The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as President Joe Biden’s secretary of the Department of the Interior, making the second-term Democrat the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. The vote was 51-40, with four Republicans joining Democrats in favor. Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, earned […]
Work to preserve native languages is vital. In the United States, the danger to native languages is an immediate crisis and one that has been building since the first European settlers entered the “New World”. For the past 400 years, Native Peoples and their languages have been steadily and undeniably disappearing. Since 2019, “the language […]
Anticipating a repeat of the brutally repressive police and corporate crackdown on Indigenous-led protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, Winona LaDuke—a longtime leader of the movement against the recently approved Enbridge Line 3 pipeline extension in Minnesota—told The Intercept in an article published Tuesday that campaigners have little faith in a state rule formally barring the use of “counterinsurgency […]
As COVID-19 rampages through the U.S., this clip looks at how the rapid spread of the disease is affecting Native American communities, which have already faced disproportionate infection and death rates throughout the pandemic. “We’re having a lot of people perish. We’re having a lot of death, a lot of hospitalizations,” says Jodi Archambault, a […]
The company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline is suing for the return of 16,000 documents held by the state of North Dakota, saying the information is private and that any disclosure presents a security risk to the line. The documents in part show a detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. […]
Navajo Nation is taking measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases continues to increase. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joins CBSN to explain what they’re doing to keep people healthy, and what he says will help the Navajo prosper as the Biden administration prepares to take office.