OJ and Barb Semans: Indigenous people of this country understand suffering (November 27, 2023)Since Columbus arrived in 1492, we have been struggling to protect our communities, our way of life and Mother Earth.
National Congress of American Indian draws huge crowd for annual convention (November 16, 2023)The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.
National Congress of American Indians kicks off milestone convention (November 13, 2023)The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is marking a milestone event with an election of new leaders and debate on a controversial issue.
Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker from Arizona won’t run again (October 19, 2023)Declaring Washington “broken,” four-term Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) made the surprise announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2024.
Few states make the grade when it comes to tribal inclusion in voting maps (October 12, 2023)Tribes must be included “from the very beginning” of the redistricting process in order to ensure American Indian and Alaska Native voices are heard at the polls.
President Biden issues another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 9, 2023)President Joe Biden has another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the third of his administration.
Self-proclaimed Native Republican sentenced to prison for U.S. Capitol attack (September 14, 2023)In a court filing, U.S. Capitol breach defendant Jorge Aaron Riley finally admitted he knows little to nothing about his supposed “American Indian” heritage.
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.
Pokagon Band welcomes new council members (August 16, 2023)The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians held a swearing-in ceremony for four new members of its tribal council.
Catawba Nation swears in new chief and new leadership (August 14, 2023)The Catawba Nation has a new chief for the first time in more than a decade.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation continues path of progress (August 14, 2023)For the past four years, I have been honored to serve as Principal Chief of the great Cherokee Nation.
Former Indian housing leader lands in jail on Navajo Nation (July 7, 2023)A once prominent leader in Indian housing was arrested at an event on the Navajo Nation. He’s blaming the tribe’s news president.
Leader of Quapaw Nation resigns amid recall effort (April 17, 2023)The Quapaw Nation will be electing a new chairman following the resignation of Joseph T. Byrd from the tribe’s top executive post.
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.
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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules business meeting and hearing (November 14, 2022)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.
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.
Native America Calling: The morning after the midterm elections (November 9, 2022)There’s a lot at stake for Native voters and there is potential for historic outcomes at the polls this November.
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.
Cronkite News: Judge address harassment of voters at ballot boxes (November 3, 2022)A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.
Native America Calling: Oklahoma—are you OK? (November 3, 2022)So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?
Native man fired over photo with Republican governor (October 31, 2022)In a photo that went viral, Stefen Monteau was seen making an obscene gesture next Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who is running for re-election.
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: Media literacy: the election version (October 25, 2022)As the midterm election nears, information is moving at light speed and so much of it is exaggerated, misleading, and even false.
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