November 24, 2020
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rememberingthechildren
A resolution paves the way to address lands illegally taken from an Indian boarding school in South Dakota.

nativeamericacalling nac
In Native languages, some of our favorite words and phrases pack much more meaning than any English translation can encompass.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 96,223 COVID-19 cases as of November 22, 2020.

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 15,236 as of November 23, 2020. Reports indicate 8,205 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

supremecourt
For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.

frankwhiteclay
Voters of the Crow Tribe overwhelmingly chose Frank White Clay as their new president, ousting the incumbent from office.

cherokeenation
Since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached Cherokee Nation, our people have worked together to protect Cherokees.

nationsgas
In 2020, we are grateful for the contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians make to our country – from business to politics and everything in between.

acomapueblo
As COVID-19 progressed, the Pueblo of Acoma adopted novel strategies to protect the tribal community and its most vulnerable members.

dine4biden
For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.

npsnagpra
Despite a federal law ordering their repatriation, thousands of Native ancestors and artifacts remains still languish in boxes and basements across the country.

lafayettepark
How much longer must we put up with this ridiculous and corrupt man who has in his presidency made fools of the entire Senate, corrupted federal law scholars and committed several federal offenses?

winonabegaye
Across the Navajo Nation, victims of COVD-19 include parents and grandparents, sole guardians and providers, mentors and teachers. Without them, some students have lost their way or, quite literally, fallen off the map.

crowlanguageconsortium
With fewer and fewer fluent speakers of the Crow language, advocates for revitalizing it hope a free online dictionary can aid people already working to bolster their skills and make learning the language more accessible.

nativeamericacalling nac
Infection rates all over the country are spiking and tribes are reissuing strict shutdown orders aiming to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

national museum of the american indian
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has received a $5.67 million gift from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

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NAFOA is proud to serve and advocate for tribes.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 94,901 COVID-19 cases as of November 21, 2020.

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 15,039 as of November 22, 2020. Reports indicate 8,131 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 94,206 COVID-19 cases as of November 20, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 14,612 as of November 21, 2020. Reports indicate 8,055 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 93,387 COVID-19 cases as of November 19, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 14,441 as of November 20, 2020. Reports indicate 8,045 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Healthcare access & disability justice
Healthcare access and disability justice are crucial to ending the genocide of Indigenous peoples, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

nativeamericacalling nac
Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 92,243 COVID-19 cases as of November 18, 2020.

The Indian Health Service is announcing the IHS COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Plan.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reported four new active cases of COVID-19 — making 18 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.

The Northern Arapaho Business Council regrets to announce the passing of 3 Tribal Members to COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 14,085 as of November 19, 2020. Reports indicate 8,028 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Environmental justice and colonization
Whether it’s pipelines, coal mines, or big agriculture, Indigenous people are on the frontlines of global climate chaos.

scia111820
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.

johnhoevenjerrymoran
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.

Exeter Chiefs
A prominent rugby club is perpetuating a long, dark history of racism against Native Americans.

nativeamericacalling nac
The National Institutes of Health warns that stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can exacerbate the triggers for those vulnerable to addiction.

Due to rising regional and national COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums, including the National Museum of the American Indian, will temporarily close to the public.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic promotes food safety during the upcoming holiday.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 90,832 COVID-19 cases as of November 17, 2020.

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 13,880 as of November 18, 2020. Reports indicate 8,011 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

uscapitol
Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.

The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, children, and Two Spirits has had significant impacts on Indigenous communities.

scia
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.

supremecourtdonaldtrump
The election is over. Joe Biden is now the President-elect of the United States.

American Indian Cancer Foundation
In almost every category, minority patients are worse off when it comes to early diagnosis, treatment after diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer.

johnhoeventomudall
“From their distinguished service in the Armed Forces, to their contributions as teachers, doctors, lawyers, artists, and entrepreneurs, Native Americans continue to play a crucial role in the growth and success of the United States,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).

trentshores
An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country after he shot and killed a woman on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

nativeamericacalling nac
Started in 2011 as a way to show Native pride, Rock Your Mocs has grown into a multi-day collection of events and discussions.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is reporting thirteen new cases of COVID-19, making twenty active cases under the tribe’s jurisdiction.

In a continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout Michigan, Kewadin Casinos will be closing all five locations for three weeks.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 88,765 COVID-19 cases as of November 16, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 13,744 as of November 17, 2020. Reports indicate 8,011 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

H.R.1964 Lumbee Recognition Act
A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe is making progress on Capitol Hill.

colonizer theft of indigenous children #3Rs
Children have been stolen from Indigenous communities for generations.

“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.

navajonationcovid
Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will talk about how being in a “Something Else” category affects Indigenous voices and experiences.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 86,992 COVID-19 cases as of November 15, 2020.

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 13,596 as of November 16, 2020. Reports indicate 7,986 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native 101. Who are Indigenous people?
Presented by Crushing Colonialism, The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize, & Reconciliation is a unique opportunity to learn directly from a diverse group of Indigenous people.

lumbeetribe
The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to approve a bipartisan bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.

acomapueblo
Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.

chuckhoskin
The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.

josephspottedcalfneiss
Indian Country still has time to claim a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The deadline to apply is November 21.

Native American Basketball Invitational
After a one-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Basketball Invitational will return in July 2021.

campmniluzahan
The history of the Northern Plains Indians has always been subsumed by isolationism, rejection and outright racism.

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November is Native American Heritage Month. Get involved!

nativeamericacalling nac
Of the nearly 3.5 million people in the United States who have epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation estimates about 51,000 are Native Americans.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 13,373 as of November 15, 2020. Reports indicate 7,926 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 85,697 COVID-19 cases as of November 13, 2020.

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 13,249 as of November 14, 2020. Reports indicate 7,926 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe regrets to announce that one of its Members has passed due to COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 85,000 COVID-19 cases as of November 12, 2020.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is reporting five (5) new cases of COVID-19 today — making nine (9) active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.

The Yurok Office of Emergency Services and Humboldt County health representatives are currently collaborating on the implementation of a comprehensive contact tracing investigation, following the confirmation of the first two COVID-19 cases on the Yurok Reservation

“With nearly 900 new cases of COVID-19 reported on the Navajo Nation in the last week and with surging cases across the country, we have to implement these public health measures to protect our Navajo people and reduce the spread of this virus," said President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 13,069 as of November 13, 2020. Reports indicate 7,910 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

cedriccromwell
Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.

nativeamericacalling nac
Coronavirus infection rates continue to climb just as families are planning holiday gatherings.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 83,119 COVID-19 cases as of November 11, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,971 as of November 12, 2020. Reports indicate 7,902 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

northerncheyenne
Voters of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe made history by electing women to nearly every position.

A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.

whosatrisk
Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.

nativeamericacalling nac
Landmark legislation protecting Native American cultural items turns 30.

raynaranjo
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is reimagining Pueblo Harvest Restaurant as the Indian Pueblo Kitchen, an innovative teaching kitchen and restaurant centered around Indigenous cuisine education and exploration.

iaia
The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program was established in 2008 in partnership between USDA and 1994 institutions, tribally controlled colleges and universities with land-grant status.

The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum is temporarily closing to the public to comply with Governor Steve Sisolak’s request for Nevadans to stay home to bring the virus numbers down over the next 2 weeks.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 82,126 COVID-19 cases as of November 10, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,818 as of November 11, 2020. Reports indicate 7,828 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

kevinkiller
Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

rememberingthechildren
Residents are voicing support for a land deal that would address lands that were illegally taken from a former Indian boarding school.

navajonationhogan
Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.

teardownthiswall
Donald Trump is a dangerous man and history has it made it possible for American Indians to view the prospect of his continued autocratic and corrupt rule a clear signal that changes are overdue.

nativeamericacalling nac
“Too Strong To Be Broken: The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk” is a collaboration between siblings from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

The Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice to warn residents of the “uncontrolled spread” of COVID-19 in 34 communities on the Navajo Nation.

The Native American Journalists Association has set The Invisibility of Indigenous COVID-19 Data virtual roundtable and live Q&A for November 19, 2020.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 81,083 COVID-19 cases as of November 9, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,720 as of November 10, 2020. Reports indicate 7,802 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Northern Arapaho Business Council mourns the passing of two Tribal Members due to COVID-19.

debhaalandmarcellalebeau
We call this time Piya Wiconi, a new life and a new beginning.

willrogersbirthplacemuseum
As we observe Native Heritage Month in 2020, it may be a little different from past celebrations, but I encourage you to thoughtfully consider the history and heritage of tribes, and the power of our sovereign nations yesterday, today and tomorrow.

winfieldrussell
Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.

oglalalakotaveteransmonument
My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.

National Native American Veterans Memorial
Since the Revolutionary War, Native Americans have served our country in higher numbers than any other racial or ethnic minority in the United States.

supremecourt
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America calling talk with health experts about how to get motivated to stay fit during these challenging times.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was recently selected as one of Oklahoma’s 2020’s Best Places to Work.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 79,516 COVID-19 cases as of November 8, 2020.

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 12,641 as of November 9, 2020. Reports indicate 7,795 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

franceskraus
Indian Country is celebrating after turning out in record numbers for one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history.

winonaflyingearth
Amid celebrations on one side, and vows to keep fighting on the other, Democrat Joe Biden claimed a “clear victory, a convincing victory” in the 2020 presidential election.

Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.

nativeamericacalling nac
The makers of the new film “Gather” assert that Native food rights are human rights and food helps keep Native people connected to culture.

nafoa
Indian Country is stronger together.

gunlakecasino
Gun Lake Casino distributed over $611,000 in quarterly incentives to team members in November 2020, a token of gratitude for the essential role each employee has played.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is continuing to report an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the community of Akwesasne.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 78,277 COVID-19 cases as of November 7, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,571 as of November 8, 2020. Reports indicate 7,641 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 77,691 COVID-19 cases as of November 6, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,447 as of November 7, 2020. Reports indicate 7,641 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 76,840 COVID-19 cases as of November 5, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,288 as of November 6, 2020. Reports indicate 7,637 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Remembering the Children - Rapid City Indian Boarding School Memorial Walk
Efforts continue to address the status of lands at the former Rapid City Indian School that were illegally transferred.

joanneshenandoah
Creation myths form the core of a national identity.

wisconsinnativevote
Although small and difficult to measure, the Native voting population is powerful.

trentshores
A former police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old has been charged in federal court with first degree murder.

ncaiyouth
The National Congress of American Indians is accepting applications for the NCAI Youth Commission. Apply by November 8, 2020.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will be talking to Native writers about their craft and how to get those first words on paper.

donaldtrumpprotest
Four days after the November 3 election, ballots are still being counted. Donald Trump’s supporters don’t like it.

The Pueblo of Laguna continues to see an increase COVID-19 cases on the reservation in New Mexico.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reports a spike of six (6) new active COVID-19 cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction — making 11 total active COVID-19 cases.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 75,546 COVID-19 cases as of November 4, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,195 as of November 5, 2020. Reports indicate 7,627 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

mikedunleavy
The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

derrickwatchman
Arizona Senate Minority Leader David Bradley has selected Derrick Watchman to serve on Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission.

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“As sovereign governments, we will continue to wage an unrelenting battle against this existential threat to humanity,” NCAI President Fawn Sharp said of climate change.

larissafasthorse
Native America Calling will catch up with playwright Larissa FastHorse (Sičháŋǧu Lakota), who just won a MacArthur Fellowship.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 74,322 COVID-19 cases as of November 3, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 12,080 as of November 4, 2020. Reports indicate 7,613 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
The election is over and it’s time to add up the results. Are there any bright spots for Indian Country?

amandaharrell
When Amanda Harrell was growing up in McAlester, Oklahoma, she was unsure what type of education would be available to her or what her family could afford.

The Navajo Department of Health issued a Health Advisory Notice to warn of the “uncontrolled spread” of COVID-19 in certain communities on the Navajo Nation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 72,883 COVID-19 cases as of November 2, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,947 as of November 3, 2020. Reports indicate 7,605 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that CARES Act funds will be used to offer additional disaster relief support for tribal households and Akwesasne businesses.

donaldtrumpamyconeybarrett
With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.

uscapitol
With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.

nativeamericacalling nac
Election Day always brings surprises, but so much is up in the air this year.

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Residents of the Blackfeet Nation complained about the limited number of ballot drop-off sites.

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“All things considered, the way that Native American and black people in America vote isn’t necessarily changing this year,” a student activist said.

utetribe
The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee is pleased to announce that its application to the Federal Communications Commission has been approved.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 71,987 COVID-19 cases as of November 1, 2020.

“Like many of our Arapaho brothers and sisters, this virus is now impacting my family,” Chairman Lee Spoonhunter said after testing positive for COVID-19.

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

The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller officially launched the online application for the CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,875 as of November 2, 2020. Reports indicate 7,568 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

cheyenneriversiouxtribe
Kristi Noem has allowed COVID-19 to make South Dakota number one in the nation by not practicing the simple guidelines that tribes are following.

cherokeenationdisabilityassistance
The Disability Assistance Program will help Cherokees with food, supplies or other expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).

strongheartsnativehelpline
Although StrongHearts Native Helpline does not have an established volunteer program at this time, there are many ways to help.

amyconeybarrettwhitehouse
American history was made when Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

amyconeybarrett
Amy Coney Barrett is exceptionally well-qualified and a great choice to serve on the highest court in the land.

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Reminder: Every Native vote counts!

nativeamericacalling nac
Most states are seeing a rise in COVID-19 infections. In response, tribes are reinstating curfews and monitoring borders to keep infections numbers down.

voteherevotaaqui
Voter intimidation is illegal under state and federal law, and can result in lawsuits, fines or imprisonment.

Cherokee Nation received 6,000 rapid test kits from the Indian Health Service to enhance how the tribe tests for COVID-19 within its school system and among its most vulnerable citizens.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 70,540 COVID-19 cases as of October 30, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,753 as of October 31, 2020. Reports indicate 7,542 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,694 as of October 30, 2020. Reports indicate 7,533 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 70,019 COVID-19 cases as of October 29, 2020.

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Native American and Alaska Native voters have the power to determine the next president.

muralnet
The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”

halloween
Here we are again, at the start of what I call the Fall and Winter Party Season.

nativeamericacalling nac
After largely ignoring important Native issues during most of the campaign, President Donald Trump recently has highlighted what he says are accomplishments for Native people in key states.

The Pueblo of Laguna is battling a rise in COVID-19 cases, Governor Wilfred Herrera said in his weekly update.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is finalizing its COVID-19 in Indian Country report.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 69,168 COVID-19 cases as of October 28, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,602 as of October 29, 2020. Reports indicate 7,528 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has signed onto the Personal Protective Equipment for Safe Schools Act, a bill that would help keep schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“We’ll see in the coming years how this is going to change our communities,” said Ernest Weston Jr. of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Planning Office.

phoenixindianmedicalcenter
The Phoenix Indian Medical Center shut down inpatient obstetrics services without public notice or comment.

pineridgeagency
On and around the Pine Ridge Reservation, we cope endlessly with racial intolerance.

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Rikki Tanenbaum has worked for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians since 2018.

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Ongoing violence marks a dispute over treaty rights and commercial lobster fishing in Nova Scotia.

stevebullock
Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?

gilariverarena
Voters are casting and dropping off ballots at sites throughout the nation, including Gila River Arena in Arizona’s largest city.

Legislation to open the Navajo Nation's gaming facilities is under consideration.

A second-round of 48,000 paper applications for the CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program are being delivered across the Navajo Nation.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is extending its shutdown order amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in South Dakota, President Rodney Bordeaux announced.

The Gun Lake Tribe announced donations that total $500,000 to several local schools and the Allegan County government to assist in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 68,419 COVID-19 cases as of October 27, 2020.

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 11,462 as of October 28, 2020. Reports indicate 7,525 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

mmiwnibthaskastand
Oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a federal judge said the operation should be shut down.

lorijump
In recognition of Native American leadership in the field of domestic and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline is presenting a series of columns featuring individuals making a difference in Indian Country.

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Operation Lady Justice, the Trump administration’s initiative to address missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, is accepting comments through October 31, 2020.

angelasimpsondayschool
In January 2020, Canada began accepting claims emerging from a billion-dollar settlement with survivors of Indian day schools.

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The United South and Eastern Tribes membership now includes 33 Tribal Nations whose homelands extend from the northeastern woodlands to the Everglades and across the Gulf of Mexico.

trentshores
A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation was victimized by a former partner, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced.

nativeamericacalling nac
Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.

josselinesshrine
Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 67,254 COVID-19 cases as of October 26, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,386 as of October 27, 2020. Reports indicate 7,504 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

campmniluzahan
Racism is out there and our local officials and our local citizens need to admit to themselves that it exists.

cherokeebison
Food security is always an issue for our citizenry and it has only been magnified during the COVID-19 crisis.

amyconeybarrett
The nation’s highest court now has six justices — out of nine — who were nominated by a Republican president.

nativeamericacalling nac
Horror has a long history, and Indigenous artists are mastering the genre, finding new ways to make peoples’ skin crawl.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 66,475 COVID-19 cases as of October 25, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,362 as of October 26, 2020. Reports indicate 7,497 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

mikeblack
Joe Biden is the only choice for Indian Country this November, asserts a former official who served under numerous presidents.

lumbee veteran
Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden is a man of his word, they say in a letter to fellow Lumbees.

Black Elk Peak
Flying “Land Back” flags will not get the job done. We need a Congressional bill to make it happen.

markwaynemullin
Markwayne Mullin is seeking a fifth term in office. Danyell Lanier, a fellow Cherokee, is hoping to unseat him.

pascuayaqui
“Pascua Yaqui voters’ voices deserve to be heard – whether it’s one vote or a thousand votes,” said Chairman Peter S. Yucupicio.

debhaalandtomcole
The Zia Sun Symbol is vital to the religion, traditions and culture of Zia Pueblo.

nativeamericanlanguagesact
Please join the National Coalition of Native American Language Schools and Programs for a webinar on the Native American Languages Act.

bradleyindianmissioncemetery
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is working to protect sites of cultural and historical significance.

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“Water is a sacred resource and essential to the life and well-being of our people,” said Chairman Luke Duncan of the Ute Tribe.

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NAFOA aims to keep our community about the news that impacts you the most.

nativeamericacalling nac
Research by the U.S. Census finds the turnout rate for Native voters is lower than the national average.

"This was a shameful failure of federal relations with Indian Country," said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) are urging the Trump administration to give tribes more time to use the coronavirus relief fund.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 65,889 COVID-19 cases as of October 24, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,298 as of October 25, 2020. Reports indicate 7,489 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 65,253 COVID-19 cases as of October 22, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,151 as of October 23, 2020. Reports indicate 7,438 individuals coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Accusations of pandering are flying as Native voters cast ballots in the final days of the heated presidential election.

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It’s time all Native Americans stood together as one.

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In “The Ghost Road: Anishnaabe Responses to Indian Hating,” author and professor Matthew Fletcher shows how the law has harmed Native people and shaped the policies that govern them.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 64,216 COVID-19 cases as of October 21, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,101 as of October 22, 2020. Reports indicate 7,429 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Native people are trying to address homelessness in their community. A former cop who now serves as mayor is standing in their way.

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President Donald Trump gave a shout out to the Lumbee Tribe and the Catawba Nation during a campaign rally in North Carolina.

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Native supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are hosting a pre-watch party for the final debate of the 2020 campaign.

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Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.

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“You have the full endorsement of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,” President Rodney Bordeaux told the Democratic presidential ticket.

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The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and communities.

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Looking back on the unprecedented events, hardships, challenges and losses we’ve navigated this year, certainly everyone would agree that 2020 has been a roller coaster experience none of us asked for or wanted.

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President Trump finally signed a tribal self-governance bill into law but he doesn’t plan to follow all of its provisions if he doesn’t feel like it.

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The PROGRESS Act, a bipartisan bill to improve tribal self-governance, has finally been signed into law.

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“I’ve known about the award for a long time and always dreamed of it, but never thought I would get it,” said Larissa FastHorse. “I’m just a girl from South Dakota.”

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What are the issues that are important to young Native voters?

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With her fate in the hands of voters, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) left little doubt about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s to the nation’s highest court.

Alaska Native corporations are asking the nation's highest court to determine if they can receive shares of $8 billion in COVID-19 relief.

“As vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I’m compelled to speak out to urge immediate, bipartisan action to provide more targeted relief for Native communities,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico).

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 63,514 COVID-19 cases as of October 20, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 11,030 as of October 21, 2020. Reports indicate 7,403 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.

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Serving 22 years in the U.S. Army has had a profound impact on the life of Remi Bald Eagle.

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History has shown that Indians have always resisted their removal and displacement.

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When domestic violence happens there’s a number of agencies involved including the justice system, police, and social service agencies.

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William Perry Pendley’s “acting” status at the Bureau of Land Management calls into question his decisions on energy leases, national monuments and conservation plans across the nation.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 62,235 COVID-19 cases as of October 19, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,999 as of October 20, 2020. Reports indicate 7,397 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Donald Trump released his “Putting America’s First Peoples First Plan” on October 20, 2020.

Plans for a memorial which will honor the students of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School were unveiled during the annual Native American Day walk.

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Due to the high number of deaths of elders in recent weeks and months among the Northern Cheyenne, the matter of funerals and grieving is a common topic of discussion.

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Residents on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community are condemning the use of force against a opponents of Donald Trump’s border wall.

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Tribal and congressional leaders are condemning the “utterly shameful” use of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a border wall protest.

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The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board will be providing services at a temporary location while construction of the $100 million Oyate Health Center is underway.

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Can President Trump use military funds for the wall along the U.S. border? The Supreme Court is set to decide.

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Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico is a sacred place for many tribes.

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COVID-19 isn’t the only infectious disease to be concerned about as the weather gets colder.

The Tohono O’odham Nation announced a $1 million donation to the University of Arizona and and another $1 million to the Arizona State University to support COVID-19 research.

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation CARES Act program benefits tribal citizens and tribally owned businesses hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic supports practicing social distancing during the upcoming holidays, including Halloween.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 61,665 COVID-19 cases as of October 18, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,969 as of October 19, 2020. Reports indicate 7,396 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

BeWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, will host virtual enrollment events for Northwest New Mexico starting on November 17, 2020.

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Donald Trump disavowed Indigenous Peoples Day during a campaign rally, saying there will be no celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day "as long as I'm president."

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Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives, an organization where she formerly served as co-chair.

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The coronavirus pandemic has put many people — Native women especially — in peril from domestic violence.

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Angela McConnell, Hoopa and Mojave, was murdered two years ago. Authorities have yet to resolve her case.

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As Lakota people, we struggle to experience even a fraction of what “white privilege” provides for the bigot in this country.

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Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.

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“These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” an advisory on the animated film Peter Pan reads.

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NAFOA is committed to fostering life-long learning from youth to executive leaders.

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The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) took part in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference with tribal leaders and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York).

The National Indian Health Board concluded the National Tribal Health Conference with a panel discussion on the behavioral health that honed in on the human effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On October 18, 2020, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation confirmed two residents tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are close contacts of previously known COVID-19 cases.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 61,191 COVID-19 cases as of October 17, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 10,955 as of October 18, 2020. Reports indicate 7,381 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,913 as of October 17, 2020. Reports indicate 7,378 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 60,719 COVID-19 cases as of October 16, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,857 as of October 16, 2020. Reports indicate 7,362 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 60,216 COVID-19 cases as of October 15, 2020.

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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. What does that mean for tribes and their citizens?

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As Election Day nears, worries about adequate access to the polls increase across Indian Country.

“Tribal Nations prepaid for our healthcare," Walker River Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Amber Torres said. "Our Treaties require the federal government to fund our people’s care for the next seven generations and beyond."

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 59,408 COVID-19 cases as of October 14, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,819 as of October 15, 2020. Reports indicate 7,360 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Tribal leaders share their experiences with the coronavirus at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.

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“Let us remind ourselves to use our way of life teachings, our culture, tradition and language to fight these monsters,” President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation said.

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The new community center is the fourth built on the Red Lake Nation over the last dozen years or so.

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The Alaska Federation of Natives is opening its annual conference with the theme “Good Government, Alaskans Decide.” Tune in!

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The Chickasaw Nation is moving forward with two gaming projects in Oklahoma.

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The Joe Biden campaign released a list of nearly 200 tribal and Indian leaders who have endorsed the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is wrapping up a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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In the last moments of her life, Joyce Echaquan, from the Atikamekw Nation in Canada, recorded hospital staff taunting her with racist comments.

The National Indian Health Board has recognized Muscogee (Creek) citizen Amanda Wyatt as a Hero in Health.

In a year packed with change and uncertainty, the National Indian Health Board was pleased to recognize and honor a group of Tribal health leaders, providers and advocates during its Heroes in Health Awards Gala.

The National Indian Health Board honored and awarded the National Council of Urban Indian Health with an Outstanding Service Award for National Impact.

The National Indian Health Board opened its annual National Tribal Health Conference to a virtual audience of nearly 900 Tribal leaders, health professionals, advocates and federal and Congressional partners.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 58,875 COVID-19 cases as of October 13, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,780 as of October 14, 2020. Reports indicate 7,358 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Please join Underscore.news to hear from two prominent American Indian journalists who cover Indian Country.

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What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?

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The National Museum of the American Indian will open the new National Native American Veterans Memorial on November 11, 2020.

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The Supreme Court said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.

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The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.

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An order from the U.S. Supreme Court allows the U.S. Census Bureau to end the 2020 count and stop data collection across the country.

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Native people finally celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday in Arizona – but it was a win with an asterisk.

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American citizens – including members of the Tohono O’odham Nation – were tear gassed by law enforcement near a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona.

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O’odham land and water protectors who held a ceremony on Indigenous Peoples Day were attacked and arrested by federal and state law enforcement in Arizona.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary continues questioning of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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For Depression Awareness Month we’ll get reminders about recognizing and treating depression and how to clear hurdles to treatment when you may feel you’re least able to do so.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 58,119 COVID-19 cases as of October 12, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,737 as of October 13, 2020. Reports indicate 7,352 recoveries from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A sunrise ceremony in Nebraska’s capital city united Native people as they shared their common struggles and goals.

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Steve Bullock promised to respect tribal sovereignty and support much-needed federal programs that benefit tribal citizens if elected to the U.S. Senate.

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“As president, I’ll make tribal sovereignty and upholding our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to tribal nations the cornerstone of federal Indian policy,” Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is taking aim at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is resuming a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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The Trump administration is moving to lift environmental protections on seven million acres in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Tribes are opposing the decision.

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Sharing important updates to know for the week of Indigenous People’s Day!

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 57,357 COVID-19 cases as of October 11, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,728 as of October 12, 2020. Reports indicate 7,343 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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“This legislation addresses a tragic issue in Indian Country and will help to establish better law enforcement practices,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the signing of the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act into law.

“Everyone in this country deserves to feel safe in their communities, but a long history of violence against native people has led to the disappearance and murder of Native Americans at alarming rates,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).

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“For too long, the epidemic of missing, murdered and trafficked Native women and girls has gone unaddressed,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez (D-Nevada), a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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President Donald Trump signed two bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native people, especially women and girls, into law on October 10, 2020.

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary is opening a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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"Our nation has never lived up to our full promise of equality for all — especially not when it comes to the rights of the indigenous people who were here long before ships arrived from Europe," said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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A bipartisan resolution calls for the official designation of the second Monday of October as a federal holiday in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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On behalf of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, we wish all of our Diné people and our brothers and sisters around the world a joyful and happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

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On Indigenous Peoples Day, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock will hold a virtual town hall with tribal leaders.

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The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and DNC Native Caucus Chair Rion Ramirez released an Indigenous People’s Day statement.

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“Indigenous people have faced and rose above insurmountable challenges,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) as she highlighted concerns with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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A fundamental principle of our Cherokee culture is that we should consider the impact of what we do today on the next seven generations of future Cherokees.

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South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day since 1990.

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The growing recognition and celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day represents the fruits of a concerted, decades-long effort to recognize the role of indigenous people in the nation’s history.

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Indian Child Welfare Act advocates are raising questions about President Trump’s pick to the nation’s highest court, whose religious background and adoptions are at issue.

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Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who serves as the U.S. Poet Laureate, is helping Montana State University celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

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In America, there seems to be quite a generational difference when it comes to game playing.

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Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?

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The Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Tribes are endorsing Democratic Attorney General candidate Raph Graybill.

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Native America Calling is cracking the books and bringing in the experts to discuss the go-to sources for learning about history from the Native perspective.

Arizona state and federal officials have agreed on a plan that includes bringing in volunteer sharpshooters to cut the number of bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Conservation groups are promising to sue the Trump administration for reversing course on protections for wolverines, whose habitat is threatened by climate change.

Pueblos across New Mexico continue to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Many Pueblos are still in need of food and supplies.

The coronavirus appears to be returning to Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Indian Health Service are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases on the reservation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 57,225 COVID-19 cases as of October 10, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,696 as of October 11, 2020. Reports indicate 7,339 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 56,915 COVID-19 cases as of October 9, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,675 as of October 10, 2020. Reports indicate 7,335 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 56,583 COVID-19 cases as of October 8, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,632 as of October 9, 2020. Reports indicate 7,314 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.

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If Native Americans’ Day can remind us of just one thing, it should be to emphasize that strong and healthy relationships between the tribes and the state is just as important now as it was 30 years ago.

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We have living conditions that hinder our desire to be treated with dignity and to be governed equitably or even to be truly self-governing.

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“As the first people of this country, we have to let our voices be heard at the highest levels of government,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez after meeting with the Democratic presidential ticket.

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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, NDN Collective will be launching the highly anticipated LANDBACK Campaign, a multi-pronged effort to dismantle white supremacy and achieve justice for Indigenous people.

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A global pandemic, devastating forest fires, record unemployment, a historic recession, racial unrest and a contentious election are all piling up to make for a stressful year.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 55,326 COVID-19 cases as of October 7, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,582 as of October 8, 2020. Reports indicate 7,312 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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With the election less than a month away, Joe Biden continues to push for Indian Country’s vote, vowing to reverse years of setbacks tribes have suffered at the hands of Donald Trump.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris updated their Indian Country platform as they met with tribal leaders in Arizona. Find out what’s in it.

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Here’s what supporters of Democratic presidential candiate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are saying about the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations

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How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?

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Visitors to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be able to learn more about the historic tribal victory thanks to a new project.

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Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?

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The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.

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Douglas Lowrey, an Oklahoma native of Cherokee descent, is the only Native American general officer on active duty.

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The Trump Administration is moving to lift environmental protections on seven million acres in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 54,740 COVID-19 cases as of October 6, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,546 as of October 7, 2020. Reports indicate 7,301 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Larissa FastHorse, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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The Haudenosaunee find it impossible to join in the national celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career.

Abuse can happen to anyone. It is not limited to a specific age, class, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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Comments are due on a final rule that tribes and their advocates say makes it more difficult for them to grow hemp on their homelands.

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We as Native people have a humongous task of relearning our cultural teachings.

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The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to a sacred O’odham site. But advocates see something else at work.

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Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.

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To date, no Native veterans’ organization has received a charter from Congress. A new bill changes that.

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People who get COVID-19 face many more potential outcomes than either death or full recovery.

No new COVID-19 cases have been detected at Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico in almost two months, according to the tribe’s health corporation.

As of October 6, 2020, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has seen 659 coronavirus cases and 24 deaths on the reservation in Montana.

A growing number of people in Donald Trump's inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 53,565 COVID-19 cases as of October 5, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,501 as of October 6, 2020. Reports indicate 7,284 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

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Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.

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Despite all of the rhetoric about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.

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Alaska Natives explained how climate change impacts their people in a forum hosted by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

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Thanks to the Trump administration, oil and gas companies, as well as mining companies, are getting a break on royalties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Native Americans, along with Hispanics, have the lowest colorectal screening rates in the United States.

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Although there is broad bipartisan agreement in Congress that additional coronavirus relief is needed, I regret that the status of delivering relief hasn’t changed a lot.

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By helping small businesses through tough times with forgivable loans, offering tax credits in Opportunity Zones to lift up distressed communities, and investing in our infrastructure, we can get America back to work and rebuild our economy.

The Navajo Nation is cracking down on people who grow marijuana on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The economy, abortion, the environment, criminal justice and tribal sovereignty are among the issues that top the list of non-negotiable election topics.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 53,023 COVID-19 cases as of October 4, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,454 as of October 5, 2020. Reports indicate 7,278 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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I am proud to support Joe Biden in the hopes that the agreements made between our nations in the name of peace will honored by United States of America.

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The National Indian Gaming Commission is hosting its National Virtual Training Conference from October 6-8, 2020.

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Three Alaska Native witnesses are testifying about the impacts of climate change on their communities.

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David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, appears on Oprah Winfrey’s book club podcast.

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Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is living in a house situated on Sioux lands and his house will continue to be located on Sioux lands until a just settlement is enacted.

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The Cherokee Heritage Center has long been a beloved site for preserving irreplaceable artifacts and educating visitors on Cherokee culture.

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Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have 11 presidential candidates to choose from, plus four running for vice president.

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The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938, I’m told, and there have been thousands of stories told about it since.

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Alaska Native corporations top a list of Alaska-owned businesses ranked by gross revenues.

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“All Indigenous peoples have the right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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Native American tribes are no strangers to fire. But COVID-19 has set back efforts to manage their homelands.

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“I believe that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would have dangerous implications for Indian Country,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Welcome to #NAFOAFall2020 Conference Week (and other important policy updates for Indian Country).

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list falls above crashes as the leading cause of fatal injuries for Native Americans over the age of 65.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 52,912 COVID-19 cases as of October 3, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,441 as of October 4, 2020. Reports indicate 7,271 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) announced he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on October 2, 2020.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in a post on social media on October 2, 2020.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 52,843 COVID-19 cases as of October 2, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,421 as of October 3, 2020. Reports 7,266 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 52,590 COVID-19 cases as of October 1, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,404 as of October 2, 2020. Reports indicate 7,262 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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It’s been over six months since Congress set aside $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country. The battle over the funds is still not over.

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“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic, ” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.

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With its reservation being threatened by the Trump administration, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is backing Democrat Joe Biden for president.

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What do Native Americans look for in a Supreme Court justice? Join Native America Calling for a discussion.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 52,339 COVID-19 cases as of September 30, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,369 as of October 1, 2020. Reports indicate 7,262 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

In a post on social media at 12:54am Eastern on October 2, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19.

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Every October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, advocates and communities across Indian Country and the United States rally together to honor survivors of domestic violence and support abuse prevention.

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Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.

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Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.

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There is very little good news emanating from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation due to the pandemic.

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A “life-changing” diabetes program for Indian Country will expire unless Congress takes action.

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“As the children of survivors, sharing our story and prospering into the future is our duty,” Chief Sarah S. Channing of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation said.

nativeamericacalling nac
The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into the effort to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus. How will Indian Country be affected?

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President Donald Trump and Republicans sued to stop voting by mail in Montana, a state where the Native vote has been crucial.

Rep. Greg Stanton continues to push for COVID-related relief for the Navajo Nation, speaking in favor of the FEMA Assistance Relief Act, legislation he’s co-sponsored to increase the federal cost share of FEMA public assistance funding for COVID-related declarations.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 51,900 COVID-19 cases as of September 29, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,355 as September 30, 2020. Reports indicate 7,256 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) Not Invisible Act and Congresswoman Norma Torres’ (CA-35) Savanna’s Act. The two bills work to address the missing and murdered indigenous women’s crisis.

In the most recent about-face on CARES Act funding for Alaska Native corporations, a federal appeals court panel ruled that they are not eligible for any of the $8 billion in pandemic relief.

melanieconnors
For the Ojibwe people, the healing power of the annual wild rice harvest transcends the pandemic.

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The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of retired Navajo Nation Judge Marilou B. Begaye.

nativeamericacalling nac
Please join Native America Calling as we hear the latest in news from around the nation.

native vote
Please join the Democratic National Committee’s Native American Caucus monthly meeting with tribal organizers and former mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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The Native American Law and Policy Institute at the Southern University Law Center will host its third annual Tribal Courts and Tribal Sovereignty symposium on October 16, 2020.

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MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, announced eight new Indigenous Communities Fellows. Recipients received a total of $105,000 in funding.

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) announced that tribes will not lose future Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding as a result of the CARES Act funding they received.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 50,219 COVID-19 cases as of September 28, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,333 as of September 29, 2020. Reports indicate 7,255 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act, a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.

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A hotbed of controversy is raging about the treatment of citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe by a local hospital and inflammatory statements made by a Republican county official.

navajonationschool
Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.

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The Gila River Indian Community and the Navajo Nation won a court decision extending the Census 2020 through the end of October. But the Trump administration is already appealing.

nativeamericacalling nac
Join Native America Calling as we hear from Choctaw recording artist Samantha Crain about her album “A Small Death.”

“It only took a few people traveling off our Nation to have wide spread increases in cluster cases in several regions of the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 49,695 COVID-19 cases as of September 27, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,312 as of September 28, 2020. Reports indicate 7,253 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.

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A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.

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The National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board and the National Council of Urban Indian Health will provide COVID-19 updates at an appropriations hearing.

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Bills to return land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, address bison management and improve tribal economic development programs are on the agenda.

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The Democratic Party gained many new members in Indian Country because of the man they called FDR.

cherokeevote
We look forward to seeing the largest Native voter participation in history in the November elections.

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Indian lawmakers in Montana are asking Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) to “stand by your word” when it comes to voting on the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

richardrealbird
The Real Birds from the Crow Nation are a formidable force across Indian Country.

nativeamericacalling nac
The deadline for all U.S. residents to fill out the 2020 Census is approaching fast. Tune into Native America Calling to find out how the Indian Country is being affected.

nafoa
NAFOA has the latest opportunities for tribes, families, and individuals.

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Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

montanaacaindiancountry
Advocates says continuance of the Affordable Care Act is vital to the health of tribes and their ciizens in Montana.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hardest at the poorest populations, including Native Americans.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer honor the lives and sacrifices of all fallen warriors and their families with a proclamation, which recognizes September 27, 2020 as Navajo Nation Gold Star Families Day.

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Economic Development Office is now accepting applications for coronavirus business relief funds.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 49,300 COVID-19 cases as of September 26, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,290 as of September 27, 2020. Reports indicate 7,250 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,269 as of September 26, 2020. Reports indicate 7,250 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 49,049 COVID-19 cases as of September 25, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,237 as of September 25, 2020. Reports indicate 7,248 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 48,798 COVID-19 cases as of September 24, 2020.

Alaska Native corporations are not entitled to shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, a federal appeals court ruled in a closely-watched case.

Indianz.Com is publishing the payments made to tribes from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The Treasury Department
Now in spreadsheet form! Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for tribal governments.

michaelweahkee
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony on bills addressing Indian health and tribal lands.

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The president and vice president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe aren’t seeking re-election, a sign of frustration with the government on the reservation.

whiteriverhospital
Hospitals are combating health disparities among Native Americans by teaching new mothers strong breastfeeding practices.

jojohnson
The virus has brought so many unwelcome changes to our lives.

navajonation
“As the first people of this country, we have every right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Cheyenne River Youth Project (South Dakota)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project and the Seattle-based Vadon Foundation have announced a new partnership that will allow the nonprofit, grassroots youth organization to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (New York)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is continuing to take a phased approach for the easing of protective measures in response to COVID-19.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service received 300,000 rapid Abbott BinaxNOW Ag Card Point of Care SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests to expand testing for COVID-19 across tribal communities.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing results as of September 23, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,212 as of September 24, 2020. Reports indicate 7,242 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States took testimony on bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation.

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S.294, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, is close to becoming law. The bill aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development in Indian Country.

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S.982, the Not Invisible Act, is the first bill to be introduced and passed by all four tribal citizens who serve in the U.S. Congress.

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Congress has finally approved S.227, Savanna’s Act. The bill is named in honor of Savanna Greywind, a 22-year-old citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who went missing and was murdered.

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Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin had trouble addressing the tribal coronavirus relief fund data breach during a hearing on September 24, 2020.

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The Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, is finally over the finish line.

lowerbrulesiouxtribe
On tribal lands, only 65 percent of the population has access to broadband. Half of tribal rural households don’t even have access to a fixed wireless internet provider.

elizabethcooklynn
What we need to remember is this: a great deal rides on how we spend the next several weeks as people who value our American way of life.

markwaynemullin
Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and horrific murder earlier this year shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our military.

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Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on the world.

Border Barrier Construction, BMGR
Construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico continues to affect sacred and sensitive tribal sites in southern Arizona.

Pueblo of Laguna (New Mexico)

Governor Wilfred Herrera of the Pueblo of Laguna addresses a wide range of COVID-19 issues in a video update.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,167 as of September 23, 2020. Reports indicate 7,240 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 48,501 COVID-19 cases as of September 22, 2020.

tawnyjodie
With the coronavirus disproportionately affecting tribal nations, young people have stepped up to help their communities, preserve their culture and start the healing process.

forthood
Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are requesting a thorough investigation into multiple deaths at Fort Hood, including those of two citizens of the Navajo Nation.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 47,759 COVID-19 cases as of September 21, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,141 as of September 22, 2020. Reports indicate 7,240 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Nation re-issued a Stay-At-Home Order and stricter daily and weekend lockdown hours due to new reports of increases in COVID-19 cases in certain parts of the reservation.

uscapitol
Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to claim victory.

twokingscasinoresort
Leaders from the Seminole Tribe, the Catawba Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are testifying before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

michaelweahkee
Three tribal leaders and one federal official will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

strongheartsnativehelpline
Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc in their everyday lives.

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“What has been happening is death to our people and violence to our people,” Oglala Sioux citizen Monique “Muffie” Mousseaux said.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed vaccine concerns with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer.

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What was a showdown between the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and a local official has now turned into a stalemate over an early voting site for the community.

northerncheyennetribecapitol
Some tribal governments are a manifestation of colonialism, whereby those who play the game often stand to reap personal financial gain.

debhaaland
If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four citizens of federally recognized tribe.

johnhoeven
Five Indian Country bills are on their way to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Joe Biden
The Joe Biden campaign is hosting a Native American Small Business Owners Training and Roundtable featuring Karen Mills, the former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

nativenationsrise
We are witnessing a historical push toward the dismantling of imperialism, the decentralization of power, and the welcoming of non-White, non-European values into conservation.

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The outcome of a key race in Montana will help decide control of the U.S. Senate. Both candidates are touting their environmental credentials.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 47,263 COVID-19 cases as of September 20, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,131 as of September 21, 2020. Reports indicate 7,234 recoveries from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

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It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.

Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.

housescip
Bills benefiting the Seminole Tribe and the Catawba Nation are getting their first hearing on Capitol Hill.

erintapahe
It seems that this past year has been a terrible one filled with the loss of some great American journalists and journalism professors, Native and non-Native.

osiyotv
Despite challenges in conducting on-location shoots and interviews, OsiyoTV has stayed right on schedule, with the new season to begin airing October 1.

webelieverichard
The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Julian Bear Runner, was not impeached after being accused of inappropriate contact with an underage boy.

jonathannez
Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.

jojohnson
It is time for all Native Americans living in South Dakota to realize that we have the power.

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Stay up to date this week with Native America Calling, your electronic talking circle.

nafoa

Supporting tribal citizens from youth to executive leaders.


ndncollective
NDN Collective is giving away backpacks filled with supplies to Native American students and youth in the Rapid City, South Dakota, area.

glaciernationalpark
While visitation is down, Glacier National Park faced unprecedented gridlock after the Blackfeet Nation closed the park’s eastern boundary. Officials say the season offers lessons for the future.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 46,682 COVID-19 cases as of September 19, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will be joined by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a COVID-19 town hall.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,119 as of September 20, 2020. Reports indicate that 7,232 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,107 as of September 19, 2020. Reports indicate that 7,230 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 46,614 COVID-19 cases as of September 18, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,090 as of September 18, 2020. Reports indicate that 7,229 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 46,429 COVID-19 cases as of September 17, 2020.

ncai
A powerful Republican continues to blame tribes in a bitter dispute over billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief.

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is not happy with the National Congress of American Indians.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 45,903 COVID-19 cases as of September 16, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,083 as of September 17, 2020. Reports indicate 7,226 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

saveourchildren
A rally to support two spirits and youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation came as a second complaint was filed in connection with embattled President Julian Bear Runner.

danahlers
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dan Ahlers wants to see better relationships between the state and federal governments and Native Americans. He believes that it starts with treaties.

siouxsanentrance
Laws in America are made up of property concerns and have had as their main agenda, the protection of property.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (Department of the Interior)

Bureau of Indian Education schools on the Navajo Nation will open for students via distance learning for the first nine weeks of the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Nation and the Indian Health Service are working together to utilize CARES Act funds for water projects on the reservation.

Insights from Congressional and Tribal Leaders: Coronavirus Relief for American Indian Tribal Governments (Harvard University)

A diverse panel of Congressional and tribal leaders will look ahead and discuss how Congress might come together on a bipartisan basis to enhance support for Indian Country’s pandemic recovery efforts.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 45,598 COVID-19 cases as of September 15, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 10,059 as of September 16, 2020. Reports indicate 7,190 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

It’s ‘full speed ahead’ for the White House Council on Native American Affairs, according to the Trump administration. But details remain scarce as tribes complain of a fractured relationship with their trustee.

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Dakota Middle Tent’s family was relieved when they saw him in the emergency room at Monument Health with only a few broken bones.

When StrongHearts Native Helpline was formed, the organization underwent a process to choose a Native American logo that could represent the virtues of strength, resilience, empathy and protection.

everynativevotecounts
A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.

ncai
Our ancestors told us to always think seven generations ahead and conduct ourselves accordingly.

U.S. Army PFC Corlton Lane Chee, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, passed away at the age of 25 while stationed at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.

nativeamericansforbiden
Native Americans for Biden and Out for Biden will host a Two Spirit Roundtable to discuss issues of importance to the LGBTQ+ Indigenous Community.

us capitol
It’s been difficult to get Indian legislation through Congress but tribes are hoping to get a win with passage of a self-governance bill.

fawnsharp
The 2020 Tribal Unity Impact Days, a two-day event hosted by the National Congress of American Indians and partners, is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

twokingscasinoresort
A bipartisan bill ensures the Catawba Nation can move forward with a gaming development on ancestral territory in North Carolina.

ipcc
Join the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) for an update on economic development activities in New Mexico’s biggest city.

stevedaines
U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is encouraging people to vote by mail — but only if they support President Donald Trump.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico)

"Tribes and Tribally-owned businesses from across Indian Country have been severely impacted by the economic strains brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic," a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are telling the Trump administration.

Winnebago Tribe (Nebraska)

The Winnebago Tribe, headquartered in northeastern Nebraska, has one new positive case of COVID-19 as of September 15, 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 45,198 COVID-19 cases as of September 14, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

As of September 15, 2020, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,992, which includes one positive case that was previously unreported. The tribe has confirmed 7,189 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Despite an emotional plea from a young Lakota man, leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to impeach President Julian Bear Runner on allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The tribes of the Sioux Nation are calling on the Trump administration to take treaty rights into account before issuing a decision on fracking in Wyoming.

An accurate Census count is a ‘matter of life and death’ for Indian Country, a prominent tribal leader said.

Remember being a kid when birthdays were eagerly anticipated, a golden day, occasion for a party when we got to be the center of attention?

navajobluetravelplaza
The 9,000 square-foot Navajo Blue Travel Plaza is located along a busy interstate in Arizona.

uscapitol
Democrats and Republicans are coming together to ensure Native and rural communities get counted in the 2020 Census.

nativevote

Native Americans in Arizona were denied the right to vote until 1948, and state law continued to deny voting opportunities for Native Americans through laws, policies and practices until 1970.


romanorona

Please join Roman Orona (Yaqui/Apache) for a webinar on ‘The Business of Performance Art.’


Looking Ahead to Life After COVID-19 (International Indian Treaty Council)

Please join the International Indian Treaty Council for another COVID-19 webinar.

Oglala Sioux Tribe (South Dakota)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has confirmed 240 COVID-19 cases on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (Alaska)

On September 14, 2020, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation identified four new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 44,857 COVID-19 cases as of September 13, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,982 as of September 14, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,181 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

themysticwarrior
The theater was packed on the night ‘The Mystic Warrior’ was screened in South Dakota.

cherokeenation
Our sovereign government is making investments that will address immediate health, safety and economic needs during this crisis.

pineridgereservation
There appears to be a lot of movement leading up to the impeachment hearing of Julian Bear Runner, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

bureauofindianeducation
Schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education on the Navajo Nation will be opening under a distance-learning plan, a stunning reversal of the agency’s plans to hold classes in person.

navajonation
The Bureau of Indian Education failed to send a witness to a hearing on reopening Indian schools in the age of COVID-19.

byronmallott
In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Two days later, he resigned, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.

jojohnson
We have some important news for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem: the coronavirus is real.


nativeamericacalling

Stay up to date this week with Native America Calling, your electronic talking circle.


nafoa

Committed to community and individual growth: Here’s five things to know this week, courtesy NAFOA.


Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,977 as of September 13, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,179 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 44,504 COVID-19 cases as of September 12, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

As of September 12, 2020, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,969, which includes previously unreported cases. The tribe has confirmed 7,177 recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 44,400 COVID-19 cases as of September 11, 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 44,167 COVID-19 cases as of September 10, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

As of September 11, 2020, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,952, which includes three previously unreported cases. The tribe has confirmed 7,176 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.


navajonation
Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.

julianbearrunner
Julian Bear Runner has been accused of inappropriate contacts with a young citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

crowcreeksioux

In a short amount of time, nearly 25 of the 80 residents of Big Bend, a community on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation, tested positive for COVID-19.


Voters in Nebraska are being asked to authorize casino-style gaming in their state as part of an initiative backed by Ho-Chunk Inc.

Oglala Sioux Tribe (South Dakota)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has confirmed 228 COVID-19 cases on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 43,888 COVID-19 cases as of September 9, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,933 as of September 10, 2020. The tribe has reported 7,169 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.


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Judge halts plan to end Census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.

warmsprings
Underscore.news: Census in the age of pandemic

The Census has long failed to accurately tally populations in Indian Country. COVID-19 is hampering attempts to fix that.


suzanharjo
Suzan Harjo lecture on intellectual property

Registration is open for the Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property, featuring Suzan Shown Harjo, leader of trademark proceeding against the Washington professional football team.


nativeamericansforbidenharris
Native American Veterans for Biden Roundtable Discussion

Join this roundtable with Native American veterans as they discuss why they are supporting Democrat Joe Biden for president.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 43,578 COVID-19 cases as of September 8, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,915 as of September 9, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,167 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

housescip
Examining the Bureau of Indian Education’s School Reopening Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are Bureau of Indian Education schools ready to open as COVID-19 continues to impact tribal communities?


navajonation
COVID-19 cases on reservation at lowest point since May, but Navajos urged to remain vigilant

Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported across the Navajo Nation in the previous 24 hours, the lowest number of daily cases on the reservation since an initial spike in May.


O’odham activists arrested for protesting border wall construction

Members of the O’odham Anti Border Collective & Defend O’odham Jewed took direct action and halted construction of the border wall near Ajo, Arizona.


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Yurok Tribe expands food sovereignty efforts

The Yurok Agricultural Corporation recently purchased 26-acres of land that will be used to develop a culturally relevant food sovereignty program on the Yurok Reservation in northern California.


nafoa
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

Sharing resources to support the advancement of tribes and tribal citizens.


joanneshenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah in concert

Music is Medicine! features Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, (Oneida-Iroquois), one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians.


rockthenativevote
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country census woes mount

After a federal directive to shorten the 2020 Census outreach period jarred the nation, Indian Country organizations redoubled efforts to make sure Native communities are counted amid COVID-19.


carltonchee
Navajo Nation leaders call for investigation following deaths of two citizens in U.S. Army

Two citizens of the Navajo Nation who were stationed at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas died in recent weeks.


Suicide Prevention in the Age of COVID-19 #HopeForLife

Please join a livestream where experts address resources and tactics for suicide prevention for American Indians and Alaska Natives in honor of #HopeForLife.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Markup: Tribal Health Data Improvement Act

The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states and local governments, addressing an obstacle that has arisen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 43,139 COVID-19 cases as of September 7, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,903 as of September 8, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,157 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 42,911 COVID-19 cases as of September 6, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Nation continues its COVID-19 relief efforts with care package distributions.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,901 as of September 7, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,154 coronavirus recoveries in the largest reservation in the United States.

Tim Giago: A disease that ravages Indian Country and America

I have Type 2 diabetes and I lost two sisters to the disease.


Native America Calling

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Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 42,853 COVID-19 cases as of September 5, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The connection of more Navajo Nation homes to the electric grid is in the process as the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority prioritizes CARES Act projects in order to meet the December 2020 deadline to use the funds.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,900 as of September 6, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,148 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 42,773 COVID-19 cases as of September 4, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,891 as of September 5, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,142 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 42,627 COVID-19 cases as of September 3, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,883 as of September 4, 2020. The tribe has confirmed 7,142 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Utah Diné Bikéyah

As we celebrate our connections to Bears Ears virtually, let us remember that we can still practice our subsistence lifeways from our own homes.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 42,411 COVID-19 cases as of September 2, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,871 as of September 3, 2020. The tribe has confirmed over 7,100 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: Authorities target traffickers during Sturgis rally #MMIW

A joint federal-state-county sting collared eight men during an undercover sex trafficking bust at the Sturgis motorcyle rally.


Oneida Nation case continues string of court victories for Indian Country

The Supreme Court, for the time being, is making decisions based on a rule of law that can bring a semblance of justice to this country’s Indigenous nations.


EPA unveils Western office to focus on abandoned mine tracking and cleanup

"The abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation need to be addressed at a lot faster rate than they currently are," Oliver Whaley of the tribe's environmental department said.


Clara Caufield: Enduring the #COVID19 pandemic

Here in the West, the virus continues with a vengeance, and we, especially elders with other health issues are still encouraged to stay at home, limiting our contact with others.


Bureau of Indian Education

Bureau of Indian Education-operated schools across the United States will have a uniform start date of September 16 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission’s first-ever spectrum priority filing window for rural Tribes closed September 2, 2020.

Insights from Congressional and Tribal Leaders: Coronavirus Relief for American Indian Tribal Governments

A diverse panel of Congressional and tribal leaders will look ahead and discuss how Congress might come together on a bipartisan basis to enhance support for Indian Country’s pandemic recovery efforts.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)

The Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General has issued Coronavirus Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions Related to Reporting and Recordkeeping (OIG-CA-20-028).

Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a total of $100 million to Tribes as part of HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat program (ICDBG-CARES).

Looking Ahead to Life After COVID-19 (International Indian Treaty Council)

Please join the International Indian Treaty Council for another COVID-19 webinar.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 42,085 COVID-19 cases as of September 1, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,847 as of September 2, 2020. The tribe has confirmed over 7,100 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: 'Sovereignty is Real'

The 2020 Oceti Sakowin Gathering of treaty nations and councils is taking place at Fort Laramie in Wyoming.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A state of war?

American Indians who fought wars for freedom and equality have never wanted anything but to live.


Native youth navigate complex, contradictory jurisdictions

Native children become lost in a jurisdictional web and a federal system that has no proper place for them.


Northern Arapaho Tribe (Wyoming)

The Northern Arapaho Business Council mourns the passing of another Tribal Member due to COVID-19.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 41,733 COVID-19 cases as of August 31, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Nation will continue 32-hour partial weekend lockdowns and daily curfew hours through the month of September to help control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,830 as of September 1, 2020. The tribe has confirmed over 7,100 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'A process of reconnecting': Young Lakota actor finds ways to stay tied to tribal culture

With her first full-length film in theaters amid the coronavirus, Blu Hunt is hoping audiences seek out the resilience and hope in Native peoples.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe suspended ahead of impeachment hearing

Julian Bear Runner, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has been suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct.


Catawba Nation continues work on controversial casino in North Carolina

The Catawba Nation is reaching into history for its forthcoming, and still controversial, gaming facility on ancestral territory.


Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Western Carolina University (North Carolina)

Please join Western Carolina University’s Culturally-Based Native Health Program for "Water and Cardiovascular Health: Metal Contaminants in Native American Communities."

National Congress of American Indians

The National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center is honored to host the 15th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum in an online, virtual setting.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 41,320 COVID-19 cases as of August 30, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,820 as of August 31, 2020.

White House Council on Native American Affairs meets quick demise under Donald Trump

Barely four months after coming back to life, the White House Council on Native American Affairs is without a director.


Tim Giago: An ex-Marine and his Sicangu wife

Charlie and Helen Baca will forever be embedded in my thoughts. Two finer people I will never know.


Jenni Monet: Bureau of Indian Affairs officer on leave after fatal shooting of Brandon Laducer

Native Americans die from police violence more than any other American, a fact that is chronically overlooked.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation protects our elders in this difficult time

At Cherokee Nation, putting elders first is simply our way of life.


Tribes and Nevada Guard combine efforts for #COVID19 testing

From the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe to the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe, mobile sites have been key to slowing the spread of the coronavirus in Indian Country.


Rep. Tom Cole: A fake emergency at the Post Office

In recent weeks, concerns surrounding operations of the U.S. Postal Service have frequented the news cycle and been shared widely across social media.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Don’t use the Postal Service as a political pawn

Sending every adult in the United States a ballot - whether or not they asked for one - undermines the integrity of our elections and creates an environment for voter fraud to run rampant.


NDN Collective

As the world continues to endure the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, NDN Collective announces the second phase of the NDN COVID-19 Response Project.

Cheyenne River Youth Project (South Dakota)

As summer draws to a close, kids are going back to school — but school doesn’t look the same.

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Welcome to FCNL’s Native American Legislative Update! NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage members of Congress.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are pleased to announce that the Navajo Nation Business and Artisans Economic Relief Grant Program will begin accepting applications.

Yurok Tribe (California)

Starting on September 2, 2020, the Yurok Tribe will be offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)

Working for tribes and tribal citizens.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 41,017 COVID-19 cases as of August 29, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 9,800 as of August 30, 2020.

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Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing results as of August 28, 2020. According to the data, 40,935…

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,789 as of August 29, 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 40,742 COVID-19 cases as of August 27, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,780 as of August 28, 2020.

Northern Arapaho Tribe (Wyoming)

The Northern Arapaho Business Council is pleased to make available additional financial aid for Members who require assistance due to COVID-19.

More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for #COVID19

More than 1,600 incarcerated children across the country have tested positive for COVID-19 as of mid-August.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 40,400 COVID-19 cases as of August 26, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,601 as of August 27, 2020. The tribe has confirmed more than 7,000 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'A disgraceful insult': Joe Biden campaign calls out Navajo leader for Republican speech

The Joe Biden campaign is taking the unusual step of calling out a tribal leader, accusing Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer of making "misleading" claims about Donald Trump's record in Indian Country.


Jonathan Nez and Myron Lizer: A 'sad day' for the Navajo Nation

This is a sad day for family members, relatives, and friends of two Navajo families and for the Navajo Nation as a whole.


Doug George-Kanentiio: As long as the sun shines...

I was curious as to the origins of that phrase "as long as the sun shines and the grass grows" common in tribal treaty discussions.


Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe's objections

Lezmond Mitchell became the first Native American in modern history to be executed by the federal government.


Alaska attorney general admits sending inappropriate messages

An Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica investigation revealed Kevin Clarkson texted a much-younger state employee hundreds of times, often using kiss emoji and commenting on her appearance.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 40,046 COVID-19 cases as of August 25, 2020.

Biden for President Campaign

Biden for President released a statement responding to misleading claims made by Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer at the Republican National Convention.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,597 as of August 26, 2020.

Navajo Nation leader promotes Donald Trump as tribal citizen is set for federal execution

With the life of one of his own at stake, Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer tried to portray Donald Trump as someone who cares about Indian Country.


Myron Lizer | Republican National Convention #RNC2020

Myron Lizer, the vice president of the Navajo Nation, addresses the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020.


Russ Feingold and Keith Harper: Another broken promise by the United States

There are few things more American than baseball, apple pie, and the federal government breaking its promises to Native Americans.


Arne Vainio: My Grandmother's sewing machine

I still have more of that fabric. It's time to make one for Cecelia.


Navajo man on death row set for execution under Donald Trump's watch

Barring a last-minute appeal, the U.S. government will execute the only Native American on federal death row.


Leaders of Navajo Nation address Democratic and Republican conventions

If anyone thought it strange that the top two elected officials in the Navajo Nation were speaking at rival conventions, Vice President Myron Lizer said they have not been paying attention.


Kaiser Health News: Sisters from Navajo Nation died after helping #Coronavirus patients

Cheryl and Corrina Thinn were almost joined at the hip. The Navajo sisters fell victim to #COVID19 just weeks apart.


Diné College (Navajo Nation)

Diné College reported a Fall 2020 student enrollment of more than 1,300 and returning students were met with some big changes. The number of enrolled students represents a high amount, considering COVID-19.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 39,735 COVID-19 cases as of August 24, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,573 as of August 25, 2020.

Republicans open presidential convention with familiar anti-tribal messages from Donald Trump

The Republican Party kicked off its national convention with no visible Native presence, opening a week of events that stand in marked contrast to the Democrats trying to unseat Donald Trump from office.


Indianz.Com Live with Dr. Yolanda Alanis and Orion Resting Hawk

Dr. Yolanda Alanis and Orion Resting Hawk, two Native Americans living in Kenosha, Wisconsin, joined Indianz.Com for a live interview.


The Lost State of Sequoyah: The Five Tribes' fight against Oklahoma statehood

The recent Supreme Court decision is movement in the right direction to begin the correction of long endured wrongs against this country’s Indigenous peoples.


Gaming initiatives backed by tribal corporation faces uncertain future

Gaming initiatives backed by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, can't appear on the November ballot, Nebraska Secretary of State Robert B. Evnen announced.


NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)

Everyone needs a great support network that will positively impact your financial mind-set. NAFOA and The American Indian College Fund have invited two CPA’s to answer questions and discuss meaningful habits and actions for smart financial choices this fall.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Minnesota)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced the graduation of 27 students who successfully completed program requirements in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program during Summer Session 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 39,274 COVID-19 cases as of August 23, 2020.

New Mexico Native Census Coalition

More than half of the residents of the Pueblos of Cochiti, Kewa and Jemez have all responded to the 2020 Census, surpassing the self-response rate of the entire state of New Mexico.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Education Incentive, formerly known as the Navajo School Clothing Program, is accepting applications.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 10 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death.

'No amount of money is ever going to bring him back': City settles lawsuit for death of Native man beaten by police officers

Zachary Bear Heels, Lakota and Kiowa, died after being shocked 12 times and punched 13 times in the head by police officers in Nebraska.


Chuck Hoskin: Commemorating a tumultuous and resolute first year in office

It is a tremendous responsibility to lead the largest tribal government in the country, but together, we are working to make Cherokee communities, families and culture stronger.


Jenni Monet: Indian Country's ANWR

Almost 20 years ago, Tara Sweeney came to Washington to lobby for drilling on her people's homelands. Her efforts have been rewarded by the Trump administration.


'Keeping the culture alive': Native dance goes digital during #COVID19

Singing, dancing, socializing, sharing food – the elements that make powwows an essential part of preserving Native cultures are the same ones that make them a coronavirus risk.


New Mexico In Depth: Hospital violated rights of Native mothers amid #COVID19

A prominent women’s hospital violated patients’ rights by singling out pregnant Native American women for COVID-19 testing and separating them from their newborns without adequate consent, according to a federal investigation.


Statues topple and a Catholic church burns as California reckons with its Spanish colonial past

For some, Junipero Serra is a saint – literally: He was canonized by the Catholic Church in 2015. For others, he represents genocide.


Native Wellness Institute

The Native Youth Wellness Warrior Camp East Coast will be online this year!

National Film Board of Canada

Filmmaker/activist Melaw Nakehk’o has spent the pandemic with her family at a remote land camp in the Northwest Territories, ‘getting wood, listening to the wind, staying warm and dry, and watching the sun move across the sky.’

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 39,051 COVID-19 cases as of August 22, 2020.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association

The NAFOA Community is stronger with and because of you and our partners.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,547 as of August 23, 2020. The tribe has confirmed more than 7,000 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are requesting the support of the Navajo people for Legislation No. 0209-20, which will provide $177 million of the tribe’s remaining CARES Act funding.

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Tule River Tribe (California)

Guests of Eagle Mountain Casino, owned and operated by the Tule River Tribe, can now enjoy their favorite table games and slot machines.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 38,982 COVID-19 cases as of August 21, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,545 as of August 22, 2020. The tribe has confirmed about 7,000 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 38,512 COVID-19 cases as of August 20, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,531 as of August 21, 2020. The tribe has confirmed about 7,000 recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Arizona, New Mexico)

Closure of the four Navajo Nation casinos since March placed an extreme financial burden on operations forcing temporary layoffs of approximately 90 percent of the team members.

Cheyenne River Youth Project (South Dakota)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 6th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam was groundbreaking for more than one reason.

'Voting is sacred': Democratic convention ends with calls for Indian Country to vote for Joe Biden

The Democratic Party wrapped up its convention with a prime-time speech from Deb Haaland and calls for Indian Country to get out the vote.


'I'm a symbol of our resilience': Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) #DemConvention

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) addresses the Democratic National Convention on August 20, 2020.


Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (Alaska)

It is with deep sadness that YKHC reports that late in the day on August 19, a YK Delta resident in their 50’s died due to complications of COVID-19.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 38,512 COVID-19 cases as of August 19, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,519 as of August 20, 2020. Nearly 7,000 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development

The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development will receive $60 million in tribal CARES Act funding.

Data shows disproportionate impact of #COVID19 among Native Americans

Systemic racism and underfunding of the trust and treaty responsibility are tied to the heavy toll of COVID-19 on the first Americans.


Jenni Monet: Meet the Indigenous women who fought for the vote

It took the better part of a century to pass a law saying American women had the right to vote. It took even longer to deliver this right to Indigenous women.


J. Eric Reed: A roadmap for protecting tribal lands and sovereignty

McGirt is not a gift, the ruling simply provides complete and undeniable clarity about lawful territorial jurisdiction for tribes.


StrongHearts Native Helpline: Mental health effects of historical trauma

With additional mental drain resulting from the spread of #Coronavirus, it’s important now more than ever to support our relatives by understanding various effects on our mental health.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 38,215 COVID-19 cases as of August 18, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,500 as of August 19, 2020. Nearly 7,000 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Kewa Pueblo (New Mexico)

No new COVID-19 cases have been detected at Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico, according to the tribe’s health corporation.

'We are all related': Indian Country turns out for another day of Democratic convention

The first Americans stole the stage before a captive audience as they presented delegate votes for their party's presidential ticket during the Democratic National Convention.


Native American Roll Call #DemConvention #DNC #NativeVote20

Four Native American delegates presented their state delegate totals at the Democratic National Convention on August 18, 2020.


Cronkite News: Navajo president speaks at convention as one of Democrat's 'rising stars'

"It is an opportunity also to remind the US citizens throughout this country that tribal nations have contributed greatly to the freedoms of this country," Jonathan Nez said of his #DemConvention appearance.


Native Sun News Today: Crow and Northern Cheyenne under #Coronavirus lockdowns

Members of both the Crow Tribe and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are under curfews and lockdowns in response to rising COVID-19 cases.


Norma Dunning: May my grandchildren never hear the E-word again

It’s a good day in Edmonton. It's a good day in Canada. It's a good day for Inuit.


'It's not OK. It's not OK': Native Hawaiian remains removed from luxury beachfront property

After Native Hawaiian remains were found on the multimillion-dollar oceanfront lot being developed by the chair of the Obama Foundation, a state official decided to relocate the remains.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The 10th annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation event will be a virtual run, beginning on September 7 to November 14, and themed as Rise to Resilience, Rise to Strength and Rise to Beauty.

NAFOA

The Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee Subcommittee on General Welfare Exclusion will host a virtual forum on August 26, 2020.

National Congress of American Indians

Despite widespread requests to extend the 2.5 GHz tribal priority filing window by 180 days, the Federal Communications Commission announced only a 30-day extension.

NAFOA

Due to the pandemic, the FCC will extend the 2.5 GHz Tribal Priority Window deadline by 30 days to 6:00PM EDT on September 2, 2020.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) led a bicameral group of lawmakers in calling out the Federal Communications Commission for shortchanging Tribes on the Tribal broadband application deadline.

National Indian Gaming Commission

The National Indian Gaming Commission invites you to join the next COVID-19 Outreach Guidance Call on August 20, 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 37,923 COVID-19 cases as of August 17, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,486 as of August 18, 2020. Nearly 7,000 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

'We need Indian Country to step up': Democrats rally behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Indian Country leaders are standing up for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as they seek to defeat Republican Donald Trump and Mike Pence at the polls.


Rep. Deb Haaland | Native Americans for Biden | Democratic National Convention

"I know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will continue to work to empower Indian Country, and I want you to join me," Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told Native voters.


Rep. Sharice Davids | Native Americans for Biden | Democratic National Convention

"He’s going to ensure the federal government upholds promises and obligations, treaty obligations to Indian Country," Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) said of Joe Biden.


Native Sun News Today: Native women lead 70-mile ride for #MMIW #MMIWG #MMI2S

About 100 people took part in the Sturgis Medicine Wheel Ride to raise awareness about the crisis of missing and murdered women, children and Two Spirit relatives.


School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools

The U.S. government sanctioned, and sometimes operated and financed, hundreds of boarding schools for Native American children that relied on military and carceral practices to forcibly assimilate them into Western culture.


Mescalero Apache Tribe (New Mexico)

"We are a small community and every death hurts," President Gabe Aguilar said after the passing of an elderly resident of the reservation. "Our prayers are with the family."

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

August 19 is Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Day in Oklahoma City!

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Arizona)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and 18 Senate colleagues are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau to ensure an accurate count for Indian Country and the Native Hawaiian community.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved over $475 million in CARES Act projects to help the Navajo people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 37,690 COVID-19 cases as of August 16, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,469 and negative tests total 74,699 as of August 17, 2020. Nearly 7,000 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Trump administration puts tribes at center of another energy development debate

With the nation's future at stake, Donald Trump is returning to a familiar place: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Tim Giago: The laws that impacted the lives of South Dakota Indians

Voting rights has never been something that the men and women of the Sioux Nation took lightly.


Chuck Hoskin: Protecting our sovereign rights to govern the Cherokee Nation reservation

This moment is too important for Cherokee Nation to sit by while others make decisions on our behalf.


Rep. Tom Cole: Vaccines save lives

To slow the spread of coronavirus, the development of a vaccine to treat COVID-19 is crucial, and I am proud this is being taken seriously in our country.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Teachers help shape our future

It is often said it takes a village to raise a child. The saying could not be truer and I firmly believe our country’s teachers are an important part of that village.


Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe cites 'inexcusable neglect' of BIA

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is blaming the Bureau of Indian Affairs for lawlessness on its homelands in Montana.


Miss Navajo Nation is a 'glimmer of hope' for her community during #COVID19

After winning the title of Miss Navajo Nation, Shaandiin Parrish got to work on cultural preservation and advocacy efforts. #COVID19 changed everything.


John Taylor: Sturgis, UTVs and anachronisms…

He Sapa is a sacred place, a cathedral of immense natural beauty. Is the Sturgis motorcycle rally killing it?


Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation businesses seek help amid #COVID19

Tourism-dependent businesses say their location on the Blackfeet Nation makes them uniquely vulnerable to the economic impacts of the coronavirus.


Native American Journalists Association

Please join the Native American Journalists Association for a virtual roundtable about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Arizona, New Mexico)

The Navajo Nation's four gaming operations will remain closed at least through August 31, 2020.

Looking Ahead to Life After COVID-19 (International Indian Treaty Council)

Please join the International Indian Treaty Council for another COVID-19 webinar.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)

Supporting our community by sharing the opportunities and good news (yes, there’s still good news).

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 37,428 COVID-19 cases as of August 15, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,447 and negative tests total 74,260 as of August 16, 2020. More than 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Office of Inspector General (Department of the Interior)

To date, the CARES Act has provided the Department of the Interior with $909.7 million, which includes direct apportionments of $756 million and a $153.7 million transfer from the Department of Education to the Bureau of Indian Education.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 37,315 COVID-19 cases as of August 14, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,423 and negative tests total 73,994 as of August 15, 2020. Nearly 7,000 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

National Congress of American Indians and National Indian Education Association

The National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association express deep concern regarding reopening plans for Bureau of Indian Education schools and the safety and health of all students, teachers, administrators, and community members.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 37,103 COVID-19 cases as of August 13, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,412 and negative tests total 73,735 as of August 14, 2020. More than 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: They call her the Rosa Parks of Indian Country

Charlene Teters began her protests against racism in sports with a simple sign: 'Indians are Human Beings Not Mascots.'


Cronkite News: Navajo women mobilize to protect elders from #COVID19

Tribes have their own cultures, languages and customs, but two common threads run through them – high esteem for their elders, and the heavy impact COVID-19 has had on their communities.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 36,761 COVID-19 cases as of August 12, 2020.

Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development

The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development launched a PPE Manufacturing project to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the largest reservation in the United States.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico)

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discussed the impact of emergency small business loans and the Paycheck Protection Program on Community Development Financial Institutions in New Mexico during a virtual forum.

Navajo Code Talker Day (Navajo Nation)

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President invite you to a virtual tribute in honor of Navajo Code Talker Day.

Navajo Code Talker Day (Navajo Nation)

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President invite you to a virtual tribute in honor of Navajo Code Talker Day.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are urging all schools on the Navajo Nation to utilize online/virtual learning for the remainder of the current semester to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,394 and negative tests total 73,147 as of August 14, 2020. More than 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Country slams efforts to 'abrogate' sovereignty in wake of historic Supreme Court ruling

In a major show of unity, nearly every Indian Country organization is warning of efforts to "abrogate" tribal sovereignty following a historic win at the nation's highest court.


Who will play an Osage woman in a film about the Osage people?

Osage women are often referred to as the backbone of our community, not just as mothers and wives but keepers of our traditions, our songs, and performed the essential work in maintaining the Osage way of life.


Native Sun News Today: Where are the eagle feathers for the #Lakota57?

The 57 Lakota youth who were mistreated at a hockey game have yet to receive the eagle feathers gifted to them.


Kayla Hilario: Let's not forget Tribal history as we complete the Census

It's important for all our communities to be counted – especially Indian Country – to ensure we bring back resources and representation that is rightfully ours.


Cronkite News: Calls rise for more resources in Indian Country amid #COVID19

As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, medical providers are moving to telehealth – prompting calls for more funding for infrastructure and technology in Indian Country to remedy disparities that can make long-distance care impossible.


New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

‘We will persevere if we protect our community, families, & ourselves’: A coloring book for youth features artwork from renowned Kewa Pueblo cartoonist Ricardo Caté.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Nation Reopening Plan will serve as a guide to safely and gradually reopen business on the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cherrah Giles: AG’s agreement doesn’t address Native domestic violence victims

The last thing Native women in Oklahoma need right now is legislation. Instead, we need to respect the sovereignty of my Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, which the Supreme Court just affirmed.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 36,380 COVID-19 cases as of August 11, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,356 and negative tests total 72,605 as of August 12, 2020. More than 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association has announced the keynote lineup for its annual American Indian Tourism Conference, which is scheduled for September 14-18, 2020.

'Shame on you': Authorities warn criminals not to make false claims about Indian status

Lying about your tribal identity could land you in trouble in the post-McGirt era in Oklahoma.


Native Sun News Today: Court reversal lets Dakota Access oil flow

"We look forward to showing why the Dakota Access Pipeline is too dangerous to operate," Chairman Mike Faith of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said.


Tim Giago: Re-living our childhood Soap Box Derby days

Back in the day, there used to be a Soap Box Derby Race held in Rapid City, and the winner usually got a small cash award.


StrongHearts Native Helpline: Supreme Court ruling helps tribes hold perpetrators accountable

'This ruling is critical in the prosecution of domestic violence crimes against Native women,' says StrongHearts Native Helpline Director Lori Jump.


Clara Caufield: Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes

Even though some don’t believe it, the Northern Cheyenne were once traditionally gardeners.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 36,010 COVID-19 cases as of August 10, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,334 and negative tests total 72,270 as of August 10, 2020. Nearly 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick

A prominent U.S. Senator has made history as the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


Native Sun News Today: Oyate serves pipelines with ‘eviction notice’

'We evict KXL and DAPL from our Lakota lands,' a declaration against two pipeline operators reads.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Murders of Lakota men remain unsolved

Are the deaths of Lakota men going to be investigated by Operation Lady Justice? The Trump administration won't say.


Cronkite News: Louis Tewanima Footrace goes virtual in age of #COVID19

Every year for 46 years, hundreds of runners have ben in honor of Louis Tewanima, a Hopi man who won a silver medal in the Olympics in 1912.


Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic promotes the benefits of staying current with your yearly vaccinations.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill has announced the appointment of an expansive group of experts, professionals and authorities to serve on the Mvskoke Reservation Protection Commission.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Oklahoma

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores will host a media ’roundtable’ discussion in partnership with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Attorney General’s Office, Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, and Tulsa Police Department.

Pueblo of Zuni (New Mexico)

With ‘no end in sight’ to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pueblo of Zuni is taking strong measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus on the tribe’s reservation in New Mexico.

Kewa Pueblo (New Mexico)

Kewa Pueblo continues to see progress in the fight against COVID-19, according to data shared by the tribe’s health corporation.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 35,631 COVID-19 cases as of August 9, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

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

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is 9,315 and negative tests total 71,972 as of August 10, 2020. Nearly 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Chuck Hoskin: Renewed gaming compacts ensure a brighter future for Oklahoma

Tribal contributions to this state are strong, and with renewal of our gaming confirmed, they will stay that way.


Native Sun News Today: Pipeline companies face new court challenges

Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues to grow while the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline deal with ongoing challenges.


Navajo Nation endures #COVID19 pandemic without reliable water

Nearly one in three households on the Navajo Nation lack indoor plumbing, making it more difficult to reduce the risk of the #Coronavirus.


Lessons Lost: Indian students have been shortchanged for generations

The Bureau of Indian Education has repeatedly neglected warnings that it is not providing a quality education for 46,000 Native students.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 35,355 COVID-19 cases as of August 8, 2020.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)

Let’s make our NAFOA community stronger by helping each other.

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Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,308 as of August 9, 2020. Nearly 6,900 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 35,071 COVID-19 cases as of August 7, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases fo the Navajo Nation is 9,293 as of August 8, 2020. More than 6,800 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 34,894 COVID-19 cases as of August 6, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,257 as of August 7, 2020. More than 6,800 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: Oldest recorded powwow in North America meets #COVID19

For the first time in recorded history, the Narragansett Tribe's annual feast of green corn is going online.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes jump on census bandwagon amid #COVID19

The Choctaw Nation missed out on many millions of dollars in #Coronavirus relief due to an undercount of tribal citizens in the U.S. Census.


Clara Caufield: Discouragement

Although my goal is to write positive columns, sometimes that is not always possible, especially with a constant stream of discouraging news from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.


Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, received a $50,000 grant to help support lean initiatives.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The Navajo Nation is implementing a partial weekend curfew as the tribe continues to battle the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) are introducing legislation to authorize a one-time $89 million infusion of funds to provide electricity to homes on the Navajo Nation.

Northern Arapaho Tribe (Wyoming)

In response to local progress made in the fight against COVID-19, the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council has voted to modify its stay-at-home order.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 34,556 COVID-19 cases as of August 5, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,223 as of August 6, 2020. More than 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

'He would be proud': Frank LaMere's legacy lives on at sober living home

The late Winnebago activist Frank LaMere continues to help people find hope and healing.


Chuck Hoskin: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people

Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future.


Native Sun News Today: Despite pandemic Pine Ridge solar project progesses

Lookout Solar Project has experienced some pitfalls from the COVID-19 pandemic, but progress is being made to bring jobs to the Pine Ridge Reservation.


NativeWellness.Life: #COVID19 death toll tops Hiroshima atomic bomb count

COVID-19 is a selective atomic bomb. It's killing more Native people when proportionately compared to other populations.


Northern Arapaho Tribe (Wyoming)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is deeply saddened that COVID-19 has touched our people once again.

Native American Casino Owners Reflect on COVID Crisis and Share Strategies For Reopening (Seattle Entertainment Group)

On a normal day pre-COVID, there is a shortage of safe drinking water, healthy food, power, stores, and housing in remote tribal reservations. During COVID, those kinds of problems are amplified and cause a ripple effect.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 33,898 COVID-19 cases as of August 4, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer invite you to join a live online town hall for COVID-19 updates.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,195 as of August 5, 2020. More than 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: Lawlessness and violence at Northern Cheyenne

Four unsolved murders, several home invasions and the rise of bold drug operations in broad daylight have heightened alarms.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: 'Hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil' in the GOP

We suppose that most of us are pretty sick and tired of South Dakota's duly elected national representatives bowing down to everything that is bad about Donald Trump.


Democratic National Convention

After ongoing consultation with public health officials and experts—who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic—the Democratic National Convention Committee announced today speakers for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will no longer travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Understanding Coronavirus Relief Fund Reporting Requirements

On August 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT, the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of the Inspector General will provide an overview of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reporting requirements.

Help Me Understand: Coming Together To Heal In 2020

Please join Ernie Tsosie (Navajo), Mama Bird The Comedian (Osage) and a surprise co-host for a special comedy event on August 8, 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 33,417 COVID-19 cases as of August 3, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,156 as of August 4, 2020. More than 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico)

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in a conversation about the importance of increasing access to broadband in Tribal communities.

Cronkite News: Food insecurity amid #COVID19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots

From a traditional hogan in a remote area on the Utah-Arizona line, Cynthia Wilson spent much of her spring sourcing drought-resistant seeds, packing them in small manila envelopes and labeling them to ship to families across the Four Corners.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 32,955 COVID-19 cases as of August 2, 2020.

National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host a virtual event November 11, 2020, to mark the completion of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

Red Lake Nation (Minnesota)

The Red Lake Nation has established a COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Relief Program to help citizens during the pandemic.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer presented a comprehensive proposal to use portions of the Navajo Nation’s CARES Act funds for student relief and to assist schools.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

‘I strongly believe that the health and well-being of all of our Navajo people is always the top priority,’ says President Jonathan Nez.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,139 as of August 3, 2020. More than 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Diné College (Navajo Nation)

Rapidly transitioning from an in-person program to one entirely online was a challenge, but public health students with Diné College’s Summer Research Enhancement Program completed their work, focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 in their community.

'We have been vindicated': Oneida Nation celebrates victory in long-running sovereignty case

The U.S. Supreme Court's historic #HonorTheTreaties ruling is having immediate impacts in Indian Country, with the Oneida Nation benefiting from the changing legal landscape.


Tim Giago: Common sense instead of politics needed to stop #Coronavirus

How has #COVID19 changed our lives in Indian Country?


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation provides new opportunities in a difficult time

At Cherokee Nation, we are putting the federal CARES Act dollars to work for our citizens and our communities.


Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections

President Donald Trump is rolling back a landmark environmental law that tribes and tribal citizens have used to protect their homelands from unwanted development.


Cronkite News: Navajo 'Water Warrior' drives miles during #COVID19 to deliver to those in need

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on the Navajo Nation, Zoel Zohnnie saw families and elders sheltering in place – and no one helping them to haul water they desperately needed.


Montana Free Press: CSKT water compact bill clears first hurdle in U.S. Senate

A bill to settle the water rights of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and restore land to their control is inching forward in the 116th Congress.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian affairs going backward and forward

It is only with just laws, and the memory of tribal good sense in times of danger that we can look to a future with hope.


Ana Cecilia Pérez: As non-Black POC, we need to address anti-Blackness

While Indigenous and other people of color traditionally lack the power to enact racism toward other marginalized groups, we can and do exercise clear racial prejudice against Black people.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Principal Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation issued a statement regarding an August 3, 2020, press conference by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter (R)

Attorney General Mike Hunter plans to file a brief with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that seeking guidance on cases affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt ruling.

Northern Arapaho Tribe (Wyoming)

The Northern Arapaho Business Council regrets to announce the passing of another one of our tribal Members due to COVID-19.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)

Helping tribes stay informed and make the most of opportunities.

Webinar: Main Street Lending Program – Applicability for Tribal Businesses

On August 4, 2020, at 2:00 PM EDT, the Federal Reserve will provide an overview of the Main Street Lending Program’s applicability for Tribal Businesses.

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Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 32,525 COVID-19 cases as of August 1, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,103 as of August 2, 2020. More than 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 32,406 COVID-19 cases as of July 31, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,068 as of August 1, 2020. Nearly 6,700 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 32,126 COVID-19 cases as of July 30, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,055 as of July 31, 2020. More than 6,600 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York)

‘It is unacceptable that the coronavirus relief package put forward by Senate Republicans sidelines the needs of Tribal governments and Native communities,’ two leading Democrats said.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 31,782 COVID-19 cases as of July 29, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 9,019 of July 30, 2020. More than 6,600 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Bay Mills Indian Community (Michigan)

A Bay Mills Resort & Casino hotel employee tested positive for COVID-19.

David Hill: We can't stand with Mvskoke people if we are sitting down

For all of us, this victory was hard fought. It was not just the result of our own resilience, but the day also belonged to those who came before us.


Bryan Newland: Congress should make sure #Coronavirus legislation works for Indian Country

COVID-19 relief funds were a lifeline for many tribal communities, and have provided tribal governments with tools to keep their communities safe.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists cheer court victory to protect from pollution

"The court's ruling is a victory for people who are bearing the brunt of federal and tribal oil and gas development," says Lisa DeVille of Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: New business carries on tribal bison tradition

The Black Prairie Bison Company will provide premium, fresh bison cuts and jerky products nationwide, drawing on the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' deep cultural connection to bison.


National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has developed a comprehensive guide and accompanying website for tribes and tribal entities that need to purchase personal protective equipment during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Keith Harper: McGirt is a chance for greater tribal-state cooperation

Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and former U.S. Ambassador, offer his take on efforts to address the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 31,431 COVID-19 cases as of July 28, 2020.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 virtual town hall on July 30, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,968 as of July 29, 2020. More than 6,600 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: Two nations at odds over Missouri riverbed rights

The Trump administration has rescinded yet another pro-tribal legal opinion, forcing the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation to go to court to protect its trust and treaty rights.


Clara Caufield: Bead working is such a blessing

Beadwork requires concentration, great attention to detail, and some occasional ripping and tearing to fix mistakes.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill announced an Executive Order establishing the Mvskoke Reservation Protection Commission.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will press Trump administration witnesses on the Bureau of Indian Education response to the COVID-19 pandemic in tribal schools.

Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton

Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation said ‘there is no reason to rush’ legislation to address the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 30,987 COVID-19 cases as of July 27, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,927 as of July 28, 2020. More than 6,500 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Republican governor suffers another setback in dealings with tribes in Oklahoma

From contracting COVID-19 to being cut out of talks with tribes, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) has endured a rough month in Oklahoma.


Native Sun News Today: #COVID19 bares impact of federal broken promises on Indian Country

"The indigenous experience with COVID-19 affirms that colonization continues to function according to its design," says William Smith of the National Indian Health Board.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time for the elected Tribal Councils to get off of the dime

A plan needs to be formulated so that the Sioux Nation can act in unison to discuss the future of the Black Hills settlement.


Cronkite News: Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid nationwide movement

The United Daughters of the Confederacy removed two monuments from state property in Arizona amid growing opposition to offensive memorials and statues.


Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is presenting a $652 million CARES Act funding proposal to the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

Menominee Indian Tribe (Wisconsin)

Citing the continued rise in tribal and local community COVID-19 cases, the Menominee Indian Tribe is temporarily closing its tribal government offices and facilities for a 2 week period, starting Tuesday, July 28 until Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing (116th Congress)

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 2:30 PM EDT, immediately following a business meeting, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing titled “Preparing to Head Back to Class: Addressing How to Safely Reopen Bureau of Indian Education Schools.”

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting (116th Congress)

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 2:30pm Eastern, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider a dozen bills.

House Committee on Natural Resources Markup (116th Congress)

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10am Eastern, the House Committee on Natural Resources is scheduled to hold a markup on more than a dozen bills.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 30,419 COVID-19 cases as of July 26, 2020.

Navajo Nation Council (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Rules and procedures that allow local Navajo Nation chapter government officials to hold remote chapter meetings and to conduct official business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic were extended by the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

Navajo Nation Town Hall (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Please join Navajo nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a COVID-19 virtual town hall on July 28, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,912 as of July 27, 2020. More than 6,500 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation Council (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

A continuing budget resolution was approved by the 24th Navajo Nation Council at its 2020 Summer Session that authorizes operational funding for the Navajo Nation government through March 30, 2021.

'That was the last time I heard from her': Death of young Omaha woman under investigation following #COVID19 diagnosis
Family and friends are demanding justice for Lenice Blackbird, who went missing and died after being placed in COVID-19 isolation by the Omaha Tribe.
• VIDEO: #JusticeForLenice Vigil

Tim Giago: Would there be a Native American Journalists Association without Bill Dulaney?

Bill Dulaney's role in forming the Native American Journalists Association is here for all to read.


Chuck Hoskin: New grants available for Cherokee students and families during pandemic

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has put strains on Cherokee families, the economy in northeast Oklahoma and our local public schools.


StrongHearts Native Helpline: Domestic and dating violence

StrongHearts Native Helpline unravels some of the myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds light into the darkness of intimate partner violence.


Native Sun News Today: Tunkasila Sakpe -- Mt. Rushmore

Tu?kášila Šákpe is the Lakota name for The Six Grandfathers. It's known as Mount Rushmore to the people who stole it from the Sioux Nation.


Montana Free Press: Tribal sovereignty foe faces opposition from Democrats

An attorney who pushed for oil and gas drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation territory has been overseeing America's public lands for the Trump administration.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don't last long

The 'norms' sustaining our political system have never favored American Indians because they have been based to a large degree on racial exclusion.


Rep. Tom Cole: Get counted

Beyond determining representation, accurate population data helps ensure federal funding is properly allocated and disbursed to states to support public services like infrastructure, law enforcement, education, health care and numerous other federal programs.


Cheyenne River Youth Project (South Dakota)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is back up and running after all staff members tested negative for COVID-19.

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY)
Native American youth from urban and rural communities across the nation gathered for United National Indian Tribal Youth’s (UNITY) first-ever virtual national conference.

NAFOA (Native American Finance Officers Association)
Supporting our partners and community while (still) social distancing.

Pueblo of Laguna (New Mexico)
As of July 26, 2020, the Pueblo of Laguna has confirmed a total of 29 positive COVID-19 cases within the Pueblo boundaries.

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Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 29,855 COVID-19 cases as of July 25, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,891 as of July 26, 2020. More than 6,500 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Zac Russell: Cherokee Nation won't surrender its sovereignty

Citizens of the Five "Civilized" Tribes have been on a roller coaster ride this week.


Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 29,697 COVID-19 positive cases as of July 24, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,837 as of July 25, 2020. More than 6,500 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,768 as of July 24, 2020. More than 6,500 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 29,420 COVID-19 positive cases as of July 23, 2020.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)
The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 28,987 COVID-19 cases as of July 22, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,734 as of July 23, 2020. Nearly 6,500 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

National Congress of American Indians stands strong against efforts to erode tribal sovereignty

The nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is vowing to oppose legislation aimed at undermining a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory.


VIDEO: First Lady Melania Trump on Protecting Native American Children

First Lady Melania Trump provides opening remarks at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System.


AUDIO: Task Force Briefing on Protecting Native American Children

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump hears from the Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System.


Native Sun News Today: Building trust though diversity in a border town

Realizing the full potential of Rapid City's trade area requires involvement of Native Americans and the maximization of their purchasing power.


Clara Caufield: A 'shout out' to the Crow Agency Indian Health Service hospital

There are many Indian Health Service horror stories and a great deal of frustration with this chronically under-funded agency.


Crow Indian Health Service Unit (Montana)

The Indian Health Service has suspended most COVID-19 testing on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will distribute payments to those affected by the COVID-10 pandemic.

Kewa Pueblo (New Mexico)

Kewa Pueblo is seeing progress in the fight against COVID-19, according to data shared by the New Mexico tribe’s health corporation.

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine

The Indian Health Service and The University of New Mexico School of Medicine have partnered to create a family medicine residency program at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.

Yurok Tribe (California)

The Yurok Tribal Council recently approved a $2.1 million project that will significantly boost Yurok Connect’s data transmission speeds and expand its coverage to many family homes that have never had access to the internet.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 28,638 COVID-19 cases as of July 21, 2020.

Diné College (Navajo Nation)

Diné College, the first tribally-controlled institution of higher learning in the U.S., recently enacted a 50 percent tuition discount for students — new, returning, continuing, and transferring — who enroll for the Fall 2020 semester.

Healing Indigenous Lives Native Youth Town Halls Series (UNITY)

The Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative is hosting four virtual sessions to support and enhance Native youth engagement, coordination, and action related to public safety issues, with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian country.

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY)

Since late last month, United National Indian Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has connected with Native American and Alaska Native youth in a way no one imagined.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,684 as of July 22, 2020. More than 6,400 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

'An icon in Indian Country': Noted radio host and journalist Harlan McKosato passes on

Harlan McKosato, once known as the Voice of Indian Country, interviewed everyone from Wilma Mankiller to Bill Clinton.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing

Lawmakers are taking testimony on bills affecting tribal jurisdiction, Native veterans, urban Indians and Native health care.


Cronkite News: Navajo Nation weighs phased reopening as #COVID19 cases ease up

Tribal leaders continuedto urge residents of the Navajo Nation to take precautions to keep the number of COVID-19 cases trending downward.


Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

Based on the recommendations of health care experts and data showing increases in COVID-19 cases in states and nearby cities, the Navajo Nation’s state of emergency and closure of government offices and entities has been extended.

Northern Arapaho Tribe (Wyoming)

The Wind River Inter-Tribal Council has decided to keep its existing stay-at-home order temporarily in place due to coronavirus concerns and rising case counts in Wyoming.

National Council of Urban Indian Health

Robyn Sunday-Allen, National Council of Urban Indian Health Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, will testify before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 27,907 COVID-19 cases as of July 20, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,639 as of July 21, 2020. More than 6,400 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

Oklahoma governor stumbles into #McGirt treaty rights debate

After being cut out of the loop by tribes and a rival Republican, Governor Kevin Stitt is trying to find relevance in Oklahoma.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes freeze Alaska Native corporation #COVID-19 funds again

Tribal nations succeeded in barring the release of COVID-19 relief money to Alaska Native Corporations for a second time while they pursue an appeal in the case.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Wrestling among the Mohawks and George Floyd

Choke holds are extremely dangerous as they cut off blood-and thereby air-to the brain which can result in cardiac arrest, strokes and seizures.


StrongHearts Native Helpline: Stacking up the numbers

Answering the call to action, StrongHearts Native Helpline has become a trusted resource for Native Americans impacted by domestic violence.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Trump's niece paints a horrible picture of Uncle Donald

Things were bad enough after three years of Donald Trump and many of us thought it couldn’t get worse.


National Tribal Broadband Summit (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

The National Tribal Broadband Summit is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

The National American Indian Court Judges Association is taking its annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference to a virtual platform on October 20-23, 2020.

Winnebago Tribe (Nebraska)

The Winnebago Tribe reported another COVID-19 positive case after going two weeks without new cases.

Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services)

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 27,233 COVID-19 cases as of July 19, 2020.

Navajo Nation (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah)

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation is 8,617 as of July 20, 2020. Nearly 6,400 have recovered from the coronavirus on the largest reservation in the United States.

No 'surrender': Muscogee (Creek) Nation stands firm on sovereignty after historic Supreme Court win

"Now is the time to exercise our sovereignty, not voluntarily surrender it," Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation says of the treaty rights victory.