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Bush Foundation Fellowship
A half dozen Indigenous leaders are getting a boost for incorporating traditional connections with making people and their communities better.
June 2 marked one century since then-President Calvin Coolidge signed a law granting U.S. citizenship to Native people.
'Every Native Vote Counts'
Native voters have traditionally supported Democrats, and that has made a significant difference in key races across the United States.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Examining Public Safety and Justice Resources in Native Communities
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on public safety in Native communities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable discussion on May 8, 2024.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable discussion on May 8, 2024.
House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 1, Morning Session
The House Committee on Appropriations is hearing from dozens of Indian Country leaders who are testifying about their funding needs.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S. 616, S. 2868, S. 3022, H.R. 1240, S. 2796
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a business meeting on May 1, 2024.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S. 616, S. 2868, S. 3022, H.R. 1240, S. 2796
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a business meeting on May 1, 2024.
Bad River
Native sisters, a Native artist’s art installation and a tribe’s fight against an oil pipeline are the subject of new films.
Watheca Records
A Lakota man is developing an archive of music by Native artists — one record and cassette tape at a time.
National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians opened its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
Peggy Flanagan
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D) addresses the National Congress of American Indians.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting its first hearing of 2024.
Camp Nenookaasi
As dangerously bitter winter weather takes hold of the country, efforts to help unsheltered Native people face closure.
Cole Miller
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced the election of three new council members, including a new chair.
NAFOA
NAFOA supports its member tribes – join the growing community!
Montana Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative
Behind American Indian Hall on the Montana State University campus, ancient life is growing.
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.
Hoċokata Ti
Tribal museums are on the forefront of representing Native culture and information accurately and effectively.
Chronic wasting disease meeting with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Tribes are working to reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disorder that affects deer, elk, and other big game animals.
Pembina Chippewa Delegation
“This victory is long overdue,” lead plaintiff Leslie Wilkie Peltier (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) said of a $59 million trust settlement with the United States.
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.
Center of American Indian and Minority Health
Native physicians and public health advocates are looking at ways to recruit more medical professionals and train them on culturally-grounded methods to help improve Native patient outcomes.
'Voting is Sacred'
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.
The Unknown Country
In “The Unknown Country,” starring Lily Gladstone, a young Native woman goes on a thought-provoking road trip.
Henry Boucha - Warroad Warrior
Henry Boucha (Ojibwe) served as an inspiration for many Native hockey athletes and fans. He passed away on September 18, 2023, at the age of 72.
Mattaponi River
There’s a trend among governments, organizations, and individuals facilitating the return of important lands to tribal control.
NAFOA
Summer is ending soon. Have you registered for the Fall Conference?
Pipestone National Monument
A quarry in Minnesota has been a reliable source for the stone used in ceremonial pipes for dozens of tribes throughout the central U.S. and Canada.
Mary Jane Oatman
Tribes across the nation are exploring new economic development opportunities in places where cannabis is no longer prohibited by state law.
Deb Haaland
A Republican lawmaker who was unable to derail Deb Haaland’s historic rise to Secretary of the Interior had somewhat of a meltdown as he came face-to-face with the Native woman trailblazer.
White Earth Indian Reservation
The White Earth Nation says it is developing an ethics code after hearing a “litany of concerns” about a prominent figure who has benefited from the tribe’s name for more than three decades.
White Earth Land Recovery Project
From growing hemp to fighting pipelines, Winona LaDuke has launched a large number of organizations, businesses and initiatives. Here’s a look at some of her environmental efforts.
Winona LaDuke
Disgraced environmental figure Winona LaDuke and her inner circle are striking a defiant tone as the organization she has led for 30 years seeks to recover from a $750,000 verdict in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.
Winona LaDuke
One of Indian Country’s most prominent environmental activists has been ordered to pay $750,000 to a former employee after being found liable for sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
LandBack
Private and public lands are slowly being returned to the care of Native peoples across the country.
Bruce Westerman
A key Congressional committee is finally getting to work, with Republicans pursuing a new agenda for Indian Country and beyond.
White House Tribal Youth Forum
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
U.S. Supreme Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.