Indian Child Welfare Act grants awarded for off-reservation programs (November 30, 2023)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.
Tom Cole: Promoting tribal sovereignty and self-determination in Congress (November 27, 2023)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: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (November 20, 2023)Do you love the NAFOA newsletter? Forward it to a friend!
Tom Cole: Getting back to work on Capitol Hill after chaos (November 6, 2023)With only eight weeks left in the year, members of Congress certainly have our work cut out for us
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 30, 2023)Boo — only 18 days until funding for Indian Country programs runs out.
‘Your debt is due’: Tribes on alert as U.S. government looms toward shutdown (September 26, 2023)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.
Native America Calling: Troubling trends: government shutdown and COVID-19 (September 26, 2023)A coalition of tribal organizations is warning about the potential damage of a federal government shutdown to tribal citizens.
Cronkite News: Republicans lead U.S. government into another shutdown (September 22, 2023)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.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 18, 2023)The countdown to #NAFOAFall23 is on!
‘This is a hard bill’: Republicans cut back on federal funding (July 19, 2023)Republicans are making no excuses when it comes to cutting back funding for the federal government. How is Indian Country affected?
Republicans take power on day of ‘chaos’ on Capitol Hill (January 3, 2023)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.
Defense spending bill again a topic of hot interest in Indian Country (December 6, 2022)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.
Markwayne Mullin becomes first Native U.S. Senator in nearly two decades (November 8, 2022)Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.
Indian Health Service finally lands a permanent leader in Roselyn Tso (September 22, 2022)For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
Fort Belknap landowners see another round of Cobell buy-back offers (August 1, 2022)Landowners from the Fort Belknap Indian Community have until August 12 to accept offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill (June 27, 2022)The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Indian Health Service nominee up for confirmation hearing (May 24, 2022)With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.
Chickasaw Nation citizen lands Native advisor role at White House (April 27, 2022)The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty (April 4, 2022)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.
Biden administration releases fiscal year 2023 budget request (March 28, 2022)It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (March 14, 2022)NAFOA turns 40 next month! Celebrate with us!
Omnibus federal funding bill moving forward in Congress (March 9, 2022)The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján hospitalized after suffering stroke (February 2, 2022)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a key member of Congress who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
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