Community Engagement and Accountability Letter of Support: Clean Communities Investment Partnership Application Funding Opportunity

September 18th, 2023 Community Engagement and Accountability Letter sent to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) from COLT in support of Clean Communities Investment Partnership, Inc. (CCIP). CCIP is a collaboration of strong partners— Enterprise Community Partners, Rewiring America, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, United Way Worldwide and Habitat for Humanity. The coalition is designed to couple tailored financial products with software …

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Support BLMs Decision to Protect Cultural Resources

Press Release from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes August 28, 2023  Press release found on the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes website at (https://www.sbtribes.com/shoshone-bannock-tribes-support-blms-decision-to-protect-cultural-resources/) August 28, 2023  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Support BLMs Decision to Protect Cultural Resources  Fort Hall, Idaho – On August 17, 2023 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a decision to close the American Falls Archaeological District and a …

COLT Member Tribes Mourn the Loss of Ada Deer

Menominee

Ada Deer, citizen of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, a federally-recognized tribe, has walked on. Deer, born on the Menominee Indian reservation, near Keshena, WI, triumphantly led her tribe to be restored from the dark days of the federal government’s Termination Era. Trained in social work, Deer always put the best interests of Indian people at the fore of …

 COLT Urges Treaty Rights Focus in Federal Budget Process (Letter)

Navajo Nation Monument Valley

COLT delivered the following letter to the Tribal Interior Budget Council on August 2nd, we invite you to download and read the letter and join in your support for a focus on treaty rights during the federal budget process. Letter Hand Delivered  August 2, 2023  Tribal Interior Budget Council Mr. Wizipan Little Elk Garriott  Convened at Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, …

Coverage of Treasurer White Pipe’s Efforts that the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

August 2nd, 2023 Media Share from the The Implementation Project Original article can be found at https://un-declaration.narf.org/emrip-july-2023/ The Implementation Project at EMRIP: Supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Calls for the U.S. and World Community to Protect Tribal Treaty Rights, Support Language Revitalization, and Enhance Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the United Nations By Emiliano Salazar, University of Colorado American Indian Law Program Fellow …

Navajo Nation Press Conference Regarding H.R. 4426 RECA Amendments

July 27, 2023 Share of the THE NAVAJO NATION WASHINGTON OFFICE press conference information: For Immediate Release Contact: Reyaun Francisco, Communications Officer  July 24, 2023 (301) 875-8339  rfrancisco@nnwo.org  MEDIA ADVISORY:  NAVAJO NATION RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT AMENDMENTS PRESS CONFERENCE  On July 27th, 2023, the Navajo Nation Washington Office will be hosting a press conference regarding amendments to the Radiation Exposure …

Speaking at the United Nations, COLT Treasurer White Pipe Calls on the U.S. to Provide Greater to Support to Indigenous Languages as part of Indian Boarding Schools Healing Work

COLT in Geneva-Switzerland

July 21, 2023 Geneva, Switzerland – Coalition of Large Tribes Treasurer and Rosebud Sioux Tribal Councilwoman Lisa White Pipe concluded a busy week in Geneva for the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Treasurer- White Pipe offered three specific Interventions (available at www.largetribes.org).  Her full statement is set forth below, echoing the …