August 7, 2022
Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
The Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial is celebrating its 100th anniversary. But the opening day of the large gathering was marred by violence when a car drove into the crowd and the parade, causing injuries to multiple people. The shocking incident is under investigation, with the driver in custody.
• 'HE WOULDN’T STOP': Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty
• 'WE’RE ALL SHOOK UP': Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez
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Clifford and Esther Littledave
All families deserve to live in safety and dignity, without fear of losing their homes.

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 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.

nativeamericacalling nac
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.

nativeamericacalling nac
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.

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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.

mmiwreddress
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.

blackhillspowwow
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.