Tom Cole: Promoting tribal sovereignty and self-determination in Congress (November 27, 2023)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.
VIDEO: Sara Hill testifies as first Native judicial nominee in Oklahoma (November 20, 2023)Sara Hill, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, testifies at her nomination hearing to be a federal judge on November 15, 2023.
National Congress of American Indian draws huge crowd for annual convention (November 16, 2023)The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.
National Congress of American Indians kicks off milestone convention (November 13, 2023)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.
Native America Calling: Tribes resolve land dispute 150 years in the making (November 6, 2023)“This victory is long overdue,” lead plaintiff Leslie Wilkie Peltier (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) said of a $59 million trust settlement with the United States.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation proud of historic judicial nominee (October 30, 2023)Sara Hill’s nomination is exciting for Cherokee Nation and all of Indian Country, and not only because it is a historic milestone.
President Biden issues another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 9, 2023)President Joe Biden has another proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the third of his administration.
Cronkite News: Senate committee looks at water in Indian Country (September 28, 2023)The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on ‘Water as a Trust Resource’ (September 26, 2023)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.
People’s World: Film shares story of theft of Black Hills from Lakota Nation (September 26, 2023)In the U.S. government’s long record of broken treaties, land theft, and genocide, the taking of the Black Hills ranks as one of the most disgraceful examples of imperial aggression.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation holds United States to its promises (September 18, 2023)A top priority throughout my administration has been holding the federal government to its promises to the Cherokee Nation.
Crow artist Wendy Red Star set for historic debut on National Mall (August 15, 2023)An artist from the Crow Tribe is making history with a groundbreaking exhibition in the nation’s capital.
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.
Native America Calling: Assessing McGirt v. Oklahoma (April 12, 2023)After removal from their home and an arduous and deadly forced march, the Muscogee Nation arrived in Oklahoma with little more than a promise that they could revive and rebuild.
White Earth Nation responds to verdict in sexual harassment case (April 11, 2023)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.
U.S. Supreme Court adds more Indian Country cases to docket (January 24, 2023)Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.
Montana Free Press: Nez Perce citizen shot during tribal treaty hunt (January 23, 2023)A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
‘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.
‘Maybe they don’t want our business’: Hotel rates explode during Native event (December 13, 2022)People headed to a Native basketball, educational and cultural tournament were shocked to learn that some hotels were charging more than $2,000 a night.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 12, 2022)This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!
Shannon Holsey: U.S. must honor treaty promises to tribal nations (December 6, 2022)When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.
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.
Harold Frazier: Nation-to-nation policy must be law of the land (November 30, 2022)Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.
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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation keeps our language alive (November 21, 2022)Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
Indian Country braces for U.S. Supreme Court hearing in ICWA case (November 1, 2022)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.
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