July 24, 2021
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Welcome Home. Photo by Kevin Abourezk
‘We are home now’
After a long process driven by youth, nine Lakota children who died at the infamous Carlisle Indian Industrial School have finally returned to their homelands, more than 140 years after they had been taken from their families.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Repatriation | Rosebud Sioux Tribe
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400yearsproject
A new pictorial collection gives a unique outlet to Native photographers to express stories of identity and the effects of colonialism.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 202,307 COVID-19 cases through July 17, 2021.

With less than 50% fully vaccinated, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is once more urging everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine, as community immunity has not yet been reached.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,268 as of July 22, 2021. Reports indicate 29,775 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.

Cherokee Nation
We must continue to make it a priority for health care to be universally accessible for our citizens.

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Some talented young people are making marks in the Native business world.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,239 as of July 21, 2021. Reports indicate 29,759 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has rescheduled its hearing on Indian health and Native youth legislation.

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Medically assisted treatment remains one of the standards for opioid treatment and a public benefit corporation is working with tribes to build a model of equitable options for Native people.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,218 as of July 20, 2021. Reports indicate 29,759 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is meeting for a legislative hearing.

Richard “Rico” Frias
NAFOA is pleased to announce that Richard “Rico” Frias has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.

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Heatwaves are scorching much of the western half of the country and weather experts say there’s more to come. How are tribes affected?

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 31,201 as of July 19, 2021. Reports indicate 29,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Nine Lakota children began their last morning away from their homelands at the base of a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The Indian community came together in Sioux City, Iowa, to welcome nine Lakota children who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts funeral services in Mission, South Dakota, for nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Morongo Reservation
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first tribe in the nation to become a participating transmission owner as part of a new project that will help California meet its green energy goals.

Water Warriors United
An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.

NAFOA
Indian Country is strongest when we work together.

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Large, expensive infrastructure projects would go a long way toward solving drinking water access problems on tribal lands.

The Kiowa Tribe will issue $2,200 to every adult citizen, Chairman Matthew M. Komalty said. Minors will receive $1,500, plus a $550 voucher.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is reporting three individuals under quarantine, showing that COVID-19 -- especially the Delta variant -- is still present and poses a threat.

The Sault Tribe COVID-19 Rescue Act Membership Assistance Program provides a one-time $2,000 grant to all eligible tribal citizens.

“We have several Delta variant cases confirmed on the Navajo Nation as well, so we all need to continue to be very careful and to wear a mask in public,” President Jonathan Nez said as 30 new COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,160 as of July 16, 2021. Reports indicate 29,694 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Wagner, South Dakota, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Sioux City, Iowa, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.

Jade Ecoffey
Track and field champion Jade Ecoffey and Indian law legend Mario Gonzales were among those honored for their contributions to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

'Farmington is on Indian Land'
We need to organize and find out why none of these murders have been solved.

Tohono O’odham Nation.
The leader of the Department of Education toured the Tohono O’odham Community College and met with tribal leaders and students.

Mattmac
From harmonious trap sounds sprinkled with poppy vocals Mattmac is leading a positive musical revolution for Native people living with disabilities.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,154 as of July 15, 2021. Reports indicate 29,682 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sicangu Youth Council / Tokala Mentors
After a long process driven by youth, nine Lakota children who died at one of the most infamous institutions of the Indian boarding school era are finally returning home.

Woodland Cultural Centre / Mohawk Institute Residential School
The Akwesasne community demonstrated in the most powerful way its desire to address the terrible effects residential schools have had on the people.

Kamloops Residential School Memorial
The revelation that more unmarked graves were found at a Canadian residential school adds additional injury for Indigenous people.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, promotes summer safety tips for kids.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,457,109 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of July 12, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,132 as of July 14, 2021. Reports indicate 29,674 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Jonathan Nez, Bryan Newland, Myron Lizer
The nomination of Bryan Newland to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is slowly moving forward in the U.S. Senate.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Federal officials and Indian Country leaders are testifying about Indian health and Native youth legislation.

Leticia and Vicente Garcia
In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe just received its largest donation ever.

Please join the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development for Investing In Your Tribes’ Behavioral Health" on July 21, 2021.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,107 as of July 13, 2021. Reports indicate 29,666 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Relay Race
A highlight of the annual Crow Native Days were the Indian relay races, a sport gaining immense popularity, thrilling audiences across the nation.

Fawn Sharp
NCAI will not rest until all offensive Native-themed mascots and associated imagery are removed from popular culture.

Cherokee Nation
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced legislation with Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and other members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to reform and reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.

Diné College
“This could be a first-ever patent for a tribal college,” said the president of Diné College on the Navajo Nation.

nativeamericacalling nac
4-H programs evolved to incorporate Native farming and ranching methods to both educate young people and keep Native knowledge thriving.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 201,086 COVID-19 cases through July 10, 2021.

The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Arizona reopened on July 12, 2021, having been closed for more than one year due to COVID-19.

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 31,100 as of July 12, 2021. Reports indicate 29,660 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Nation
A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.

Mama Julz: “We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!”
“We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!” Lakota matriarch Mama Julz said of Line 3.

When I was a boy in Rapid City, the only bald-headed men I saw were white men.

Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.

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

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Navajo sheep herders are busy at this time of year. Learn more in this encore preservation from Native America Calling.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Health Services is continuing to urge Akwesasne residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves against the Delta variant.

“The Delta variant continues to spread across the country, mainly among people who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“We have to continue to be very cautious and push back on this virus,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,081 as of July 9, 2021. Reports indicate 29,644 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Oglala Lakota County
South Dakota has a long and troubled history of disenfranchising Native voters.

David Hill
“Generations of Mvskokvlke (Muscogee) will always look to this historic day as a reminder of our remarkable past, our perseverance and survival and our inherent right to exist as a sovereign nation,” said Chief David W. Hill.

Land Back in Rapid City, South Dakota
Grassroots treaty rights events on Independence Day featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action.

Land Back NDN Collective
As Natives, we have endured and survived the most atrocious, violent, and sadistic European immigrant vengeance.

Navajo Nation Graduation
Native students navigated online classes, spotty internet access, and isolation but many thrived and even secured scholarships and acceptance at choice colleges amid COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,067 as of July 8, 2021. Reports indicate 29,645 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Anthony LaMere
Anthony John LaMere was the only Winnebago tribal citizen killed in action in the Vietnam War. He had just turned 20 years old.

Mary Simon
A longtime advocate for Inuit rights has been tapped as Canada’s governor general, the first Indigenous person to hold the office.

By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
In Montana, Native people make up roughly 26 percent of missing persons cases yet account for less than 7 percent of the state’s population.

Kamloops Residential School Memorial
Religious-based boarding schools are an enduring symbol of forced assimilation of Native children in the United States and Canada.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is continuing to report no new or active cases of COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,448,281 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of July 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,043 as of July 7, 2021. Reports indicate 29,642 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sharice's Big Voice
Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, took time from her busy schedule in Congress to write a children’s book.

To date, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has appropriated $91 million in American Rescue Act funding in the form of $2,000 relief payments for citizens of all ages.

“The pandemic has brought on many challenges and financial burden for many of our Navajo families and the Child Tax Credit will provide some financial relief,” said President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation.

“With the signing of this legislation, our Navajo People and businesses within the Navajo Nation boundary can now pick themselves up, recover, and get back on the road,” said Council Delegate Paul Begay.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,437,539 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of June 28, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 200,276 COVID-19 cases through July 3, 2021.

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 31,035 as of July 6, 2021. Reports indicate 29,639 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Land Back NDN Collective
There were no Native people seated at the table on July 4, 1776.

Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.

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Get to know our growing NAFOA team!

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a rise in COVID-19 cases as a highly contagious virus starts to take hold, including in Indian Country.

“Please be safe and continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Navajo Nation reported five new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths over the Fourth of July holiday weekend on the largest reservation on the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native scholars point to critical race theory as a vital piece of fully understanding the ongoing legacy of colonialism. But it’s facing a backlash across the nation.

'Merciless Indian Savages'
It’s difficult to get past the “merciless Indian savages” in the document that declares America’s independence from the British.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,008 as of July 1, 2021. Reports indicate 29,616 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Albuquerque Indian School
Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.

Hollow Horn Bear
The Weltkulturen Museum in Germany will hold a press conference on July 8 to discuss the return of a shirt worn by Lakota leader Hollow Horn Bear.

nativeamericacalling nac
Two Native Americans took home Pulitzer Prizes this year and a third was a finalist.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,004 as of June 30, 2021. Reports indicate 29,615 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Dwight Mission
The history of Native boarding schools in this country is complicated and includes many tragic abuses that must be investigated in depth.

Clayton Thomas-Muller
Clayton Thomas-Muller is sharing his life story in his new book “Life in the City of Dirty Water.”

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 30,997 as of June 29, 2021. Reports indicate 29,615 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are asking Congress to make some technical changes to their water rights settlement.

Catawba Two Kings Casino
The Catawba Nation is finally welcoming visitors to its gaming facility in North Carolina.

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Join Native America Calling for a recap of the top news in Indian Country this month, including the announcement of the Indian boarding school investigation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 199,600 COVID-19 cases through June 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,994 as of June 28, 2021. Reports indicate 29,615 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Mary Two-Axe Earley
Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for the equal treatment of Native women in Canada, is the Google Doodle for June 28, 2021.

Deb Haaland
NAFOA supports your growth – as individuals and communities.

nativeamericanheritagefund
The Native American Heritage Fund awarded more than $480,000 to support community art and projects, curricula updates, mascot revisions and other projects that honor Native culture and history.

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Spring and early summer means many Native communities are celebrating the cultural and culinary significance of strawberries.

The Department of the Treasury will be hosting a tribal information session on June 28, 2021, to discuss reporting and compliance with the American Rescue Plan Act.

The White House invites you to join a briefing on June 29, 2021, to learn how the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan Act will help Native families.

“We have a very high vaccination rate on the Navajo Nation, but we can do more. Please remain diligent and keep taking precautions,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“Please remain mindful that we have several COVID-19 variants on the Navajo Nation, including the Delta variant,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is 30,979 as of June 25, 2021, including the first case of the Delta variant on the largest reservation in the United States.

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation on June 25, 2021.

“NCAI looks forward to continuing our work representing tribal governments and working with Alaska Native Corporations, tribal partners, and other allies to ensure that the United States meets its treaty obligations and its trust responsibilities to moving forward,” said President Fawn Sharp.

"This case was never about the funds. Instead, it was about upholding tribal sovereignty and the status of federally-recognized tribes," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in response to a long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court decision.

"ARA and ANVCA are committed to building greater understanding about the critical roles ANCs play in the lives of Alaska Native people, and we stand ready to unite with Indian Country to better serve all of our Indigenous communities," two Alaska Native corporation organizations said.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition has identified 367 historically assimilative Indian boarding schools that operated in the U.S. between approximately 1870 until 1970.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The Battle of Greasy Grass was over in an hour, but its legacy continues to this day.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,976 as of June 24, 2021. Reports indicate 29,584 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Donna Gilbert, Julie Mohney and Charmaine White Face
A self-determination dispute at an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota has come to an end.

Shaandiin Parrish
The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.

blackfeetnationmurrayfoubister
Boasting one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States, the Blackfeet Nation is back open for business.

Jaime Lynn Butler
Native youth are part of a lawsuit that seeks to hold the federal government accountable for climate change.

Twin Flames
Get to know the husband-wife duo Twin Flames, including their work with schools to help youth realize their potential through music and Indigenous culture.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,974 as of June 23, 2021. Reports indicate 29,582 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Pueblo of Laguna is celebrating a milestone in COVID-19 vaccinations.

Native American Bank
A financial institution established by famed Native banker and activist Elouise Cobell is celebrating a significant investment.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hearing from experts in housing, telecommunications and federal policy at a roundtable on infrastructure.

Fawn Sharp
“The National Congress of American Indians commends the Department of Interior for taking the essential first step of providing an official account of the atrocities that Native children experienced during the boarding school era,” said President Fawn Sharp.

Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) repeated her refusal to end the filibuster on the same day Republicans used the maneuver to block debate on voting rights legislation.

internationalindigenoushiphopawards
The first-ever International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards honored more than a dozen artists for their musical and lyrical talents.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,364,528 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered of June 21, 2021.

Please join the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development for “A Conversation with Bryan Newland – How Tribes Can Maximize their American Rescue Plan Opportunities.”

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 30,972 as of June 22, 2021. Reports indicate 29,581 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

federalindianboardingschooltruthinitiative
The Department of the Interior is undertaking its first-ever review of Indian boarding school sites and the Indian children who went there. Watch the announcement from Secretary Deb Haaland.

chiricahuaapachecarlisleindianboardingschool
“The federal policies that attempted to wipe out Native identity, language and culture continued to manifest in the pain our communities face,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

A ground radar survey of the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery was used to gather more information about the tribal youth who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Photo: Army National Military Cemeteries
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.

President Joe Biden
An Oklahoma man has been arrested and charged after citing the Trail of Tears and the Muscogee Nation’s treaty when making violent threats against President Joe Biden.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is addressing the National Congress of American Indians for the first time since taking over the Department of the Interior.

'Death to KXL'
After more than 10 years of fighting, the Keystone XL Pipeline is finally dead.

Oyate Wahacanka Woecun
Water is the source of life. If there are ever any threats to our water we need to address them.

NAFOA
Yes, it’s Tuesday. NAFOA started off the week in observance of Juneteenth.

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Constrictions on surface and ground water are creating hardships for Native farmers and ranchers.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer host an online town hall to provide information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,967 as of June 21, 2021. Reports indicate 29,566 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court
Tribes and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after the nation’s highest court protected a key Indian health care law from a Republican attack.

Quinault Nation
The Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act is up for its first hearing in the 117th Congress.

U.S. Capitol
A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states is once again moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Warm Springs Reservation
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at infrastructure in Native communities.

Cherokee Tri-Council
When Cherokee people come together, great things happen.

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Native American colon cancer rates are higher than the population as a whole.

“Community immunity is our goal, so please get vaccinated if you haven’t already,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“We are in this together, so please take precautions and wear a mask in order to protect yourselves and others,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Abuse is not okay and it’s not okay to live in fear.

Stop Line 3
Law enforcement reported arresting more than 240 people for participating in a demonstration against a pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.

Holy Rosary Mission
I learned that it was not good to be an “Indian.” We were supposed to forget our language and culture.

Santa Rosa Day School
Schools, hospitals and other facilities in Indian Country need billons of dollars in investments.

nativeamericacalling nac
For Father’s Day, Native America Calling will zero in on the special humor that only Native dads know about.

The Round Valley Indian Health Center will be utilizing nearly $1 million to support remote care in California.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe continues to report there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in Akwesasne’s southern portion since June 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,948 as of June 17, 2021. Reports indicate 29,555 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Nick Black Elk and Family
Why did so many tribal people give up their centuries old beliefs and convert to a foreign religion?

scipfacilitiesinindiancountry
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”

nativeamericacalling nac
Native scholars point to Critical Race Theory as a vital piece in understanding the ongoing legacy of colonialism. But CRT is under attack across the nation.

The Biden administration is announcing an additional investment of $1.8 billion to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,409,859 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered of June 11, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,936 as of June 16, 2021. Reports indicate 29,554 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Several prominent Native nonprofits and institutions have received a major boost from billionaire donor MacKenzie Scott.

nativeamericacalling nac
Indigenous models are making names for themselves and are insisting on better representation in an industry doesn’t always present beauty accurately or sensitively.

“We want our people to remain self-sufficient and self-sustaining,” said Navajo Nation Council Delegate Paul Begay.

On June 15, 2021, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors voted to establish the COVID-19 Rescue Act Membership Assistance Program

The Department of the Treasury awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions, including 58 CDFIs serving Native communities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 198,480 COVID-19 cases through June 13, 2021.

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 30,932 as of June 15, 2021. Reports indicate 29,549 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Pine Ridge Reservation
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a hearing on facilities in Indian Country.

Remember the Removal Bike Ride
After more than a year of battling COVID, life is finally getting closer to normal across the Cherokee Nation.

COVID-19 Indigenous Investigative Collective
Native deaths from COVID-19 are already disproportionately higher than the rest of the population.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,927 as of June 14, 2021. Reports indicate 29,533 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Mohawk Institute Residential School
Give us back our lands so that we might be restored to the embrace of the earth.

NAFOA Photo of the Week
Community is about supporting each other.

Cicada on a leaf
Native America Calling will get some Native entomology and talk about the culinary bounty of cicada season and the role they and other insects play in Indigenous diets.

Supai Grand Canyon
After hitting a 40-year low in the pandemic year of 2020, national park visitors – and their dollars – are steadily returning.

The Akwesasne community is doing a great job following protective measures, such as mask wearing in all public places.

“We have variants throughout the world and in our own communities here on the Navajo Nation that still pose risks,” said President Jonathan Nez.

On May 28, 2021, the Navajo Nation received its initial funding allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act totaling over $1.8 billion.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,914 as of June 12, 2021. Reports indicate 29,518 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

“As we continue to gradually reopen the Navajo Nation, we have to keep taking precautions such as wearing masks in public,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Harold Frazier
This has been a long fight and there is much more to do for our people.

crowagency
Tribes that face threats to their political integrity, economic security, health and welfare may finally be able to exercise authority over non-Indians.

U.S. Supreme Court
A sovereignty dispute that originated on the Crow Reservation in Montana has finally been addressed by the highest court in the land.

COVID-19 Press Briefing June 8, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the ‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant during a White House press briefing.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids
The First Nations hip-hop duo hits top numbers on Spotify and YouTube, by combining their Native heritage with unapologetic lyrics.

nativeamericacalling nac
The founders and publishers of Native Business Magazine will offer advice for budding businesses, whether it’s a roadside food stand or a financial consulting firm.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,906 as of June 10, 2021. Reports indicate 29,518 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Bryan Newland
Bryan Newland delivers an opening statement at his nomination hearing to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a nomination hearing to consider Bryan Newland as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Drusilla Hobbs
COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the population by July 4.

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Native America Calling will talk about how to include more traditional foods into what we put on our plates every day.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,387,826 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of June 7, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,897 as of June 9, 2021. Reports indicate 29,514 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

bryannewland
It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.

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Native health officials say information is key to improving men’s health.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is continuing to report no new COVID-19 cases, no active cases, and no individuals in quarantine under the tribe’s jurisdiction.

The Sault Tribe has already received $211.6 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,886 as of June 8, 2021. Reports indicate 29,509 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

border wall
Tribal citizens, local residents, security experts and environmentalists say the unfinished Trump border project introduced more problems than it fixed.

beverlylittlethunder
Coming out as LGBTQ or Two-Spirit is often an important milestone.

The Indian Health Service is no longer updating its coronavirus data on a daily basis.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,886 as of June 7, 2021. Reports indicate 29,509 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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It’s been four years since Zachary Bear Heels died after being beaten by police officers in Nebraska’s largest city.

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Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.

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I am proud of the many newspapers I have published, but it is time for a new generation of Native journalists and editors to take over.

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No nation can truly prosper when any of its citizens are victims of discrimination.

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One issue that is in the hearts and minds of Native people today is the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

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You go grads. Get ready to carry the torch.

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Are you passionate about supporting tribal economies? Join the NAFOA team!

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Navajo weavers are usually busy at this time of year.

A new publication seeks to memorialize the tribal response to behavioral and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,889 COVID-19 cases through June 5, 2021.

“Our vaccination rate on the Navajo Nation is gradually increasing, but we can and should do better,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,871 COVID-19 cases through June 4, 2021.

“We are in this fight against COVID-19 together and we are overcoming it day by day,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,821 COVID-19 cases through June 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,867 as of June 4, 2021. Reports indicate 29,489 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Victims should never blame themselves. You are not responsible for the abusive behavior.

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Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Indians traveling through reservations if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.

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“Expanding broadband to our communities is not just a game changer – it is a life changer to tribal communities like mine and all Tribal Nations across the country,” said Treasurer Shannon Holsey of the National Congress of American Indians.

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“These investments will help many Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities gain long overdue access to life-saving technologies, economic opportunities, remote learning and countless other benefits,” said Secretary Raimondo.

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Rhiannon Sorrell, an Assistant Professor in the Diné College School of Arts, Humanities & English, has been selected as one of 15 fellows for the Rare Books School’s second cohort of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage.

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Supernaturals Modelling has a roster of Native talent and an insider’s perspective of the benefits and drawbacks of the often glamorous and equally often problematic industry.

Diné College has accepted President Joe Biden’s challenge to get more students and community members vaccinated by July 4, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,712 COVID-19 cases through June 2, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,861 as of June 3, 2021. Reports indicate 29,483 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.

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Tribal governments have the power to search and temporarily detain non-Indians suspected of breaking federal or state laws within reservations, the nation’s highest court has ruled.

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When a crime occurs, you call the police. There are questions, investigations and evidence-collecting. What happens then?

The American Rescue Plan Act provides the largest single infusion of federal funding into Indian Country in the history of the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,371,461 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered of June 1, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,608 COVID-19 cases through June 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,847 as of June 2, 2021. Reports indicate 29,483 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Two artists who admit they aren’t enrolled in any tribal nation have still managed to find their way into museums and educational institutions.

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The Biden administration is seeking more money for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and other Indian programs at the Department of the Interior.

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Native America Calling will get a look at the latest voting laws and what Native voting advocates are doing to counter them.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,538 COVID-19 cases through May 31, 2021.

On behalf of the White House Covid Response Team, please join a White House Tribal Covid-19 Update on June 2, 2021.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Covid-19 DARE Response Team received a mass donation of hand sanitizer from Walmart.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 — making two total active cases under the tribe’s jurisdiction.

"As we continue in our fight against the modern day monster known as COVID-19, please take a moment to reflect on our history and to appreciate our ancestors and elders for the sacrifices and hardships they endured so that we could be here today,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“Please remain diligent and keep pushing back on the virus by getting vaccinated,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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The nation’s highest court has unanimously sided with tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket.

A summer-long exhibit features the works of the late Robert Penn, who was from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

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The Northern Cheyenne Nation appears to be winning the war against COVID-19, though the battle took its toll on 57 citizens who lost their lives.

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The Grand Old Party has turned into a modern day death cult.

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NAFOA aims to bring you important news and opportunities.

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People living on tribal lands can now get up to $75 toward their monthly internet bill thanks to a new program from the Federal Communications Commission.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,459 COVID-19 cases through May 30, 2021.

“We are making progress, but we are not out of the COVID-19 pandemic yet,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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The history of Native people and the United States military goes all of the way back to the Revolutionary War.

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We made it through this year, and we will keep getting stronger by working together – gadugi – because that is the Cherokee way.

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The family of Silver Little Eagle has been raising funds following an attack that took place off the reservation.

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Hubert Logan, Wampum Baggs, Blud Kwan’Tum and the other characters created by Arigon Starr are coming back to life in a new podcast.

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An employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment across the country, lawmakers were told.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,452 COVID-19 cases through May 29, 2021.

“We are overcoming the pandemic, but we have to do everything we can to keep pushing back on COVID-19 and the variation,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,432 COVID-19 cases through May 28, 2021.

“We are doing good in terms of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and getting vaccinated, but we have to continue to do more by taking all precautions including wearing a mask in public,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,368 COVID-19 cases through May 27, 2021.

The Navajo Nation has received its initial allocation of $1,861,554,458.43 from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,825 as of May 28, 2021. Reports indicate 29,454 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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As May comes to a close, Native America Calling will take a look at some of the big headlines of the month.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 under the tribe’s jurisdiction.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,280 COVID-19 cases through May 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,815 as of May 27, 2021. Reports indicate 29,436 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Department of Agriculture is working to elevate its relationship with tribal nations and a Lakota woman is leading the way.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing and a legislative hearing to examine Native languages and COVID-19.

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They came with studies, they came with polls, they came with statistics. But Democrats and Republicans share little common ground on voting rights.

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Resilience and strong faith are two of the cornerstones supporting Katherine Gottlieb’s dynamic memoir.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,349,870 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered of May 24, 2021.

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

“The impacts of COVID-19 will be with our Native communities for a long time to come,” said Sonya Tetnowski, president-elect of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,266 COVID-19 cases through May 25, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,793 as of May 26, 2021. Reports indicate 29,424 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Efforts to memorialize the legacy of Ponca Chief Standing Bear continue at the local and national level.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has a busy afternoon with a business meeting, oversight hearing and legislative hearing.

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The House Committee on Natural Resources is meeting to advance bills affecting tribal lands and Native youth.

The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2208, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, on May 12, 2021.

The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1688, the Native American Child Protection Act, on May 12, 2021.

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Native America Calling will hear the status of controversial mining projects being opposed by tribal nations.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,172 COVID-19 cases through May 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,785 as of May 25, 2021. Reports indicate 29,426 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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As the first Americans continue to feel the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to bring more resources to urban Indian communities.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.478, the Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act, on May 12, 2021.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.810, a bill to conduct a feasibility study on the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, on May 12, 2021.

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Some tribes are considering adding cryptocurrencies to their portfolios to stake out a place in the volatile market.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 197,031 COVID-19 cases through May 23, 2021.

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are discussing priorities as they await the tribe's share of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The Cherokee Nation is receiving $1.8 billion in COVID-19 recovery funds as part of an historic investment in Indian Country through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act.

The Department of the Treasury announced a 2-week extension for tribal governments to request payments from $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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 30,780 as of May 24, 2021. Reports indicate 29,408 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The National Congress of American Indians has ousted the first Native person who served as its general counsel, less than two weeks after a new chief executive officer came on board.

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The Cherokee language has always been the heart and soul of our tribe.

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“Native Sovereign Nations have been at the center of America from the beginning,” said Chairman Harold Frazier of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association.

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From the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota to Line 5 in Michigan, pipeline operators continue to skirt the law.

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The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 requires the United States to provide health care to the Sioux Nation.

Community matters a lot to NAFOA. Let us know how we’re doing!

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced Native small businesses to change tactics and cobble together various loans and government assistance in order to survive.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,977 COVID-19 cases through May 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,778 as of May 23, 2021. Reports indicate 29,383 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,951 COVID-19 cases through May 21, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,767 as of May 22, 2021. Reports indicate 29,376 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,905 COVID-19 cases through May 20, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,753 as of May 21, 2021. Reports indicate 29,361 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

After fifteen years of relentless effort, tribal nations finally succeeded in passing America’s most aggressive and revolutionary climate change policy.

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Palestinian people are native and have a right to live freely upon their ancestral lands.

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Robert Anderson, a citizen of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to be Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing to consider pending tribal bills.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act on May 17, 2021.

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The Days of ’76 Parade and Rodeo has been growing over the years, and including Native culture is becoming more important in the celebration.

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Denying our spiritual practices for more than 100 years has impacted generations of Indian people.

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Voting access, Indigenous languages and bison management were the big-ticket items for the Montana Legislature’s American Indian Caucus.

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The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.

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Stray or feral dogs are a fixture in many Native communities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,826 COVID-19 cases through May 19, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,751 as of May 20, 2021. Reports indicate 29,361 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Bills to protect tribal cultural property, address Native youth issues and mandate tribal consultation are being heard by the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

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Downtown is home to thousands of people, including one new resident who’s 45 feet tall and very hard to miss.

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We turn our musical gaze to the work of Lil’wat artist Russell Wallace.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,739 COVID-19 cases through May 18, 2021.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides the largest single infusion of federal funding into Indian Country in the history of the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,747 as of May 19, 2021. Reports indicate 29,356 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Across Tennessee, over 80 schools still have “Native American” sports mascots, logos, and symbols.

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Dr. Pearl Kiyawn Brower (Inupiat) is an education leader in Alaska. She’s the Native in the spotlight on Native America Calling.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,321,977 COVID-19 vaccination doses administered as of May 17, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,626 COVID-19 cases through May 17, 2021.

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 30,740 as of May 18, 2021. Reports indicate 29,353 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The unlikely journey for Teton Saltes, the New York Jets’ latest recruit, started as an afterthought.

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Your body. Your sovereignty. Your decision.

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“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.

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Leaders of the Muscogee Nation are dropping “Creek” from its name as part of a rebranding effort, but not all members are on board with the change.

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Tribal efforts to fight COVID-19, bolstering the Indian Health Service response and tribal housing programs are among the biggest beneficiaries of the federal $31.2 billion coronavirus relief package.

The Department of the Treasury is hosting an additional session on the distribution of $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to tribal governments.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,483 COVID-19 through May 16, 2021.

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 30,722 as of May 17, 2021. Reports indicate 29,343 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A Lakota couple is suing a public school district after a secretary at the school allegedly cut their daughters’ hair without permission.

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As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I feel strongly the duty to our Cherokee ancestors who sacrificed so much for the rights we have today.

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Keeping tribes and community members informed is one of NAFOA’s top priorities.

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President Biden is seeking $111 billion to help solve persistent drinking water access problems, including for tribes.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,379 COVID-19 cases through May 15, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,715 as of May 16, 2021. Reports indicate 29,329 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,330 COVID-19 cases through May 14, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,708 as of May 15, 2021. Reports indicate 29,302 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,262 COVID-19 cases through May 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,693 as of May 14, 2021. Reports indicate 29,294 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Hundreds of Native people and their allies marched through California’s capital to bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

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Native America Calling will hear from singles and dating experts about how to date safely in the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 13, 2021, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports seven new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta of Alaska.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,146 COVID-19 cases through May 12, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,677 as of May 13, 2021. Reports indicate 29,283 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A citizen of the Muscogee Nation is set to make history as the first Native person to serve as a federal judge in Washington state.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is hosting an oversight hearing titled, “Environmental Justice in Indigenous Communities.”

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The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache Tribe would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in protecting sacred land.

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Oklahoma’s first Native-owned brewing company, inspired by the recipes of the owner’s father, will open an independent location this summer.

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Native America Calling will get an update on the marijuana industry as tribal economic development.

“Since last fall, NCUIH and Native American LifeLines have pushed for the inclusion of the 65,000 Natives in the DMV as Natives are dying from COVID-19 at the highest rates worldwide,” said NCUIH CEO Francys Crevier.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 196,058 COVID-19 cases through May 11, 2021.

NAFOA will continue to monitor developments related to the distribution of the $20 billion to Tribal governments and will work to keep our community informed as new information becomes available.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,662 as of May 12, 2021. Reports indicate 29,265 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Lumbee Tribe is once again asking Congress for full federal recognition.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted Native communities.

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Secretary Deb Haaland approved a new constitution for the Cherokee Nation that explicitly ensures the protection of the political rights and citizenship of all tribal citizens, including the Freedmen.

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My friend was telling me the other day that there is a theory about why, if and when men grow beards.

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Native America Calling will talk with the Native American Hall of Fame founders about the importance of the award and what it takes to to make the list.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,294,338 COVID-19 vaccines administered of May 10, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing results 195,925 COVID-19 cases through May 10, 2021.

During COVID-19, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will make available up to $3.2 billion worth of consumer discounts on broadband services and equipment like computers and tablets.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,642 as of May 11, 2021. Reports indicate 29,261 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Four more Indian Country bills are scheduled for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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How close are we to living life like we did before the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Navajo Nation has currently reached the “Yellow” status in COVID-19 restrictions for businesses on the reservation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 195,744 COVID-19 cases through May 9, 2021.

“Our administration continues to closely monitor the rollout of the American Rescue Plan Act funding," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,620 as of May 10, 2021. Reports indicate 29,239 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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As Cherokee people, we have raised our children together since time immemorial. Let’s not stray from this Cherokee way of life.

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Leaders of the Cherokee Nation discuss legislation to address criminal jurisdiction issues in the state of Oklahoma during a call with the media.

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The leaders of the Cherokee Nation and the Chickasaw Nation are seeking to enter into compacts to address criminal jurisdiction issues in Oklahoma.

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According to the National Park Service, the herd of 600 bison on the Grand Canyon North Rim will be reduced to 200.

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The Catawba Nation is hosting two job fairs as it prepares to open a temporary gaming facility in North Carolina.

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Native America Calling is honoring Native mothers and thanking them for all they do.

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NAFOA advocates for the needs of Indian Country. Want to join our mission?

On May 10, 2021, the Department of the Treasury released the tribal allocation methodology for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 195,652 COVID-19 cases through May 8, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,590 as of May 8, 2021. Reports indicate 29,224 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 195,620 COVID-19 cases through May 7, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing results through May 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,578 as of May 7, 2021. Reports indicate 29,225 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The National Native American Hall of Fame is honoring its third wave of inductees at a ceremony on November 6, 2021.

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Publisher Tim Giago has decided to sponsor a National Native American Media Convention on Native American Day in South Dakota.

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When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery.

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Red dresses hanging in forests and government meeting spaces; Red hand prints on people’s faces and shirts; photo portraits of grieving family members.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 195,379 COVID-19 cases through May 5, 2021.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are pleased to report that the Navajo Nation now has over 100,000 individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In early 2020, when COVID-19 shook the world and became part of the collective vocabulary, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) knew what they had to do.

"We have a long ways to go": Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr., and Dr. Chamaine Brooks Locklear discuss vaccination efforts within the Lumbee Tribe.

"Now that we have well over half of the adult population fully vaccinated, our public health experts have developed requirements and protocols for schools, students, and families to follow," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,565 as of May 6, 2021. Reports indicate 29,213 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Family members shared memories and stories of their lost loved ones as the nation observed a day of awareness for missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Native America Calling will take time to look at the Missing and Murdered issue in our neighboring countries.

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking forward to a brighter future for its citizens in Indiana.

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“These are things that are absolutely essential to our identity and to our spiritual health,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said in seeking permanent protections for Oak Flat.

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

New health and safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be observed including timed-entry passes, limiting attendance, social distancing, mandatory use of face coverings, and enhanced cleaning.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 195,194 COVID-19 cases through May 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,550 as of May 5, 2021. Reports indicate 29,201 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Biden administration is taking additional steps to address the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in hopes of putting the focus back on survivors, families and tribal nations.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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The issues surrounding missing and murdered Native women must continue to be brought into the public’s awareness to increase accountability of social, political, economic, and government systems and responses.

“Native people are resilient, and we must show our support to prevent the violence that has devastated so many of our communities,” said Elizabeth Fowler of the Indian Health Service.

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“The violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls is an epidemic that requires our attention and urgent action,” said Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

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“We must lift the voices of surviving family members to fight for the justice that is overdue for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” Democratic party leaders said.

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Each missing and murdered Indigenous person retains a connection to family members, loved ones, and friends.

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A combination of intense contact-tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals and vaccinations has helped the White Mountain Apache Tribe combat COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,264,080 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of May 3 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 195,051 COVID-19 cases through May 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,543 as of May 4, 2021. Reports indicate 16,606 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.

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Secretary Deb Haaland discusses efforts to combat violence against Indigenous peoples, a day before Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day.

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Since 1990, Nancy Carlson and other non-Native residents in a small Nebraska community have hosted annual reunions for survivors of the Genoa Indian School.

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Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap’s work with Cherokee communities set a precedent that we are proud to continue.

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Say Her Name debuts May 5, on Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day.

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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a Congressional hearing.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a hearing entitled “Infrastructure in Indigenous Communities: Priorities for American Jobs Plan” on April 21, 2021.

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Water quality in Canada is ranked among the best in the world yet First Nations struggle to access a safe supply.

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Native America Calling will take a look at some of the groups and individuals who aren’t as prominent in the effort to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous people.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has begun disbursing $900 million to federally recognized tribes under the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,897 COVID-19 cases through May 2, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,522 as of May 3, 2021. Reports indicate 16,596 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is finalizing a Class III gaming compact with the state of Indiana, the latest in a series of history-making moves by the tribe.

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Every Lakota knows where we have been and now we are struggling to find out where we are going.

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Our ancestors endured genocide and assimilation for more than five centuries.

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Native Women Running restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.

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The National Native American Hall of Fame is getting ready to honor a new slate of luminaries in Native business, arts, education and other fields.

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NAFOA is committed to uplifting our community and Indian Country.