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National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians opened its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
Frank Pallone
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) 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.
Mary Peltola
Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2024.
Sharice Davids
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) 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.
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.”
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.
Brian Schatz
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) addresses the National Congress of American Indians.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on five bills.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Thacker Pass
Tribal communities are on the frontlines of a push to create new, domestic sources for lithium.
NAGPRA
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Capitol
A Republican-led bill to ensure tribal identification cards can be used to purchase guns is moving forward despite little debate.
U.S. Capitol
The House Committee on Natural Resources is hosting a markup to advance two bills of interest in Indian Country.
Cheyenne River Buffalo Authority Corporation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is finally launching its Tribal Advisory Committee.
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.
NAFOA
Submit your nominations for NAFOA’s 16th Annual Leadership Awards.
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
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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.
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.
Tom Cole
With only eight weeks left in the year, members of Congress certainly have our work cut out for us
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.
Verlon Jose
The leader of the Tohono O’odham said construction of a border wall on his tribe’s territory has caused irreversible damage.