Moment of silence for Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola (September 21, 2023)
The House Committee on Natural Resources observes a moment of silence for Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola, the late spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska).
H.R.3371, Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act (September 19, 2023)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.3371, the Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act, on September 18, 2023.
Secretary Haaland announces $3.5 million in grants for Indian Youth Service Corps (September 14, 2023)The first-ever grants for the Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC), a new program at the Department of the Interior, have been announced.
Spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) passes away in plane accident (September 13, 2023)The spouse of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress, died in a plane accident in the couple’s home state of Alaska.
Native America Calling: Remembering Ada Deer (September 1, 2023)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.
Native America Calling: The lack of reservation law enforcement (July 31, 2023)The Fort Belknap Indian Community is the latest tribe to sue the federal government over inadequate law enforcement.
‘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?
House committee advances slate of Indian Country bills (June 14, 2023)Bipartisanship seemed to be on rare display on Capitol Hill as lawmakers advanced a trio of bills benefiting Indian Country.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (February 6, 2023)Our “5 Things” Newsletter gives you the info you need to start your week well!
Native America Calling: Is there room for trust land in Alaska? (January 31, 2023)Today on Native America Calling, get the back story on the land-into-trust process and what it means for Alaska Natives.
Cronkite News: Hia-Ced O’odham seek recognition from United States (January 30, 2023)In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.
U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket (January 24, 2023)Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
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.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 12, 2022)This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
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.
MSU News: Grant helps tribes address transportation needs (November 29, 2022)The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to 29 tribes across five states.
Mother Jones: Right-wing groups take ICWA to nation’s highest court (November 8, 2022)The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (November 7, 2022)Happy Native American Heritage Month! Have an event to share? Let us know!
PolitiFact: Republican candidate tells tall tale about tribal governments (October 26, 2022)Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.
Native America Calling: Federal program to expand Native food hubs (October 12, 2022)A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring a true Mohawk patriot (September 19, 2022)Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
‘Just a terrific week’: Native women break new ground in nation’s capital (September 15, 2022)It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.
‘It is a GOOD DAY’: Alaska Native woman makes history at the polls (September 1, 2022)Mary Peltola is making history as the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress following a special — and unique — election in which the Democratic candidate defeated two Republicans.
Cronkite News: Indian boarding schools confront genocidal legacy (August 30, 2022)Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.
Chinook Nation rallies in support of federal recognition (August 29, 2022)The Chinook Nation is supporting its push for federal recognition with the #ChinookJustice campaign.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 29, 2022)NAFOA works to provide advocacy and resources for all of Indian Country.
‘We just need to be safe’: Monkeypox vaccine rolls out in Indian Country (August 23, 2022)The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.
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