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Tom Cole
From the mid-seventeenth century till the early twentieth century, Indian boarding schools were used as a tool to assimilate Native children away from their rich culture.
Legislative Hearing on H.R.1208 & H.R.6180
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs holds a legislative hearing on June 26, 2024.
'The Road to Healing'
Applause broke out on Capitol Hill with the advancement of a bipartisan bill that will finally help address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
Tom Cole
Join Native America Calling to get perspectives from some notable Native Republicans about what they see the party does for their Native constituents.
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.
Tom Cole
With only eight weeks left in the year, members of Congress certainly have our work cut out for us
Jonathan Nez
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.
Fawn Sharp
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
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.
Andy Biggs and Eli Crane
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.
Roselyn Tso
After years of work, tribes finally achieved a historic first for the Indian Health Service. But Republicans are already ripping apart the funding agreement.
U.S. Capitol
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.
'Every Child Matters' at U.S. Supreme Court
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 Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.
Mary Peltola
Mary Peltola is making history as the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress following a special — and unique — election in which the Democratic candidate defeated two Republicans.
Deborah Parker
Bipartisan efforts to create a federal commission to explore and repair the legacy of the nation’s notorious Indian boarding schools have hit a stumbling block over subpoena authority.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association
“We thank President Biden for standing behind his policy to honor our Nation-to-Nation Relations,” said President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) will no longer serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he regularly objected to efforts to protect tribal territories.
Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.
Native Vote
“There was a time, not long ago, where Indigenous people were supposed to be terminated,” said attorney Victoria Holland.
U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Cherokee Nation
A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.
chuckhoskin
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I feel strongly the duty to our Cherokee ancestors who sacrificed so much for the rights we have today.
cherokeenation
Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.
chuckhoskin
The American Rescue Plan Act includes a record $31.2 billion in funds for Native communities across the United States.
marineone
In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.
yvetteherrell
Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.
tomcole
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) failed to mention Donald Trump by name or address his role in inciting violence on a “horrific” day at the U.S. Capitol.
wenevergaveup
The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policies in American history – but it wasn’t an isolated incident.
ncaiwellnesswalk
A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Since the Revolutionary War, Native Americans have served our country in higher numbers than any other racial or ethnic minority in the United States.
franceskraus
Indian Country is celebrating after turning out in record numbers for one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history.
amyconeybarrettwhitehouse
American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
debhaalandtomcole
The Zia Sun Symbol is vital to the religion, traditions and culture of Zia Pueblo.
tom cole
Looking back on the unprecedented events, hardships, challenges and losses we’ve navigated this year, certainly everyone would agree that 2020 has been a roller coaster experience none of us asked for or wanted.
donaldtrump
Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
uscapitol
A bipartisan resolution calls for the official designation of the second Monday of October as a federal holiday in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.