nation’s capital as a Native activist advocated for tribal sovereignty on the steps of the highest court in the land.

Candi Brings Plenty
Candi Brings Plenty discusses Indigenous womb sovereignty at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2024.

Candi Brings Plenty
Candi Brings Plenty delivers a land acknowledgment in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2024.

Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona, is the latest city to face federal allegation of police discrimination against Native people.

S.1987, Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act
The U.S. Senate considers S.1987, the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act, on June 20, 2024.

H.R.1240, Winnebago Land Transfer Act
The U.S. Senate considers H.R.1240, the Winnebago Land Transfer Act, on June 20, 2024.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on gun possession by domestic abusers with a a ruling that came as a huge relief to advocates for survivors.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
“For more than a century, the federal government’s Indian Boarding School policies and practices sought to destroy Native languages, cultures, and identities,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).

Kristi Noem
Is South Dakota peculiar, or is the state driving a trend in anti-Indian policies, sentiments and behaviors?

H.R.7227, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act of 2024
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce considers H.R.7227, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act, at a markup session.

Cell Tower at Sundown
As digital technology increasingly becomes the main infrastructure for information and commerce, tribes will need to create an informed strategy to make sure their voices are included.

Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2908, S. 3263, S. 4000 & S. 4442
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on June 12, 2024.

Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 2908, S. 3263, S. 4000 & S. 4442
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on June 12, 2024.

U.S. Supreme Court
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court upheld access to a widely used abortion drug, tossing out an effort to take mifepristone off the market across the country.

June 2 marked one century since then-President Calvin Coolidge signed a law granting U.S. citizenship to Native people.

Hawaii
After a report on disparities in Hawaii’s criminal justice system, that state has been working on ways to provide more equitable treatment of Native Hawaiians.

Indian Citizenship Act
A century after the Indian Citizenship Act, Native America Calling takes a look at the strengths and sacrifices of becoming American citizens.

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico)
An exasperated Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) is demanding answers from the Biden administration about public safety in Native communities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Examining Public Safety and Justice Resources in Native Communities
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on public safety in Native communities.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Examining Public Safety and Justice Resources in Native Communities
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on public safety in Native communities.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
It’s been more than a year and some Native parents in North Dakota still haven’t received child support payments following an abrupt change by the Internal Revenue Service.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again taking a close look at public safety in Indian Country.

Oversight Hearing 'Examining the President’s FY 2025 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, and Office of Insular Affairs.'
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Examining the President’s FY 2025 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, and Office of Insular Affairs.”

House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 2, Afternoon Session
Over two days of hearings, the House Committee on Appropriations heard from dozens of Indian Country leaders who testified about their funding needs.

Sac and Fox Nation Powwow
Tribal citizens are seeing an increase in targeted stops and fines by non-Indian law enforcement in Oklahoma despite a long-standing sovereignty victory.

House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 2, Morning Session
The House Committee on Appropriations heard from dozens of Indian Country leaders who testified about their funding needs.

Native America Calling NAC
Just as Native people are overrepresented in jails and prisons, they make up a disproportionate number of those on supervised release.

Miguel Cardona
Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision ending affirmative action, several states are rushing to rid their higher education institutions of recruitment and inclusion programs that benefit Native students.