January 22, 2022
Photo: Indian Health Service
Photo: Indian Health Service
COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Indian Health Service has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to youth between the ages of 5 and 11 now that federal approval has been secured. Check out our COVID-19 section for the latest data, news and updates about the coronavirus and is impact in Indian Country.
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Cherokee Nation
The highest court in the land has added another Indian law case to its docket, taking up a contentious sovereignty dispute that pits tribal nations against the state of Oklahoma.

Tim Giago
Richard “Sonny” Torres loved to give people nicknames.

Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians
The Little Shell Tribal Health Clinic is slated to open roughly two years after the tribal nation achieved its long-sought federal recognition.

Montana Wilson
Montana Wilson leads a life defined by education and helping others.

Sovereign Table
“Sovereign Table” explores the concepts, challenges and opportunities of the food sovereignty movement in Montana.

Greg Gianforte
Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.

Long Line of Ladies
The Sundance Film Festival features a wide range of films from Native creators.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 46,643 as of January 20, 2022. Reports indicate 42,206 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Foundation for America’s Public Lands
Secretary Deb Haaland announces the Foundation for America’s Public Lands on January 19, 2022.

Clyde Bellecourt
Clyde Bellecourt was a founder of the American Indian Movement. He passed away at the age of 85.

Guadalupe, Arizona
A mix of stigma, misinformation and bad accounting let COVID-19 run rampant through a small town that is home to a large number of Yaqui people.

Indigenous Futures
Native America Calling will review the contributions of the Indigenous Futures project and get a look at what else is in store.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 374,583 COVID-19 cases through January 19, 2022.

“We are in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 infections here on the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 46,114 as of January 19, 2022. Reports indicate 42,074 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cynthia Chavez Lamar
A Native woman is making history as the new leader of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Clyde Bellecourt
Clyde Bellecourt is among the handful of true giants of the American Indian Movement.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,077,488 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of January 18, 2022.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 45,754 as of January 18, 2022. Reports indicate 41,952 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
Infrastructure and public safety in Indian Country are on the agenda as the Biden administration engages with tribal nations.

Cherokee Nation
Without doubt, the Cherokee Nation is home to one of the best and most creative language departments in the world.

Selso Villegas
Native people are 1.8 times as likely as white Americans to be booked into jail in Pima County, Arizona.

NAFOA
The countdown to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference is on!

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Native America Calling will talk about some steps you can take to get yourself financially ready for 2022.

We’re all hopeful that the end of this pandemic comes to us sooner rather than later, but until then, we still need to be diligent in protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 359,264 COVID-19 cases through January 16, 2022.

On January 17, 2022, the Navajo Nation reported 129 new COVID-19 cases on the largest reservation in the United States.

National Indian Impacted Schools Association
A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Dr. Martin Luther King often included Native people in his push to end racial oppression and segregationist policies.

On January 16, 2022, the Navajo Nation reported 179 new COVID-19 cases on the largest reservation in the United States.

On January 15, 2022, the Navajo Nation reported 62 new COVID-19 cases on the largest reservation in the United States.

On January 14, 2022, the Navajo Nation reported 525 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since the onset of the pandemic on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation
Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.

U.S. Supreme Court
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high, the U.S. Supreme Court put the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers on hold, while litigation continues over its legality.

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Join Native America Calling to get tips from the pros about what it takes to be a face in the movie crowd.

Please join President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a special town hall to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 44,374 as of January 13, 2021. Reports indicate 40,301 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sophie Sergie
A trial has opened into the long-unsolved case of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native woman who was killed at the age of 20 nearly three decades ago.

Lumbee Tribe
A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Indian Health Service Buy Indian Act
The Indian Health Service is expanding opportunities for Indian-owned businesses with a new rule for the Buy Indian Act.

Nooksack 306
The Nooksack Tribe’s efforts to expel 306 former citizens has reached a breaking point again.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 341,643 COVID-19 cases through January 12, 2022.

“Increasing vaccinations is one way to ensure our communities thrive,” said Executive Director Tom Anderson of the Association of American Indian Physicians.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 43,821 as of January 12, 2021. Reports indicate 40,227 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Aaron Payment
Aaron Payment, the prominent leader of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is losing his national positions after being censured by his board of directors.

Lakota Times
I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a roundtable discussion on January 12, 2022.

Chuck Sams
In a sit-down conversation with Underscore.news, Chuck Sams, the country’s first Native American parks director, discusses the role his agency can play in better representing Indigenous people and their stories.

Wilma Mankiller Quarter
The Wilma Mankiller quarter features an image of the first woman elected to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Wozek Chandler
Wozek Chandler works to find success in the mainstream while maintaining her tribal culture and celebrating her history.

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A thriving group of Laguna Pueblo citizens maintain their tribal connections at a distance. Learn more about this unique colony on Native America Calling.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court heard nearly four hours of oral arguments over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to report that 68.7% of eligible residents have received their initial two-shot series of the COVID-19 vaccines as of January 2, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on January 12, 2021.

The Biden-Harris administration is requiring insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests.

Please join Holly Van Lew of the Indian Health Service for another COVID-19 Ask Me Anything session from the National Indian Health Board.

A January 11, 2022, update from the Tribal Affairs Team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 43,541 as of January 11, 2022. Reports indicate 40,199 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation
With billions of dollars in infrastructure funding in the works, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking at the lack of broadband technology in Native communities.

Ben Barnes
Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.

Native Sun News Today
We want to wish all of our readers a very Happy New Year and hope that 2022 brings you the best.

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Native political watchers are giving their insights into the major issues likely to make waves in the coming 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 43,277 as of January 10, 2021. Reports indicate 40,132 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,051,040 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of January 10, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 328,891 COVID-19 cases through January 9, 2022.

Oney Roubedeaux
Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.

Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.

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Join Native America Calling to learn more out the barriers for people with a criminal past and ways to overcome them.

NAFOA
2022 is a BIG year for NAFOA!

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 328,891 COVID-19 cases through January 9, 2022.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions holds a hearing titled "Addressing New Variants: A Federal Perspective on the COVID-19 Response."

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe continues to report an increase in COVID-19 cases in the new year.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 43,180 as of January 9, 2022. Reports indicate 40,000 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 42,887 as of January 8, 2022. Reports indicate 39,892 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 42,622 as of January 7, 2022. Reports indicate 39,753 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior is soliciting nominations for a new advisory panel that will examine racist and derogatory place names.

Sooyii
With a dialogue entirely in the Blackfeet language, a new film is an exercise in language revitalization.

With COVID-19 cases surging, the Indian Health Service facility at the Pueblo of Zuni is implementing crisis standards of care due to high patient volume and staffing shortages.

The Pueblo of Zuni reported 81 new COVID-19 positive cases between January 3 and January 5, 2022.

The Pueblo of Laguna is experiencing the largest surge of positive cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please join President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a special town hall to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 42,324 as of January 6, 2022. Reports indicate 39,634 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation
Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation citizens will soon have better access to world-class health care.

Bureau of Indian Education
The Bureau of Indian Education has unveiled its first official logo, based on a design from a student.

Ira Matt
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has named a new director for its Office of Native American Affairs.

Yurok Tribe
In response to ongoing tragedies and increased reports of human trafficking attempts, the Yurok Tribe declared a missing and murdered Indigenous women emergency.

The Department of the Treasury issued a final rule for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, which brings $20 billion to tribal governments.

Please tune in for updates on how funds from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act can help elders on the Navajo Nation.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 86 as of January 5, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 315,611 COVID-19 cases through January 5, 2022.

The Havasupai Tribe has extended the suspension of tourism until June 1, 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,971 as of January 5, 2021. Reports indicate 39,602 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.

Pleasant Point Reservation
Some residents of the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation have either hauled water or used bottled water for years, even decades.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez appears on KTNN AM/FM to provide updates regarding the approval of ARPA Hardship Assistance and other initiatives.

“We love our Diné people and we do not want any more of our people to lose their lives to this modern-day monster known as COVID-19.,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,779 as of January 4, 2021. Reports indicate 39,586 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Holy Rosary Mission
The unholy impact of Indian boarding schools left its mark to the detriment of thousands of Native children.

National Day of Mourning
Let’s give due reverence to the United American Indians of New England who since 1970 have held a “National Day of Mourning” to honor Native resilience.

Indian Child Welfare Act
Tribes and their advocates are studying ways to strengthen state laws as the Indian Child Welfare Act remains in limbo in the courts.

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Cahokia in Phoenix, Arizona, touts itself as the first modern Indigenous art and social space owned by women.

supremecourt
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in the McGirt case is forcing significant changes in Oklahoma.

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 2,025,254 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of January 3, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 307,954 COVID-19 cases through January 1, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,657 as of January 3, 2021. Reports indicate 39,499 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Black Elk Peak
People think nothing these days of snapping selfies and sharing it with their followers on social media. But that can be problematic on tribal land or in places considered sacred.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,003,857 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of December 27, 2021.

On January 1, 2022, the Navajo Nation reported 54 new COVID-19 cases and one death on the largest reservation in the United States.

On December 31, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 107 new COVID-19 cases on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,399 as of December 30, 2021. Reports indicate 39,349 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,262 as of December 29, 2021. Reports indicate 39,333 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 301,191 COVID-19 cases through December 25, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,121 as of December 28, 2021. Reports indicate 39,276 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 41,068 as of December 27, 2021. Reports indicate 39,230 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Slavery, abuse, disease and massacres cut the Native population to a fifth of what it was during the Indian mission period in California.

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They don’t call this an Indigenous food movement for nothing.

On December 26, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported nine new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

On December 25, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 22 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

On December 24, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 21 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 300,328 COVID-19 cases through December 21, 2021.

Alaskan Nets
The documentary film ‘Alaskan Nets’ follows the quest of a pair of athletes from the Metlakatla Reservation.

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Are you looking forward to a healthier and more social 2022?

On December 23, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 57 new COVID-19 cases and no recent deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Are you looking forward to a healthier and more social 2022?

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,901 as of December 22, 2021. Reports indicate 38,972 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation has outlasted many who tried to take away our sovereignty and destroy our identity as a people.

Winnebago Tribe Solar
“Solar warriors” are touting the benefits to tribes of solar power, both as economic development and as a sustainable energy solution.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,856 as of December 21, 2021. Reports indicate 38,954 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior will hold tribal consultations to discuss the infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.

Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland hosts a press call on December 21, 2021, to discuss the Biden administration’s renewable energy progress.

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Native America Calling will discuss the high tech advancements for prosthetics and the benefits they provide for the people who need them.

Three team member drawings and three tribal member drawings were held by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, for a total of $30,000 in COVID-19 vaccination lottery prizes.

The Architecture and Design Film Festival has been postponed due to concerns about the escalating COVID pandemic.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is providing more than $1 million to support hundreds of business in the Akwesasne community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for several positions as the tribe prepares to distribute millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,822 as of December 20, 2021. Reports indicate 38,904 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association
“We thank President Biden for standing behind his policy to honor our Nation-to-Nation Relations,” said President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Biden administration won’t be appealing a treaty rights victory secured by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, attorneys involved in the closely-watched case said.

Harold Frazier
With all due respect, we call upon the Biden administration to honor the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States.

NAFOA
Thank you for making 2021 a productive year. See you next year!

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From seafood to information technology to staffing consultation, tribes are finding additional markets in foreign countries.

Make sure your aunties get antibodies! Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) urges Indian Country to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 298,618 COVID-19 cases through December 19, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,800 as of December 19, 2021. Reports indicate 38,803 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,765 as of December 18, 2021. Reports indicate 38,803 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,715 as of December 17, 2021. Reports indicate 38,623 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
A deadline is fast approaching for the Biden administration to live up to its promise to improve the federal government’s relationship with tribes and their citizens.

Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.

Leonard Little Finger
I raise my coffee cup to Lakota elders who taught me so much.

Prairie Wind Casino
The competition is stiff in the gaming business and it is not going to get any easier for tribes.

Bryan Newland
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has finalized changes to federal probate regulations that are aimed at streamlining the process.

Pregnancy Vaccinations
As of December 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

navajonation
“The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature” brings together many voices to speak about the life and culture of the Diné Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,659 as of December 16, 2021. Reports indicate 38,623 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention on December 14, 2021.

The Growing Tree
Families nationwide may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families.

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to make global headlines and require constant vigilance by tribal health officials.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will receive more than $2.7 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 296,967 COVID-19 cases through December 15, 2021.

The Department of the Treasury has revised its guidance for CARES Act funds that were provided to tribal governments.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported six new COVID-19 cases and one new hospitalization, making 29 active cases and four hospitalizations as of December 15, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,615 as of December 15, 2021. Reports indicate 38,598 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.

Vanita Gupta
Vanita Gupta, the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice, addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives on December 14, 2021.

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At least 44 percent of Native caregivers surveyed say they are the only person available to tend to their loved one.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,950,778 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of December 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,571 as of December 14, 2021. Reports indicate 38,576 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

COVID-19 Vaccinations with the Navajo Nation
“Native people are resilient, resourceful, kind, and most of all hopeful,” a sign on the Navajo Nation reads.

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Native America Calling will look back at 2021 from an Indigenous perspective.

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 40,519 as of December 13, 2021. Reports indicate 38,505 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Reservation Dogs
The all-Native “Reservation Dogs” is up for a major television award after its debut season.

Cherokee Nation
In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.

Wildcat Den
“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.

Grey Owl
There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently held positions by claiming indigeneity like Cheyanne Turions, Joseph Boyden, Michelle Latimer and Carrie Bourassa.

NAFOA
Our “5 Things” Newsletter gives you the info you need to start your week well!

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Leadership, initiative, dedication. Those are the three words inscribed on the National Center for American Indian Economic Development’s 40 Under 40 badge.

Montana COVID-19
The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.

The Navajo Nation has distributed over $361 million in CARES Act funds to tribal citizens but some hardship assistance checks remain unclaimed.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 295,454 COVID-19 cases through December 11, 2021.

In response to rising COVID-19 case numbers, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe urges caution so families can stay safe during the holiday season.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,497 as of December 12, 2021. Reports indicate 38,410 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,467 as of December 11, 2021. Reports indicate 38,303 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,411 as of December 10, 2021. Reports indicate 38,183 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Restoring Justice: Addressing Violence in Native Communities through VAWA Title IX Special Jurisdiction” on December 8, 2021.

Ah-Shi Beauty
Growing up on the Navajo Nation, Ahsaki Baa LaFrance-Chachere says she could not have guessed she would one day open the first Native luxury cosmetics storefront.

So far, the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been detected in 25 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,334 as of December 9, 2021. Reports indicate 37,982 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,904,390 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of December 6, 2021.

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Academic studies continue to find much higher rates of brain injuries among Native people than any other group.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,254 as of December 8, 2021. Reports indicate 37,982 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.

Brian Schatz and Lisa Murkowski
A draft discussion of legislation to help tribes protect Native women has been released by the leaders of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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Native America Calling will talk with Indigenous scholars about acceptance and recognition of Indigenous knowledge and science in academia in light of so many past efforts to suppress them.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,171 as of December 7, 2021. Reports indicate 37,935 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Districts with predominantly Native voters are targets as states start redrawing boundaries.

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 40,123 as of December 6, 2021. Reports indicate 37,836 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Joanne Shenandoah
As soon as Jo entered the room, I knew with certainty we would marry, but she did not.

Joanne Shenandoah
She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.

Tribal Flag Raising
The Cherokee Nation has always prioritized education.

Oak Flat
Oak Flat, a sacred Apache place in Arizona, faces desecration from a large copper mine.

Leo Killsback
Leo Killsback, associate professor at Montana State University, has won the Western History Association’s 2021 Donald Fixico Book Award for his two-volume history of the Cheyenne Nation.

Montana COVID-19
Republican state officials have succeeded in blocking a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

79th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Militarization of the Hawaiian islands have had deep and pervasive effects on the culture and sovereignty of Kanaka Maoli.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,085 as of December 5, 2021. Reports indicate 37,819 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 40,019 as of December 4, 2021. Reports indicate 37,647 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 39,898 as of December 3, 2021. Reports indicate 37,647 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.

Cherokee Nation Immersion School
“Preserving Native languages is fundamental to preserving all aspects of tribal cultures and traditions,” said Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland.

Indian Country Legislation - U.S. House of Representatives - December 1, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives meets on December 1, 2021, to consider Indian Country legislation.

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Native America Calling will check in with some Native sellers about the joys and difficulties of doing business at a crucial time of year.

The White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on December 3, 2021.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks about COVID-19 on December 2, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 290,307 COVID-19 cases through December 1, 2021.

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are working on legislation to allocate $1.16 billion in American Rescue Plan Act on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 39,768 as of December 2, 2021. Reports indicate 37,529 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Roe Row
Protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead to the reversal of longstanding abortion rights precedents.

ood Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation is taking a big step toward tribal food sovereignty.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 16 as of December 1, 2021.

“We will work with our Executive Branch divisions to ensure the $622 million in new grant money is properly allocated to our Navajo families,” said Speaker Seth Damon of the Navajo Nation Council.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 39,561 as of December 2, 2021. Reports indicate 37,504 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

President Joe Biden is announcing new actions to combat COVID-19 as the United States heads into the winter months and with the emergence of a new variant, Omicron.

The White House holds a press call on December 1, 2021, to discuss efforts to protect Americans against the Delta and Omicron variants.

The White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on November 30, 2021.

A video update from Dr. Anthony Fauci on the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

H.R.2074 - Indian Buffalo Management Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2074, the Indian Buffalo Management Act, on December 1, 2021.

H.R.897 - Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.897, the Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act, on December 1, 2021.

H.R.4352 - Legislative Fix to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Carcieri v. Salazar
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4352, a legislative fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, on December 1, 2021.

H.R.2930 - Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2930, the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, on December 1, 2021.

March for Lost Children
Determined right-wing forces have piled onto a critical court case in order to overturn the hard-won Indian Child Welfare Act.

jakeangeliqanonshaman
The so-called “QAnon Shaman” who based his persona on a twisted view of Native beliefs is preparing for a possible appeal for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

PIQSIQ
The Indigenous artistry of Inuksuk Mackay (Inuit) and Tiffany Ayalik (Inuit) comes together as PIQSIQ.

The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,862,069 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 29, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 39,477 as of November 30, 2021. Reports indicate 37,465 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'My Land, My Future'
Lawmakers are set to approve another round of Indian Country bills, including a long-anticipated yet controversial measure that will help tribes restore their homelands.

Cherokee Nation
I thank my ancestors, whose collective decisions are the reason we still have a Cherokee Nation and why I have the good fortune to be its elected chief centuries later.

Michael Ulroan
Indigenous students have been rendered virtually invisible in higher education.

Porch Band of Creek Indians - Tribal Homelands - White House Tribal Nations Summi
Robert McGhee, Vice Chair of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, discusses the need to protect tribal homelands at the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
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Genoa Indian School
Native America Calling will hear more about efforts to uncover the truth about the 300 Indian boarding schools aimed at forced assimilation of Native children.

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 39,403 as of November 29, 2021. Reports indicate 37,284 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Patrick Albert Lee
It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.

nativeamericacalling nac
A National Congress of American Indians survey concluded that the lack of access to adequate funding, equitable curricula, and professional development hinders suitable Native lessons in schools.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 287,789 COVID-19 cases through November 28, 2021.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is continuing to ramp-up efforts to keep the community safe from COVID-19 in advance of a new variant being reported.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the Navajo Nation and to improve the quality of life for elders, disabled, veterans, youth, and families,” President Jonathan Nez said of plans to distribute $1.16 billon in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

On November 28, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 38 new COVID-19 cases and two recent deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

On November 27, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 23 new COVID-19 cases and one recent death on the largest reservation in the United States.

On November 26, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 50 new COVID-19 cases on the largest reservation in the United States.

March for Lost Children
Native children continue to be overrepresented in state foster care systems, taken from their homes at high rates.

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A viral video of a teacher resorting to objectionable Native stereotypes in the classroom begs the question: What will it take to get the message across?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,838,442 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 23, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 287,099 COVID-19 cases through November 23, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 39,158 as of November 24, 2021. Reports indicate 36,896 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

On November 25, 2021, Navajo Nation reported 77 new COVID-19 cases and three recent deaths on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The scourge of slavery was an unfortunate reality for Indigenous peoples in the history of North America.

Pike Place Market
A Washington man who claims to be a Native artist has been charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and for illegally possessing eagle feathers and other bird parts.

Being Frank
Now that we know a chemical in our car tires is killing salmon, we have to act urgently to keep it out of the water.

Lummi Nation
“The appearance of the European green crab is a serious threat to our treaty fishing rights,” said Chairman Willie Jones Jr.

Arizona
Just minutes before her high school graduation, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would be escorted out of the ceremony and her diploma would be withheld.

Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.

Wahpepah’s Kitchen
Join Native America Calling to explore the latest developments in Indigenous food and food sovereignty.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to twelve as of November 23, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 39,080 as of November 23, 2021. Reports indicate 36,844 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

marcellusosceola
A bipartisan bill to enable the Seminole Tribe to exercise greater control over its lands has finally become law.

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The $1 trillion infrastructure bill just signed by President Biden is an unprecedented infusion of federal funds for thousands of projects across the country, including those in tribal communities.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,946 as of November 22, 2021. Reports indicate 36,659 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Lacy Graham
The COVID-19 epidemic has taken its toll on Native people across America.

Cherokee Nation
The workers employed by Cherokee Nation take care of all of us.

Nez Perce Tribe
The Nez Perce Tribe teamed up with the Idaho National Guard as part of a larger effort to recover from a surge of COVID-19 cases plaguing northern Idaho.

Sequoyah
Nineteen states now observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, following the early lead of South Dakota’s Native American Day. Tribes are joining in too.

jakeangeliqanonshaman
The self-described ‘QAnon Shaman’ who became the face of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.

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From the Coushatta Tribe to the Red Lake Nation’, dozens of tribes are devoting emergency federal relief to projects to preserve traditional language and culture.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 284,993 COVID-19 cases through November 21, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,898 as of November 21, 2021. Reports indicate 36,607 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,852 as of Novmeber 20, 2021. Reports indicate 36,481 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,742 as of November 19, 2021. Reports indicate 36,363 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
“Racist terms have no place in our vernacular or on our federal lands,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1364, H.R. 1975, H.R. 2088 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for a legislative hearing on November 17, 2021.

Zortman-Landusky Mine
The Fort Belknap Indian Community, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Ksanka Elders Advisory Committee are fighting two silver and copper mines.

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At a time of the year when the bird plays a big role on the dinner table, Native America Calling will look at the significance of turkeys from a Native perspective.

Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) will no longer serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he regularly objected to efforts to protect tribal territories.

Mapuche Flag
The Mapuche people continue to struggle peacefully for their rights and the recovery of their ancestral land in the face of increased repression.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported three new cases of COVID-19 as of November 19, 2021, along with an increase in the number of people in quarantine due to continuing exposures.

“Adequate funding for Indian Country is crucial now more than ever, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to be, the deadliest for American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” said Francys Crevier of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.

“Our hope is to rise above this pandemic and stop the continued spread of COVID-19 within our communities, but this can only be achieved when we’re all vaccinated,” said Ethel Branch of Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,616 as of November 18, 2021. Reports indicate 36,168 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Harold Frazier
I have just finished sitting through the White House Tribal Nations Summit and I am not impressed.

Rassawek, Virginia
A new consultation policy in Virginia requires free, prior and informed consent of tribal nations before any state permits are approved.

Ralph Northam
“The Commonwealth has an important and unique government-to-government relationship with Virginia’s Tribal Nations,” said Gov. Ralph Northam (D).

Joe Biden
Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.

COP26
Indigenous people, youth and women clamored to have their voices included in the climate discussions at COP26.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 282,502 COVID-19 cases through November 17, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,490 as of November 17, 2021. Reports indicate 36,113 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported no new cases of COVID-19, leaving 10 active cases as of November 17, 2021.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
The Joe Biden administration concludes the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 16, 2021.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.

Gaa-Pi-Izhiwebak
The Aanjibimaadizing, a program of the Mille Lacs Band, is committed to keeping Indigenous language thriving.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 38,352 as of November 16, 2021. Reports indicate 35,947 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.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
The White House and members of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration resume the 2021 Tribal Nations Summit.

White House
Check out the agenda for the second and final day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior announced the formation of a new Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee for tribal leaders to engage in routine and robust conversations directly with Secretary Deb Haaland.

Tom Vilsack
“USDA respects the unique nation-to-nation relationship between the federal government and tribal nations,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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New research suggests policy decisions and long standing structural inequities increased the magnitude of COVID-19 for Native people and unnecessarily cost additional lives.

"We have to be very careful, take precautions, wear masks in public, get fully vaccinated, and limit social gatherings": The Navajo Nation reported 62 new COVID-19 cases on November 15, 2021.

The Oneida Nation unveiled a new cultural art installation to raise awareness and resources around COVID-19's impact in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,795,811 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 15, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 280,081 COVID-19 cases through November 14, 2021.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
The Joe Biden administration opens the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 15, 2021.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
The White House and members of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration will host the 2021 Tribal Nations Summit.

White House
Check out the agenda for the first day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

White House Tribal Nations Summit Progress Report
The Biden administration released a “progress report” in conjunction with the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

Joe Biden
“Generations of Native Americans have experienced violence or mourned a missing or murdered family member or loved one, and the lasting impacts of such tragedies are felt throughout the country,” President Joe Biden says.

White House Tribal Nations Summit
“We are committed to working together to make tribal communities safer. We are committed to honoring and strengthening our nation-to-nation relationship,” the leader of the Department of Justice said.

Lone Pine Treaty Fishing Access Site
“Tribal Nations entered into treaties, in part, to protect their way of life and inherent rights to natural resources of cultural, economic, and subsistence importance,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

Lakota Student
The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services launched a new initiative to preserve, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages.

Moncure Tipi
The Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture will be working together to promote tribal co-stewardship of federal lands and waters.

Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior is taking steps to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the landscape around it from oil and gas leasing.

Pueblo Pintado
The Center for Western Priorities is praising the Biden administration for seeking to protect sacred tribal areas in New Mexico from development.

Tim Giago
From Sean Sherman aka The Sioux Chef to poet laureate Joy Harjo, here are ways you can observe Native American Heritage Month.

Cherokee Nation Color Guard
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation, like most tribes across the country, have a deep commitment to the American military.

NAFOA
Shake off Zoom fatigue and join these important webinars for Indian Country.

Indigenous Wisdom
Pueblo educators have just updated a K-12 curriculum and teacher training regimen for schools, designed from a Pueblo viewpoint.

Paul Gosar
Democrats continue to press for action against Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) for a violent cartoon video that appears to show him attacking rival politicians.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,795,811 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 15, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 280,081 COVID-19 cases through November 14, 2021.

On November 14, 2021, the Navajo Nation reported 89 new COVID-19 cases and one recent death on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Navajo Nation reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and six recent deaths on November 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,966 as of November 12, 2021. Reports indicate 35,617 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.

2021 Native Cinema Showcase
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by watching Indigenous cinema from around the world.

Paul Gosar
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) refused to back down after posting a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and killing a liberal Democratic lawmaker.

Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 277,984 COVID-19 cases through November 9, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,876 as of November 11, 2021. Reports indicate 35,488 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, delivers a video message on Veterans Day.

Native Veterans
Stories from Native veterans offer lasting messages of both courage and healing.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,737 as of November 10, 2021. Reports indicate 35,441 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Derek Kilmer, Deb Halaand, Fawn Sharp
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides $736 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including funding for infrastructure projects and climate resiliency initiatives.

Santa Rosa Day School
The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.

Keith Secola
Anishinaabe artist Keith Secola is an iconic figure in the world of Native music.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe on November 9, 2021, reported a second consecutive day of no new positive cases of COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,586 as of November 9, 2021. Reports indicate 35,411 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Indian Health Service COVID-19
The Indian Health Service has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for youth as the coronavirus continues to have an outsize impact on Indian Country more than 18 months into the pandemic.

Elizabeth Fowler
The Indian Health Service hosts a COVID-19 media event in Anadarko, Oklahoma, on November 8, 2021.

Native New York
For far too long, Native history has been presented from a European perspective.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,764,509 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of November 8, 2021.

The Indian Health Service hosts a COVID-19 media event in Anadarko, Oklahoma, on November 8, 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 37,455 as of November 8, 2021. Reports indicate 35,314 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee citizens can celebrate not only the accomplishments of our ancestors, but also what we are doing to preserve and strengthen our unique culture.

Grand Opening of American Indian Hall
More than 1,000 people, including dignitaries from throughout the country, attended the grand opening of the American Indian Hall at Montana State University.

U.S. Capitol
Congress has given final approval to a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that’s been a key part of President Biden’s agenda.

NAFOA
Have something you think the NAFOA community needs to know? Share with us!

HUY
A program in Washington State works to protect the legal rights of Native inmates in prison.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 275,749 COVID-19 cases through November 7, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,411 as of November 7, 2021. Reports indicate 35,209 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,345 as of November 6, 2021. Reports indicate 35,104 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,252 as of November 5, 2021. Reports indicate 35,003 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Woodstock
Native America Calling will get remembrances from those who were at Woodstock and what the experience means to them now.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to eight as of November 5, 2021.

Three of the country’s largest tribal nations have formed a historic alliance to improve healthcare for tribal citizens living in Pennington County, South Dakota.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 273,792 COVID-19 cases through November 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 37,154 as of November 4, 2021. Reports indicate 34,836 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Every Child Matters
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with an Indigenous delegation when he visits Canada in December.

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe join in sharing the unfortunate news of two community member’s passing 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 37,043 as of November 3, 2021. Reports indicate 34,796 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Larry Wright Jr.
“I’m looking at this as an opportunity for growth for me,” Larry Wright Jr. said after stepping down as chair of the Ponca Tribe.

Greg Gianforte
Public service campaigns developed under the previous Democratic administration were abandoned by the new Republican governor.

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Native America Calling will find out about ways Native couples can face the realities of divorce without making a difficult process harder.

“Code Red is a window into the post-Covid world from an Indigenous perspective, conveying hope and the need for inclusion, understanding and optimism,” says Vince Fontaine.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported two new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total number of active cases to six as of November 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,934 as of November 2, 2021. Reports indicate 34,755 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

H.R.2088 - Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2088, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.4881 - Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.

S.108 - Authorizing Seminole Tribe to lease or transfer certain lands
The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.108, a bill benefiting the Seminole Tribe, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.5221 - Urban Indian Health Confer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.5221, the Urban Indian Health Confer Act, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.1975 - Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1975, the Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.2758 - Lumbee Recognition Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2758, the Lumbee Recognition Act, on November 1, 2021.

H.R.1619 – Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act
The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.1619, the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, on November 1, 2021.

Nicolle Gonzales
When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.

Atlanta Braves 'Tomahawk Team'
As Atlanta and Houston battle at the World Series, Native America Calling revisits the ongoing efforts by sports teams to hang onto names and images that denigrate Native people and culture.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,731,496 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of November 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,867 as of November 1, 2021. Reports indicate 34,665 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Capitol
Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives

Holy Rosary Mission
As the years pass there are not too many of the boys and girls forced to attend boarding schools still living.

Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee people are counting on us to end domestic violence on our reservation.

Albuquerque Indian School
The only thing the government and the churches really understand is money.

NAFOA
Happy Native American Heritage Month!

Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Native America Calling will hear the Native side of the history and legacy of the Santa Fe Trail.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 271,784 COVID-19 cases through October 31, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,817 as of October 31, 2021. Reports indicate 34,588 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,745 as of October 30, 2021. Reports indicate 34,378 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,653 as of October 29, 2021. Reports indicate 34,377 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,708,157 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of October 25, 2021.

nativeamericacalling nac
Leading up to Halloween weekend, Native America Calling is taking a haunted tour with Native artists through their odd, unsettling and downright scary works of multimedia storytelling.

Pine Ridge Reservation
With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.

Deb Haaland
The Department of the Interior will be consulting tribal nations, Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations as it moves forward with the Indian Youth Service Corps Program.

nativeamericacalling nac
Diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure all play a role in maintaining the health of your feet and are all health issues that disproportionately affect Native people.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 269,629 COVID-19 cases through October 27, 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 36,409 as of October 27, 2021. Reports indicate 34,208 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Harold Frazier
Native people suffered COVID-19 at the highest rate of any group in America. We need help.

Native Veterans
For nearly two decades, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting on the Native American Child Protection Act and an oversight hearing titled “Voting Matters in Native Communities.”

Paulette Steeves
One Indigenous author is challenging common notions of when the Indigenous story began in the Western Hemisphere.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,255 as of October 26, 2021. Reports indicate 34,159 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 holds an oversight hearing titled “Strengthening Indigenous Communities Through Cultural and Environmental Preservation.”

Tim Giago
I often write about the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School and most often I only write about the bad things.

Cocopah Tribe - West Nile Virus
With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, the Cocopah Tribe is working with local officials to create an effective shield against the disease.

Martha Williams
If confirmed, Martha Williams will become the second woman with Montana ties to take a top post at the Department of the Interior.

nativeamericacalling nac
A viral video of a California teacher resorting to objectionable Native stereotypes in the classroom begs the question: what will it take to get the message across?

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,161 as of October 25, 2021. Reports indicate 34,080 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Nation Career Services
Our people deserve every chance to support their families and pursue their dreams.

Glenn King and Cuyler Frank
History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.

Teepees - Fort Peck Reservation
Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.

Wendy Phillips
Indigenous ceremonies have been central to Indigenous health and well-being since time immemorial.

NAFOA
NAFOA aims to facilitate a lifetime of learning from youth to executive leaders.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will find out about ways Native couples can face the realities of divorce without making a difficult process harder.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 267,593 COVID-19 cases through October 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 36,109 as of October 24, 2021. Reports indicate 33,997 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

“Unfortunately, we are still in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, so please keep your guard up and get vaccinated if you haven’t already," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Sunrise Ceremony at Oak Flat
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.

Jonathan Nez
The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.

Owamni - By The Sioux Chef
Learn about The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman’s new restaurant and more in the debut of The Menu, a new food show on Native America Calling.

The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials hold a press briefing on October 22, 2021.

The Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act to address COVID-19 funding.

“ANCs are facing a time crunch to get COVID-19 relief dollars out the door,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).

“I worked hard to include this important language and am relieved the Senate passed this critical extension for tribes to be able to expend CARES Act funds,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

“After decades of being ignored and forgotten, we applaud the Senate Appropriations Committee for the robust legislation proposed to improve outcomes for Indian Country,” said NCUIH CEO Francys Crevier.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation 35,660 as of October 21, 2021. Reports indicate 33,579 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
The more than $200 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time but the way the funds have been distributed has been repeatedly questioned.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,688,049 COVID-19 vaccines distributed as of October 18, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 265,299 COVID-19 cases through October 20, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 35,583 as of October 20, 2021. Reports indicate 33,550 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Oak Flat
The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.

Charles
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to serve as director of the National Park Service.

Mona Zuffante
Residents of two reservations in northeast Nebraska have achieved the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state.

Phoenix Rising - Indigenous Peoples Day
Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique.

Makah Nation
The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last harvest.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 34,999 as of October 19, 2021. Reports indicate 33,039 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.

John Echohawk
The National Congress of American Indians hears an update from the Tribal Supreme Court Project on October 14, 2021.

Brian Schatz
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will learn how Native communities are leveraging federal financing to advance economic sovereignty.

Myaamia Forced Removal
Indigenous Peoples Day marked the day 175 years ago when Myaamia tribal citizens were forcibly removed from their homelands near the campus of Miami University in Ohio.