tag: louisiana

Cameron, Arizona
In 2020, more than 18% of people on tribal lands lacked access to broadband, compared with about 4% in non-tribal areas.
Deb Haaland
President Joe Biden is hosting the White House Tribal Nations Summit this week but a key member of his team won’t be there in person.
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.
Buu Nygren at National Congress of American Indians
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.
Mark Macarro and Fawn Sharp
The new leader of the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is calling for unity and healing following a well-attended but sometimes contentious meeting.
Mark Macarro #NCAI80
Mark Macarro delivers his first speech as the newly-elected president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Bryan Newland #NCAI80
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.
Ben Barnes
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.
National Congress of American Indians
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.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
A state-recognized tribe is not an Indian tribe. And a member of one of these groups is not an Indian.
Native America Calling NAC
Is the state of Louisiana making it more difficult for local groups to gain state recognition? Check in with Native America Calling.
John Cornyn
The National Congress of American Indians is speaking out after a Republican lawmaker made derogatory remarks about Native people.
Louisiana Purchase Stone Marker
The Louisiana Purchase ushered in Manifest Destiny, the Indian Removal Act and other actions that favored European settlement at the expense of Native peoples.
Geoffrey Blackwell
The National Congress of American Indians, the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization, has a new general counsel and a new chief of staff.
Indian Students
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Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
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.
U.S. Supreme Court
The legacy of colonialism continues to exist in 2022 through this most recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny Native — and all — women the right to body sovereignty.
Indian Child Welfare Act
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of the highest court in the land.
Indian Child Welfare Act
Tribes and their advocates are studying ways to strengthen state laws as the Indian Child Welfare Act remains in limbo in the courts.
United Houma Nation
When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.
5th Circuit Court of Appeals
A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.