tag: congress

TikTok
TikTok is a source of entertainment and information for Native users — and it could go away following enactment of a new U.S. law.
Chuck Hoskin
Oklahoma’s creation must be taught alongside all the grim and dark history of U.S. tribal relations.
Tribes are seeking to hold the Indian Health Service accountable for money they say is promised to them under self-determination contracts.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden delivered a combative State of the Union that laid out his achievements and baited Republicans for not doing more.
U.S. Capitol
Since the start of the 118th Congress, only 40 bills have passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
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.
Haskell Indian Nations University
Haskell Indian Nations University will offer a new business degree program under a partnership with the Native American Agriculture Fund.
NAFOA
Did you know? You can contribute to NAFOA’s 5 Things newsletter!
Blackfeet Nation
The Biden administration was a no-show at a hearing called to examine the future of land consolidation efforts in Indian Country.
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.
Coquille Tribe
The Biden administration is promising to make it easier for tribes to restore their homelands and for one Indian nation in the Pacific Northwest, the initiative couldn’t come soon enough.
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.
Bryan Newland
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.
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.
San Felipe Pueblo Head Start
As Head Start approaches its 60th year, federal funding for the pre-kindergarten program remains well short of the need in Indian Country and beyond.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
With more than 11,000 active patients, Cherokee Nation operates the country’s largest Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
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.
Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, a former president of the Navajo Nation, is running for Congress in one of the most Native-populated districts in the United States.
Cherokee Nation Language and Fluent Cherokee Speaker Gathering
Language has always been essential to our culture as Cherokee people, as it serves as the unbroken chain connecting us to our ancestors.
Kevin McCarthy
For the first time in history, a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has been removed from the leadership post — a move led by members of his own party.
'Free Peltier Now'
Nearly three dozens members of the U.S. Congress are calling on President Joe Biden to release American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier from prison.
Gigi Modrich
The countdown to #NAFOAFall23 is on!
National Congress of American Indians Wellness Walk
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is about to run out of money, again, despite helping address high rates of the disease.
NAFOA
More than 800 tribal leaders and finance professional in Indian Country are in the nation’s capital for NAFOA’s 41st annual conference.
Lac du Flambeau
The case is one of the simplest the justices will hear this year, because it involves no constitutional questions and, in truth, only the interpretation of a single phrase of a single statutory provision.
Chelsea Fish
The National American Indian Housing Council, the largest inter-tribal housing organization, is welcoming Chelsea E. Fish as its new executive director.
Narragansett Tribe
Forty years of federal recognition and the Narragansett people are still fighting for what’s rightfully ours.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
For too many generations, citizens of tribal nations around the country, including Cherokee Nation citizens, saw their language, their culture and their artistic expression suppressed and eroded by policies of the United States.
Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after what the legislative panel’s bipartisan leadership said was an extremely productive session.
Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee language is a bedrock of our strength as a tribe.
Shannon Holsey
When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
Harold Frazier
Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
It’s a rainy day in the nation’s capital for the formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.
Kim Teehee
We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.
Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.