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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.


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.