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National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians opened its executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.
Lance Fisher and Giovanna Gross
Lance Fisher and Giovanna Gross perform a Cheyenne veterans song at the State of Indian Nations.
Wounded Knee
“I have never heard of a more brutal, cold-blooded massacre than at Wounded Knee,” an Army general wrote of the killings of more than 400 Lakota people on December 29, 1890.
Buu Nygren
The president of the Navajo Nation is calling on the federal government to open a full-service veterans medical center to the reservation.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Parades and powwows are gearing up to honor Native veterans around the country.
Vinita Health Center
We believe that access to the best care possible is a right, not a privilege, and we especially want to make this a reality for the men and women who have bravely served our country.
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.
Jorge Aaron Riley
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.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
It’s a rainy day in the nation’s capital for the formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
This Veterans Day, officials are formally dedicating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
Indian Health Service
I am proud of the important work we do daily at the Indian Health Service.
Alan Parker
Alan Parker, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, had a profound impact on law and policy in Indian Country.
Jonathan Nez and Chad Abeyta
President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation has a new running mate as he seeks a second term in office. His rival, meanwhile, made a historic announcement of his own.
Native America Calling NAC
The son of a single mother on Isleta Pueblo, Miguel Trujillo became an important figure in civil rights history.
Dwight Birdwell and Joe Biden
Dwight Birdwell is an American hero and Cherokee Nation patriot.
Tim Giago
Lakota journalist and publisher Tim Giago has undergone several surgeries and his family is raising funds to make his home more accessible.
Dwight Birdwell - Medal of Honor
Dwight Birdwell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House on July 5, 2022.
Janet Yellen Star Quilt
Secretary Janet Yellen is the first leader of the Department of the Treasury to visit Indian Country. Here are some photos from her historic engagement.
Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.
Native America Calling NAC
Native America Calling will take time on Vietnam Veterans Day to honor all those who served.
Lawrence Hart
The Cheyenne people, both Northern and Southern, are mourning the passing of a prominent religious and spiritual leader.
Leonard Little Finger
I raise my coffee cup to Lakota elders who taught me so much.
Cherokee Nation Color Guard
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, like most tribes across the country, have a deep commitment to the American military.
Joe Biden
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.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, delivers a video message on Veterans Day.
Native Veterans
Stories from Native veterans offer lasting messages of both courage and healing.
Grand Opening of American Indian Hall
More than 1,000 people, including dignitaries from throughout the country, attended the grand opening of the American Indian Hall at Montana State University.
Native Veterans
For nearly two decades, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
Tim Giago
It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee military veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our tribal nation and the whole United States.
Cherokee Nation
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
Anthony LaMere
Anthony John LaMere was the only Winnebago tribal citizen killed in action in the Vietnam War. He had just turned 20 years old.
Better Vets
An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment across the country, lawmakers were told.
tomb of the unknown soldier wreath by shayai lucero
The history of Native people and the United States military goes all of the way back to the Revolutionary War.
pineridgeihs
The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 requires the United States to provide health care to the Sioux Nation.
Native Veterans
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act on May 17, 2021.