Politics

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U.S. Senate slow to recognize National Native American Heritage Month, Better late than never?

by Rob Capriccioso WASHINGTON — Stick this in your “better late than never” file. The U.S. Senate, nearly three weeks in to National Native American Heritage Month, has finally gotten around to passing a resolution recognizing the month as such. Subscribe U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Brian

Justices seem to favor most of Native child welfare law

By: Associated Press WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The justices heard more than three hours of arguments in a broad challenge

Tribes and organizations seek to maximize Native voter turnout

By Dustan Heistand Advocates of Indigenous representation are pressing hard to increase an underrepresented Native population’s participation at polls across Oklahoma on Tuesday. Oklahoma has the second-highest Native population in the nation. The 39 tribal nations based in Oklahoma account for 12% of the voting-age population, according to the

Announcing White House Tribal Youth Summit

Washington, DC: The White House, United National Indian Tribal Youth (U.N.I.T.Y.), and the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) at the Aspen Institute are proud to announce the White House Tribal Youth Summit! This summit will take place November 14, 2022 at Health and Human Services

First Americans Museum hosts rally to increase Indigenous voter participation in Oklahoma

By Allison Herrera Democratic candidate for Governor Joy Homeister appears on stage with United Indian Nations of Oklahoma chairwoman Margo Gray at the "Warrior Up to Vote Rally" in Oklahoma City Prospective Native voters gathered at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City last week to listen to stump speeches

United Indian Nations of Oklahoma to Host Warrior Up to Vote Rally in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — The United Indian Nations of Oklahoma (UINO) will continue its non-partisan voter campaign next week at the First American Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 27, 2022, from 3 PM to 8 PM Central Time. The Oklahoma City "Warrior Up to Vote" rally is sponsored by

Guest column: An endorsement from the Five Tribes is not enough. Action is needed.

by Theresa Hinman Parable: There are 39 frogs on lily pads. Five make the decision to jump. How many frogs remain on the lily pads? The answer is 39 because a decision without action has no impact. On Oct. 11, the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes held a
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