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Cronkite News: Tribes share frustrations with infrastructure funding (October 31, 2023)Promises of federal funding remain just that – promises – for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.
Report confirms slow progress on repatriation of ancestors and sacred items (October 10, 2023)It’s been more than 30 years since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and federal agencies and museums are still far behind in complying with NAGPRA.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 7, 2023)Fresh off the press: NAFOA’s agenda for #NAFOAFALL23!
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation welcomes investments in Native languages (January 17, 2023)The Cherokee language is a bedrock of our strength as a tribe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National American Indian Housing Council hails movement on NAHASDA (February 17, 2022)The nation’s largest Indian housing organization is welcoming progress on a bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #NCAIECWS2022 (February 15, 2022)Leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs address the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter meeting (February 14, 2022)The National Congress of American Indians will be hearing from top Biden administration officials and key members of Congress at its winter meeting.
Progress cited in improving Violence Against Women Act for Indian Country (February 11, 2022)A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
‘Our iwi, our bones are sacred’: Nāpua Greig at NAGPRA hearing (February 2, 2022)Nāpua Greig, a Native Hawaiian musician and educator, offers an opening song at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing.
White House won’t ‘predict’ decision on Leonard Peltier (January 28, 2022)The White House isn’t shedding light on what President Biden thinks about imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
Cronkite News: Tribes face challenges in securing broadband grants (January 14, 2022)Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
Tribal homelands bill back on agenda in ‘new era’ of Indian Country relations (November 30, 2021)Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.
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.
Budget blueprint directs $20.5 billion to Indian Country programs (August 11, 2021)A budget blueprint that just passed the U.S. Senate calls for $20.5 billion in spending for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian programs.
Bill introduced in Senate to reauthorize key Indian housing law (July 13, 2021)Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
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