Cronkite News: Tohono O’odham Nation criticizes border wall construction (November 2, 2023)The leader of the Tohono O’odham said construction of a border wall on his tribe’s territory has caused irreversible damage.
Republican lawmaker criticized for deriding GOP colleagues as ‘wild Indians’ (November 1, 2023)The National Congress of American Indians is speaking out after a Republican lawmaker made derogatory remarks about Native people.
Cronkite News: New regulations expand access to contraceptives in Arizona (October 17, 2023)Arizona regulators have finalized long-awaited rules that allow expanded access to over-the-counter hormonal contraceptives for women over age 18 in the state.
Former Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez launches bid for Congress (October 16, 2023)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.
Cronkite News: Republican revolt leads to ouster of Speaker of the House (October 6, 2023)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.
‘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.
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.
H.R.663, Native American Child Protection Act (September 19, 2023)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.663, the Native American Child Protection Act, on September 18, 2023.
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.
‘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.
Republican-controlled House set to approve first Indian Country bills (February 6, 2023)The 118th Congress is finally underway and Indian Country bills are among the first to advance in a new political atmosphere on Capitol Hill.
Cronkite News: Democratic lawmaker takes on sitting senator who left party (January 31, 2023)Rep. Ruben Gallego has launched long-anticipated challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term lawmaker who recently left the Democratic Party.
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.
‘Empower tribal nations’: Indian Country looks to White House for support (December 14, 2022)With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation holds U.S. to treaty promise (December 5, 2022)Almost 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee Nation and the United States government was signed.
‘Long overdue’: Senate passes bill for Native veterans organization (November 21, 2022)A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
Native lawmaker Yvette Herrell loses re-election bid in Congress (November 11, 2022)The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.
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 Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.
Cronkite News: Heated Senate race in Arizona brings in big dollars (October 18, 2022)Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.
‘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.
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