December 6, 2022
White House Tribal Nations Summit: President Joe Biden
White House Tribal Nations Summit
To close out a busy National Native American Heritage Month, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are hosting the White House Tribal Nations Summit. Tune in for the first day of the event, which is being held in-person at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., to hear from President Biden and Vice President Harris and panels of tribal leaders and Cabinet secretaries.
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Margo Gray
All eyes are on Capitol Hill as tribal leaders — and the rest of the nation — await the arrival of a highly-anticipated defense spending bill.

Shannon Holsey
When the U.S. government keeps its treaty promises to one tribe, it is good for all tribes.

Allie Greenleaf Maldonado
A Native person will serve on one of the highest courts in Michigan for the first time in state history.

Native America Calling NAC
Crimes involving Native people and renewed scrutiny of past boarding school practices highlight the importance of Native forensic professionals.

Eileen Janis
Eileen Janis spent years battling the epidemic of youth suicide among her people, the Oglala Lakota. She passed away at the age of 61.

Cherokee Nation
Almost 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota between Cherokee Nation and the United States government was signed.

NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.

Twitter app icon
For all its faults, Twitter is an effective means for sharing and discussing Native issues, culture, language, and business.

The Navajo Nation reported 393 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus related deaths between November 24–December 1, 2022.

Northern Cree
Forty years after four brothers first came together as Northern Cree, they are releasing their first fully self-published and owned record.

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center
Tribal museums offer a Native voice for Native history and bring the promise of economic development.

Harold Frazier
Native Sovereign Nations are prior sovereigns, embodying the inalienable and inherent rights of Native Peoples bestowed by our Creator.

White House Tribal Nations Summit Day 1
The Department of the Interior hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 30, 2022.

Klamath River Dams
After decades of fighting, tribes in northern California can celebrate the pending removal of four dams on the Klamath River.

Tim Giago
“Write to your people,” the legendary Native journalist Tim Giago would say. “Others will read it too, but your people are your audience.”

Blackfeet Nation
A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.

MSU Montana State University
The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to 29 tribes across five states.

Crazy Mountains
A land swap long in development within the Custer Gallatin National Forest is finally open to public comment.

American Indian Hall
The architectural design career of Major Robinson has a lot of diverse breadth. Learn more on Native America Calling.

Joye Braun
Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.

Spotted Elk
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.

Stop Colonizers: Protect ICWA
A case before the United States Supreme Court could resume the genocide of tribal nations.

NAFOA
Post-long weekend productivity hack: Grab a coffee and read this newsletter.

American Indian Foods
Are you wondering where to find blue corn meal made by Native producers? Or do you want to give someone bison meat from tribal lands?

Native America Calling NAC
Law enforcement in New Mexico have developed a list of roughly 200 names to help track and raise awareness of Indigenous people who go missing.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
A bipartisan bill to advance the work of a Native veterans organization is inching toward final passage as the 117th Congress winds down.

Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.

Angela Houle
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.

Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul when he first heard about iconic athlete Jim Thorpe.

The Navajo Nation reported 417 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths for the period between November 10-17, 2022.

Crazy Horse Memorial
Whitney Rencountre (Hunkpati Dakota) is the new head of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 552,206 COVID-19 cases through November 16, 2022.

Phoenix Suns OrigiNativ
At a time when some holdout sports teams ignore calls to end problematic mascots and imagery, some teams are turning to Native designers for appropriate designs.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

White House Tribal Youth Forum
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.

White House Tribal Youth Forum
“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Native America Calling NAC
Among the deluge of podcasts, Native producers are tackling subjects ranging from mental health and sobriety, issues within their own tribes, and language revitalization.

The Indian Health Service held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mid-Atlantic Tribal Health Center in Charles City, Virginia, a 27,000 square foot facility.

Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Together, we can become healthier Cherokees and a healthier Cherokee Nation.

Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after a lengthy absence.

NAFOA
Want more NAFOA? Follow us on social media for more live updates @nafoaorg.

Prescribed Burn
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce speaks with tribal forestry directors about working with government agencies and the threats facing forests.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
It’s a rainy day in the nation’s capital for the formal dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

Brian Casey and Ray Halbritter
The Oneida Indian Nation has reclaimed more than 1,500 funerary objects and cultural artifacts, as well as a long-overdue apology, from Colgate University.

Gabe Vasquez
The Native contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives will be down by one come the next session of the U.S. Congress.

Forever Cousins and Look Grandma
A number of new Native children’s books make great bedtime stories, especially for those hungry little book worms.

Chuck Hoskin Jr., Charles Martin, Fawn Sharp and Tehassi Hill
Tribal leaders speak at a #StopColonizers rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.

Ever yChild Matters at U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Haaland v. Brackeen, a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case, on November 9, 2022.

Stop Colonizers - Protect ICWA
The decision in Haaland v. Brackeen will be a major force in the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the scope of tribal sovereignty.

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin has made history as the first tribal citizen to win election to the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.

There’s a lot at stake for Native voters and there is potential for historic outcomes at the polls this November.

U.S. Supreme Court
The Indian Child Welfare Act set out to fix generations of harm to Native kids. The U.S. Supreme Court could soon toss it aside.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
This Veterans Day, officials are formally dedicating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Cherokee Nation Park
The Cherokee people have always been deeply connected to the land.

NAFOA
Happy Native American Heritage Month! Have an event to share? Let us know!

Bighorn Sheep
Many Native hunters have mastered big game hunting, providing for themselves and their families.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 548,181 COVID-19 cases through November 6, 2022.

Stickball - The Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Stickball is the older, rougher cousin of lacrosse, developed many centuries ago as both a game and a training exercise.

The Navajo Nation reported 687 new COVID-19 cases and five coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 28–November 3, 2022.

House of Tears Carvers
Indian Country will be out in force as the nation’s highest court weighs the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Running Down a Dream - Ku Stevens
Ku Stevens’ great-grandfather escaped an Indian boarding school by running 50 miles through the desert to get home. Decades later, Ku runs to honor that legacy.

Cherokee Indian Fair
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians held its 110th Cherokee Indian Fair after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic.

Welcome to Oklahoma - Native America
So what’s going on in Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory?

Ballot drop box in Arizona
A federal judge set new limits on groups watching ballot drop boxes, ordering them to stop confronting and filming voters, to stop carrying weapons near the boxes and to correct voting misinformation on their social media.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 546,457 COVID-19 cases through November 2, 2022.

Indian Health Service
I am proud of the important work we do daily at the Indian Health Service.

The Museum at Warm Springs
At The Museum at Warm Springs, we celebrate our unique cultures, traditions, histories, arts and languages every month.

Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve
The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has protected Thaidene Nëné under their own law since time immemorial.

Yurok Tribe
Citizenship is one of the keystones of sovereignty for every tribe.

Ballot drop box in Arizona
Some places are trying to make it easier to vote. But intimidation tactics are sprouting up.

Jim Thorpe on the Sovereignty Run
The nation’s highest court is about to hear one of the biggest cases in Indian Country’s history and already some troubling signs are emerging.

Harold Frazier
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.

Zapotec Dancers
Indigenous people in Mexico are much more likely to face poverty, human rights abuses, and discrimination than the rest of the country’s population.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 545,513 COVID-19 cases through October 30, 2022.

Kristi Noem
In a photo that went viral, Stefen Monteau was seen making an obscene gesture next Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who is running for re-election.

1839 Cherokee Meat Co.
For the Cherokee people and for people everywhere, true freedom is impossible without control over our own food supply.

NAFOA
No tricks here. Just treats! 🎃

Manoa Valley in Hawaii
Halloween cries out like a banshee for scary stories and there are many traditional and modern Native narratives that fit the bill.

Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.

National Indian Taco Championship
Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy takes a look at the Indigenous origins of chocolate, checks out a new plant-based Native restaurant and chats with this year’s National Indian Taco champion.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 544,696 COVID-19 cases through October 26, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 280 new COVID-19 cases and five coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 21–27, 2022.

Seth Damon
A leader of the Navajo Nation is apologizing for an incident that took place off the reservation — though he isn’t detailing exactly what he’s sorry for.

Elizabeth Hoover
A controversial scholar who claimed to be Native for decades has ended her relationships with two prominent Native food organizations.

Navajo Nation
Tribal courts are asserting their ability to mete out justice and work toward healing.

Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
The 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit will be hosted at the Department of the Interior on November 30 and December 1.

Cherokee Connect
All those living on the Cherokee Nation Reservation need the ability to participate in the digital economy.

Nick Myers
Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Nick Myers claims financial assistance to tribal nations is “foreign aid.” PolitiFact checks the facts.

West of the Pecos Museum
It was long common practice for archaeologists — both professional and amateur — to plunder Native burial sites.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 17 new positive cases of the coronavirus from October 17-23, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 543,853 COVID-19 cases through October 23, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

President Biden receives his updated COVID-19 vaccine and delivers remarks on the ongoing fight against the coronavirus on October 25, 2022.

Native America Calling NAC
As the midterm election nears, information is moving at light speed and so much of it is exaggerated, misleading, and even false.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

Snow Crab Alaska
Alaska’s snow crab season is cancelled for the first time ever after a mass die-off all but wiped out the crustaceans.

Elizabeth Hoover
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.

The Navajo Nation reported 133 new COVID-19 cases on October 20, 2022.

SLASH/BACK
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.

Dante Desiderio
A lawsuit against the National Congress of American Indians is finally getting its first hearing, some six months after it was filed.

Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Land Conservancy
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks more about the importance of land donations in restoring culturally-important sites.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 539,798 COVID-19 cases through October 19, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on October 19, 2022.

Indians Allowed
A business in South Dakota that banned Native patrons from the premises is being sued by the United States government for racial discrimination.

Kim Teehee
We have American Indians and Alaska Natives in Congress but what we don’t have is a voice to speak to our unique interests.

Kim Peone
Kim Peone (Colville/Eastern Cherokee) served as executive director of SWAIA for 2 1/2 years.

Dancer Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Tribal leaders make major decisions about finances, public safety, and societal well being.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,304,522 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 16, 2022.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic will host the 18th annual Red Feather Gala and fundraiser on November 5, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 36 new COVID-19 cases on October 18, 2022.

Mount Adams
An 1855 treaty with the U.S. government ensured one of the Yakama Nation’s most important sites would remain part of its homelands.

Native America Calling NAC
Getting signed to a college sports team is a dream for many Native athletes.

Mark Kelly and Blake Masters
Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending by outside conservative groups.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 29 new COVID-19 cases from October 3-22, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 32 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 15-17, 2022.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
This election is one of the most important elections that we have faced as Native Americans in the state of Oklahoma.

NAFOA
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Madeline Sayet
Traditional Mohegan stories and William Shakespeare don’t automatically come to mind as complimentary influences. But Madeline Sayet draws on these and other creative forces for her work.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reports an overall vaccination rate of 72.6%, which is an increase of 3.6% since the last report on Seskéha / August 10, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 536,291 COVID-19 cases through October 16, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 143 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 14, 2022.

A new Netflix show for preschoolers features all Native writers, including showrunner and creator Karissa Valencia.

Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Native candidates have a lot at stake coming up in the midterm elections.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 535,817 COVID-19 cases through October 12, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 53 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 12, 2022.

New Indian Health Service Director Roselyn Tso will begin touring Indian Country to gain a better perspective on issues affecting IHS patients.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden has joined national-level politicians in seeking the resignations of city officials in California who made racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.

Haskell Indian Nations University
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.

The Navajo Nation reported 16 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 11, 2022.

Indigenous Peoples' Day
The first and only Native council member in California’s largest city is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people.

Cherokee Nation Anna Mitchell Cultural & Welcome Center
Our tribal culture and history connect us to the past, to all our ancestors who went before us, and it is what guides us toward our collective future.

Chinook Indian Nation
A number of tribes remain on the waiting list for federal recognition.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 535,359 COVID-19 cases through October 9, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 38 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths during the period October 8-10, 2022.

Powwow Dancer
Join host Shawn Spruce as he checks in with Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations around the country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,299,359 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 9, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 28 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on October 7, 2022.

Native America Calling NAC
Friday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce hears from Native authors and poets as they discuss works on the Native Bookshelf.

The Navajo Nation reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on October 6, 2022.

Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.

Shawn Spruce
Native America Calling, the nationally broadcast radio program, has officially named Shawn Spruce as permanent host.

Navajo Nation
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged every tribal leader to keep their citizens safe.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 534,734 COVID-19 cases through October 5, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths on October 5, 2022.

Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.

Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage, but most tribal members and communities weathered the storm, although they still require federal assistance.

Monica Tranel
The candidates for Montana’s Western U.S. House seat faced off in public forum twice, tangling over abortion and the economy and dissecting each other’s attack lines as the election approaches.

Maori Pataka
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.

The Navajo Nation reported 19 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths on October 4, 2022.

Pendleton Round-Up
The real history of pow wows is being made by people today, by just having pow wows.

Yaamava' Resort & Casino
California voters will decide between two competing sports betting measures — a struggle that underscores a divide among tribal nations.

Peyote
Native American Church practitioners are working to secure environmental protections for the plant that is losing habitat to development, land use policies, and climate change.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,292,353 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 2, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 533,372 COVID-19 cases through October 1, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths for the period between October 1-3, 2022.

Bryan Newland
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the 39th annual National Tribal Health Conference.

Hoskie Benally, Jr.
Hoskie Benally, Jr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been named to the National Council on Disability by President Joe Biden.

Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation has long been a leader in government transparency.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate; and anyone can experience domestic violence, including children, women, men, elders and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

Black Hills Powwow
Once again, the heartbeat of Ina Maka will reverberate throughout the Black Hills at the 34th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate.

Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bryan Newland and Fawn Sharp
Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass a package of bills that would protect cultural and sacred sites on public lands.

NAFOA
Welcome community, to #NAFOAFall22!

Native America Calling NAC
If you haven’t been summoned back to the office after the pandemic disruption, you likely will soon.

Yellowstone County Courthouse in Montana
Tribal nations and Native voters are part of a coalition that went to court to block three election laws.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 18 new positive cases of COVID-19 from September 25-October 2, 2022.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is renovating an additional building to fit the demands of a growing patient population.

The Navajo Nation reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and nine coronavirus related deaths on September 30, 2022.

The Pretendians
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?

Valerie Segrest in 'Chefs vs. Wild'
Friday on Native America Calling, our resident foodie Andi Murphy cooks up another helping of the Native culinary world on our regular feature “The Menu.”

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 532,813 COVID-19 cases through September 28, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on September 29, 2022.

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.

South Fort George School in British Columbia
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.

Native America Calling NAC
Thursday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce huddles with Native football players and those who root for them.

The Navajo Nation reported 64 new COVID-19 cases on September 28, 2022.

Xavier Becerra, Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Roselyn Tso delivers remarks after being sworn in as the new director of the Indian Health Service.

Red Lake Nation
Some tribes are already finding economic opportunities with clean energy.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 532,083 COVID-19 cases through September 25, 2022.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) invites all experts in urban Indian health and community members to discuss what materials and strategies are needed for vaccination efforts.

Roselyn Tso took the oath of office to become the first Navajo person to serve as the Director of the Indian Health Service.

The Navajo Nation reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on September 27, 2022.

Deb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland provides an update at the 39th Annual National Tribal Health Conference. Watch her remarks.

Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the next director of the Indian Health Service. Watch as he heads to the nation's capital for the celebration.

Bureau of Indian Education
Post-pandemic burn out, persistently low pay, and a disparaging political climate are helping fuel a high number of teacher vacancies. How are Native students affected?

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 16 new COVID-19 cases for the three-day period between September 24-26, 2022.

Cherokee Nation
To ensure that Cherokee culture remains strong and vibrant far into the future, we need to get behind our artists today.

NAFOA
See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!

Moonhouse - Bears Ears National Monument
The Biden administration says it wants to work with tribes to co-manage federal land that is also sacred or culturally important.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,286,568 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of September 25, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 between September 19-25, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 64 new COVID-19 cases on September 23, 2022.

National Congress of American Indians
A lawsuit filed by the former chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians will proceed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Beaver Clan House
Tlingit clan houses are both physical structures and important traditional entities encompassing family, ceremony, and connectedness.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 531,544 COVID-19 cases through September 21, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 43 new COVID-19 cases on September 22, 2022.

Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.

Alaska Storm
A major storm battered a 1,000 mile stretch of Alaska’s western coastline. Find out how Native communities are being affected.

The National Indian Health Board congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the Director of the Indian Health Service.

“Dedicated, long-serving leadership at the Indian Health Service is vital to fulfilling its mission,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

"We are thrilled to have a confirmed leader for the Indian Health Service,” said Francys Crevier, CEO of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer applaud the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Roselyn Tso to serve as the next Director of the Indian Health Service.

The Navajo Nation reported 62 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on September 21, 2022.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable discussion titled “Promoting and Supporting Tribal Access to Spectrum and Related Benefits in Native Communities
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable to address spectrum access for Native communities.

House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States - Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds an oversight hearing entitled “Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implications of the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty.”

Native People of the Plains POP Fest
Musicians from all genres and walks of life graced the stage at the Native People of the Plains POP Fest.

U.S. Supreme Court
A decision from the nation’s highest court opens tribal lands to state jurisdiction — even though tribes have not consented to the imposition.

Florence Owens Thompson
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy reflects on the Dust Bowl’s legacy among Native people.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic wants to help men lower their risk for prostate cancer.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

The Navajo Nation reported 14 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on September 20, 2022.

House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States - Examining Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta: The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Tribal Sovereignty
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a hearing to examine the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court on tribal sovereignty.

Medicine Horse
As summer wanes, Andi Murphy welcomes the beginning of autumn with a Native music sampler.

The Navajo Nation confirmed three new cases of Monkeypox, bringing the total number to four as of September 19, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 18 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period from September 17-19, 2022.

Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee Nation has the power and the responsibility to protect all Cherokees and ensure justice is served on our reservation.

Richard Oakes
Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.

Rob Rosette
Tribal leaders and friends are paying tributes to Rob Rosette, a noted Indian law practitioner.

Ray Halbritter
The Oneida Nation is the latest in Indian Country to join the cannabis industry.

NAFOA
Only 2 weeks left until #NAFOAFall22 at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!

Regan Loggans
Just as courts are working through jurisdictional boundaries for the other tribes, the Osage Nation is facing an erosion of its sovereignty.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 between September 8-18, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 530,292 COVID-19 cases through September 18, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 87 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on September 16, 2022.

nativeamericacalling nac
Anime, a style of Japanese animation, is wildly popular everywhere.

The Navajo Nation reported 50 new COVID-19 cases on September 15, 2022.

Lynn Malerba
It’s been a banner week for Native women trailblazers at all levels of U.S. government.

Mary Peltola
Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) delivers her first speech after being sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Supreme Court
The Biden administration is hosting two listening sessions to hear from tribes about a controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Queen Elizabeth
Indigenous leaders are among those reflecting on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 529,247 COVID-19 cases through September 14, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 31 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on September 14, 2022.

The White House
Tribal leaders are looking forward to addressing climate change and improving economic conditions in their communities through the Inflation Reduction Act.

National Congress of American Indians Sovereignty Run
“We are in a critical time where, once again, our sovereignty is being threatened,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in announcing the 2022 Sovereignty Run.

nativeamericacalling nac
A new survey finds Native renters faced evictions at a far higher rate than other ethnic groups.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 17 new positive cases of the coronavirus between September 5-13, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported eight new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on September 13, 2022.

Larry Wright Jr.
The largest inter-tribal advocacy organization in the United States is forging ahead with a new executive as tribes continue to confront challenges to their sovereignty.

Harold Frazier
Mni Wiconi means water is life, and no one will silence our Native peoples.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6032, H.R. 6964, H.R. 7581 [Discussion Draft ANS], H.R. 8115, H.R. 8286, H.R. 8380, and H.R. 8387
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States meets for a legislative hearing on September 14, 2022. Seven bills are on the agenda.

Native American Bank
Native borrowers have a number of choices beyond the bank loan to finance big items like homes and starting a business.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 and monkeypox update.

Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.

Cherokee Nation
Keeping our people safe and ensuring justice weigh on the shoulders of every Cherokee Nation leader. We must get this right.

NAFOA
Help grow our NAFOA community by forwarding this newsletter to a friend!

Nicole Mann
Nicole Aunapu Mann is scheduled to become the first Indigenous woman in space with the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew Dragon.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 528,155 COVID-19 cases through September 11, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 81 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths over a three-day period from September 10-12, 2022.

Melody McArthur
TheRA11N, Pooky G and She Rōz are some of the artists who won big this year at the annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.

The Navajo Nation reported 38 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 72,798 as of September 9, 2022.

Virginia Tribes
Tribal nations in Virginia are ushering in a new era in health care after securing recognition from the federal government.

Dante Desiderio
The chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians lost his job over his handling of a sexual harassment investigation, according to an explosive lawsuit.

Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service announces the deployment of mobile units at an event hosted by the Chickahominy Tribe.

U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal nations must be prepared to combat this judicial onslaught—and any more to come—from the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative anti-Native agenda.

Navajo Hogans
A number of Native DIY-ers are taking on what is traditionally the largest expense of their lives: their own home.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team reported 23 new positive cases for the period between August 29-September 5, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported nine new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 72,749 as of September 6, 2022.

Mni Wiconi - Water is Life
A crisis making the news is a reminder of the dozens of failed drinking water systems for tribes across the country.

The Navajo Nation reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus related deaths over a four-day period from September 3-6, 2022.

MSU Denver Powwow
A public university promised free tuition for Native students. Then the details were revealed.

Oak Flat
The fight to protect a sacred site from development is once again back in court as defenders of Oak Flat try to stop a huge copper mine on Apache territory.

National Congress of American Indians Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desiderio is suing the National Congress of American Indians. Get the documents here.

We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship
A great nation is strong enough to tell the whole story, including those times when we inflicted trauma on others.

Turning Stone Resort Casino
The Oneida Nation has big plans in store for its flagship casino in the state of New York.

NAFOA
#NAFOAFall22 is around the corner! Will we see you next month?

National Suicide Prevention Week
As the nation’s mental health crisis worsens, Native youth are those at highest risk.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,276,250 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of September 4, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 525,753 COVID-19 cases through September 5, 2022.

Navajo Blanket
Indigenous hues carry meaning, stories, and emotion. Learn more on an encore presentation of Native America Calling.

The Navajo Nation reported 141 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 72,517 as of September 2, 2022.

Michael 'Cy' Cywink
Depression and anxiety disorders are on the rise — and there is little progress in reducing the effects of historical trauma among Native people.

The Navajo Nation reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on September 1, 2022.

Mary Peltola
Mary Peltola is making history as the first Alaska Native to serve in the U.S. Congress following a special — and unique — election in which the Democratic candidate defeated two Republicans.

Strong Hearts Native Helpline
When it comes to Natives who are impacted by domestic and sexual violence, advocates are faced with resource disparities beyond compare.

'Vote Here'
Join the conversation on Native America Calling to get a rundown of the evolving landscape of voter restrictions that affect Native people at the polls.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,273,021 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of August 28, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 524,341 COVID-19 cases through August 31, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 76 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on August 31, 2022.

Deb Haaland
The Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge is the first created under the tenure of Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior.

MSU Denver Powwow
Just in time for the mid-term elections, President Joe Biden announced his executive action to extend the current student loan payment pause and forgive up to $20,000 of debt.

The Navajo Nation reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 71,746 as of August 30, 2022.

Alan Parker
Alan Parker, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, had a profound impact on law and policy in Indian Country.

The Road to Healing
Few dispute that Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from their families, destroying communities and working to erase tribal languages, religions, cultures and economies.

Nick Tilsen - United Shades of America
Most people did not use logic or reason to arrive at their ideas.

Puu Oo
The volcanic eruptions near Tonga, Japan, and Ecuador are all making headlines and remind us of the role they play in Indigenous cultures.

Opioid Misuse Prevention Day will be observed on August 31, 2022, to raise awareness of prescription drug misuse and promote treatment resources.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 18 new COVID-19 cases and five coronavirus related deaths over a three-day period from August 27-29, 2022.

Chinook Nation
The Chinook Nation is supporting its push for federal recognition with the #ChinookJustice campaign.

Cherokee Nation Flag
For many Cherokees, their greatest source of connection to our tribe is through local Cherokee community organizations.

John Fadden Kahionhes
John Fadden Kahionhes was a legend in the most profound sense of the word.

NAFOA
NAFOA works to provide advocacy and resources for all of Indian Country.

Ryan Zinke, Kevin Brown and Lynn Malerba
Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is back in the news but it’s not because of his campaign for public office.

L.A. Williams
L.A. Williams is a sports broadcaster from the Navajo Nation. Learn more about her trailblazing career.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 522,244 COVID-19 cases through August 28, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 18 new COVID-19 cases between August 22-28, 2022. Of eleven active cases, four are children under the age of 12.

The Navajo Nation reported 207 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 71,628 as of August 26, 2022.

Native America Calling - The Menu: Farm Bill and Navajo Pizza
What’s on The Menu? Learn more about the Native Farm Bill Coalition and a new restaurant on the Navajo Nation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 520,534 COVID-19 cases through August 24, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 56 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 71,316 as of August 25, 2022.

Cherokee Bill
There’s a fair amount of romanticizing of historical outlaws like Billy the Kid and Jesse James. But did you know there were Native ones too?

The Navajo Nation reported 112 new COVID-19 cases on August 24, 2022.

Wounded Knee Memorial Run
On a Saturday evening, one could hear the low throaty growl of motorcycle engines coming from a distance, in honor of the ancestors killed at Wounded Knee.

NAGPRA
NAGPRA has been on the books for 30 years but it’s been slow work to return ancestors and cultural property into the care of tribes.

The Navajo Nation reported 156 new COVID-19 cases on August 23, 2022. The tribe also added 7,021 COVID-19 cases to its overall total due to delayed reporting.

Jonathan Nez
The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.

Rosie Flute and Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We understand that saving the Cherokee language is a mission we quite simply cannot fail.

NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
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Monument Valley
The newly-signed Inflation Reduction Act brings millions of dollars in new investments for tribal nations.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 518,623 COVID-19 cases through August 21, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,268,376 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of August 21, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 57 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death over a three-day period from August 20-22, 2022.

Person reading braille
The resurgence of language revitalization helps keep cultural connections and exercise sovereignty. But it leaves out those who are visually impaired.

Jamie Okuma
Artists from hundreds of Native nations are tending to their booths in the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico, selling works they’ve labored for months to prepare.

The Navajo Nation reported 190 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on August 18, 2022.

FEMA National Tribal Strategy
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announces the release of its National Tribal Strategy. Learn more from Administrator Deanne Criswell.

Santa Fe Indian Market
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts marks the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market, a place to buy works directly from Native creators.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 516,703 COVID-19 cases through August 17, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 41 new COVID-19 cases and four recent coronavirus related deaths on August 17, 2022.

Salmon at Willamette Falls
Join Native America Calling for updates on trouble spots for salmon in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

The Navajo Nation reported 372 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths over a four-day period from August 13-16, 2022.

U.S. Capitol
The newly-signed Inflation Reduction Act will bring more than $720 million to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, according to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Deb Haaland
The Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names will address racist and derogatory terms across the country.

Oglala Lakota Nation
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational and medical marijuana on their homelands.

Yellowstone County Courthouse in Montana
A Native voting rights lawsuit led by Western Native Voice and four tribal governments is underway in Montana.

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley’s profound popularity continues to resonate with many Native music fans.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 514,932 COVID-19 cases through August 14, 2022.

Dante Desiderio
The nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal advocacy organization has “parted ways” with its highest-ranking employee, who had been on the job for barely a year.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We have a responsibility to step up for our farmers and ranchers in their time of need.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is welcoming new members to its governing body.

Women's March
Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.

Protect Oak Flat
A long-running political, legal and environmental dispute over a copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona shows no signs of ending anytime soon.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

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There’s a new surge of efforts to ban books by Native authors and other works that challenge colonial conventional wisdom.

The Navajo Nation reported 93 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on August 12, 2022.

Monarch Butterfly
Tribes are among those helping to protect the monarch butterfly, for both cultural and environmental reasons.

The Navajo Nation reported 127 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 62,817 as of August 11, 2022.

White House
The Biden administration is working to improve high-speed internet in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

San Carlos Apache Tribe Officials, 3rd LAR honor fallen Marine with building dedication
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Michael A. Noline was killed in action in Operation Desert Storm.

Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery
For the first time in a century, Native people have a voice in how a massive collection of pottery is treated.

The National Indian Health Board is pleased to announce the promotion of A.C. Locklear to the new position of Federal Relations Director.

The Indian Health Service announced Darrell LaRoche as the new deputy director for management operations and Capt. Marcus Martinez as the new director for the IHS Portland Area.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,259,331 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of August 7, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 513,124 COVID-19 cases through August 10, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 226 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus related deaths on August 10, 2022.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.

Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic
A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services reported a COVID-19 vaccination rate of 69 percent, with more and more youth receiving their shots.

The Navajo Nation reported 206 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on August 9, 2022.

Tim Giago and Jackie Giago
Many times over the past 30 years, Tim Giago shared the story behind the founding of Native American Day in South Dakota.

Ernestine Anunkasan Hupa
Tim Giago left an indelible mark on journalism that can never be erased.

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A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a distressing increase in overdose deaths among Native people.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 30 new positive cases of the coronavirus between August 2-7, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 214 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period from August 6-8, 2022.

U.S. Capitol
Democrats are claiming an election season achievement with the passage of a massive bill that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in climate and energy investments in Indian Country.

Jonathan Nez and Chad Abeyta
President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation has a new running mate as he seeks a second term in office. His rival, meanwhile, made a historic announcement of his own.

Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.

Clifford and Esther Littledave
All families deserve to live in safety and dignity, without fear of losing their homes.

Pope Francis
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.

NAFOA
NAFOA supports all parts of our community — from students to executive leaders.

North American Indian Tennis Association
A group of Native tennis enthusiasts formed their own organization 50 years ago and it’s grown into a collection of competitions, youth tennis camps and regular recreational meet-ups.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 510,751 COVID-19 cases through August 7, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 153 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on August 5, 2022.

Jonathan Nez
The 100th anniversary of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial in New Mexico was marred by violence after a car drove into the parade on the opening day of the highly-anticipated event.

Prey
“Prey” features Native talent and the Comanche language. It’s now streaming on Hulu.

Jackie Walorski
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is mourning the loss of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and two of her staffers who were killed in a car crash.

Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.

Standing in Two Worlds: Native American College Diaries
For Native students, attending college is more than just their own personal achievement.

The number of monkeypox cases for American Indians and Alaska Natives is not available as data has not been reported by race.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 508,293 COVID-19 cases through August 3, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 34 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths on August 3, 2022.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
How has another year of COVID-19 affected the Indian gaming industry? We will soon find out with new revenue figures.

Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
The city of Gallup, New Mexico, is marking 100 years of celebrating the region’s Indigenous culture with events like a parade and traditional song and dance.

Tim Giago
Tim Giago wore many hats in his long, eventful life. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather, a sailor, a poet, a businessman, an entrepreneur, a talk show host, a journalist, an editor, an author, and a publisher.

Tim Giago
It has my honor and privilege to be associated with Tim Giago for 17 years.

Chuck Hoskin and Lewis Johnson
The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation signed treaties that include provisions addressing formerly enslaved persons in their territories.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Domestic violence experienced by Native people is an extension of the harmful effects of colonization.

Joe Biden
The U.S. government is in a state of “moral paralysis” on the recurrence of mass shootings.

Teacher Health
There’s a widespread and growing mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so grim that many are leaving the field.

Monkeypox
Heat, COVID and monkeypox are all health threats that are looming this summer.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,253,805 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of July 31, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 122 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period from July 30 to August 1, 2022.

Fort Belknap Indian Community
Landowners from the Fort Belknap Indian Community have until August 12 to accept offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The Cherokee Nation Film Office has continued to break barriers and bring significant transformations to Indian Country.

NAFOA
Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.

Pope Francis
The pictures of Pope Francis wearing a headdress spurred controversy across the globe — and across social media.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 505,451 COVID-19 cases through July 31, 2022.

“The immunization schedule is designed to provide disease protection when children need it most,” said Janice Hixson, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic.

The Navajo Nation reported 132 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on July 29, 2022.

Alaskan Inuit Food Sovereignty Summit
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy hosts the Indigenous food show The Menu.

The Navajo Nation reported 146 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 60,723 as of July 28, 2022.

House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act
The House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act.

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The son of a single mother on Isleta Pueblo, Miguel Trujillo became an important figure in civil rights history.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 503,086 COVID-19 cases through July 27, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 135 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus related deaths on July 27, 2022.

Black Hills Land Defenders
The Republican governor of South Dakota has once again been turned away in court over efforts to set off fireworks in the sacred Black Hills.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes.”

House Committee on Natural Resources markup of H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.

Dances With Wolves (1990)
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.

The Navajo Nation reported 110 new COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus related deaths on July 26, 2022.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for its conference and trade show.

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Advocates for eliminating blood quantum say it’s necessary to ensure future generations of thriving tribal culture.

'You Matter'
Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,247,801 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of July 24, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 107 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period, totaling 60,074 as of July 25, 2022.

Tim Giago
The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.

Pope Francis
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.

Woodland Cultural Centre / Mohawk Institute Residential School
Nothing will be done for us without us. No one may speak on our behalf without our express approval.

Pope Francis
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.

Chuck Hoskin
Whatever our disagreements may be today, nothing compares to what divided the Cherokee people 183 years ago.

NAFOA
NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!

Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, from the Sac and Fox Nation, was the first Native person to win gold medals for the United States.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team reported 38 new positive cases of the coronavirus between July 18-24, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 500,414 COVID-19 cases through July 24, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 197 new COVID-19 cases, totaling 59,906 as of July 23, 2022.

Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.

Deb Haaland
Participating in governing is a time honored and sacred tradition in our Indigenous communities.

Michael Toya Mural at Nativo Lodge
A number of Native artists are among those perfecting the growing trend of public murals.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and COVID Response Coordinator Ashish Jha participate in a briefing on July 22, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 166 new COVID-19 cases, totaling 59,648 as of July 20, 2022.

Darrell G. Seki, Sr.
Voters of the Red Lake Nation returned Darrell G. Seki, Sr. to the chairman’s position in a run-off election.

Damon Clarke
Getting access to Colorado River water is “the only feasible solution” for the Hualapai Tribe, Chairman Damon Clarke said.

U.S. Supreme Court
Since tribes are sovereign nations, with their own laws, could they offer abortion services on their lands within states that may soon outlaw abortion?

Pope Francis
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and COVID Response Coordinator Ashish Jha participate in a briefing on July 21, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 497,696 COVID-19 cases through July 20, 2022.

On the morning of July 21, 2022, President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19.

The Navajo Nation reported 180 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus related death on July 20, 2022.

Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 4104, S. 4439 & H.R. 5221
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on three bills on July 20, 2022.

Grand River National Grassland
When a person’s heritage originates from several different tribes and ethnicities, I often wonder how one decides to identify themselves.

U.S. Supreme Court
As the retrograde Supreme Court has taken steps back in time, it has struck a reactionary blow against the tribal sovereignty of this land’s Indigenous nations.

Louis Still Smoking
“IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountain West” represents a collaboration between Montana State University and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.

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Join Native America Calling for the next installment of a new series called “Through the Decades.” This time, it’s the 1980s!

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,242,155 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of July 17, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, totaling 59,229 as of July 19, 2022.

Ryan Helsley
Native America Calling takes us out to the ballgame as a Cherokee Nation citizen heads into an All-Star game.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has been awarded two Indian Health Service grants to provide safer care for community members.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 328 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths over a three-day period from July 16-18, 2022.

Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is returning to work after suffering a break in her left fibula during a hike in a national park.

Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
A bill to improve access at a Native youth treatment facility is almost across the finish line in the 117th Congress.

Tim Giago
Lakota journalist and publisher Tim Giago has undergone several surgeries and his family is raising funds to make his home more accessible.

U.S. Supreme Court
The legacy of colonialism continues to exist in 2022 through this most recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny Native — and all — women the right to body sovereignty.

Dwight Birdwell and Joe Biden
Dwight Birdwell is an American hero and Cherokee Nation patriot.

Pine Ridge Reservation
The sooner we realize the fact that the colonists found democracy here on the continent, the sooner we can progress and enjoy freedom.

Bright Path Strong at NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.

Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.

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Native America Calling looks at how to prepare for when you have more money than you know what to do with.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 38 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the period between July 11-18, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 494,244 COVID-19 cases through July 17, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 81 new COVID-19 cases, totaling 58,734 as of July 15, 2022.

“This historic investment in our communities and our people represents nation building and better quality of life," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Jim Thorpe
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.

Theresa Sheldon
A non-profit is taking on the task of forming a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal from Indian boarding school abuses.

The Navajo Nation reported 101 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 58,637 as of July 14, 2022.

Cindy Woodhouse
The government of Canada will pay $20 billion dollars to Indigenous children and their families following a historic settlement.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 492,103 COVID-19 cases through July 12, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 96 new COVID-19 cases and 15 recent coronavirus deaths, including nine delayed cases, on July 14, 2022.

Pueblo of Taos at White House
Native America Calling looks at some of the highs and lows of the ‘70s through a Native lens.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 85 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 58,397 as of July 12, 2022.

Harold Frazier
A hiring dispute at the Indian Health Service is being brought to the attention of President Joe Biden.

Roselyn Tso
President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is slowly but surely moving through the confirmation process on Capitol Hill.

2016 Navajo Code Talkers Day
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum is breaking ground on a permanent facility to honor the tribal citizens who served in World War II.

Valles Caldera National Preserve
Christina West, a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, has dedicated much of her life to working in Indian Country.

Danny Wilber
A citizen of the Oneida Nation just walked free after serving 18 years in prison for a wrongful conviction.

Women March
Rain couldn’t stop an estimated 1,500 activists from marching to the White House in what was called an “uprising to protect abortion rights.”

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,237,082 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of July 9, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 227 new COVID-19 cases for the three-day period ending July 11, 2022.

Yvette Roubideaux
The National Congress of American Indians is bidding farewell to one of its highest-ranking employees as the organization’s top executive remains on leave.

Lance Foster
The Iowa Tribe has reclaimed 400 acres of ancestral territory. Learn more from Vice Chairman Lance Foster on Reconciliation Rising.

Heart of Claremore Mural
Public art ensures that all people on our reservation, whether they live here or are just visiting, can find beauty and curiosity about the Cherokee people’s rich heritage.

Deb Haaland
There must be recompense for the horrendous crime of genocide and its long term effects.

NAFOA
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U.S. Supreme Court
Tribal leaders and legal scholars are preparing for what they say are the significant and long lasting effects of a Supreme Court decision.

Arizona Vote
Voting rights advocates welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to challenge Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation“ of the law.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 26 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the period between July 2-July 11, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported an overall COVID-19 vaccination rate of 68.4 percent as of July 11, 2022, with children now eligible for the vaccine.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 489,519 COVID-19 cases through July 9, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 97 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 57,954 as of July 8, 2022.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Museums are offering unique Native exhibitions this summer as people are feeling more comfortable traveling and attending public events.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,233,366 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of July 3, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 486,380 COVID-19 cases through July 6, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 177 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 57,851 as of July 7, 2022.

U.S. Supreme Court
Make no mistake, this decision was woefully ignorant at best, and intended to severely undercut the political autonomy of our Indian Nations.

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From reservation energy utilities to farm stands, co-ops bring both financial and social benefits for Native business.

The Navajo Nation reported 122 new COVID-19 cases for the five-day period ending July 6, 2022.

Lisa Deville
Once again, Indigenous communities like mine are treated as a commodity to be extracted rather than human beings in a natural world, both deserving of respect and protection.

'Indians Welcome' - Alcatraz Island
“Through the Decades” remembers the politics, significant events, and pop culture that helped shape Native America. First up: The 1960s.

Haudenosaunee Nationals
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.

Dwight Birdwell - Medal of Honor
Dwight Birdwell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House on July 5, 2022.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
A narrow majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has ignored its sacred responsibility to uphold the law when it comes to federal treaties with Native sovereign nations.

NAFOA
It may be summer but NAFOA works hard year-round to support tribes.

LandBack
For many in Canada, #LandBack means taking back positions as stewards of the land and bringing balance to the community.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 484,866 COVID-19 cases through July 3, 2022.

The Navajo Nation is hosting a three-day American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Hardship, CIB, and Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Technical Assistance Drive in Arizona.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

Bad News Bears
There are a number of Native screen actors who stay of the limelight and manage to at least supplement their income by securing jobs as movie extras.

The Navajo Nation reported 54 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 57,319 as of July 1, 2022.

Eastern Cherokee Powwow
Today on Native America Calling, as we head into the three-day weekend, Shawn Spruce takes you to a place that knows how to celebrate with family-friendly cultural authenticity.

The Navajo Nation reported 71 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 57,248 as of June 30, 2022.

The Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has reversed course when it comes to state jurisdiction in Indian Country.

U.S. Supreme Court
States can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, the nation’s highest court held in a closely-divided ruling.

Montana State Capitol
Tribes that want to start cultivating cannabis in Montana already face restrictions imposed by a state agency.

Rutherford Falls
It’s an exciting time for Native audiences to see Native stories and talent on screen.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced that its Emergency Operations Center has been formally deactivated, effective June 29, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 169 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths on June 29, 2022.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, a contentious case affecting tribal sovereignty.

Chuck Hoskin
The U.S. Supreme Court has gone against precedent and basic principles of Indian law, Chief Chuck Hoskin of the Cherokee Nation said.

Muscogee Nation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling is an “alarming step backward for justice,” the Muscogee Nation said in a statement.

Gary Batton
Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation says the tribe will continue working with law enforcement at all levels.

Fawn Sharp
“The Supreme Court’s decision today is an attack on tribal sovereignty and the hard-fought progress of our ancestors to exercise our inherent sovereignty over our own territories,” said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.

U.S. Supreme Court
“This decision will undoubtedly result in an increase in violent crimes being committed in Indian Country,” said Lucy SImpson of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.

Page Belcher Federal Building
The United States Attorneys who prosecute federal crimes say they will continue to uphold the U.S. government’s trust responsibilities to tribal nations.

Melanie Stansbury
“Congress must consult with our tribal nations to find a meaningful path forward,” said Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-New Mexico), a member of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

Crystal Echo Hawk
“We cannot allow them to take any more power away from us,” says Crystal Echo Hawk, founder and executive director of IllumiNative.

Kevin Stitt
Despite acknowledging being a Cherokee citizen, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is celebrating the U.S. Supreme’s decision to undermine tribal sovereignty.

John O’Connor and Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor (R) is the latest state official to claim victory in a closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

U.S. Supreme Court
Native America Calling talks with legal experts to find out how Indian Country is affected by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation reported 52 new COVID-19 cases on June 28, 2022, bringing the total number to 56,901 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Commercial piloting is an industry that for decades has been largely dominated by men but a growing number of Native women are trying to break through the glass ceiling.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the week ending June 27, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 480,473 COVID-19 cases through June 26, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 226 new COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus death over a three-day period ending June 27, 2022.

Deb Haaland and Bryan Newland
The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Hoċokata Ti
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is going back on the road this week with a field hearing hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education
A joint hearing titled “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education” takes place on June 28, 2022.

Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The great Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller is remembered for being a defender, mentor, mother and leader.

Lynn Malerba
Missed any newsletters from NAFOA? Make sure to check out our new newsroom!

Owamni
Get all the latest Native food news on Native America Calling.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,228,289 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of June 26, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 139 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 56,575 as of June 24, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 478,367 COVID-19 cases through June 22, 2022.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed decades of precedent, with a new conservative majority denying women the constitutional right to an abortion.

Navajo Blanket
From the rich colors used in Navajo weaving to all the colors of the rainbow beaded into medallions and regalia, Indigenous hues carry meaning, stories, and emotion.

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Inflation is taking a bite out of people’s personal budgets. How can regular people and families adjust?

“COVID-19 cases have increased across the country and when that occurs, we tend to see an increase here on the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Janet Yellen
It was a day of firsts as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe welcomed key leaders from the Department of the Treasury to Indian Country.

Janet Yellen
Secretary Janet Yellen is the first leader of the Department of the Treasury to visit Indian Country. Here’s what she said at her meeting with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Janet Yellen Star Quilt
Secretary Janet Yellen is the first leader of the Department of the Treasury to visit Indian Country. Here are some photos from her historic engagement.

Rincon in Puerto Rico
Tax breaks and other incentives are driving wealthy, outside investors to buy up property in Puerto Rico, raising concerns about a new era of colonization.

The Indian Health Service is announcing the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for children six months through 5 years of age at federal, tribal and urban Indian sites.

The Navajo Nation reported 309 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus deaths for the four-day period ending June 21, 2022.

Lynn Malerba
Lynn Malerba, the chief of the Mohegan Tribe, is taking on a prominent role in the Biden administration.

House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Year 2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Bill
The House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, part of the Committee on Appropriations, begins markup of a key Indian Country funding bill.

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During Pride Month, Native America Calling takes a look at varying actions to acknowledge same-sex unions in Indian Country.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

Bethany Yellowtail
It’s been a rough couple of months for one of Indian Country’s most prominent fashion designers.

Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation has created a blueprint for how all of Indian Country can pursue self-governance agreements.

Ute Mountain Ute Reservation
The decision appears to demonstrate an increasing capacity from the Supreme Court to analyze questions of tribal sovereignty in a balanced and fair manner.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
A closely-divided decision confirms the right of two tribes to offer certain types of gaming in Texas, free of state interference.

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The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation estimates as many as 25 million Americans are experiencing long COVID.

The Navajo Nation reported 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 55,844 as of June 17, 2022.

Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s experience is a cautionary tale for tribes working with outsiders to help preserve their language.

“COVID-19 cases have increased in the entire southwest region in all of the border towns and cities near and around the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.

Shut Down DAPL
We can see that the Americans are engaged in vicious cycles of self destruction.

Shauna Hegna
By working together, we can catch enough fish to feed all of our families.

Bear Grease
An all-Native send-up of the musical turned hit movie “Grease” is connecting with audiences across Turtle Island.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 475,464 COVID-19 cases through June 14, 2022.

“If you feel sick or have a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, or other symptoms related to COVID-19, please isolate yourself, do not go into public places, and get tested as soon as you can,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The days of state governments claiming special authority over Indian Country appear to be numbered, with the nation’s highest court issuing another favorable ruling for tribal interests.

Samish Nation
The Samish Indian Nation has historically suffered significant obstacles in our path to self-determination, due to agency mistakes, inaction, delay and decades of litigation.

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 15, 2022.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Our healing has only just begun and we speak our truth so that we, and others, may find healing.

Vivek Murthy
Doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the country have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to urge employers to review workloads and take further steps to address well-being.

Wilma Mankiller Quarter
Wilma Mankiller’s image on the U.S. quarter is the latest recognition for the pioneering Cherokee Nation leader.

The Navajo Nation reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, totaling 55,217 as of June 14, 2022. Two coronavirus deaths bring losses to 1,800 on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sophia Marjanovic at ShutDownDC
The nation’s highest court is winding down a highly controversial term with a ruling hailed by advocates for Native women, the first of three decisions being anticipated in Indian Country.

Voiceless Mass by Raven Chacon
Raven Chacon is the first Native person to win a Pulitzer Prize in Music.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,220,175 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of June 12, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

“This week, there was a slight increase of communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Embassy of Tribal Nations
Dante Desidiero is taking an “administrative leave of absence” at the National Congress of American Indians for reasons not being disclosed.

Cherokee Nation
The days of corrupt dark money in Cherokee politics are over.

Harold Frazier
Together, we must always fight for our Native Peoples, our Native lands.

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Tuition waivers for Native students are becoming more common. Native America Calling looks at the trend and sees who it helps.

The National Indian Health Board will convene a virtual discussion session on June 22, 2022, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Staffing Guidance.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 474,027 COVID-19 cases through June 12, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the week ending June 13, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 55,031 as of June 10, 2022. Reports indicate 52,552 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

ncaiembassyoftribalnations
Tribal leaders and advocates are raising fresh concerns about the National Congress of American Indians ahead of the organization’s first in-person meeting in more than two years.

Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.

Deb Haaland
“Indigenous people have a strong and abiding connection to the Earth – increasing their access to nature early and often will help lift up the next generation of stewards for this Earth,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.

Dark Winds
AMC’s new television series, Dark Winds, is a thriller set in the 1970s on the Navajo Nation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 472,511 COVID-19 cases through June 7, 2022.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) is pleased that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suspended the coronavirus testing requirement for international travelers.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,919 as of June 9, 2022. Reports indicate 52,532 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Raúl Grijalva
Democrats are vowing to return to work better prepared after they said Republicans “hijacked” a slew of Indian Country bills during a markup where nothing was accomplished.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,755 as of June 8, 2022. Reports indicate 52,464 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Samoan flag and Savaii
This month marks the 60th anniversary of Samoa’s independence from colonial rule.

Next Legends: Inspiring AI/AN Youth to Live Native Strong and Vape Free
The Food and Drug Administration announces the launch of the “Next Legends” E-cigarette prevention campaign for Native youth.

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on June 8, 2022. Several Indian Country bills are on the agenda.

Deborah Parker
Bipartisan efforts to create a federal commission to explore and repair the legacy of the nation’s notorious Indian boarding schools have hit a stumbling block over subpoena authority.

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Chances are you won’t be limited to a single career your whole life.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,622 as of June 7, 2022. Reports indicate 52,453 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

B.Yellowtail
One of Indian Country’s most prominent fashion designers is “scaling down” her business after facing allegations of artistic theft.

Northern lights over North Twin lake on the Chippewa National Forest
More than six decades after taking land away from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, the federal government is returning nearly 12,000 acres to the tribe.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,215,806 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of June 5, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,585 as of June 6, 2022. Reports indicate 52,431 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the release of a quarter featuring Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman elected to lead the tribe.

Cherokee Vote
Please vote like the future of Cherokee Nation depends on it.

First National Bank & Trust Co.
Changes in the national and global economy can be stressful but adjusting spending now will help prepare you for the road ahead.

NAFOA
NAFOA provides resources on every aspect needed for thriving tribal communities.

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Native America Calling talks with agriculture advocates about efforts to leverage the federal money to diversify the meat processing industry.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 471,065 COVID-19 cases through June 5, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the week ending on June 6, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,417 as of June 3, 2022. Reports indicate 52,312 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Greg Sarris
In his new memoir, Greg Sarris gives voice to all Indigenous people’s connection to land and culture as he recounts his own personal journey.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,330 as of June 2, 2022. Reports indicate 52,224 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a second and final field hearing in Hawaii.

Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton’s legacy as a stage and screen performer is well established over his six decades in show business.

Troop Hula
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is on the road this week, focusing on Native Hawaiian issues.

Joe Biden and Jill Biden
Mass shootings in New York and Texas are a shock to our collective sense of security. What can we do about them?

After experiencing mild symptoms, Secretary Deb Haaland tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of the Interior announced on June 1, 2022.

The St Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 for the week ending on May 31, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 468,638 COVID-19 cases through May 29, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,211,144 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of May 29, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,226 as of May 31, 2022. Reports indicate 52,171 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

St. Mary's, Alaska
With over $13 billion on the table, the Biden administration is making sure tribes get access to historic levels of funding for infrastructure in Indian Country.

“Man Enough to be a Girl Scout”
In our Cherokee culture, we have always been a matrilineal society.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook
The White House hosts a press call to announce the release of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook.

Cassandra Baker
Cassandra Baker, who hails from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the Udall Foundation.

NAFOA
Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest opportunities for you and Indian Country.

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Traditional ceremony and cultural connections can also provide a measure of healing for people dealing with mental health disorders.

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Native athletes are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,145 as of May 27, 2022. Reports indicate 52,071 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

National Senior Games
A sizable contingent of Native elders just competed in the National Senior Games. Learn more about this decades-old event.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,080 as of May 26, 2022. Reports indicate 52,004 52,004 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Jonathan Nez and Roselyn Tso
The COVID-19 pandemic and operational issues are among the major challenges at the Indian Health Service as the agency awaits new leadership.

Navajo Nation Graduate
It’s the time of year to throw our mortar boards in the air and mark new educational milestones.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 54,021 as of May 25, 2022. Reports indicate 52,004 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Nomination Hearing to consider Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider the nomination of Roselyn Tso to be director of the Indian Health Service.

Kelli Mosteller
Kelli Mosteller, a citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, is the new executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program.

Brown University
Brown University in Rhode Island has adopted a land acknowledgement following consultation with leaders and citizens of the Narragansett Tribe.

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Storytelling is a powerful tradition in Native communities. It’s become a strategic tool for Native businesses too.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,946 as of May 24, 2022. Reports indicate 51,995 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Dilkon Medical Center
With his administration sounding the alarm on health worker burnout, President Biden’s pick to lead the Indian Health Service is up for a long-awaited confirmation hearing.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
There is a severe resource gap impacting the ability of tribes to address intimate partner violence in their communities.

National Bison Range
Land that was taken from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes was finally returned after more than a century.

Kaw Nation - Sacred Red Rock
“It’s really important that we go back and let people know that we are still thriving,” said Galen Cloud of the Muscogee National Council.

Navajo Nation
Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.

K’é Community Trails
The K’é Community Trails are now officially open after years of work and planning by community organizers on the Navajo Nation.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,921 as of May 24, 2022. Reports indicate 51,945 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes is joining a group that is small yet growing — Native women who serve on the federal bench.

Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education
A joint hearing titled “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Indian Education” takes place on May 24, 2022.


NAFOA
NAFOA values our community—thank you for being a part of it.

Native American Bank
Not every Native community has a bank where people can open a savings account, an ATM to make a deposit or withdraw cash, or a financial institution that offers home loans, credit cards, and other types of consumer credit.

The Pueblo of Laguna is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine boosters for children 5-11 years old.

After experiencing mild symptoms, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves tested positive for COVID-19 on May 22, 2022.

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 26 new COVID-19 cases for the week ending May 23, 2022. Four cases are among youth.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 466,547 COVID-19 cases through May 22, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,206,909 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of May 22, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,877 as of May 20, 2022. Reports indicate 51,861 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is often thought of as condition affecting children. But adults live with ADHD too.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,844 as of May 19, 2022. Reports indicate 51,858 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 465,809 COVID-19 cases through May 17, 2022.

Navajo Nation Graduation
It’s the time of year to throw our mortar boards in the air and mark new educational milestones.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,789 as of May 18, 2022. Reports indicate 51,831 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

St. Stephens Indian School
The St. Stephens Indian School is closing out the academic year after the entire administration was ousted following an investigation into a toxic work environment.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.3381, S.3773 & S.3789 and Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and roundtable on May 18, 2022.

Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.

Deb Haaland
How much confidence should Indian Country put into the federal government’s role in mitigating the trauma of the boarding school era?

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,729 as of May 17, 2022. Reports indicate 51,812 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Alyssa London
Alyssa London, a citizen of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes, is set to become a familiar face on NBC News and MSNBC.

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A congressional report lists a number of persistent barriers for Native students when it comes to higher education.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,721 as of May 16, 2022. Reports indicate 51,800 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has passed up a chance to address economic sovereignty in Indian Country.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5444
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.

Cherokee Nation Task Force to Protect Women and Families
At Cherokee Nation we are committed to creating a safe, caring and supportive workplace.

Class of Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities
NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!

Mohawk Ironworkers
The story of Mohawk ironworkers building the skyline of New York is legendary.

Retirement Community
Arizona’s at the leading edge of a national trend, with Alzheimer’s cases expected to see double-digit percentage increases as the population ages.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 464,774 COVID-19 cases through May 15, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,673 as of May 13, 2022. Reports indicate 51,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

T.J. Oshie
If you know the names Brian Trottier, Reggie Leach, and Theo Fleury, you are a hockey fan.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,643 as of May 12, 2022. Reports indicate 51,737 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5444
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.

Pioneer Fire
Tribal forestry officials are watching the landscape, and Native firefighters are already on the scene at several hot spots, trying to contain wildfires.

President Joe Biden delivers pre-recorded remarks at the Global COVID-19 Summit on May 12, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 463,698 COVID-19 cases through May 10, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,623 as of May 11, 2022. Reports indicate 51,737 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,195,229 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of May 8, 2022.

Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Find the 102-page Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report here.

Secretary Deb Haaland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“For more than a century, tens of thousands of indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools run by the U.S. government,” Secretary Deb Haaland said.

Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“This report confirms that this boarding school system was part of a twin United States policy: the dispossession of Indian lands and the forced assimilation of Indian people,” said Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“I didn’t know anything about who I was, as a Native person,” James William LaBelle, Sr. said as a survivor of an Indian boarding school.

Federal Indian Boarding School Maps
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has identified 408 Indian boarding schools in 37 states. Here are maps of the school sites.

Flandreau Indian School, South Dakota
Search for Indian boarding schools that have been identified by the Department of the Interior as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.

Albuquerque Indian School
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the Department of the Interior has released its initial report. Read the official press release.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Native America Calling will learn about the importance of encouraging tourism and other experiences that originate from Native sources.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,603 as of May 10, 2022. Reports indicate 51,734 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.

St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.

Thunderous by M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse
The Lakota storytelling of “Thunderous” seeks to honor Indigenous traditions.

Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them
Despite federal protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, burrowing owls remain threatened by land development.

U.S. Supreme Court
Native America Calling will get a view of what the pending reality for abortion rights means from a Native perspective.

The Indian Health Service is announcing $5 million to target resources directly to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and IHS direct service facilities to address Alzheimer’s disease within tribal communities.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,569 as of May 9, 2022. Reports indicate 51,719 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Medicine Keeper Signing
The Cherokee people’s connection to the land and nature has always been central to our way of life.

NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.

California condors
After decades of planning, the Yurok Tribe was instrumental in releasing two California condors into the skies.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 462,834 COVID-19 cases through May 7, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,556 as of May 6, 2022. Reports indicate 51,643 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sage Mountainflower
Native America Calling speaks with the artists about the direction of inventive Indigenous fashion.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,534 as of May 5, 2022. Reports indicate 51,617 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 462,347 COVID-19 cases through May 3, 2022.

National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
Key members of Congress are among those seeking answers about the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
As a helpline dedicated to serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline honors our relatives and communities impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) and those working to end this crisis.

Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.

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Awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous people continues to grow, even in mainstream circles.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,517 as of May 4, 2022. Reports indicate 51,617 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”

Rutherford Falls - Season 2
Rutherford Falls, the groundbreaking television show featuring Native talent and Native writers, is back for a second season.

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Handmade regalia, eagle feathers, and items handed down through the generations are among the items we keep in our homes and take with us to powwows and other events.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,190,326 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of May 1, 2022.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,493 as of May 3, 2022. Reports indicate 51,597 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.

Cherokee Phoenix
Since the Cherokee Phoenix first started in 1828, Native newspapers have filled a vital role in informing the public and giving a critical Native perspective on issues.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,491 as of May 1, 2022. Reports indicate 51,586 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.

Santee Lewis and Lashawna Tso
The Navajo Nation Washington Office has a new leader in Lashawna R. Tso.