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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.