Through Native News Online staff
WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a summary of other news from Washington, DC affecting Indian Country recently.
Statement by Rep. Tom Cole on the Cherokee Nation Delegate to the US House of Representatives
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), senior member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement after attending the committee hearing, held Wednesday, discussing the legal and procedural factors related to the appointment of a Cherokee delegate Nation in the US House of Representatives examined by Representatives.
“Today’s hearing was an important first step in understanding the legal and procedural factors surrounding whether to include a Cherokee Delegate in the House of Representatives. I certainly welcome the consideration of this issue in Congress,” said Cole. “The talks started today lay the groundwork for other jurisdictional committees to study further in the coming days.”
The US Senate passes a resolution recognizing November as Indigenous Cultural Heritage Month
The month of November will be recognized as National Native American Heritage Month by the Senate thanks to a resolution introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Schatz serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and Murkowski as vice chair.
The resolution was a bipartisan effort co-signed by over twenty other senators.
“In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month to recognize the American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiian Natives and their unique cultures and contributions,” said Senator Schatz. “I am honored to chair this year’s Senate resolution with Vice Chairman Murkowski and remain committed to upholding federal trust accountability and empowering Indigenous communities across the country.”
Neely Bardwell (descendant of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), a Michigan State University student who is a reporter for Native News Online, contributed to these briefings.
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