Next week, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is hosting the 2014 Annual Tribal Nations Legislative Summit and 113th Congress Executive Council. Aimed at connecting Tribal leadership with governmental leadership the event is scheduled...Read more
Out west, where the drought reigns supreme and our days are already in the 80s, it's Heard Indian Market Weekend. The crown jewel is the Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, but there are five...Read more
At a recent art opening, I saw something I hadn’t seen in a long time—truly different Native American art—work that didn’t build on anything I’d seen before, yet had all the historic and contemporary cultural...Read more
Homahota Consulting’s Traci Morris, also an Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Advisory Council member, spoke on February 10th, 2014 at the Tribal Telecom 2014 Conference. As a co-author of the forthcoming Digital Inclusion...Read more
State of Indian Nations | National Congress of American Indians
1/30/14 | Delivered by President Brian Cladoosby
On Thrusday January 29th, 2014, the National Congress of American Indians hosted the 12th Annual State of Indian Nations event....Read more
Late last year, we told you about the House Energy and Commerce Committee beginning the process of what they called a multi-year effort to rewrite and modernize the Telecommunications Act of 1996; which, in and...Read more
“…For her, she saw the world from a Chickasaw worldview, without the interference of English at all.”
--Josh Hinson, Director of the Chickasaw Language Revitalization Program
(From the recent NPR article “What Happens When a Language’s Last...Read more
Tribal reservations are among the most underserved and unserved areas in the country in terms of connectivity, with only 10% broadband penetration, nearly 30% not having access to plain old phone telephone services, many without access to 991 service, and where market forces do not encourage investment; this is where regulatory creativity is a must. As Congress begins the process of rewriting the Communications act of 1934, they must consider the needs of Tribal nations and Indian Country.
It is important to understand that tribes were not given sovereignty; rather sovereignty of tribes was and is inherent and is legally recognized initially through treaties and was later limited by laws and court rulings.