Haaland’s Bipartisan PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act Clears First Hurdle in the House

Haaland’s Bipartisan PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act Clears First Hurdle in the House

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act, HB 2031, cleared its first hurdle in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. This bipartisan bill aims to enhance Tribes’ self-governance over federally funded programs to support tribal communities.

National Tribal Colleges & Universities Week

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S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined a bipartisan group of senators in recognizing the vital contributions of the educators,students, and facilitators of higher education at tribal colleges and universities across the country by introducing a bipartisan resolution designating this week as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week. 

 

Seeking Proposals For Native American Venture Acceleration Fund

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Proposals are being accepted through Nov. 13 for the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF) awards from tribally held companies. The Fund was created to boost employment and diversify the economy in Northern New Mexico, and will make awards up to $25,000 to tribally owned companies…

Luján On Death Of Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty

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Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty. Courtesy photo Luján On Death Of Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty Submitted by Carol A. Clark WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement on the recent passing of Kee Etsicitty, a Navajo Code Talker from Chichiltah, N.M.: “As a young man […]

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bill To Preserve And Expand Native American Languages

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bill To Preserve And Expand Native American Languages WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Thursday that they have introduced a bill to preserve endangered Native languages. The Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act creates a new grant initiative to establish or expand Native language immersion programs. The grants will support the revitalization […]

“A Thousand Voices” Locally Produced Documentary To Air on TV in May

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Movie poster image from “A Thousand Voices”. Courtesy image Locally Produced Documentary “A Thousand Voices” To Air on TV in May: Advisors To The Film Include Nambe And Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Members SANTA FE – A locally produced documentary is scheduled to air on Public Broadcasting Service May 10. “A Thousand Voices,” the most recent […]