The Conversation published a new report that links California wildfires to contaminated drinking water in small water systems. Last year, the report’s authors found that at least seven water systems were contaminated.
A recent “Rural Assembly Roundtable” featured Tribal leaders from Coeur d’Alene, Gila River, Walker River Paiute and the Navajo Nation. Discussions during the roundtable focused on Indigenous peoples’ response to the pandemic, the challenges the health emergency placed on Tribes, and the growing success in Tribal vaccination rates.
The recent COVID-19 relief package, officially called the American Rescue Plan, contains a major measure that is poised to have a substantial impact on rural child poverty.
RCAC stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Recent acts of violence against AAPI community members, including specifically targeting elderly and women AAPI, have starkly revealed anti-Asian hate in our nation.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Deb Haaland, a member of New Mexico’s Laguna Pueblo, to the interior secretary position. The confirmation marks the first Cabinet level position held by a Native American.