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 OKLAHOMA CITY—Yesterday, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States heard from leaders of the Native American Church at a listening session scheduled during the 2022 National Indian Education Association’s annual convention. The Native American Church of North America (NACNA) is advocating for federal appropriations to preserve peyote’s natural habitat and is asking for support in Congress.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — On Tuesday, more than 600 people attended the Tribal Language Summit at the Oklahoma City Convention Center to hear from leading educators and policymakers in Indian Country on how to protect, preserve and promote America’s Indigenous languages. 

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 OKLAHOMA CITY — United States Congressional staff and the Native American Church of North America (NACNA) will meet on Wednesday to discuss protections of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) of 1978. 
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois State Museum has hired Heather Miller (Wyandotte Nation) to fill a new leadership role as director of tribal relations.

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WASHINGTON – A trio of U.S. Senators introduced legislation yesterday to support economic development in tribal communities by removing “fundamentally unfair aspects of the tax code” and putting Tribes on par with state and local governments, according to one of the bill’s sponsors.  

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The Department of the Interior is bolstering food sovereignty efforts across Indian Country with its new program: Indigenous Food Hubs.

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Even though fall has arrived, the Food Sovereignty initiative is still in full swing at the Zuni Youth Enrichment Project (ZYEP) on the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico. As harvesting continues at family and community gardens across the Pueblo of Zuni, ZYEP’s Food Sovereignty team is busy with in-school learning at Zuni Public Schools, a new after-school program, monthly workshops, and cooking classes.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Representative Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) led a bipartisan effort to introduce bicameral legislation today that would strengthen Tribal law enforcement and increase public safety in Indian Country. 

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The University of Kansas (KU) acknowledged on Tuesday it has Native American human remains and associated funerary objects in its museum’s possession.

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The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA)—a national nonprofit advocating for tribal sovereignty and culture—is holding its eighth annual repatriation conference in New Buffalo, Michigan this October 11-13.