President Obama Signs VAWA Reauthorization into Law!

President Barack Obama this morning signed into law the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act that includes tribal provisions. “Previously, tribes had no jurisdiction over non-tribal members, even if they are married to Native women or reside on native lands. But as soon as I sign this bill, that ends,” Obama said before the signing. Read … Read more

President Obama Announces National Native American Heritage Month Proclamation

Presidential Proclamation — National Native American Heritage Month, 2012 NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2012 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As the first people to live on the land we all cherish, American Indians and Alaska Natives have profoundly shaped our country’s … Read more

President Obama names 3 to Indian Law and Order Commission

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Michael B. Coleman, Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Horace Henry Foxall, Jr., Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Bradford J. White, Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Carole E. … Read more