Tom Cole: Getting back to work on Capitol Hill after chaos (November 6, 2023)With only eight weeks left in the year, members of Congress certainly have our work cut out for us
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: 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.
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.
Tom Cole: Mental health must be our nation’s priority (September 25, 2023)Our country must address the mental health crisis and improve access to suicide and crisis intervention services to prevent death and injury from suicide attempts.
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.
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.
‘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.
Native America Calling: Do stereotypes influence policy? (January 19, 2023)Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.
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.
Forward: Republican enters Congress under extreme scrutiny (January 3, 2023)A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.
Montana Free Press: Republican complains of ‘handouts’ to Native voters (January 2, 2023)A Republican aide with political aspirations questioned whether members of tribes living on reservations should be able to vote in state elections.
‘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.
Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates (November 29, 2022)A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
‘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.
Mother Jones: Right-wing groups take ICWA to nation’s highest court (November 8, 2022)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.
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.
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