tag: sovereignty

Native American Women Warriors
Indian Country is set for a busy week in the nation’s capital, coming after the GOP convention and the end of Democratic President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign.
J.D. Vance
A Republican politician who derided Indigenous Peoples’ Day as “fake” is Donald Trump’s running mate.
Candi Brings Plenty
A chaotic and heated scene played out in the nation’s capital as a Native activist advocated for tribal sovereignty on the steps of the highest court in the land.
Candi Brings Plenty
Candi Brings Plenty discusses Indigenous womb sovereignty at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2024.
Cherokee Nation
Juneteenth marks a joyous moment in American history — the final emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
Cell Tower at Sundown
As digital technology increasingly becomes the main infrastructure for information and commerce, tribes will need to create an informed strategy to make sure their voices are included.
Indian Citizenship Act
A century after the Indian Citizenship Act, Native America Calling takes a look at the strengths and sacrifices of becoming American citizens.
Sac and Fox Nation Powwow
Tribal citizens are seeing an increase in targeted stops and fines by non-Indian law enforcement in Oklahoma despite a long-standing sovereignty victory.
Supai Village
Join Native America Calling to discuss some of the current limits and possibilities for exerting sovereign influence over tribal airspace.
Chuck Hoskin
Oklahoma’s creation must be taught alongside all the grim and dark history of U.S. tribal relations.
Verlon Jose
Lawmakers wanted to talk about the problems of foreign criminal cartels operating on Indigenous lands, but tribal leaders came to Capitol Hill seeking solutions.
Owasso, Oklahoma
The leader of the Cherokee Nation is “heartbroken” over the passing of a 16-year-old who died within reservation boundaries in Oklahoma.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks about tribal sovereignty and Native women’s safety.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
For the good of all Oklahoma, it’s time to leave behind a 19th century mindset and recognize that Cherokee Nation and other tribes bring huge benefits for the state.
Mark Macarro
National Congress of American Indians President Mark Macarro is delivering his first State of Indian Nations.
Greg Gianforte
Local officials say the clock is ticking for the state to assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.
Black Mesa
When Adrian Herder saw the plans for a hydropower project on the Navajo Nation, he was shocked by the “outrageous” amounts of water the project would reportedly use.
Chuck Hoskin
Cross-deputization helps solve the great challenge of multiple law enforcement agencies exercising their respective authority over the same geographic area.
Cherokee Nation
When the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed tribal jurisdiction over our reservations in eastern Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation was quick to push forward with a transformative vision for our criminal justice system.
Tom Vilsack
The Biden administration just announced more than $4.3 million in funding to bolster meat processing in Indian Country.
Greg Gianforte
So far, the Montana governor’s office has not said how the state plans to handle law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.
Montana Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative
Behind American Indian Hall on the Montana State University campus, ancient life is growing.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is vowing to strengthen relationships with tribal nations and advance tribal sovereignty and self-determination.
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Joe Biden
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6, 2023.
Joe Biden
In the wake of the White House Tribal Nations Summit, Native America Calling talks with tribal leaders about the Biden administration’s track record.
Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers remarks at the opening of the third annual White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The White House Tribal Nations Summit is a testament to our government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Flathead Reservation
A Montana county is pulling out of a decades-old agreement after saying it can no longer afford the costs of law enforcement on the Flathead Reservation.
Tom Cole
As the longest serving Native American in the U.S. House of Representatives, the privilege and honor it is to represent the interests of tribes in Congress is certainly not lost on me.
Sara Hill
Sara Hill, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, testifies at her nomination hearing to be a federal judge on November 15, 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 activists are speaking out in solidarity with Palestine as the United States supports Israel’s right to defend itself.
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.
John Cornyn
The National Congress of American Indians is speaking out after a Republican lawmaker made derogatory remarks about Native people.
Sara Hill
Sara Hill’s nomination is exciting for Cherokee Nation and all of Indian Country, and not only because it is a historic milestone.
Sara E. Hill
Sara E. Hill, the former attorney general of the Cherokee Nation, is making history as a nominee to the federal bench.
Cherokee Indian Reservation
Citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians overwhelmingly voted in favor of allowing recreational cannabis use on the tribe’s reservation. What happens next?