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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Nov. 20 said progress has been made by Indigenous people during a visit to Alcatraz Island, which became a symbol of the struggles of Native People for self-determination following its takeover in the 1960s, but more remains to be done. 

President Joe Biden is restoring two sprawling national monuments in Utah, reversing a decision by President Donald Trump that opened for mining and development some red-rock lands sacred to Native Americans and home to ancient cliff dwellings and petroglyphs.

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President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples.

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From the Cherokee Nation reservation, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. addressed President Joe Biden during a virtual discussion Aug. 11 on the importance of a sprawling bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was approved by the Senate 69-30 the previous day.