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Deb Haaland
President Joe Biden is hosting the White House Tribal Nations Summit this week but a key member of his team won’t be there in person.

Rickey Armstrong, Sr. and Kathy Hochul
The Seneca Nation and the State of New York will continue negotiations on a long-term Class III gaming agreement.

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Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The White House Tribal Nations Summit is a testament to our government-to-government relationship with the United States.

Joseph Louis Cook, or Akiatonharónkwen
The American Revolution is mostly portrayed as an epic struggle between the colonies and the British. But Indians nations also played a role.

Thomas Pecore Weso
The memoir of the late educator, writer and artist Thomas Pecore Weso was just published. Join the conversation on Native America Calling.

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.

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting more than 50 Native and Indigenous artists at an annual holiday market.

Hoċokata Ti
Tribal museums are on the forefront of representing Native culture and information accurately and effectively.

National Day of Mourning
Too often, K-12 social studies classes in the U.S. teach a mostly glossed-over story of U.S. settlement.

Native American Family Day
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) hosted several dozen tribal citizens at a special event to celebrate and honor Native heritage and families.

Raven Chacon, Dyani White Hawk and Patrick Makuakāne
This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows includes three creative leaders from Native America.

Native Youth
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced $1 million in donations to 10 non-profit organizations across the nation.

Flathead Reservation
A Montana county is pulling out of a decades-old agreement after saying it can no longer afford the costs of law enforcement on the Flathead Reservation.

White House Tribal Youth Forum
The third annual White House Tribal Youth Forum brought more than 100 Native and indigenous youth together to share information on the issues affecting their communities.

Igloo in Alaska
Join Native America Calling to talk with traditional builders who carry on igloo and winter house building.

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Wounded Knee
Since Columbus arrived in 1492, we have been struggling to protect our communities, our way of life and Mother Earth.

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.

Day Eagle Hope Project
Tescha Hawley’s breast cancer diagnosis started both a harrowing personal journey to fight the disease and the inspiring effort to help others facing similar health obstacles.

Buu Nygren at National Congress of American Indians
Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.

Colonization and the Wampanoag Story
The full picture of how the earliest colonists interacted with Native people is clouded by the myths constructed by those writing history.

Native America Calling NAC
Nearly three quarters of the children in South Dakota’s foster care system are Native.

Santee Sioux Nation
There is no more basic need than clean drinking water. That’s a need that the Santee Sioux Nation in Nebraska has been lacking since 2019.

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Mark Macarro and Fawn Sharp
The new leader of the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is calling for unity and healing following a well-attended but sometimes contentious meeting.

Mark Macarro #NCAI80
Mark Macarro delivers his first speech as the newly-elected president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Bryan Newland #NCAI80
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on November 13, 2023.

Sara Hill
Sara Hill, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, testifies at her nomination hearing to be a federal judge on November 15, 2023.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Nomination Hearing - November 15, 2023
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary takes up three nominations, including that of Sara Hill, at a hearing on November 15, 2023.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokees have always creatively pursued economic partnerships, from our first trade treaties to our modern international business operations.

White Mountain Apache Tribe at VEX Worlds
Teams of Native junior and high school students are competing to build the best robots.

Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun
This year, the Native Cinema Showcase at the National Museum of the American Indian features 35 films from six different countries.

Ben Barnes
The nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is at a major crossroads as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.

Chronic wasting disease meeting with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Tribes are working to reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disorder that affects deer, elk, and other big game animals.

San Felipe Pueblo Head Start
As Head Start approaches its 60th year, federal funding for the pre-kindergarten program remains well short of the need in Indian Country and beyond.

The Museum of the Cherokee People
After reaching out to Cherokee leaders and citizens, the museum on the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians re-launched with a new name and purpose.

National Congress of American Indians
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.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
A state-recognized tribe is not an Indian tribe. And a member of one of these groups is not an Indian.

Native America Calling NAC
Is the state of Louisiana making it more difficult for local groups to gain state recognition? Check in with Native America Calling.