Becerra v. San Carlos Apache Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe oral arguments attended by COLT

Supreme Court

March 25, 2024 The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Becerra v. San Carlos Apache Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe, regarding self-determination contracts between tribes and the Indian Health Service. The outcome will clarify the meaning of “contract support costs” in a series of cases heard by the court over the last 20 years. Many thanks to Warm …

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – COLT requesting a SCIA hearing

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 20, 2024 Today is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. COLT recently met and sent a letter requesting a SCIA hearing on this issue. Letter shown below: There are resources available at the NCUIH website: HIV and STI – NCUIH.  There is also an open grant funding opportunity on this: grants.gov/search-results-detail/349051. 

COLT participates in Congressional Charter Signing Ceremony for National American Indian Veterans

National American Indian Veterans Charter - US Senate Photo by Ryan Donnell

Official U.S. Senate photo provided by Ryan Donnell. The Coalition of Large Tribes attended the Congressional Charter Signing Ceremony for National American Indian Veterans (NAIV) on March 14th, 2024. Chairman Weatherwax, Treasurer White Pipe, Chairman LeBeau and Michaela Red Cherries attended a special Congressional Ceremony in Washington, DC honoring veterans.  Chairman Weatherwax offered the opening prayer.  Associate Member Eastern Band …

Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. Pays Visit to Coalition of Large Tribes Pledging to Strengthen Tribal Relations and Honor Treaties (Media Share)

COLT was featured in an article on the website LAST REAL INDIANS on March 13, 2024 titled “Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. Pays Visit to Coalition of Large Tribes Pledging to Strengthen Tribal Relations and Honor Treaties” and written by Darren Thompson. LAST REAL INDIANS (MEDIA SHARE) Las Vegas—On Friday, March 8, the Coalition of Large Tribes (COLT) hosted Robert …

Tribes Call on NASA to Halt Desecration of the Moon (Media Share)

Desecration of the Moon

Members of the Coalition of Large Tribes were recently featured in an article about the desecration of the moon, we invite you to read about this critical issue. This story was originally published by Barn Raiser, your independent source for rural and small town news. Related Articles Tribes Call on NASA to Halt Desecration of the Moon (Media Share) Indigenous leaders …

A menthol ban will empower cartels (Media Share)

COLT opposes Menthol Ban

Please check out this commentary article in the Daily Montanan, written by Marvin Weatherwax, Jr. (current President of the Coalition of Large Tribes) on February 26, 2024. A menthol ban will empower cartels (Media Share) https://dailymontanan.com/2024/02/26/a-menthol-ban-will-empower-cartels/ Our Native American families and communities have been devastated by the proliferation of illegal drugs such as fentanyl.  This epidemic has been fueled by …

COLT Executive Director, OJ Semans, featured on Native America Calling (MEDIA SHARE)

Native America Calling

The Executive Director of the Coalition of Large Tribes and also the co-executive director of Four Directions Vote, OJ Semans, had the opportunity to join Native America Calling today and share his thoughts with a panel on air. Please join us in hearing thoughts on aging and culture in this media share, starting at 6:05 mark into the broadcast. Media …