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@SecDebHaaland also met with Ione Quigley, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The tribe is bringing their children back home to South Dakota. #BoardingSchools #BoardingSchoolTruth #SouthDakota #Pennsylvania
As the Indian boarding school era comes under investigation, Secretary Deb Haaland visited the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School on July 14, 2021. The remains of nine Lakota children who were sent to Carlisle have been returned to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. @SecDebHaaland
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to #COVID19 funds in the same manner as federally-recognized Indian tribes. The decision frees up around $450 million in #CARESAct funds for the Alaska Native corporations.
Speaking @NCAI1944 mid-year session, Principal Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland says Indian boarding school investigation @Interior will "uncover all the facts" and present the "full history" of the boarding school era. @USIndianAffairs
"We must uncover the truth": Speaking to @NCAI1944, Secretary Deb Haaland just announced the Indian Boarding School Initiative to investigate the horrors of the Indian boarding school era. Says investigation will look at known and unknown burial sites. @SecDebHaaland @Interior
SUPREME COURT WATCH Still no word from the US Supreme Court in the only Indian law case left on the docket. At issue is whether Alaska Native corporations can receive #COVID19 funds in the same manner as sovereign tribal nations. More opinions due later this week so stay tuned!
SUPREME COURT WATCH Still no word on the only Indian law case left on the docket but the US Supreme Court on June 17, 2021, brought good news in another matter of interest in tribal communities. The Affordable Care Act survived yet another legal challenge in California v. Texas.
**STARTING SOON** Secretary Deb Haaland presents the Department of the Interior fiscal year 2022 budget request. Request includes $2.7 billion for Bureau of Indian Affairs and $1.3 billion for Bureau of Indian Education. @SecDebHaaland @USIndianAffairs https://t.co/okCWJzPXQJ
Another Monday and no word from the U.S. Supreme Court on the only Indian law case left on the docket. At issue in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation is whether Alaska Native Corporations can receive #COVID19 funds in the same manner as tribal governments.
“I want to challenge each of you to use your education to build a better world for those who will come after you”: Secretary Deb Haaland and the Department of the Interior congratulate the Class of 2021 in a video message. #Classof2021 @SecDebHaaland https://t.co/S1I1iMJeWN
"Our wild rice and our water are in your hands": #StopLine3 message from Silas Neeland, young citizen of White Earth Nation, to Gov. Tim Walz (D), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) & Sen. Tina Smith (D) of #Minnesota. 📺https://t.co/fDjCTpshhV @GovTimWalz @SenAmyKlobuchar @SenTinaSmith
The US Supreme Court last week supported tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket. When will the justices decide the second Indian law case? Visit @SCOTUSblog today and in the coming weeks as the October 2020 term comes to a close. https://t.co/p8lBYN6EN1
ICYMI: "The Native Scholar Who Wasn't" More than a decade ago, a prominent academic was exposed for having faked her Native ancestry. So why has her career continued to thrive? Listen to Sarah Viren's in-depth @NYTmag report on Andrea Smith. #AndreaSmith https://t.co/9Fp5rb9IKq
It was her ceremonial swearing-in as @SecDebHaaland on March 18, 2021, when she wore a ribbon skirt, as article states. Here's official photo from @Interior, with daughter Somah holding the bible and family members at her side at the event featuring Vice President Kamala Harris.
Also, Deb Haaland wore Pueblo clothing to her swearing-in to the 116th Congress. Here's a photo of her and her family in her office from January 3, 2019. She went to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives not long after on the historic day she shared with Sharice Davids.
Lauren J. King, attorney and Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, is being nominated to serve on the federal bench! If confirmed, King would be the FIRST Native federal judge in Washington state history and only the third active Native federal judge. @fostergarveylaw @MvskokeRez
Reminder: Operation Lady Justice is holding its first public meeting of the Biden administration. Grassroots organizations working in #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIWG2S are invited to participate in a listening session on Friday, May 7, 2021. Register at the link. https://t.co/e7qvljJv0a
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California) is composing a song about the need for the #COVID19 vaccine. He threatened to perform it at ongoing @NRDems markup. A Republican colleague said, in jest: "Oh no, this is terrible." Lawmakers, they're just like us? #SaveOakFlat @ProtectOakFlat
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