Arizona Voters Strongly Oppose Biden’s 2050 Zero-Emissions Goal, Poll Reveals

Recent polling shows that likely voters in Arizona, with 22 federally recognized tribes, overwhelmingly oppose Biden’s goals to remove all emissions from the transportation sector by 2050. This key issue will likely influence their voting decisions in the 2024 elections. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) commissioned a poll by Remington…

The Shocking Truth About the Navajo Witch Purge of 1878 and What Finger-Pointing Can Teach Us Today

In 1878, the Navajo community experienced a traumatic event known as the Witch Purge, a series of witchcraft accusations and executions that left over forty Navajo individuals dead. Martha Blue’s detailed account in “The Witch Purge of 1878” provides an ethnographic and historical analysis and offers a lens through which we can view current societal dynamics. Today, Native conservatives who…

Protecting Women’s Sports for Native and Minority Women

Biological women should be the only ones to play in women’s sports. This simple rule protects fairness and opportunities for women. For Native and minority women, sports offer more than just competition. They provide representation, identity, pride, and a path to inspire youth and achieve financial mobility. Janee’ Kassanavoid makes history for Native American women on the field (and on…

Pass the SAVE Act and Protect Our Native Vote

The SAVE Act should be passed. It’s common sense. Our Native vote is too vulnerable. We need to make sure our voices are heard and respected. The SAVE Act stands for “Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act.” This law helps protect our votes by requiring proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in federal elections. As of 2024, estimates of…

FAQs for Native Americans for Sovereignty and Preservation (NASP) Participation in Project 2025

Welcome to the FAQ section of Native Americans for Sovereignty and Preservation (NASP). As a conservative and traditional-minded Native American nonprofit, we are dedicated to advocating for our communities’ sovereignty, preservation, and prosperity. Our involvement with Project 2025, a Heritage Foundation initiative, reflects our commitment to ensuring that Native American voices are heard and respected in developing policy recommendations for…

A Victory in Expanding Online Gaming Opportunities for Tribes

The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear a challenge to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s exclusive rights to operate online sports betting in the state. This decision not only reaffirms tribal sovereignty but also opens the door for significant economic opportunities for Native American nations across the country. The Supreme Court’s refusal to review the case represents a significant…

The Indian Reorganization Act and CCC-ID: A Legacy of Control and Suppression

The Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934 and the Civilian Conservation Corps Indian Division (CCC-ID) are two pivotal components of what is often referred to as the “Indian New Deal.” These initiatives were ostensibly designed to restore Native American tribes’ self-governance and economic self-sufficiency. However, a closer examination reveals that they also served as tools for controlling and suppressing Indigenous…

Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision: A Win for Tribal Sovereignty Amid Government Bureaucracy

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled to limit the Chevron deference, a doctrine that has long granted federal agencies significant power to interpret laws. We are celebrating this ruling as a step towards reducing government bureaucracy and restoring accountability. Among the most impacted by this decision are Native American tribes, who have historically faced numerous hurdles due…

The Makah Tribe’s Winning Fight for Whaling Rights

The Makah Tribe has a special connection to whaling. This practice is part of their culture and history. For over 1,500 years, the Makah people have hunted gray whales. This was important for food and tools. It was also a spiritual tradition. A Promise in the Treaty In 1855, the U.S. government made a promise. This promise was in the…

The Inconvenient Truth About the Coquille Project

The Coquille Project threatens our Tribal communities. This project could change the rules for Indian gaming. It could hurt many Tribes, not just one. What is the Coquille Project? The Coquille Indian Tribe wants to open a new casino in Medford, Oregon. This land is far from their home. They want to use a special rule to make this happen….