October 19, 2021
Bears Ears National Monument
Tribal leaders joined Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland at the White House as President Joe Biden signed a proclamation restoring the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument. Watch the video of the event, which took place ahead of Indigenous Peoples' Day, recognized for the first time by the White House. Or listen to remarks from the White House and read the proclamation issued by Biden. Boundaries were also restored to two other national monuments of interest.
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Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.

Earl Old Person
The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.

Tim Giago
It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.

Cherokee Nation Film Office
Not very long ago, Native people were hard to find in the film industry.

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

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In many Native cultures, there’s an understanding and respect for those who identify with a gender that is neither male nor female.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported two new positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total number of active cases to seven as of October 18, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 263,357 COVID-19 cases through October 17, 2021.

It is with great sadness that the Pueblo of Laguna announces the death of another community member to COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has awarded grants totaling $7.7 million to 10 tribes and tribal organizations to support the expansion of the Community Health Aide Program.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,878 as of October 17, 2021. Reports indicate 32,906 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,814 as of October 16, 2021. Reports indicate 32,851 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,781 as of October 15, 2021. Reports indicate 32,809 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Aaron Payment
This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.

Jeneda Benally
For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities around the globe.

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Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,674,466 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of October 11, 2021.

The Navajo Nation received $2,079,461,464 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as ARPA.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,670 as of October 14, 2021. Reports indicate 32,761 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Fawn Sharp
The leadership of the National Congress of American Indians is mostly staying the same following an election at the organization’s annual meeting.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Occupation
A group of Indigenous activists and allies are occupying the central office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at National Congress of American Indians
United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 13, 2021.

Cary Morin
Cary Morin’s music is often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.

NCAI President Fawn Sharp's Statement on California Oil Spill
California officials are still tallying the damage from an underwater oil pipeline rupture that leaked nearly 150,000 gallons of oil along a sensitive coastal area.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 260,314 COVID-19 cases through October 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,600 as of October 13, 2021. Reports indicate 32,735 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.

Ailani
Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 13 new positive COVID-19 cases over the holiday weekend, bringing the total number of active cases to 19 as of October 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,506 as of October 12, 2021. Reports indicate 32,727 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.

Indigenous Peoples Day Dancers
Tribal leaders, state officials and descendants of America’s first Native doctor celebrated the first Indigenous People’s Day in Nebraska.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Our mission as tribal government leaders is always to protect our sovereignty and advance issues critical to our people.

NAFOA
ICYMI: President Biden officially declared October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 258,791 COVID-19 cases through October 10, 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 34,458 as of October 11, 2021. Reports indicate 32,667 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Christopher Columbus Statue
The number of places recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day is growing and getting more organized. But there’s more work to do.

“It’s been 19 months since we had our first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation," said President Jonathan Nez.

The Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a Nation to Nation dialogue on the federal government's COVID-19 response efforts.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,392 as of October 9, 2021. Reports indicate 32,582 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,360 as of October 8, 2021. Reports indicate 32,542 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,309 as of October 7, 2021. Reports indicate 32,441 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

White House
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on national monuments at the White House on October 8, 2021.

House On Fire - Bears Ears National Monument
The Bears Ears landscape has supported indigenous people of the Southwest from time immemorial and continues to be sacred land to tribal nations, the White House said in a proclamation.

Doug George-Kanentiio
True peace will come about when Native residential school children, now buried, arise and are returned to the embrace of their ancestors in their home territories.

Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Avi Kwa Ame
Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of sacred and ancestral territory.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,309 as of October 7, 2021. Reports indicate 32,441 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a legislative hearing on October 6, 2021.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 2021.

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Kelp farming is a potentially profitable economic development venture for some coastal tribes.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 256,280 COVID-19 cases through October 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,260 as of October 6, 2021. Reports indicate 32,423 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work with a hearing on tribal water rights settlements that are being supported by the Biden administration.

The Other Slavery: Histories of Indian Bondage from New Spain to the Southwestern United States
The scourge of slavery was an unfortunate reality for Indigenous people in the history of North America.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,194 as of October 5, 2021. Reports indicate 32,409 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 getting back to work with a legislative hearing.

Mitchell Family
Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.

“This report reaffirms what we hear routinely from states: COVID-19 vaccines save lives, prevent hospitalizations, and reduce infection,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

American Indian and Alaska Native Medicare beneficiaries saw the largest vaccination-related percentage decrease in SARS-CoV-2 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, according to a new report.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,650,415 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of October 4, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 253,566 COVID-19 cases through October 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 34,172 as of October 4, 2021. Reports indicate 32,369 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sophia Marjanovic
A Native woman is speaking out after a video showing her confronting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) has drawn millions of views, and sparked outrage, on social media.

Cherokee Nation
The opioid crisis affected every facet of Cherokee society, including our economy, our health system, our schools and our families.

MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.

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

White Sands National Park
Newly discovered fossilized human footprints issue another blow to the conventional scientific theory about when humans came to North America.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reports that 50.6% of all eligible individuals are vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 1, 2021.

The Cherokee Nation enrolled its 400,000th tribal citizen and continues to process a historic record number of citizenship applications.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,142 as of October 3, 2021. Reports indicate 32,272 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 34,106 as of October 2, 2021. Reports indicate 32,271 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,071 as of October 1, 2021. Reports indicate 32,203 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on October 1, 2021.

U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.

Department of the Interior
A prominent Republican tried to derail the nomination of Bob Anderson to serve as the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.

Coast Guard repatriates Alaska Native remains at Point Spencer, Alaska
Hundreds of years ago, Point Spencer served as a traditional meeting point and trading market for Native peoples along the Bering Sea.

Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.

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Native America Calling will talk about the origins and science that made its way into the historical and contemporary culinary traditions.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,995 as of September 30, 2021. Reports indicate 32,155 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Violence against Indigenous women is preventable and will end when Indian Nations have the full authority of self-government.

Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.

Navajo Nation
Pearline Kirk, the former controller for the Navajo Nation, is accused of using her position to defraud the tribe out of $3 million in COVID-19 funds.

Greg Gianforte
“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.

Mark Anthony Urquiza and Kristin Urquiza
“My life has completely changed over the past year,” Kristin Urquiza said of the loss of her father to COVID-19.

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Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 251,605 COVID-19 cases through September 26, 2021.

The 24th Navajo Nation Council has passed Legislation No. 0178-21 which requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all Navajo Nation government employees.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,907 as of September 29, 2021. Reports indicate 32,116 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The Cherokee Nation announced a $75 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against opioid manufacturers.

Memorial to Residential School Children
The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.

Billings Clinic
The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.

wahanipuzles
September’s Book of the Month is a creative effort that showcases work by Native artists and stimulates the brain, providing entertainment in the process.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported three new cases of COVID-19 on September 28, 2021, bring the total number of active cases to 31.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,840 as of September 28, 2021. Reports indicate 32,121 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Peace Circle - Grapevine, Texas
The Treaty of Bird’s Fort was the result of years of conflict and bloodshed between Native nations and the onrushing tide of settlers who later called themselves Texans.

Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo, the first Native woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her historic third term — an honor previously bestowed only once.

Lake Powell at the Glen Canyon
New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course.

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Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.

The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on September 28, 2021.

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

President Joe Biden delivers remarks and receives a COVID-19 booster shot at the White House on September 27, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,630,344 COVID-19 vaccine doses admiinstered as of September 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,800 as of September 27, 2021. Reports indicate 32,067 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Lloyd Goings
When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.

Native Vote Indian Country Counts
Today we continue the fight for our rights, until everyone in Indian Country can freely cast their ballot.

Alaska Native Youth
Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.

NAFOA
After two years, we’re excited to see our community in person.

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 249,140 COVID-19 cases through September 26, 2021.

The Pueblo of Laguna reported 34 active cases of COVID-19 cases as of September 27, 2021, with twelve cases being children between the ages of 2-15.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 15 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 35 as of September 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,780 as of September 26, 2021. Reports indicate 32,009 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,744 as of September 25, 2021. Reports indicate 31,972 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,722 as of September 24, 2021. Reports indicate 31,928 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film "Alaskan Nets" follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.

President Joe Biden deliver remarks on the COVID-19 response and vaccination program in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,682 as of September 23, 2021. Reports indicate 31,852 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Pine Ridge Reservation
Experts say intergenerational trauma, dating to the colonization of North America, adds to the problem of child sexual abuse in Indian Country.

Deb Haaland
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

Grand Canyon Bison
A planned hunt of bison in the Grand Canyon appears to be moving forward despite last-minute pleas to relocate the animals to safety.

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Native people are over-represented in the number of people with disabilities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 247,032 COVID-19 cases through September 22, 2021.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported one new positive case of COVID-19 on September 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,637 as of September 22, 2021. Reports indicate 31,853 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Joe Biden
Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.

Kyrsten Sinema
“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.

Klee Benally
Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 27 as of September 22, 2021.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,584 as of September 21, 2021. Reports indicate 31,842 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Albuquerque Indian School
Indian boarding schools had a dramatic impact upon the lives of thousands of Native children.

Cherokee Nation
Our collective future is being written today by the investments we make in our youngest children.

MSU Montana State University
Montana State University’s annual American Indian Heritage Day focuses on efforts to recover and return the remains of children who died at Indian boarding schools.

Kayenta Wellness Center
American Indians and Alaska Natives are experiencing increases in food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Sports Betting in Arizona
With early morning fanfare, a brand new day dawned in Arizona sports history with the first full day of legalized sports betting.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native doctors and nurses are in short supply. How are more being recruited into the industry?

Governor Martin Kowemy Jr. of the Pueblo of Laguna provides an update on COVID-19 in the New Mexico tribal community.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious, sometimes fatal, disease that has disproportionately affected American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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 1,616,018 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of September 20, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 243,988 COVID-19 cases through September 19, 2021.

On September 20, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 17 new COVID-19 cases and two more coronavirus related deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

Norma LeRoy, Alice Johnson
A Lakota mother is trying to understand why a school secretary cut her two little girls’ hair without her consent. And then, days later, did it again.

Dubbing Star Wars
A long time ago on Indigenous land far, far away…

NAFOA
One week left until we see you at #NAFOAFall21!

This Land
Long considered by legal experts as the gold standard of adoption law, the Indian Child Welfare Act faces its most significant legal challenge yet.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,531 as of September 19, 2021. Reports indicate 31,735 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,513 as of September 18, 2021. Reports indicate 31,702 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,450 as of September 17, 2021. Reports indicate 31,653 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Vote
“There was a time, not long ago, where Indigenous people were supposed to be terminated,” said attorney Victoria Holland.

Insurrection Resurrection
Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.

First Americans Museum
After years of start-and-stop planning and construction, the First Americans Museum of Oklahoma is opening to the public.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,394 as of September 16, 2021. Reports indicate 31,622 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Janie Hipp
For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law – but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native people nominated to top posts in the Biden administration.

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Native America Calling will get the history and explore the role of Indigenous Mexicans in Mexican Independence Day.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 16.

The Department of the Treasury has sent $240 billion in fiscal support to state, territorial, local, and tribal governments through the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,599,974 COVID-19 vaccines doses administered as of September 12, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 241,223 COVID-19 cases through September 15, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,338 as of September 15, 2021. Reports indicate 31,574 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant
Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,290 as of September 14, 2021. Reports indicate 31,579 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native American Journalists Association NAJA
The nation’s premier Native journalist’s organization is marking the best of their craft from the past year.

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 33,240 as of September 13, 2021. Reports indicate 31,524 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

9/11 Memorial
The feelings I carry about being in New York City on 9/11 run through me, right under my skin, like mercury.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders.

NAFOA
NAFOA is here to build and support our community. Join us!

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Native America Calling will talk with tribes about how they are coping with two decades of extreme drought and how they’re preparing for a drier future.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services reported nearly half of all eligible individuals are fully vaccinated and protected against COVID-19.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 20 as of September 10, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 238,668 COVID-19 cases through September 12, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,234 as of September 12, 2021. Reports indicate 31,473 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,199 as of September 11, 2021. Reports indicate 31,423 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,146 as of September 10, 2021. Reports indicate 31,368 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Indigenous artists from North America and beyond document their relationships with nuclear testing and uranium contamination in a new exhibit.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,105 as of September 9, 2021. Reports indicate 31,308 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Nation
Native America Calling will hear from health experts and tribal leaders about the COVID-19 messages that are connecting with tribal citizens.

Data shows the leading cause of recent COVID-19 exposures in the Pueblo of Laguna is due to family gatherings taking place indoors.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 235,901 COVID-19 cases through September 8, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,583,376 COVID-19 vaccine doses adminstered as of September 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,055 as of September 8, 2021. Reports indicate 31,271 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Michael Gavin
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation tried early and often to protect citizens from COVID-19.

Chickasaw Nation
Formal guidance from the Indian Health Service on how and when to give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots still are in the works, but some tribes aren’t waiting.

Stop Line 3
The United States faces an October deadline to respond to concerns about human rights abuses of Native people who are resisting the Line 3 pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.

FanDuel Sportsbook
Although legalized sports gambling is set to begin this week in Arizona, not everyone is happy.

Lauren Good Day
This year’s fashion show at Santa Fe Indian Market is a reminder of just how hot Indigenous fashion is.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, encourages patients to engage in suicide prevention.

"The spread of COVID-19 remains a hardship on our tribal way of life and to our tribal people and employees," leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation said.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 33,009 as of September 7, 2021. Reports indicate 31,248 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Chuck Hoskin Jr
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.

United Houma Nation
When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported a spike in new COVID-19 cases over the Labor Day Weekend.

As Native nations take on the challenges presented by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts.

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 232,855 COVID-19 cases through September 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,974 as of September 6, 2021. Reports indicate 31,200 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
Homelessness is an unfortunate reality for a disproportionate number of Native people, especially those in urban areas.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,955 as of September 5, 2021. Reports indicate 31,159 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,907 as of September 4, 2021. Reports indicate 31,115 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,784 as of September 3, 2021. Reports indicate 31,000 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Australian Aboriginal Flag
Many of the original survivors of the Stolen Generations have passed away without seeing justice.

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Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 230,193 COVID-19 cases through September 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,707 as of September 2, 2021. Reports indicate 30,940 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.

Dolores Subia BigFoot
“Racism and prejudice towards tribes in our states is alive and well,” said a former federal prosecutor.

San Pedro River
Six tribes from all regions of the country have secured victory against a Trump-era rule that rolled back protections for water.

sagchipnagpra
A proposed change in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would give tribes added muscle to hold museums accountable for the ancestors they continue to keep in their collections.

The elementary school on the Pueblo of Laguna has been closed in response to two possible cases of COVID-19.

To help ensure the safety of students, teachers and tribal communities, staff and faculty at Bureau of Indian Education facilities will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,650 as of September 1, 2021. Reports indicate 30,919 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Arizona National Guard
Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.

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Fishing for king and chum salmon on the Yukon River in Alaska is cancelled this year because fish numbers are so low.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health is paying close attention to implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act affecting urban Indian organizations.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported two new cases of COVID-19 on August 31, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,563,265 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of August 30, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,600 as of August 31, 2021. Reports indicate 30,902 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.

United Houma Nation
Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to the roof of United Houma Nation’s administration building and the tribe is seeking donations to help rebuild in the community.

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

ellisontarzanbrown
Forty-six years ago, one of the greatest athletes and a true Indigenous icon, made the transition from a star on earth to a star in the sky.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Ambulance Service
Employees of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Ambulance Service are raising concerns about ‘abhorrent’ working conditions.

Brendon Galbreath Memorial
About a hundred people gathered to grieve the loss of Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation who died after an encounter with police.

Summit Trail Fire
Fighting wildfires isn’t getting any easier, but pay is rising for firefighters employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.

Mamook Tokatee
Construction on Oregon’s first tribal- and artist-preference affordable housing development, known as Mamook Tokatee, will be completed this year.

Angeline Boulley
Native America Calling welcomes Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians author Angeline Boulley to discuss her novel “Firekeeper’s Daughter.”

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported one new case of COVID-19 on August 30, 2021, making nine total active cases under tribal jurisdiction.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 226,953 COVID-19 cases through August 28, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,545 as of August 30, 2021. Reports indicate 30,857 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Chuck Hoskin
As a tribe, we are building programs and making strategic investments that will benefit Cherokee citizens, families, communities and neighbors for generations to come.

Aaron Payment
Advocating for our tribal nations and our people through participation in the political process is one of the most important choices we can make.

StrongHearts NativeHelpline
You are the best person to judge your safety.

Navajo Nation
The first time Ozzy Watchman took his daughter, Navajo Nation police never responded to the family’s call for help, relatives said.

Roy Slowman
Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.

Lela Alston and Dora Vasquez
From 2010 to 2020, Arizona had 13 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, according to the White House.

NAFOA
NAFOA’s newsletter provides you the latest news and resources for Indian Country.

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Pregnant women need a healthy diet to minimize the risk of developmental problems with their babies. But many Indigenous people have limited access to fresh food and good nutritional guidance.

The National Indian Health Board invites you to join us for a webinar series that will strengthen environmental health networks in Indian Country.

The Cherokee Nation’s Registration Office is extending its closed in-person services another month and will reopen to the public on October 4, 2021.

“Our team members were on the front lines for us, working hard to keep us all safe, to keep the business running and to protect our guests,” said Chairperson Amanda Vance of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Diné College endeavors to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all on the College campus by continuing to enforce mask mandate and has instituted the requirement for the COVID-19 vaccination.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,528 as of August 29, 2021. Reports indicate 30,800 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,504 as of August 28, 2021. Reports indicate 30,757 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,469 as of August 27, 2021. Reports indicate 30,703 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Muscogee Nation
The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.

Flaring can be seen from a drilling rig on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota. Photo by Talli Nauman / Native Sun News Today
If the National Environmental Policy Act is weakened, so is the safety of me, my family, and my people.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States, a treaty rights case, on March 18, 2021.

Mount Graham
Native America Calling will hear about the series and from some of the people who continue to work toward protecting sacred land.

Ohkay Owingeh is reporting 15 active cases of COVID-19 within the tribal community in northern New Mexico.

The Pueblo of Laguna is reporting 17 active cases of COVID-19 within tribal boundaries as of August 27, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 223,609 COVID-19 cases through August 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,430 as of August 26, 2021. Reports indicate 30,633 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, giving or getting a helping hand is more important than ever.

With only 46.9% of eligible individuals vaccinated, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has decided to use federal dollars to fund incentives for community members to get their COVID-19 dose.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 — leaving four total active cases under tribal jurisdiction.

“Vaccination is still the best form of protection against the COVID-19 virus and the new Delta variant,” said Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Director Dr. R. Stephen Jones.

Tune into KTNN for some important COVID-19 updates from the Navajo Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,374 as of August 25, 2021. Reports indicate 30,608 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Qacung
Qacung, also known as Stephen Blanchet, is out with his first solo album, a tribute to Alaska Native people.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,546,735 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of August 23, 2021.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,315 as of August 24, 2021. Reports indicate 30,539 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Christine Benally
Every day that Christine Benally looks out of the window of her home, she’s reminded of how the federal government failed to protect her child.

Arizona National Guard
Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.

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The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of is one step closer to providing access to improved broadband services in Southeast Alaska.

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In the ten years since 2010, the number of people the Census categorizes as American Indian and Alaska Natives increased from 5.2 million to 9.7 million.

The Winnebago Tribe's health system will require all employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1, 2021.

“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock.

Indian Country has done a remarkable job vaccinating tribal citizens.

The Cherokee Nation continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases, with more than 1,000 reported during the week of August 15, 2021.

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, and at the advice of medical professionals both nationally and in the Muscogee Nation Department of Health, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Muscogee Nation Festival.

Amid a rise in cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant, Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services reports that 53.1% of eligible community members under the Tribe’s jurisdiction are not protected from COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 220,843 COVID-19 cases through August 21, 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 32,276 as of August 23, 2021. Reports indicate 30,539 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Orange Shirt Day
People ask why the residential-boarding school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange.

Cherokee Nation
We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.

Wounded Knee Cemetery
Humanity mandates decisions based upon mutual consent between the United States and Native Sovereign Nations.

Gina Peltier Stop Line 3
Gina Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier Stop Line 3
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Jean-Luc Pierite Stop Line 3
Jean-Luc Pierite, a citizen of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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

Stop Line 3
Opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline across Minnesota continue to work to halt construction.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,252 as of August 22, 2021. Reports indicate 30,435 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,219 as of August 21, 2021. Reports indicate 30,435 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,172 as of August 20, 2021. Reports indicate 30,388 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Pathways: Native Arts Festival
Native people across the country are learning to adjust to life in the pandemic after a bumpy road this past year. How have artists been doing?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,530,633 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of August 16, 2021.

Per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will be offering COVID-19 booster shots.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,068 as of August 18, 2021. Reports indicate 30,330 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
When we say, “domestic violence is not traditional,” it is to remind Native Americans of a time before colonization.

Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.

Shawnee Language Program
The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.

Pandemic Perseverance
Resilient. That’s the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best.

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Native students are heading back into classrooms. But COVID-19 is still with us.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,997 as of August 17, 2021. Reports indicate 30,295 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Tribal casino revenues took a major hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

National Indian Gaming Commission - Gross Gaming Revenues GGR 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted fiscal year 2020 gross gaming revenues for tribes across the nation.

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee military veterans have made great sacrifices to protect our tribal nation and the whole United States.

Vision Maker Media
Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe regrets to announce the passing of two citizens due to COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 214,714 COVID-19 cases through August 14, 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 31,957 as of August 16, 2021. Reports indicate 30,227 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Harold Frazier
They have tried to exterminate or assimilate us and they have failed.

'You Are On Stolen Land'
NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in newly proposed social studies standards.

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South Dakota’s Department of Education drastically reduced the number of references to Native people in school social studies standards.

Please join the National Indian Health Board and Association of American Indian Physicians for a webinar on the response to the Delta COVID-19 variant in tribal communities.

As a result of the ongoing surge of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, the Cherokee Nation is shifting to virtual activities for the 69th annual Cherokee National Holiday.

“Be safe, wear a mask, and get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“The Delta variant continues to spread in our communities and among people during family and social gatherings,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“Mask up and get fully vaccinated,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The sordid history of the U.S. effort to bring Native children into boarding schools is, quite frankly, staggering.

2020 Census Redistricting: First Look at American Indian/Alaska Native Population Data
“NCAI is excited to see the 2020 Census results that show a more diverse America,” said National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will get some perspectives on maintaining balance to avoid serious injuries, major health problems and work burnout.

The Wind River Inter-Tribal Council – comprised of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho business councils – voted to enact additional safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect their citizens.

The White House hosts a COVID-19 press briefing on August 12, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has once again updated its coronavirus data, showing 212,797 COVID-19 cases through August 10, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,754 as of August 12, 2021. Reports indicate 30,078 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Wawanosh School for Girls Memorial
All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.

Red Road to DC
President Joe Biden has received a totem gifted to him by members of the Lummi Nation and other tribal leaders.

Staff at the Indian Health Service who serve in federally-operated health care facilities and interact with, or have the potential to come into contact with, patients will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“No one wants to be back in the classroom with their students more than educators, and student safety is our number one priority,” said National Education Association President Becky Pringle.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is reporting four new cases of COVID-19, bringing total active number of cases to 11.

Cherokee Nation Health Services recorded 784 positive cases of COVID-19 in the tribe’s health system last week, up from 600 new cases the week before.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic provides COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to everyone, including those who are not American Indian.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,715 as of August 11, 2021. Reports indicate 30,062 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Brian Schatz
A budget blueprint that just passed the U.S. Senate calls for $20.5 billion in spending for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian programs.

Zortman-Landusky Mine
An abandoned gold mine continues to cause heartaches for the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

Navajo Generating Station
Navajo and Hopi leaders addressed the need to move away from economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remain elusive.

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A report by American Express found Native women make up just 1.4 percent of all women-owned businesses.

Urban Indian health providers will finally be able to use existing funds to expand, renovate and upgrade their facilities under the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,507,551 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of August 9, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,666 as of August 10, 2021. Reports indicate 30,055 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Joe Commanda
Almost 2,000 Native children have been found on the grounds of former residential schools and thousands more have yet to be located.

Navajo Nation Police
The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.

Ashley Bowers
The Klamath River flows through two states and the lands of several tribal nations. There’s not enough water to meet everyone’s needs.

nativeamericacalling nac
Has Indian Country made progress when it comes to COVID-19? Tune into Native America Calling to find out.

Tribal EM announced a rapid expansion of their critical care response training program in response to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 infections in Native communities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 209,095 COVID-19 cases through August 7, 2021.

Seven active cases is the largest number reported by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe since early May and indicates that COVID-19 is still lingering and continues to pose a significant public health risk.

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 31,650 as of August 9, 2021. Reports indicate 30,038 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Reservation Dogs
Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows four Native teenagers in Oklahoma whose dream is to get to California.

Bryan Newland
The U.S. Senate finally confirmed Bryan Newland, a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community, to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Cherokee Nation
We all have a role to play as we combat this new surge in the global pandemic.

NAFOA
NAFOA supports Indian Country – from Native youth to tribal entities.

nativeamericacalling nac
Homelessness is an unfortunate reality for a disproportionate number of Native Americans, especially in urban areas.

"Being vaccinated will enable our service members to stay healthy, to better protect their families, and to ensure that our force is ready to operate anywhere in the world," said President Joe Biden.

“Keep wearing your masks in public and please get vaccinated as quickly as possible,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“Mask up and get vaccinated,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,571 as of August 6, 2021. Reports indicate 29,969 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sammy Gensaw
Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.

Eric Descheenie
For opponents of Native mascots, 2021 has been a banner year. Except in Arizona.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native tourism destinations are among the popular places attracting sightseers and tribes, cultural centers, businesses and artists have all felt the economic hit from the pandemic.

Cherokee Nation Health Services is seeing a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 90 percent of new COVID cases occurring among unvaccinated patients.

Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison will reinstitute an indoor mask policy for the safety of all.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services reports that 54.1 percent of eligible community members under tribal jurisdiction are not protected from COVID-19.

“COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of Tribal life and touched nearly every family in our community,” said Chairman Jordan Dresser.

The White House hosts a COVID-19 press briefing on August 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,529 as of August 5, 2021. Reports indicate 29,954 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

goldkingminespill
Toxic sludge from the Gold King Mine created an environmental disaster for hundreds of miles downstream, including parts of the Navajo Nation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 208,785 COVID-19 cases through August 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,486 as of August 4, 2021. Reports indicate 29,947 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
The Biden administration is seeking nominations for the Not Invisible Act Commission to address missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans.

Bearsun iambearsun
Bearsun has arrived on the Navajo Nation as he walks across the United States, raising awareness for health and environmental issues.

Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.


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Native people typically face higher unemployment conditions than the population as a whole.

“Safety is the number one priority of the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Clubs and we are doing everything possible to keep children and our staff protected from the COVID-19 virus,” said Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Jessica Jock.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,493,519 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of August 2, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 207,170 COVID-19 cases through July 31, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,449 as of August 3, 2021. Reports indicate 29,937 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Medicaid is a lifeline for Indian Country, plain and simple.

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When the federal government invests in Indian Country, it is not only tribal citizens who benefit.

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Cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and relatives continue to make headlines across the country.

“This technical fix will be critical to expanding health care infrastructure for Native communities who have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CEO Francys Crevier of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.

“Tribal communities face grave and unjust disparities in access to many kinds of infrastructure, but the disparities in access to health care and health infrastructure are especially stark,” said Sen. Alex Padilla (D-California).

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 31,421 as of August 2, 2021. Reports indicate 29,925 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States. 

Durbin Feeling Language Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance Native language legislation.

U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.


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The United States Postal Service just picked Rico Worl’s illustration for a new forever stamp.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services reports a vaccination rate of 45.6% for eligible residents ages 12-years or older.

“Across the country, the large majority of new infections and deaths involve people who are not vaccinated for COVID-19,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

“The Delta variant is spreading quickly in many states, so please be safe and take precautions,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,377 as of July 30, 2021. Reports indicate 29,882 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Tara Gatewood
Tara Gatewood honors her time with Native America Calling and the many voices who’ve shared space with her on-air as she gets ready to take on a new chapter in her life.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,480,654 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of July 26, 2021.

The Indian Health Service is announcing Dr. Loretta Christensen, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, as the new chief medical officer.

We invite you to tune-in for the Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center’s radio forum live on KTNN 660AM and the Nez-Lizer Facebook page.

“We are in this fight against COVID-19 together and we need the cooperation and partnership of all schools to help safely reopen schools,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,351 as of July 29, 2021. Reports indicate 29,867 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
With both grief and relief, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe welcomed the return of nine children who died at the Carlisle Indian School.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,337 as of July 28, 2021. Reports indicate 29,859 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Deb Haaland
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland address a meeting on Native voting rights at the White House.

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The House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance holds a hearing entitled “NAHASDA Reauthorization: Addressing Historic Disinvestment and the Ongoing Plight of the Freedmen in Native American Communities.”

Gabe Galanda
“I am honored to join the First Fed family and to represent Indigenous peoples in the banking world,” said Gabe Galanda.

Healer of the Water Monster
Navajo writer Brian Young’s debut novel “Healer of the Water Monster” features the story of Nathan who makes a trip to his grandmother’s place.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 204,197 COVID-19 cases through July 24, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,470,246 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of July 19, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,322 as of July 27, 2021. Reports indicate 29,844 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling, one of the most widely-heard Native radio programs, is entering a new chapter in its storied history.

Cherokee Nation Election Commission
A strong and effective Cherokee Council means a strong and effective Cherokee democracy.

Reservation Dogs
The breakthrough series, Reservation Dogs, is ready to drop its first two episodes on FX on Hulu August 9.

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 31,305 as of July 26, 2021. Reports indicate 29,817 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Richard Frias and Paulette Jordan
Welcome to NAFOA’s new Executive Director, Rico Frias!

Haunani-Kay Trask
Known for her incredibly strong voice and fierce love for her people and land of Hawaii, Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask was a force to be reckoned with.

The Navajo Nation reported six new COVID-19 positive cases and four more coronavirus deaths on July 25, 2021.

“The Delta variant is the dominant strain in every part of the country and it continues to spread in our communities as well,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 31,279 as of July 23, 2021. Reports indicate 29,785 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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.

nativeamericacalling nac
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.

nativeamericacalling nac
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.

nativeamericacalling nac
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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.