June 24, 2021
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Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative
The Department of the Interior is undertaking its first-ever review of Indian boarding school sites and the Indian children who went there. Watch the announcement from Secretary Deb Haaland and learn more details about the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative. You can also access a transcript of her remarks to tribal leaders.
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Donna Gilbert, Julie Mohney and Charmaine White Face
A self-determination dispute at an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota has come to an end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,972 as of June 22, 2021. Reports indicate 29,581 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,932 as of June 15, 2021. Reports indicate 29,549 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

northerncheyennegraduation
You go grads. Get ready to carry the torch.

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

navajoweavers
Navajo weavers are usually busy at this time of year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

nafoa
NAFOA aims to bring you important news and opportunities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,780 as of May 24, 2021. Reports indicate 29,408 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,740 as of May 18, 2021. Reports indicate 29,353 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

strongheartsnativehelpline
Your body. Your sovereignty. Your decision.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,722 as of May 17, 2021. Reports indicate 29,343 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NAFOA is committed to uplifting our community and Indian Country.

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Native America Calling will get a view of what’s showing promise in combating the epidemic of our missing and murdered relatives.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced that its award-winning RedCan invitational graffiti jam will be back as a live, in-person event this summer.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for broadband connectivity to meet the needs of our students, teachers, first responders, elders, and others,” said President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,784 COVID-19 cases through May 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,514 as of May 2, 2021. Reports indicate 16,585 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,735 COVID-19 cases through April 30, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,508 as of May 1, 2021. Reports indicate 16,574 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,642 COVID-19 cases through April 29, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 30,501 as of April 30, 2021. Reports indicate 16,574 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The fate of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. Learn more on the monthly Native news recap!

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,505 COVID-19 cases through April 28, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,491 as of April 29, 2021. Reports indicate 16,570 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,356 COVID-19 cases through April 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,485 as of April 28, 2021. Reports indicate 16,568 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is once again taking a look at how COVID-19 has impacted American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

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Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.

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White Earth Ojibwe poet Kimberly Blaeser is helping celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing her book “Copper Yearning.”

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,219,857 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of April 26, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 194,148 COVID-19 cases through April 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,470 as of April 27, 2021. Reports indicate 16,565 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.

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“At Interior, we have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each Tribe has a homeland where its citizens can live together and lead safe and fulfilling lives,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.

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“Our homelands are essential to the exercise of Tribal sovereignty, cultural identity, and the foundations of our economies,” said USET SPF President Kirk Francis.

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“Tribal communities around the country just want the same transparency and legal equity many of us so often take for granted, and today’s steps are a big part of granting those reasonable requests,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

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“Rebuilding and consolidating Tribal homelands supports not only Native cultures, languages, and communities, but also Tribal businesses that help make economies for both Tribes and surrounding communities thrive,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chair of Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.

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This is a sad column to write because it casts a poor refection on some people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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Native America Calling will check in with Native language program organizers about how they refuse to let COVID-19 slow the progress of language revitalization.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 193,982 COVID-19 cases through April 25, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,467 as of April 26, 2021. Reports indicate 16,524 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides $20 billion for federally-recognized tribes to help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus.

Frank Holiday, a Navajo citizen, is the new acting director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office that serves the Navajo Nation.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland participates in a press briefing at the White House on April 23, 2021.

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Rick Santorum is an unhinged and embarrassing racist who disgraces CNN and any other media company that provides him a platform.

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Despite all efforts to erase Natives from the face of this continent, we are still here.

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With a lack of accountability or ethics around multiple racist and insensitive comments from CNN staff, the Native American Journalists Association urges its members to avoid working with the network to avoid harassment and racism.

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Since time immemorial, we remain one Cherokee Nation. We celebrate each other and our traditions as Cherokees, wherever we are.

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A new comedy with Native talent and Native writers proves border towns can be funny.

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Welcome to #NAFOA2021 Week!

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 193,919 COVID-19 cases through April 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,461 as of April 25, 2021. Reports indicate 16,524 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,435 as of April 23, 2021. Reports indicate 16,524 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 193,763 COVID-19 cases through April 22, 2021.

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“We are very proud of Bryan and his service to Indian Country,” said Bay Mills Indian Community Chairperson Whitney Gravelle.

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The thirty-five tribal nations from the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes stand in support of Bryan Newland to serve as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.

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“Bryan knows first-hand the challenges we face, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead for us as sovereign governments,” said Kirk Francis, President of the USET Sovereignty Protection Fund.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer congratulate Bryan Newland, a citizen and former President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, for being nominated to serve as the next Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.

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Native America Calling will hear about the cultural significance of spearfishing as well as some history of past political tensions of subsistence fishing.

For Navajo Marine Colin Tsosie, helping lead the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund’s Chinle distribution team was a way he could help protect his elders and those affected by the pandemic.

“This much-needed financial support will aid our ability to help the Tribal communities we serve recover more quickly from the pandemic’s wide-ranging impact on them,” said Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 193,555 COVID-19 cases through April 21, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,404 as of April 22, 2021. Reports indicate 16,522 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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America has become a national disgrace when it comes to guns and that has to change.

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.

On Earth Day we’ll zero in on the link between the land and identity and mental well-being.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 193,278 COVID-19 cases through April 20, 2021.

Judge Amit P. Mehta is holding a hearing in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, an ongoing CARES Act lawsuit, at 2pm Eastern on April 22, 2021.

The Navajo Nation will welcome the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, to the Navajo Nation for a two-day visit.

The Navajo Nation population has grown from 306,268 to 399,494 citizens, an increase of 30 percent.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,388 as of April 21, 2021. Reports indicate 16,522 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Secretary Deb Haaland presented the Department of the Interior’s fiscal year 2022 budget request during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since joining the Biden administration.

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The American Jobs Plan promises to invest billions of dollars in tribal and Native communities. Learn whether the proposal will generate jobs and improve infrastructure in Indian Country.

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks to tribal leaders about the American Jobs Plan on April 16, 2021.

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Native America Calling will get perspective on how the pandemic is affecting Indigenous peoples south of the U.S. border.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 193,069 COVID-19 cases through April 19, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,380 as of April 20, 2021. Reports indicate 16,515 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Cherokee Nation has always led by example in protecting the land, water and air that define our natural environment.

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Outside of the Narragansett Tribe and Boston Marathon historians, “Tarzan” Brown has fallen into obscurity and rarely appears on anyone’s radar, including among much of Indian Country.

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Secretary Deb Haaland is making her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being confirmed as the leader of the Department of the Interior. Tune in!

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland delivers a keynote at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.

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“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said of the American Jobs Plan.

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Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.

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Native runners were once the dominant force in South Dakota distance running. That is no longer the case.

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“Looking ahead, tribal gaming will continue to evolve,” Chairman Damon Clarke of the Hualapai Tribe said at the signing of new Class III gaming compact.

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Just north of the courtroom where a police officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd, another officer shot and killed Daunte Wright.

On Monday, April 19, 2021, the Ute Indian Tribe presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the distribution of CARES Act funds to federally recognized tribal governments.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,164,179 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of April 19, 2021.

The first case of Hantavirus in 2021 was just confirmed in McKinley County, within the Navajo Nation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,968 COVID-19 cases through April 18, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,371 as of April 19, 2021. Reports indicate 16,477 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court has published the transcript in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a dispute over COVID-19 funding in Indian Country. 

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Infighting among tribal attorneys led the nation’s highest court down an unusual path on the eve of arguments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case.

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, No. 20-543, on April 19, 2021.

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Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.

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See you next week for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference!

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Tribal leaders and climate activists are at odds with the Biden Administration after a missed opportunity to shut off the Dakota Access Pipeline.

"For decades now, Alaska Native people have relied on ANCs to provide access to education, health, housing, and economic support," Alaska Native corporation organizations said following a U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,868 COVID-19 cases through April 17, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,366 as of April 18, 2021. Reports indicate 16,477 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Indian Health Service has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,357 as of April 17, 2021. Reports indicate 16,477 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,833 COVID-19 cases through April 16, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,355 as of April 16, 2021. Reports indicate 16,475 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,749 COVID-19 cases through April 15, 2021.

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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.

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More and more school districts across the country are reopening their doors to students as states start seeing improving COVID-19 infection numbers.

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a long-running COVID-19 dispute.

Be safe Oyate, together we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Biden Administration is announcing it will invest more than $4 billion to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country.

To stay ahead of COVID-19 variants, the Pueblo of Laguna urges the community to get vaccinated, get tested, and continue engaging in COVID-19 safe practices.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,522 COVID-19 cases through April 14, 2021.

"We have to be mindful that we are still in the midst of this pandemic": The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,338 as of April 15, 2021.

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The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.

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The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, focusing specifically on Native women.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,337 COVID-19 cases through April 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,279 as of April 14, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is delivering a keynote to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 19, 2021.

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One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates?

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Native people have been embracing ways of thinking, feeding and housing our own since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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With a mix of spoken word and jazzy soul sounds, Joy Harjo might make listeners want to dance to her new album I Pray for My Enemies.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 192,132 COVID-19 cases through April 12, 2021.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health and Native American LifeLines are pleased to announce COVID-19 vaccinations for urban Indians in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,097,038 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of April 13, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,269 as of April 13, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The National Congress of American Indians is expected to announce a new chief executive officer, its third in three years.

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Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.

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Drunk driving and alcohol-related health problems impact Native people disproportionately.

“We fully support pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the Navajo Nation until we receive the findings of the investigation," said President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has paused all Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine administration to review data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot.

The Indian Health Service is making COVID-19 vaccines available for urban Indians in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., areas.

"The Rolling Hills Clinic is closely monitoring the latest news to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine," the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians said of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 191,941 COVID-19 cases through April 11, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,267 as of April 12, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.

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The art and history of the Cherokee Nation have shaped northeast Oklahoma for generations.

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This is a tale of two countries—Bolivia and the United States. Only one nation is pursuing justice against a corrupt leader.

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Two Native lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench.

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A federal appeals court struck down some previsions of the Indian Child Welfare Act while upholding others in a complex and sometimes divided 325-page ruling.

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The countdown to #NAFOA2021 is on! Are you registered?

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,265 as of April 11, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 191,823 COVID-19 through April 10, 2021.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians administered more than 900 one-dose COVID-19 vaccines during a free community clinic.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,255 as of April 10, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 191,596 COVID-19 through April 8, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,255 as of April 9, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Julianna Brannum, a filmmaker and citizen of the Comanche Nation, is our special guest on the Indianz.Com news show.

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The Department of the Interior is admitting that records in Indian probate cases were exposed on the public internet but claims it wasn’t part of a “cyber-attack.”

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President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.

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President Joe Biden is seeking $4 billion for tribal programs at the Department of the Interior, the federal agency with the most trust and treaty responsibilities.

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“This battle ended in victory,” the Puyallup Tribe said after the Biden administration stopped the sale of the National Archives in Washington state.

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Native America Calling will take the hour to discuss how organizers are responding to the pent-up demand for live, in-person powwows.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 191,395 COVID-19 cases through April 7, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,213 as of April 8, 2021. Reports indicate 16,430 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will take testimony on the Save Oak Flat Act on April 13, 2021.

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Sarah Young Bear-Brown, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, addresses the #ShutDownDAPL​ and #StopLine3​ rally in Washington, D.C.

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The California Tribal Families Coalition is calling a federal appeals court decision “troubling” but says it won’t immediately impact Indian Child Welfare Act matters in their state.

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The pandemic has taken a toll on one of Native America’s leading economic development sources.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded more than $300,000 to Native Public Media and to KTSU-FM to coordinate COVID-19 public outreach in Native and Black communities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 191,229 COVID-19 cases through April 6, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,198 as of April 7, 2021. Reports indicate 16,425 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.

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National Indian organizations are “deeply concerned” about a federal appeals court ruling in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.

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Legal experts are deeply concerned about an “incredibly divisive” ruling from a federal appeals court that struck down parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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While we know using alcohol can strain a relationship, it is not the cause of domestic violence.

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When COVID-19 first struck the United States, the Navajo Nation was hit hard. Within months, infection rates across the reservation were the highest in the country.

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“To this day, the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes continue to experience devastating health and environmental consequences from past mining,” said Fort Belknap Indian Community President Andrew Werk, Jr.

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Native Americans are suffering a disproportionate toll from COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health has provided strong scientific evidence of the possibility of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant, also known as the UK variant, in the Pueblo of Laguna.

The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Rolling Hills Casino & Resort are holding a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 191,080 COVID-19 cases through April 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,182 as of April 6, 2021. Reports indicate 16,425 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Given the surge of interest in gardening since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, several organizations are offering guidance on small gardens in containers, pots, and on patios and even window sills.

The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund remains diligent in reinforcing the usage of personal protective equipment by providing PPE distributions across the Navajo and Hopi nations.

The Navajo Nation has announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 B.1.429 variant on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 1,029,647 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of April 5, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,908 COVID-19 cases through April 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,178 as of April 5, 2021. Reports indicate 16,423 coronavirus recoveries on the lager reservation in the United States.

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Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.

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Protecting women and children has always been a core value for the Cherokee people.

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities worldwide with many communities being forced to think outside of the box.

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Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.

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The American Rescue Plan, which allocates $31 billion to Indian Country, set aside $20 million to help tribes preserve their languages.

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The Cheyenne River Youth Project will break ground for its new art center in July 2021.

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Even after watching their relatives and neighbors die of the virus at nearly twice the rate of their white counterparts, some Natives are leery of the vaccine.

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Helping tribes stay informed and make the most of opportunities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,810 COVID-19 cases through April 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,172 as of April 4, 2021. Reports indicate 16,423 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,778 COVID-19 cases through April 2, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation 30,164 as of April 3, 2021. Reports indicate 16,423 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,717 COVID-19 cases through April 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,132 as of April 2, 2021. Reports indicate 16,421 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Five years since the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline became a worldwide movement, and four years after tribes and their allies took to the streets of D.C. in protest, Lakota youth returned to the nation’s capital.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is taking to social media to show the American Rescue Plan Act benefits Indian Country.

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Native America Calling will talk with Tik Tok creators about getting noticed on the popular video platform.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,559 COVID-19 cases through March 31, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,108 as of April 1, 2021. Reports indicate 16,398 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Dozens of decisions that affected tribes during the Trump years are awaiting scrutiny by the new Biden administration.

The Pueblo of Laguna is finding ways to stay safe during COVID-19.

As of April 1, 2021, more than 130 million payments worth approximately $335 billion have been distributed from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,181 COVID-19 cases through March 30, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,095 as of March 31, 2021. Reports indicate 16,398 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Dorothy “Scootie” Kiyukan Ziegler, who passed away in January 2021, was passionate about Native youth, culture and horses.

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As spring begins, bears begin waking up from hibernation.

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation celebrated an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19, with the 10,000th vaccine dose administered.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 947,799 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of March 29, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 190,042 COVID-19 cases through March 29, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,097 as of March 30, 2021. Reports indicate 16,396 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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“I’ll fight tirelessly to represent our tribal communities and our tribes with honor,” Georgene Louis says as she seeks to fill the shoes of a fellow Pueblo trailblazer.

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Georgene Louis is seeking to make history as the next Native woman in Congress. Listen to her story.


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The Indian Health Service is set to meet its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations but progress is being threatened by the rest of the nation.

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The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.

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An increasing number of Natives, including Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus from the Navajo Nation, are participating in bull riding and making an impact.

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Get ready to expand how you take in story with Native America Calling’s March Book of the Month author Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

The Navajo Nation announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 Strain Variant B.1.1.7 also referred to as the U.K. variant, from a COVID-19 test.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,970 COVID-19 cases through March 28, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,064 as of March 29, 2021. Reports indicate 16,359 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Oak Flat would be “permanently damaged” by a controversial copper mine, according to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

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Strength of heart is courage. Courage means doing the right thing, even when you are afraid.

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Even before COVID-19, far too many Cherokees and others in our communities struggled with addiction.

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Listen. Watch. Read. NAFOA has all the news you need.

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During March, Native America Calling is celebrating historic Native women.

Here's the latest update from the Tribal Affairs Team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are discussing ways to best utilize the historic $31.2 billion investment in Indian Country from the American Rescue Plan Act.

“Through their years of service to our country, veterans have earned the right to access the best medical care our nation has to offer, including the COVID-19 vaccine," said Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico).

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will reopen its doors in April 8, 2021, following an extended COVID-19 closure.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,843 COVID-19 cases through March 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,059 as of March 28, 2021. Reports indicate 16,348 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,052 as of March 27, 2021. Reports indicate 16,342 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,799 COVID-19 cases through March 25, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation 30,040 as of March 27, 2021. Report indicate 16,336 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The American Rescue Plan Act includes a record $31.2 billion in funds for Native communities across the United States.

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Six Montana State University students are being recognized for their academic excellence, community service and leadership.

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Native America Calling will get updates on recent news important to Native people.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,563 COVID-19 cases through March 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,031 as of March 25, 2021. Reports indicate 16,336 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Catawba Nation is on track to open a casino in North Carolina in the fall of 2021.

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We have lost hundreds of Cherokees to the pandemic, including more than 50 Cherokee first-language speaking elders.

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If you’re one of the nearly 160 million Americans getting a $1,400 stimulus payment, you should put some thought into what to do with it.

The Navajo Nation is scheduled to receive nearly $50 million of the funding to help carry out affordable housing activities on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,482 COVID-19 cases through March 23, 2021.

Secretary Marcia L. Fudge of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $450 million in Indian Housing Block Grants to tribal nations to respond to COVID-19.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,021 as of March 24, 2021. Reports indicate 16,334 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The nation’s highest court has taken up its first Indian law case of the term, with ensuring public safety on reservations at the forefront.

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The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with an off-reservation casino after securing support from the state of Wisconsin.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announces an increase in the golden eagle population on March 24, 2021.


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Despite successful vaccine roll-outs by many tribes, some Native people living in urban areas are finding access to the vaccine elusive.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,335 COVID-19 cases through March 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,010 as of March 23, 2021. Reports indicate 16,334 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 850,228 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of March 22, 2021.

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Individuals, institutions, public monuments and works of art and literature are all facing new accountability over current or past actions and statements that don’t align with modern sensitivities.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,231 COVID-19 cases through March 21, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,007 as of March 22, 2021. Reports indicate 16,331 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.

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For years, candidate Marie Crabb has claimed to be Mescalero Apache. Those claims cannot be verified.

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Here’s a column that few people under the age of 40 will read.

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Detached from reality. That’s the way a federal judge has described a Donald Trump supporter who took part in the violent riot in the nation’s capital.

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Native America Calling is continuing its celebration of historic Native women with a program about warrior women who shook things up to improve people’s lives.

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NAFOA supports tribal leaders, Native professionals, and Native youth.

“The Navajo Nation’s current position supports online learning for all schools," said President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,144 COVID through March 20, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 30,007 as of March 21, 2021. Reports indicate 16,326 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,998 as of March 20, 2021. Reports indicate 16,326 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,992 as of March 19, 2021. Reports indicate 16,290 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 189,045 COVID-19 cases through March 18, 2021.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Navajo Nation Spring Day of Prayer on March 19, 2021.

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“The confirmation of Deb Haaland is amazing,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said after the historic vote in favor of the Pueblo trailblazer.

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Native America Calling will hear from Native role-playing gamers who are passionate about playing these types of games.

The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, includes over $31 billion for Indian tribes to continue responding and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,890 COVID-19 cases through March 17, 2021.

Please join Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and leaders of the Navajo Nation for a virtual Day of Prayer.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,987 as of March 18, 2021. Reports indicate 16,289 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Secretary Deb Haaland is making history in more ways than one, as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior and the first Native person to serve in a presidential cabinet.

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For more than six years, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and allies have been holding camps, rallies, relay runs and other demonstrations to resist mining on sacred land at Oak Flat.

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Every Republican senator voted against the Covid Relief Bill. What did they vote against?

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Native America Calling will highlight recent examples about how tribes are helping the land with traditional ecological knowledge, science and environmental justice work.

"I know Indian Country has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship in this country," Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen told a meeting of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee.

“The pandemic has put a spotlight on the digital divide in this country," said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona).

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,783 COVID-19 cases through March 16, 2021.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event and food drive on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,968 as of March 17, 2021. Reports indicate 16,288 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Choctaw Nation is now facing a fight pitting sovereignty against formal recognition for Choctaw Freedmen.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has disbursed approximately 90 million Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,598 COVID-19 cases through March 15, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is now 29,957 as of March 16, 2021. Reports indicate 16,286 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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“The acknowledgement of the suffering and abuse while honoring survivors’ resiliency is long overdue,” said South Dakota Rep. Peri Pourier, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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Native America Calling will catch up on the major issues in Canada and how Indigenous people are setting the course to influence change.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 761,646 COVID-19 vaccination doses administered as of March 15, 2021.

“I am extremely disappointed that the federal government is going to such lengths to deny Tribal governments their fair share of CARES funding," said Chairman Joseph Rupnick.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,449 COVID-19 cases through March 14, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,954 as of March 15, 2021. Reports indicate 16,276 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Native veterans and allies are stepping up to support Deb Haaland ahead of her final historic vote as Secretary of the Interior.

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have once again introduced legislation to permanently protect a sacred Apache site from development.

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The Cherokee Nation’s most iconic and historic documents and artifacts are moving to a new, temporary home.

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Being born in a time when Lakota was spoken by nearly everyone around me allowed me to become fluent within 6 years.

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For Women’s History Month, Native America Calling is celebrating prominent Native women leaders.

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

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, wants to help Native communities navigate the $31.2 billion in COVID-19 relief authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.

The American Rescue Plan invests $1.75 billion in American Indian and Alaska Native programs administered through the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,386 COVID-19 cases through March 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,948 as of March 14, 2021. Reports indicate 1,218 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,331 COVID-19 cases through March 12, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,945 as of March 13, 2021. Reports indicate 16,223 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,250 COVID-19 cases through March 11, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,930 as of March 12, 2021. Reports indicate 16,223 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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“I do this memorial in the Lakota way for my husband,” says Lula Red Cloud.

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On their newest album, Sunburnt Stone invites listeners into soulful stories that travel from the dustiest rez roads to the hardest pavement.

“The American Rescue Plan will give the Navajo Nation and all Tribal Nations a fighting chance at ending the spread of the coronavirus among our people sooner rather than later," said Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon.

The American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress includes $20 billion for federally-recognized tribes to help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will hold a vaccination event at the Kewadin Shores Sprung Structure on March 13, 2021.

The Department of the Treasury is hosting two consultations to discuss what to do with the the leftover funds promised to tribal governments through the CARES Act.

"A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked," President Joe Biden said in an address to the nation.

The American Rescue Plan Act includes $84 million for urban Indian health providers and addresses critical Medicaid coverage.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 188,017 COVID-19 cases through March 10, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,911 as of March 11, 2021. Reports indicate 16,212 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The U.S. Senate is slowly but surely moving to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as Secretary of the Interior.

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“For too long, tribal nations have been denied a seat at the table where decisions were made that impacted their lives and their land,” a key Democrat said in discussing the historic nomination of Deb Haaland.

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Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) discusses his opposition to the historic nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) to serve as Secretary of the Interior.

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For Kidney Health Awareness Month, Native America Calling will learn the biggest threats to kidney health and how to avoid them.

“Everyone in our state deserves to feel whole again. That’s why the American Rescue Plan is so important," said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) of the COVID-19 relief bill that has cleared Congress.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,827 COVID-19 cases through March 9, 2021.

“This is not a full reopening as some states are doing. Instead, this is a carefully-crafted soft reopening," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,900 as of March 10, 2021. Reports indicate 16,212 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The latest feather in the cap of a thriving tribal corporation is an eclectic collection of historic buildings in one of the largest cities in the region.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the Republican minority leader in the U.S. Senate, won’t be voting for Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior.

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Nine Indian Country bills affecting tribal nations and Alaska Natives are taking their first step forward in the U.S. Senate.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from Native leaders and advocates about the impacts of climate change in their communities.

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Given Deb Haaland’s ethics, her passion and her record of advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples a great new era in our history is about to begin.

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The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan includes another $20 billion for tribes and makes other investments in Indian Country. Is it enough?

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,596 COVID-19 cases through March 8, 2021.

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

“As of today, we have nearly 30,000 reported infections of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic nearly one year ago, and we have lost 1,203 of our Navajo people," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health identified 8 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from February 19, 2021 to March 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,887 as of March 9, 2021. Reports indicate 16,202 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.

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A key Democratic lawmaker is confident: Deb Haaland will soon be in charge of the Department of the Interior.

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“We need Congresswoman Haaland on the job without delay,” said Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.

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The leader of one of the largest tribes in the U.S. is fighting a behind-the-scenes battle with Congress that pits racial justice against tribal sovereignty.

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Sports are an important part of life for Native athletes and their parents. How is COVID-19 affecting them?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 670,393 COVID-19 vaccination doses administered as of March 8, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,411 COVID-19 cases through March 7, 2021.

COVID-19 has disrupted the way medical practices are performed, including Oklahoma City Indian Clinic's dental department.

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 29,873 as of March 8, 2021. Reports indicate 16,184 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

I am a survivor of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission Boarding School. I do not want to be honored.

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Gadugi is the Cherokee spirit that lives through the dedication of every Cherokee Nation employee working together for the betterment of our citizens.

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The Department of the Interior is hosting the first in a series of tribal consultations mandated by President Joe Biden.

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The deadline to submit written comments on the tribal consultation policy at the Department of Defense has arrived.

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Indigenous women in the United States and Canada are leading efforts to reclaim culture and knowledge through matrilineal power.

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A year ago, our community turned virtual — but we’re still standing strong.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,321 COVID-19 cases through March 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,866 as of March 7, 2021. Reports indicate 16,159 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,291 COVID-19 cases through March 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,857 as of March 6, 2021. Reports indicate 16,153 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,168 COVID-19 cases through March 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,838 as of March 5, 2021. Reports indicate 16,140 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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For the first time in three decades, the Winnebago Lady Indians have made it to the basketball playoffs in Nebraska.

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By a vote of 11-9, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination of Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior.

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For too long, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been last in line.

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Sewing was an important tradition for Native Americans long before it became a popular pandemic pastime.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 187,073 COVID-19 cases through March 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,816 as of March 4, 2021. Reports indicate 16,131 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is on her way to making history yet again, this time as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet.

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The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources meets to consider the nomination of Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.

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We are the grandchildren of the Creator. With the Creator’s blessing, our Nation’s People are the source of our sovereignty.

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The Pueblo of Pojoaque is being led by women for the first time in modern history.

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The Biden administration put the brakes on massive copper mine at a sacred Apache site, reversing course after the project was on the verge of final approval.

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The 2021 American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will go online March 22-28, in adherence to COVID-19 restrictions.

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A U.S. Supreme Court decision from March 1978 continues to hinder tribal sovereignty on a daily basis.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,830 COVID-19 cases through March 2, 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 29,794 as of March 3, 2021. Reports indicate 16,124 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The country’s oldest Native student newspaper is again fighting to protect its press freedom.

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Tribal nations are lining up behind a Pueblo woman in a crowded field of candidates for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.

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Native healthcare workers provide healing during the most painful and frightening times of our lives.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,660 COVID-19 cases as of March 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,774 as of March 2, 2021. Reports indicate 16,115 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) is seeking targeted funding for the behavioral health needs of nation’s children in the next COVID-19 relief package.

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Nearly four decades ago, a group of Indian journalists met at the Choctaw Nation to talk about a new newspaper organization they were about to form.

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Indigenous identity is viewed differently by the Mexican government.

Join President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson for a Lunchtime Chat to hear from Tlingit & Haida's Tribal Emergency Operations Center and receive an update on our CARES Act projects and services.

“Our kids have been remote learning for a long time, and they’ve really missed school,” said Jerica Widow of the Cheyenne River Youth Project.

The Indian Health Service is sharing additional coronavirus data, showing 573,035 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of March 1, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,506 COVID-19 cases as of February 28, 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 29,754 as of March 1, 2021. Reports indicate 16,109 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Just days after asking a federal judge to stop a huge copper mine on sacred territory, the San Carlos Apache Tribe is celebrating the Biden administration’s decision to pull back the controversial development.

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A strain of COVID-19 that has begun spreading rapidly in California has now been found on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado.

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From historic floods and damaging winter storms to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few years have put Cherokee Nation communities to the test.

“Those arrests aren’t surprising but it’s very sad when what you’ve been warning about for years actually comes to light,” said Sheila Lamb of the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force.

Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.

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Tribal health and emergency management officials are taking what they’re learning now from COVID-19, to prepare for potential threats to come.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are saddened to learn of the passing of retired Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the Snoqualmie Tribe held its first Snoqualmie Tribal Vaccination Clinic on the Snoqualmie Reservation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,313 COVID-19 cases as of February 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,740 as of February 28, 2021. Reports indicate 16,097 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,266 COVID-19 cases as of February 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,719 as of February 27, 2021. Reports indicate 16,066 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,157 COVID-19 cases as of February 25, 2021.

The Cherokee Nation has now moved into phase three of their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for broadband connectivity to meet the needs of our students, teachers, first responders, elders, and others," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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The Indian Health Service has distributed nearly 1.22 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to tribes and their communities, outpacing many states with its outreach.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) endured a second day of questions as her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior finally came to a close.

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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.

The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.

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The state of Oklahoma is working with tribal nations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian Health Service to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches as many people as possible.

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From Deb Haaland’s nomination as Secretary of the Interior to COVID-19 relief for tribal nations, join Native America Calling for its regular news roundup.

The Indian Health Service is sharing additional coronavirus data, showing 444,068 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of February 22, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 185,905 COVID-19 cases as of February 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,655 as of February 25, 2021. Reports indicate 16,054 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Judge Diane Humetewa, a citizen of the Hopi Tribe, testifies on the need for more federal judges in Indian Country.

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