January 28, 2023
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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ʔálʔal Cafe - By Chief Seattle Club
What’s on The Menu? Join host Andi Murphy for news about the James Beard Award nominations and more.

Protect Thacker Pass
A lithium mine in Nevada is considered an environmental and cultural affront to tribal nations.

U.S. Supreme Court
Indian Country is gearing up for another round of big cases at the nation’s highest court, with water rights and tribal sovereignty on the line.

Over-Incarceration of Native Americans: Roots, Inequities, and Solutions
The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.

Cherokee Nation
Whether it’s new construction, refurbished existing buildings, improved water or better roads, we are investing in what the Cherokee people have asked for.

Michael Hoenig
Michael Hoenig, the longest-serving general counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, is departing on January 27, 2023.

Yellowstone Bison
A tribal hunter was accidentally shot in connection with a bison hunt on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.

NAFOA
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Native America Calling NAC
The usage of artificial intelligence is raising questions about copyright protections for Native creatives and concerns about appropriation.

Salt River Project
Salt River Project has partnered with a private renewable energy company to open its largest solar plant in Arizona.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic has achieved Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Full Plus recognition for a diabetes prevention program.

Alligator
Alligators are traditional touchstones and an important source of food for Southern and Southeastern tribes.

Montana State Capitol
Native America Calling looks at the continuing verbal, legal, and legislative affronts to tribal sovereignty based on outdated, stereotypical and uninformed perspectives.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 569,750 COVID-19 cases through January 18, 2023.

Seneca Nation
Leaders of the Seneca Nation are speaking out after the governor of New York vetoed a bill that would have protected burial grounds across the state.

Battle of Hayes Pond
In 1958, members of the Lumbee Tribe showed up in force to stop a KKK rally in North Carolina.

Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee language is a bedrock of our strength as a tribe.

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

Jana Schmieding
Join Jana Schmieding (Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota) for a conversation about her life and career in entertainment.

Prescott National Forest
About 100,000 mines have been abandoned in Arizona, according to the state inspector, leaving behind huge amounts of toxic waste.

Native America Calling NAC
Native educators have a keen eye for guiding how schools teach students about Native history and culture.

Avatar The Way of Water
The creators of the new Avatar sequel continue what they see as a science fiction account of colonialism and Indigenous resistance. But it’s getting plenty of push-back from Native audiences.

P-22
Tribes in California want a say in what happens to the remains of P-22, a famous mountain lion.

Joye Braun
A dauntless advocate of Indigenous justice walked on with the passing of indomitable Water Protector and fearless Warrior Joye Braun.

FEMA
The federal government issued translations on official documents to help Native people following destructive storms in Alaska. The trouble is, the text is indecipherable.

Sitting Bull
A non-Native collector who claims to know a secret tribal language is selling items that supposedly came from Little Bighorn and other battles. Some have doubts.

Eighth Generation
Native-owned galleries and organizations are working to ensure Native artists get full value for their works.

Cherokee Nation Domestic Violence Shelter
Sadly, there is a great deal of domestic violence in our modern society, and the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee society are not immune.

NAFOA
Your latest news on tribal finance and economic development.

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority
Native fraternities and sororities began in the mid-1990s and offer a chance for Native students to connect with each other and draw support from shared cultural values.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for the final COVID-19 update of their administration.

The Navajo Nation reported 141 new COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus related deaths between December 24, 2022, and January 4, 2023.

Native America Calling NAC
Indigenous wrestlers comprise only a small faction of the wrestling world, but they are making names for themselves.

Jim Yellow Hawk
The Black Hills Indian Artist Market once again brought art, music, fashion and food to He Sapa.

School District Is Ground Zero for Harsh Discipline of Native Students in New Mexico
An investigative report in New Mexico finds Native students are expelled at a far greater rate than their white counterparts.

Roselyn Tso
After years of work, tribes finally achieved a historic first for the Indian Health Service. But Republicans are already ripping apart the funding agreement.

Frank Star Comes Out and Ryman Lebeau
Lakota citizens met to discuss the return of items taken from their ancestors during the Wounded Knee Massacre of December 1890.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Thousands of migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum as they escape violence, extreme poverty, and oppression, are stopped at the U.S. border.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 565,910 COVID-19 cases through January 2, 2023.

U.S. Capitol
The 118th Congress began in a most unusual fashion as Republicans descended into what one Democrat derided as “chaos” in the U.S. House of Representatives.

George Santos
A Republican candidate’s lies about his education, employment and even his ethnic background take him all the way to the U.S. Congress.

NAFOA
We’re hitting the ground running this new year!

Native America Calling NAC
Speak with Native wellness experts and motivational speakers about bridging divisions and avoiding the traps that drive wedges between us.

High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
In New Mexico, Native students are expelled far more often than any other group and at least four times as often as white students.

Montana State Capitol
A Republican aide with political aspirations questioned whether members of tribes living on reservations should be able to vote in state elections.

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 Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 564,617 COVID-19 cases through December 27, 2022.

The Navajo Nation reported 152 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus related deaths between December 22-28, 2022.

Cherokee Nation
A good government makes life better for its people and for future generations.

NAFOA
And with that, the 2022 season is over. Thank you for a great year.

Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
2022 was a strong year for feature films, documentaries and shorts produced by Native filmmakers, as well as those that relied on Native talent or focused on Native issues.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 561,287 COVID-19 cases through December 14, 2022.

Newtok School in Alaska
The Native village of Newtok in Alaska is losing its battle with climate change.

'Every Child Matters' at U.S. Supreme Court
With one negative ruling on the books and a potentially devastating one on the way, tribal leaders continue to look to the Biden administration to address the impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lakota Nation Invitational
The 45th annual Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, South Dakota, is underway.

'Indians Allowed'
People headed to a Native basketball, educational and cultural tournament were shocked to learn that some hotels were charging more than $2,000 a night.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity warns Indigenous priorities may not be heard or heeded at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference.

Senate Committee on Indian aAffairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding a business meeting as the 117th Congress enters its final stretch.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
From individual Cherokee families to the whole Cherokee Nation, keeping children safe is our most essential responsibility.

Badger-Two Medicine
An area sacred to the Blackfeet Nation remains under threat from energy development after a federal judge’s ruling.

NAFOA
This holiday season, remember to #BuyNative!

World Pride 2019
Native America Calling checks in with Native experts about both progress and setbacks when it comes to public acceptance.

Walthill, Nebraska
On a sunny afternoon in October, young people gathered for the grand opening of a new skate park on the Omaha Reservation.

'A Cedar Is Life'
Cedar is an important part of many tribal cultures.

The Navajo Nation reported 355 new COVID-19 cases and eight coronavirus related deaths between December 2–8, 2022.

National Congress of American Indians Embassy of Tribal Nations
The Embassy of Tribal Nations, the home of the National Congress of American Indians, is on the market.

Kilauea in Hawaii
ICYMI: Catch up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people.

A growing number of Native writers are turning to self-publishing — and there’s a number of supportive organizations and independent publishers that can help.

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 557,777 COVID-19 cases through December 4, 2022.

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?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,341,823 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 27, 2022.

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.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 553,405 COVID-19 cases through November 19, 2022.

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
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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.

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

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.

nativeamericacalling nac
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.