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U.S. Supreme Court
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court upheld access to a widely used abortion drug, tossing out an effort to take mifepristone off the market across the country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Examining Public Safety and Justice Resources in Native Communities
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on public safety in Native communities.
House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 2, Afternoon Session
Over two days of hearings, the House Committee on Appropriations heard from dozens of Indian Country leaders who testified about their funding needs.
House Committee on Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing Day 1, Afternoon Session
The House Committee on Appropriations is hearing from dozens of Indian Country leaders who are testifying about their funding needs.
Ho-Chunk Inc.
Join Native America Calling to hear about the unique opportunities and challenges that come with tribal wealth.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 465 & S. 2695
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on May 1, 2024.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 465 & S. 2695
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on May 1, 2024.
NAFOA
Show some love for the Earth that sustains us. Happy Earth Day!
Cody Desautel
Cody Desautel, president of the Intertribal Timber Council and executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, testifies about federal forest management.
House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Legislative Hearing on Discussion Draft of Forest Management Bill
The House Subcommittee on Federal Lands holds a hearing to discuss draft legislation on forest management.
Lummi Nation Healing Pole
All across the country, tribes are working to find the most promising opioid treatments funded by dozens of settlements with pharmaceutical giants.
Puyallup River
Two recent events are major wins for tribes fighting to restore natural salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Treaty Tribes
It would be hard to find a legal victory any more important than the ruling named after federal judge George Hugo Boldt in 1974.
Red Road to DC
Totems on public display by cities, schools, museums and sports teams are coming under new scrutiny.
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
The federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act will not add Northern Rockies wolves back onto the list of threatened and endangered species.
Blackfeet Indian Memorial
Native people die by suicide at higher rates than any other racial or ethnic group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Native America Calling NAC
Native families stand to benefit from a child tax credit that’s still under consideration in Congress. What else is new in tax season?
Wind Farm
Tribal cultural resources are being threatened by growing demand for renewable energy projects.
Solar Panels - Moapa Band of Paiute Indians
The federal government is soliciting input on a plan to open public lands to new solar projects.
Camp Nenookaasi
As dangerously bitter winter weather takes hold of the country, efforts to help unsheltered Native people face closure.
Tribal Homelands
Tribal leaders and federal officials participate in a panel on tribal homelands and climate change 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.
Emerald Queen Casino
The Puyallup Tribe announced $600,000 in donations to local organizations in Washington state.
Bryan Newland
The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced nearly $2 million in grants to support the Indian Child Welfare Act in off-reservation communities across the nation.
Native Youth
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced $1 million in donations to 10 non-profit organizations across the nation.
Ben Barnes
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Fentanyl in Native Communities: Native Perspectives on Addressing the Growing Crisis” on November 8, 2023.
Timothy Nuvangyaoma
Promises of federal funding remain just that – promises – for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.
Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery
The U.S. Army finalized its sixth disinterment project, returning four Native children to their families.
NAFOA
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Burning Man
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is speaking out after a viral video showed outsiders being removed from a highway in an incident that took place during one of the busiest times on the reservation.
Bruce Westerman and Raul Grijalva
Bipartisanship seemed to be on rare display on Capitol Hill as lawmakers advanced a trio of bills benefiting Indian Country.
Mary Jane Oatman
Tribes across the nation are exploring new economic development opportunities in places where cannabis is no longer prohibited by state law.
Brian Schatz
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
ʔálʔal Cafe - By Chief Seattle Club
What’s on The Menu? Join host Andi Murphy for news about the James Beard Award nominations and more.
NAFOA
And with that, the 2022 season is over. Thank you for a great year.
Chuck Hoskin Jr., Charles Martin, Fawn Sharp and Tehassi Hill
Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.
Mount Adams
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.
NAFOA
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Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.