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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation advocates for food sovereignty (February 13, 2023)At the Cherokee Nation, we are especially mindful that without food sovereignty, all other aspects of our sovereignty will be at risk.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sacred lands measure (December 12, 2022)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering (November 15, 2022)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.
USDA promotes Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative (November 15, 2022)“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities (October 5, 2022)The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
Native America Calling: Sharing management of sacred and important lands (September 26, 2022)The Biden administration says it wants to work with tribes to co-manage federal land that is also sacred or culturally important.
Apache Stronghold heads back to court to protect sacred Oak Flat (September 6, 2022)The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation offers relief for farmers and ranchers (August 15, 2022)We have a responsibility to step up for our farmers and ranchers in their time of need.
White House releases fact sheet on internet in tribal communities (August 11, 2022)The Biden administration is working to improve high-speed internet in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
Secretary Haaland returns to work after suffering injury (July 18, 2022)Secretary Deb Haaland is returning to work after suffering a break in her left fibula during a hike in a national park.
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POSTPONED: House Committee on Natural Resources Markup (March 16, 2022)The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
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Native America Calling: Indigenous food news with The Menu (January 28, 2022)Join “The Menu” — hosted by Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy.
Native America Calling: Taking control of the Food Distribution Program (December 2, 2021)The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation is taking a big step toward tribal food sovereignty.
Department of Agriculture announces Indian Country initiatives (November 16, 2021)“USDA respects the unique nation-to-nation relationship between the federal government and tribal nations,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
White House Tribal Nations Summit – Day One – November 15, 2021 (November 15, 2021)The Joe Biden administration opens the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 15, 2021.
Biden administration announces Native language initiative (November 15, 2021)The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services launched a new initiative to preserve, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages.
White House Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement (November 15, 2021)From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (October 20, 2021)The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 12, 2021)ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Gaylord News: Chickasaw citizen secures top legal post at Department of Agriculture (September 16, 2021)For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.
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Cronkite News: Indian Country firefighters benefit from pay raise (August 31, 2021)Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
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