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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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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is updating its tribal consultation policy in accordance with a new directive from President Joe Biden.

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If all goes as expected, Deb Haaland will be the first Native American cabinet secretary.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 185,680 COVID-19 cases as of February 23, 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 29,602 as of February 24, 2021. Reports indicate 16,021 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 25, 2021.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”

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Tune in for the second day of Deb Haaland’s historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.

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It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from leaders of Indian Country, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations at its first hearing of the 117th Congress.

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As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.

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Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.

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In “Even As We Breathe” by Cherokee author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, cultures of fictional characters collide in the time of World War II.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 185,223 COVID-19 cases as of February 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,576 as of February 23, 2021. Reports indicate 16,009 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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President Joe Biden delivers a video message to the National Congress of American Indians on February 23, 2021.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.

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Tune in for the confirmation hearing of Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.

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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,964 COVID-19 cases as of February 21, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,551 as of February 22, 2021. Reports indicate 15,999 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

With Deb Haaland set for a historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior, IllumiNatives and the Native Organizers Alliance will be co-hosting a #DebForInterior Town Hall.

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Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.

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The National Congress of American Indians is going virtual for its executive council winter session.

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

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The Kiowa Tribe ramped up emergency assistance efforts for citizens as severe weather conditions are now only beginning to abate in Oklahoma.

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While Native traditions favor family bonds, a year cooped up in the house together can strain even the closest relationships.

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Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,817 COVID-19 cases as of February 20, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,535 as of February 21, 2020. Reports indicate 15,989 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,734 COVID-19 cases as of February 19, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Nation Nation is 29,509 as of February 20, 2021. Reports indicate 15,989 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,585 COVID-19 cases as of February 18, 2021.

Citizens of the Navajo Nation continue to receive vaccinations for COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,464 as of February 19, 2021. Reports indicate 15,947 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs has “jeopardized” billions of dollars set aside for the Cobell land buy-back program, according to an internal review.

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian announced that six new members are joining its Board of Trustees in 2021.

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Four films made by Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.

The U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold a video briefing with public health experts to examine the steps that must be taken to ensure coronavirus vaccinations are administered equitably.

“This is a data genocide on Native people,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk of the Urban Indian Health Institute. “American Indians and Alaska Natives are dying at disproportionate rates and decision makers don’t even have accurate data to ensure we are properly funded and resourced.”

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,283 COVID-19 cases as of February 17, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,386 as of February 18, 2021. Reports indicate 15,917 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.

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The House Committee on Natural Resources holds an organizing meeting on February 18, 2021.

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Native America Calling will get updates from tribal leaders and health officials about how they’re keeping their communities engaged and on alert after more than a year of COVID-19.

The Navajo Area of the Indian Health Service has administered 101,332 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on the Navajo Nation, surpassing the goal of administering at least 100,000 doses by the end of February.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,145 COVID-19 cases as of February 16, 2021.

American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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 29,336 as of February 17, 2021. Reports indicate 15,917 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.

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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).

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The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance to Indian Health Service facilities for serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.

FEMA has obligated more than $3.39 billion to states, tribes, territories and Washington, D.C., for community vaccination centers.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,791 COVID-19 cases as of February 15, 2021.

A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 17, 2021.

The first cohort of a new medical assistant certificate program at Diné College is on pace to graduate this year – a major milestone during COVID-19.

The Navajo Area of Indian Health Service published a schedule of COVID-19 vaccine clinics taking place on the Navajo Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,308 as of February 16, 2021. Reports indicate 15,892 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.

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The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.

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The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.

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Two recent court decisions denied efforts by tribes and environmental groups to halt the controversial Line 3 Replacement Project in Minnesota.

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,480 COVID-19 cases as of February 14, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,283 as of February 15, 2021. Reports indicate 15,826 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.

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The legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.

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The observance of “We Heart Our Cherokee Health Heroes” is both a symbolic and tangible appreciation reflecting our deepest respect and enduring support.

A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.

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The American Heart Association says it’s too soon to tell for sure, but widespread COVID-19 infections might cause a surge in cardiovascular disease and death in the coming months and years.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,467 COVID-19 cases as of February 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,269 as of February 14, 2021. Reports indicate 15,763 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,449 COVID-19 cases as of February 12, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,205 as of February 13, 2021. Reports indicate 15,754 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,366 COVID-19 cases as of February 11, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,167 as of February 12, 2021. Reports indicate 15,738 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Native America Calling will explore the utility and decoration of Native bags.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,037 COVID-19 cases as of February 10, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,098 as of February 11, 2021. Reports indicate 15,696 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Biden administration will be consulting tribes on ways to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an organizational meeting, its first gathering of the 117th Congress.

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From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.

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Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.

With heartfelt sadness, the Quechan Tribe announces the passing of council member Claudette C. White to COVID-19.

Twenty-four active COVID-19 positive cases have been reported within the Pueblo of Laguna.

NAFOA is coordinating with several national organizations to convene a Tribal Leader Town Hall to discuss the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 182,611 COVID-19 cases as of February 9, 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 29,041 as of February 10, 2021. Reports indicate 15,639 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.

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In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.

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There’s been a continuing stream of prominent people who initially benefitted from their Indigenous identity but were forced to backtrack when those claims couldn’t be documented.

Alaska Native leader Victor Joseph has been named to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will hold a virtual meeting on February 26, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 182,158 COVID-19 cases as of February 8, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,994 as of February 9, 2021. Reports indicate 15,635 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.

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The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department is seeking $3.7 million to continue its work with 23 tribal nations in the state.

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“This is what this fight for Oak Flat is revealing,” said Wendsler Nosie Sr. of the Apache Stronghold. “Why can’t all Americans know they’ve met an angel at a holy place?”

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A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.

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The Indian Health Service alone reports nearly 180,000 positive coronavirus tests and that’s likely a fraction of the total number of Native COVID-19 cases.

The Pueblo of Laguna has 30 active cases of COVID-19 on the reservation in New Mexico.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 181,576 COVID-19 cases as of February 7, 2021.

"Approving a Major Disaster Declaration will help save lives and livelihoods—and ensure the Nation can access critical resources to combat and reduce the spread of COVID-19," said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona).

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

The Navajo Nation has identified 44 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from January 22, 2021 to February 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,937 as of February 8, 2021. Reports indicate 15,264 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has been hard on us all, but Cherokee Nation did not sit back while the pandemic threatened our health and our economy.

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What does the Joe Biden administration mean for future immigration policy and the treatment of Indigenous people who cross the border?

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The NAFOA newsletter has something for everyone – from Native students to Tribal Leaders.

“As of Sunday, the Navajo Area IHS received 78,520 vaccine doses and 74,048 of those doses have gone into the arms of our people on the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.

"Few places in the world have fared worse than Arizona during this crisis," Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) is telling the White House.

Please join the Indian Health Service and the National Museum of the American Indian on February 11, 2021, for a conversation on combating COVID-19 in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 181,023 COVID-19 cases as of February 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,897 as of February 7, 2021. Reports indicate 15,234 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 180,873 COVID-19 cases as of February 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 28,872 as of February 6, 2021. Reports indicate 15,067 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 180,554 COVID-19 cases as of February 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,796 as of February 5, 2021. Reports indicate 15,067 coronavirus recoveries on the reservation in the United States.

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A citizen of the Winnebago Tribe will be leading the Indian Country legal team at the Department of the Interior and is among a growing number of Native women in the Biden administration.

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Please join a virtual memorial in memory of Albert Hale, a former president of the Navajo Nation who died due to complications from COVID-19.

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Among Native cultures, Pueblos in New Mexico have a distinctive loaf, Canadian First Nations in Canada have variations on bannock, and almost everyone is familiar with fry bread.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 180,057 COVID-19 cases as of February 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,668 as of February 4, 2021. Reports indicate 14,892 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Tribal nations were concerned about ‘bad men’ when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?

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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) delivers his first speech as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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“In Nevada and across the country, our tribes are hurting,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) in calling for additional COVID-19 relief and resources for Indian Country.

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Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.

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This year the Cherokee Nation is celebrating the bicentennial of the syllabary invented by Sequoyah.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 179,279 COVID-19 cases as of February 2, 2021.

Please join the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Indian Health Service, and the Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team for a call on February 4, 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 28,544 as of February 3, 2021. Reports indicate 14,714 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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There are a number of healthy alternatives, including traditional Native methods, for managing stress.

The Indian Health Service has received an additional $1 billion in COVID-19 funding to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Pueblo of Laguna has closed all tribal offices.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 178,681 COVID-19 cases as of February 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,471 as of February 2, 2021. Reports indicate 14,709 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

President Joe Biden signed a long-awaited Major Disaster Declaration for the Navajo Nation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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Kevin Washburn, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, was a key player in the Joe Biden presidential transition. He’s the Native in the Spotlight.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 177,600 COVID-19 cases as of January 31, 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 28,388 as of February 1, 2021. Reports indicate 14,484 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A Donald Trump supporter charged in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol has hindered his case by refusing a COVID-19 test and avoiding his court-appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney.

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With the 117th Congress underway, two citizens of the Tohono O’odham Nation are taking prominent roles on a legislative committee that handles Indian Country issues.

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The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.

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To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.

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“Water is sacred to a lot of tribes,” says Chairman Peter Yucupicio of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

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Kevin Washburn, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, was a key player in the Joe Biden presidential transition. He’s the Native in the Spotlight.

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Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.

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Shake off the Zoom fatigue and tune in to important updates!

As of January 29, 2021, the Navajo Area of the Indian Health Service has administered 47,455 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 35th annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) will move dates in an effort to better ensure additional safe, in-person programming amid COVID-19.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 56 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from January 15, 2021, to January 28, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 177,196 COVID-19 cases as of January 30, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 28,325 as of January 31, 2021. Reports indicate 14,454 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 176,893 COVID-19 cases as of January 29, 2021.

Please join the Indian Health Service and the National Museum of the American Indian on February 11, 2021, for a conversation on combating COVID-19 in Indian Country.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,217 as of January 30, 2021. Reports indicate 14,374 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 176,475 COVID-19 cases as of January 28, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,075 as of January 29, 2021. Reports indicate 14,373 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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What lessons are we left with from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s second impeachment and Joe Biden’s inauguration — all within the first month of 2021?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 175,708 COVID-19 cases as of January 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,987 as of January 28, 2021. Reports indicate 14,275 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 175,014 COVID-19 cases as of January 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,887 as of January 27, 2021. Reports indicate 14,266 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A book inspired by the movement at Standing Rock is educating young people around the world about Native rights.

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What does a halt on the Keystone KXL Pipeline mean for the environment and the future of extractive industry in and around Native land?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 173,972 COVID-19 cases as of January 25, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,665 as of January 26, 2021. Reports indicate 14,196 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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

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A federal appeals court won’t stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the government acted “unlawfully” in approving it.

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President Joe Biden signs a memorandum on tribal consultation and strengthening nation-to-nation relationships at the White House.

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“The United States has made solemn promises to Tribal Nations for more than two centuries,” says President Joe Biden.

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Deb Haaland is someone who knows what it is like to struggle and who always looks out for ways to help people, no matter their tribal affiliation, party, politics, or beliefs.

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No, 20-5201, on November 4, 2020.

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a decision in Treat v. Stitt, a dispute over Class III gaming compacts in Oklahoma.

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Native American organizations raised and donated $32 million during the first seven months of the pandemic according to a new report from Native Americans in Philanthropy.

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

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 173,289 COVID-19 cases as of January 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,573 as of January 25, 2021. Reports indicate 14,152 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

With one of the debacles of the Donald Trump era still raging in the courts, Indian Country will be paying close attention as the Department of the Treasury gains new leadership.

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Get more involved in our NAFOA community!

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The National Institutes of Health says early intervention and speech therapy are key to helping children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 172,093 COVID-19 cases as of January 23, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,484 as of January 24, 2021. Reports indicate 14,053 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 171,721 COVID-19 cases as of January 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,109 as of January 23, 2021. Reports indicate 13,910 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 171,106 COVID-19 cases as of January 21, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,955 as of January 22, 2021. Reports indicate 13,812 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The number of Native-owned bookstores remains small, but it’s growing.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 170,279 COVID-19 cases as of January 20, 2021.

The Navajo Nation has extended its stay-at-home order through February 15, 2021, amid a high rate of COVID-19 cases on the reservation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,782 as of January 21, 2021. Reports indicate 13,762 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.

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Just days before the end of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Forest Service took action that paves the way for a massive copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 169,285 COVID-19 cases as of January 19, 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 26,612 as of January 20, 2021. Reports indicate 13,748 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.

The day is here. Joe Biden is being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

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A Republican county official who participated in the violence on the U.S. Capitol is being labeled a “racist” by federal prosecutors for his attacks on Native and Black people.

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Native America Calling will talk with policy experts about what they hope is in store for the next four years under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 168,292 COVID-19 cases as of January 18, 2021.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 75 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from January 1, 2021 to January 14, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,517 as of January 19, 2021. Reports indicate 13,566 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Self-proclaimed Native Republican Jorge Riley has been indicted in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

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With Democratic president-elect Joe Biden about to take office, some of his Cabinet nominees are getting their confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.

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Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.

Love of the great outdoors is deeply engrained in Cherokee culture.

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It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.

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In the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, can Indigenous values provide any guidance now on where to go from here?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 167,262 COVID-19 cases as of January 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 26,448 as of January 18, 2021. Reports indicate 13,532 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A land acknowledgment from Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and a song from Claudette White and the Quechan Hurav Singers set the stage for Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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About 8,000 students attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, whose founder had a motto: “Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

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Indigenous and Black people share experiences of oppression in this country and both groups still grapple with systemic racism.

A federal judge recently issued two orders in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, an ongoing dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal governments.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has re-filed litigation against the U.S. Department of Treasury relating to the distribution of CARES Act funds.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits 10th Anniversary Powwow will be held virtually with a week-long celebration of events from February 2-6, 2021.

COVID-19 cases are trending downward in the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians following the holiday season.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 166,902 COVID-19 cases as of January 16, 2021.

Leaders of the Navajo Nation President are concerned about the Naa’táani Development Corporation’s involving in handling Medicaid coverage for over 70,000 Navajo citizens in the state of New Mexico.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,383 as of January 17, 2021. Reports indicate 13,531 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 166,321 COVID-19 cases as of January 15, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,287 as of January 16, 2021. Reports indicate 13,531 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 165,439 COVID-19 cases as of January 14, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,073 as of January 15, 2021. Reports indicated 13,510 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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One of the most recognizable defendants from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is a Donald Trump supporter who bases his persona on a warped interpretation of Native traditions.

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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.

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A biography of Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flannagan (White Earth Ojibwe), rez dogs and protecting sacred water are all topics of books that made American Indians in Children’s Literature best of 2020 list.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on his COVID-19 relief and rescue plan.

Next in the NAJA Roundtable series: Experts and reporters will discuss common pitfalls and best practices when covering the pandemic in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 164,233 COVID-19 cases as of January 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation is 25,952 as of January 14, 2021. Reports indicate 13,116 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.

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People who think the world revolves around them do tend to expect everyone else to share their belief.

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Clara Pratte, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who worked on the Joe Biden presidential campaign, is Native America Calling’s Native in the Spotlight.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 162,719 COVID-19 cases as of January 12, 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 25,746 as of January 13, 2021. Reports indicate 13,092 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.

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I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.

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“This decision helps all of Indian Country in efforts to protect tribal lands and natural resources as well as the betterment of all people of southeast Idaho,” Chairman Devon Boyer of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said.

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Native students are falling further and further behind due to COVID-19. How can we get them back on track?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 161,231 COVID-19 cases as of January 11, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,576 as of January 12, 2021. Reports indicate 13,065 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.

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Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) failed to mention Donald Trump by name or address his role in inciting violence on a “horrific” day at the U.S. Capitol.

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Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) is still downplaying the protocols that slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.

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Native America Calling will get a sampling of works by Indigenous LGBTQ2 poets and discuss how their deeply personal stories paint a vivid picture of adversity, strength, and their relationships with their culture and the world around them.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 159,500 COVID-19 cases as of January 10, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,383 as of January 11, 2021. Reports indicate 12,855 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Watch the stars and your direction home will be revealed.

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Two hundred years ago, the brilliant statesman and inventor Sequoyah presented the Cherokee syllabary to the Cherokee Nation.

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The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policies in American history – but it wasn’t an isolated incident.

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NAFOA is hitting the ground running in 2021 to keep tribes informed and supported.

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A restaurant kitchen can be an intimidating place, especially for women.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, after receiving her first in late December 2020.

The Cherokee Nation is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for elders ages 65 and older who are eligible to receive care within Cherokee Nation Health Services.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 158,891 COVID-19 cases as of January 9, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,216 as of January 10, 2021. Reports indicate 12,817 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 158,216 COVID-19 cases as of January 8, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,979 as of January 9, 2021. Reports indicate 12,690 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 157,198 COVID-19 cases as of January 7, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,776 as of January 8, 2021. Reports indicate 12,680 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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As the publisher of a Native newspaper for more than 40 years I have accepted criticism as a state of mind.

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Native America Calling is kicking off 2021 with a view into Hopi life.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 155,180 COVID-19 cases as of January 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,521 as of January 7, 2021. Reports indicate 12,625 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The vice president of the Navajo Nation contributed to the false belief that Donald Trump could remain in office despite losing the presidential election.

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A biography of Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flannagan (White Earth Ojibwe), rez dogs and protecting sacred water are all topics of books that made American Indians in Children’s Literature best of 2020 list.

"While other tribes received millions, the U.S. Treasury Department flagrantly shortchanged the Shawnee Tribe from its fair share of the CARES Act coronavirus relief funds," said Chief Ben Barnes.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 153,335 COVID-19 cases as of January 5, 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 24,247 as of January 6, 2021. Reports indicate 12,597 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.

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The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.

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Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.

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Hide tanning was a traditional practice long before mass produced leather.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 151,610 COVID-19 cases as of January 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,978 as of January 5, 2020. Reports indicate 12,545 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.

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COVID-19 vaccines from two pharmaceutical companies are making their way to Native populations and tribes are among those creating vaccine distribution plans.

The Shawnee Tribe has scored a major victory against the Trump administration in an ongoing COVID-19 funding dispute.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 73 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from December 18 to December 31, 2020.

Ohkay Owingeh continues to cancel events as the tribe attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in northern New Mexico.

The Pueblo of Laguna is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 148,969 COVID-19 cases as of January 3, 2021.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,841 as of January 4, 2021. Reports indicate 12,211 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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We must have the women take charge in Mohawk society.

The Crawford Family: Proud to be American, Proud to be Native American, Proud to Serve
“Our family is proud, excited and probably more relaxed because we’re both together,” said Promise Crawford, who is serving overseas with her brother, Challenge Crawford.

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For Isabella Aiukli Cornell of Oklahoma City, prom was a way to bring attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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When the coronavirus hit a community bordering the Tohono O’odham Nation, the shelves of its one grocery story were cleaned out.

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Ringing in 2021 with new opportunities and updates for Indian Country.

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Hoop dancing competitions, stand-up comedy and an annual gathering of Native elders and youth are all events the pandemic forced online.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 147,807 COVID-19 cases as of January 2, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,728 as of January 3, 2021. Reports indicate 12,191 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 147,199 COVID-19 cases as of January 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,581 as of January 2, 2020. Reports indicate 12,170 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 146,630 COVID-19 cases as of December 31, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,429 as of January 1, 2021. Reports indicate 11,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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From powwows to boardrooms, ribbon shirts are a visual symbol of Native pride.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 145,390 COVID-19 cases as of December 30, 2020.

"As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is very important now more than ever to take care of ourselves and to live a healthy lifestyle," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,090 as of December 31, 2020. Reports indicate 11,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and a contentious presidential election dominated the news is 2020.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 143,771 COVID-19 cases as of December 29, 2020.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,776 as of December 30, 2020. Reports indicate 11,714 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Time Magazine dubbed 2020 as “The Worst Year Ever.” But if you’re one to look at the glass half full, this year was also filled with a lot of small, positive things.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 140,944 COVID-19 as of December 28, 2020.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is vaccinating health care workers and elders with its shipment of the new COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 22,526 as of December 29, 2020. Reports indicate 11,677 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Native America Calling will visit with Best Beginnings Alaska to learn more about their efforts to include Native people in children’s literature.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 139,476 COVID-19 cases as of December 27, 2020.

The Navajo Nation has identified 68 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from December 11 to December 24, 2020.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,371 as of December 28, 2020. Reports indicate 11,494 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.

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We have two kinds of racial discrimination in South Dakota: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle.

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Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.

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The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.

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Native America Calling will take time to honor those who walked on, like educator Maxine Racehorse Edmo and activist Eddie Benton-Banai.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, promotes a healthy New Year by providing virtual services for overall health.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 138,091 COVID-19 cases as of December 26, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,277 as of December 27, 2020. Reports indicate 11,402 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 137,771 COVID_19 cases as of December 25, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,155 as of December 26, 2020. Reports indicate 11,362 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,155 as of December 26, 2020. Reports indicate 11,362 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,833 as of December 24, 2020, with 762 deaths and 11,316 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 136,764 COVID-19 as of December 23, 2020.

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Native America Calling’s conversations with a dozen Native musicians through the year were full of some eventful moments.

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Native America Calling takes a look back at some of the highlights in 2020 movies, TV and comics with Native themes, characters and entertainers.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 135,537 COVID-19 cases as of December 22, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,513 as of December 23, 2020. Reports indicate 11,292 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Elders and those with chronic illnesses are most in danger of complications from COVID-19.

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December has not been kind to the people of the Great Sioux Nation, but as survivors we continue to carry on our spirituality and traditions.

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The COVID pandemic has been really tough on many small businesses across the country, bringing many to their knees.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 134,277 COVID-19 cases as of December 21, 2020.

Join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a town hall with the top executive at Pfizer, the company behind the COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,327 as of December 22, 2020. Reports indicate 11,202 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A road that was once associated with the Rapid City Indian Boarding School has been renamed.

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According to oral tradition, the tasiyagnunpa speaks Lakota.

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Native America Calling will visit with veterinarians about the unique perspectives Native people bring to the profession.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 131,994 COVID-19 cases as of December 20, 2020.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,177 as of December 21, 2020. Reports indicate 11,149 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.

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A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.

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America has not apologized for the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Medal of Honor winners are still looked upon as heroes by the United States.

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Wrapping the year with a positive outlook for Indian Country.

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Podcasts featuring Native producers and perspectives are gaining increased recognition.

The Lummi Nation administered its first Pfizer vaccine to a tribal citizen following delivery of 300 doses to the tribe.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 131,270 COVID-19 cases as of December 19, 2020.

Urban Indian frontline health workers will now have the same coverage as their other health system counterparts.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,019 as of December 21, 2020. Reports indicate 11,039 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 130,463 COVID-19 cases as of December 18, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 20,810 as of December 19, 2020. Reports indicate 10,999 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) offers remarks after being introduced as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior on December 19, 2020.