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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.
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.
‘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.
‘Free Leonard Now’: Fawn Sharp at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier (September 12, 2023)Fawn Sharp, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
‘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.
National Congress of American Indians puts prized property on the market (December 8, 2022)The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.
VIDEO: Tribal leaders speak at #StopColonizers rally at U.S. Supreme Court (November 10, 2022)Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.
Indian Country rallies as U.S. Supreme Court hears ICWA challenge (November 3, 2022)Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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: Tribes support greater protections for sacred sites (October 3, 2022)Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.
National Congress of American Indians announces Sovereignty Run (September 14, 2022)“We are in a critical time where, once again, our sovereignty is being threatened,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in announcing the 2022 Sovereignty Run.
National Congress of American Indians loses top executive after a year (August 15, 2022)The nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization has “parted ways” with its highest-ranking employee, who had been on the job for barely a year.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
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.
Supreme Court hears cases with high stakes for Indian Country (February 21, 2022)Amid a high-stakes political battle, the nation’s highest court is gearing up for some major decisions that will affect Indian Country for generations to come.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders lay out priorities for nation-to-nation engagement (February 17, 2022)Tribal governments have “a foot in the door” with the federal government but they don’t yet have a seat at the table, said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.
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.
Native America Calling: The 2022 State of Indian Nations (February 14, 2022)The 2022 State of Indian Nations address is the third under threat of the COVID-19 pandemic that is disproportionately affecting Native people.
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.
Roundtable examines ‘toxic workplace culture’ at Washington football team (January 28, 2022)Leaders of a U.S. Congressional committee will host a roundtable to examine what they are calling the “toxic workplace culture” within the Washington professional football team.
Cam Foreman: Human rights abuses continue in Indian Country (January 25, 2022)We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Indian Country continues push to strengthen Violence Against Women Act (December 8, 2021)Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Tribal nations welcome formal consultation policy in Virginia (November 18, 2021)A new consultation policy in Virginia requires free, prior and informed consent of tribal nations before any state permits are approved.
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