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JUNE 22, 2022 – NAFOA Executive Director Rico Frias testified before the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Energy Subcommittee on the crucial topic of energy development financing in Indian Country
June 21, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC —Today, in an historic move, the United States Department of the Treasury names Lifetime Chief of the Mohegan Tribe Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba as the new Treasurer of the United States. Chief Malerba is the first Native American in history to hold the Treasurer position …
On Wednesday, Secretary of Interior Halland announced the names of the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC). The STAC includes 24 representatives, two for each of the BIA’s twelve regions; ten of which are tribal leaders from NAFOA Member Tribes from seven different regions. The STAC will ensure Tribal leaders …
The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will be holding a virtual listen session on "Cannabis in Indian Country" on June 17 at 3:30PM ET. / 9:30 AM HT. As discussions around national cannabis reform legislation take shape, SCIA staff is seeking comments from Tribal leaders, their designees, and other experts from Native communities on Tribal cannabis commerce and related equities.
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