Announcement: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Indian Boarding Schools
An initial investigative report from the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has been released by the Department of the Interior. Watch the remarks delivered by Secretary Deb Haaland in the nation's capital.
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Here's Your Headlines:
Alyssa London, a citizen of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes, is set to become a familiar face on NBC News and MSNBC.

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A congressional report lists a number of persistent barriers for Native students when it comes to higher education.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,721 as of May 16, 2022. Reports indicate 51,800 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court has passed up a chance to address economic sovereignty in Indian Country.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5444
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.

Cherokee Nation Task Force to Protect Women and Families
At Cherokee Nation we are committed to creating a safe, caring and supportive workplace.

Class of Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities
NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!

Mohawk Ironworkers
The story of Mohawk ironworkers building the skyline of New York is legendary.

Retirement Community
Arizona’s at the leading edge of a national trend, with Alzheimer’s cases expected to see double-digit percentage increases as the population ages.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 464,774 COVID-19 cases through May 15, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,673 as of May 13, 2022. Reports indicate 51,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

T.J. Oshie
If you know the names Brian Trottier, Reggie Leach, and Theo Fleury, you are a hockey fan.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,643 as of May 12, 2022. Reports indicate 51,737 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.5444
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5444, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act.

Pioneer Fire
Tribal forestry officials are watching the landscape, and Native firefighters are already on the scene at several hot spots, trying to contain wildfires.

President Joe Biden delivers pre-recorded remarks at the Global COVID-19 Summit on May 12, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 463,698 COVID-19 cases through May 10, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,623 as of May 11, 2022. Reports indicate 51,737 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,195,229 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of May 8, 2022.

Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Find the 102-page Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report here.

Secretary Deb Haaland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“For more than a century, tens of thousands of indigenous children were taken from their communities and forced into boarding schools run by the U.S. government,” Secretary Deb Haaland said.

Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“This report confirms that this boarding school system was part of a twin United States policy: the dispossession of Indian lands and the forced assimilation of Indian people,” said Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
“I didn’t know anything about who I was, as a Native person,” James William LaBelle, Sr. said as a survivor of an Indian boarding school.

Federal Indian Boarding School Maps
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has identified 408 Indian boarding schools in 37 states. Here are maps of the school sites.

Flandreau Indian School, South Dakota
Search for Indian boarding schools that have been identified by the Department of the Interior as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.

Albuquerque Indian School
The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the Department of the Interior has released its initial report. Read the official press release.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Native America Calling will learn about the importance of encouraging tourism and other experiences that originate from Native sources.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,603 as of May 10, 2022. Reports indicate 51,734 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
A bill to address the harmful legacy of Indian boarding schools is getting its first hearing amid renewed attention to the painful era.

St. Stephens Indian School
Sexual harassment, parties with former students and unusual living and salary arrangements are at the center of a stunning investigation at the St. Stephens Indian School.

Thunderous by M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse
The Lakota storytelling of “Thunderous” seeks to honor Indigenous traditions.

Burrowing owls’ habitat losses have wildlife experts working to relocate them
Despite federal protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, burrowing owls remain threatened by land development.

U.S. Supreme Court
Native America Calling will get a view of what the pending reality for abortion rights means from a Native perspective.

The Indian Health Service is announcing $5 million to target resources directly to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and IHS direct service facilities to address Alzheimer’s disease within tribal communities.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,569 as of May 9, 2022. Reports indicate 51,719 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Cherokee Medicine Keeper Signing
The Cherokee people’s connection to the land and nature has always been central to our way of life.

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

California condors
After decades of planning, the Yurok Tribe was instrumental in releasing two California condors into the skies.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 462,834 COVID-19 cases through May 7, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,556 as of May 6, 2022. Reports indicate 51,643 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sage Mountainflower
Native America Calling speaks with the artists about the direction of inventive Indigenous fashion.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,534 as of May 5, 2022. Reports indicate 51,617 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 462,347 COVID-19 cases through May 3, 2022.

National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
Key members of Congress are among those seeking answers about the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
As a helpline dedicated to serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline honors our relatives and communities impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) and those working to end this crisis.

Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.

mmiwreddress
Awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous people continues to grow, even in mainstream circles.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,517 as of May 4, 2022. Reports indicate 51,617 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”

Rutherford Falls - Season 2
Rutherford Falls, the groundbreaking television show featuring Native talent and Native writers, is back for a second season.

blackhillspowwow
Handmade regalia, eagle feathers, and items handed down through the generations are among the items we keep in our homes and take with us to powwows and other events.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,190,326 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of May 1, 2022.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,493 as of May 3, 2022. Reports indicate 51,597 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court
An unprecedented leak from the nation’s highest court is coming amid extreme uncertainty for tribes and their sovereign rights.

Cherokee Phoenix
Since the Cherokee Phoenix first started in 1828, Native newspapers have filled a vital role in informing the public and giving a critical Native perspective on issues.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,491 as of May 1, 2022. Reports indicate 51,586 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.

Santee Lewis and Lashawna Tso
The Navajo Nation Washington Office has a new leader in Lashawna R. Tso.

Cherokee Nation
For almost two years, our tribal government made the hard choice to suspend official in-person gatherings with Cherokee communities.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
In Indian Country, the abusive tactics of domestic violence have their roots in colonization.

'Transparency for Brendon'
Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation, died in an encounter with police in Montana.

Esther Stutzman and Aiyanna Brown
The recent publication of a four-volume dictionary and an effort to build an expansive digital archive have brought renewed attention to the Kalapuya language.

John G. Roberts Jr. and Stephen G. Breyer
After nearly two hours of debate, the nation’s highest court took on a criminal case with implications for tribal communities across the country.

NAFOA
We want to hear from you! Have something to share? Let us know.

U.S. Border Barrier between California and Mexico
Democrats and Republicans presented very different views of human trafficking and how to address the problem at hearing in the nation’s capital.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
A prominent Native artist is accused of serious — potentially criminal — conduct with young women he’s crossed paths with.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 461,842 COVID-19 cases through May 1, 2022.

To ensure the safety of our community members, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Election Board is now requiring masks at the 2022 Tribal Caucus.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,427 as of April 29, 2022. Reports indicate 51,540 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Bethany Yellowtail
One of Indian Country’s most well-known fashion designers is under fire after unveiling a new collection that bears striking similarities to another Native artist’s work.

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 437, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6181 [Discussion Draft ANS], S. 314, S. 559, and S. 789
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on six tribal bills on April 27, 2022.

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Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 461,328 COVID-19 cases through April 27, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,407 as of April 28, 2022. Reports indicate 51,522 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Chuck Hoskin
“We can work together,” Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said of ongoing efforts to address public safety in Indian Country.

Native Guitars Tour
Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,381 as of April 27, 2022. Reports indicate 51,519 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

White House
The White House has a new Native advisor in the second year of Joe Biden’s presidency.

U.S. Supreme Court - Oklahoma v. Carlos-Huerta
The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, No. 21-429, on April 27, 2022.

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 437, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6181 [Discussion Draft ANS], S. 314, S. 559, and S. 789
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on six tribal bills on April 27, 2022.

American Indian Hall
Montana State University’s new American Indian Hall has become the first building in Montana to earn the highest LEED Platinum certification.

Harvest of Catawba kus
What’s on The Menu? Join Andi Murphy for Native America Calling’s regular update on all the latest food happenings.

COVID Success Stories Community of Learning is an effort to respond to emerging issues Urban Indian Organizations (UIO) continue to encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,363 as of April 26, 2022. Reports indicate 51,511 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is set for another tribal sovereignty showdown as the state of Oklahoma continues efforts to weaken a landmark treaty rights decision.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Sexual violence is far too common throughout Native communities.

The Guardian
A case of child neglect in Indian Country has become the subject of a hot-button dispute before the U.S. Supreme Court.

As Long as the Waters Flow by Allan C. Houser
“Oklahoma is strongest when our tribes are at the table”: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole leaders remain united amid attacks on their sovereign rights.

San Pedro River
Two Arizona waterways landed on an annual list of the top 10 “most endangered” rivers in the United States.

Gathering of Nations
Native America Calling will celebrate the celebrations and calculate the lingering risks as people head back to the powwow trail.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 8 new positive cases of COVID-19 on April 25, 2022. The active cases include two children under the age of 4.

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 53,358 as of April 25, 2022. Reports indicate 51,505 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Don Young
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve legislation to honor the legacy of the late Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), who was known as a champion of Native issues.

Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, the incumbent president of the Navajo Nation, kicked off his re-election campaign over the weekend.

Cherokee Nation
Public schools are central to communities across the Cherokee Nation Reservation in northeast Oklahoma.

#NAFOA40th in Illustrations by Matt Orley
Our “5 Things” Newsletter gives you the info you need to start your week well!

Deb Haaland
It’s been a year since Deb Haaland took office as the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported a slight increase in the community’s vaccination rate.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 460,771 COVID-19 cases through April 24, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,304 as of April 22, 2022. Reports indicate 51,436 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
A prominent photographer who built a sizable following online with posts featuring Native women and girls is stepping out of the spotlight after survivors came forward with accounts of trauma.

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
Native people are less likely to have reliable access to adequate wastewater systems than any other population in the country.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will explore what drives people to disrespect irreplaceable Native items and what can be done to prevent it.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 460,386 COVID-19 cases through April 20, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 between April 19-21, 2022. Six active cases are among youth under the age of 18.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,255 as of April 20, 2022. Reports indicate 51,432 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

New Mexico Roundhouse
New Mexico is the latest to allow recreational cannabis sales setting up a potential new revenue stream for tribal nations. But there are some legal hurdles.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 459,937 COVID-19 cases through April 16, 2022.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,221 as of April 19, 2022. Reports indicate 51,399 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation
While the vast majority of cities and states have dropped mask mandates in public places, many tribes remain wary and continue with safety measures.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,178,176 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of April 17, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,197 as of April 15, 2022. Reports indicate 51,375 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Akisa 2022
An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.

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Native gardeners have taken steps throughout the winter to prepare for the start of the growing season.

Spiro Mounds
Great cities abounded in ancient Native America, including the Spiro Mounds in eastern Oklahoma.

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Native America Calling will take a look at Indigenous community planning ideas and discuss the importance of including Indigenous voices and knowledge.

“We are thinking of our Nation as a whole, looking generations ahead to make our communities stronger for future development and that requires investments in basic infrastructure,” said Navajo Nation President Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,179 as of April 13, 2022. Reports indicate 51,358 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

@hucpiga on TikTok
A young voice from the Winnebago Tribe spurred big change and helped address anti-LGBTQ actions in the community.

Maleeya Knows His Gun
Native students are being honored for academic excellence, community service and leadership at Montana State University.

Bald Eagle
A new study found that almost half of bald eagles and golden eagles across the United States suffered from chronic lead poisoning.

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A new program offers low-income people help paying their water bills.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,150 as of April 12, 2022. Reports indicate 51,357 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.

Cherokee Nation Foundation
For generations, education has been deeply important to the Cherokee people.

Navajo Nation
Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.

Leonard Peltier
Leonard Peltier, a prominent American Indian Movement activist, has become a symbol of Indigenous resistance and activism.

Tribal leaders, and Tribal community members are invited to join the AMA to ask any questions they might have about COVID-19 travel guidance or how to travel safely during COVID-19.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,134 as of April 11, 2022. Reports indicate 51,335 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.

'Indians Allowed'
Racist comments from a business owner brought quick responses from the Native community and other establishments on Sioux Nation territory.

U.S. Capitol
Voters in Alaska are facing quite the U.S. Congressional race, with four Native candidates among dozens seeking to represent their state in the nation’s capital.

'Faces From the Interior'
“Faces From the Interior” at the Joslyn Art Museum in Nebraska features Native perspectives on portraits of their people.

'Indians Allowed'
“We need to try and make a difference,” said an elder from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe approaching his nineties.

Pueblo of Picuris
“My people, my community, we’ve been targets. But the intention is to grow cannabis here,” said Gov. Craig Quanchello of the Pueblo of Picuris.

NAFOA
Have something you think the NAFOA community needs to know?

Edith Kanakaole
Edith Kanaka’ole was an acclaimed Native Hawaiian composer, chanter, hula dancer and educator.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,172,719 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of April 10, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 459,107 COVID-19 cases through April 10, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 for the period ending April 11, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,120 as of April 8, 2022. Reports indicate 51,314 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Navajo Nation
Native people have eagerly lined up to get their initial COVID-19 vaccine shots. But booster rates appear to be lagging as the pandemic continues.

Morgan Behn-Tsakoza
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising reforms after a disproportionate number of inmates died while in custody.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 on April 7, 2022. One active case is a child under the age of 12.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,112 as of April 7, 2022. Reports indicate 51,314 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Harold Frazier
Any law or order meant to restrict our freedom to teach and learn is a restriction on freedom.

Deb Haaland
Indian Country’s economic health is vastly more important than scoring partisan points.

Water Tribes
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony from tribal leaders whose communities are in dire need of infrastructure and revenue.

nativeamericacalling nac
The apology from Pope Francis sought forgiveness for the role the Catholic Church played in atrocities at Native residential schools.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 on April 4, 2022. One active case is a toddler under the age of 4.

“Nearly one year has passed since the Navajo Nation received the first allocation of ARPA funds and the Navajo people are tired of waiting for the implementation of the funds,” said President Jonathan Nez.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health presented testimony on behalf of urban Indian organizations at two hearings on Capitol Hill.

The Navajo Nation is hosting three American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Hardship and CIB Technical Assistance Drives in April 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,100 as of April 6, 2022. Reports indicate 51,307 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Pope Francis
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S. 3123, S. 3126, S. 3273, H.R. 1975 & H.R. 4881
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider five tribal homelands bills.

FY2023 Regional TFY2023 Regional Tribal Organizations Public Witness Dayribal Organizations Public Witness Day
Representatives of regional tribal organizations present their fiscal year 2023 budget priorities to the House Committee on Appropriations.

Uranium on Navajo Nation
Remnants of more than 500 uranium mines on the Navajo Nation have been a threat to residents for decades.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,089 as of April 5, 2022. Reports indicate 51,304 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Ketanji Brown Jackson
The nation’s highest court is once again entering a season of significant change with major Indian law cases on the docket and a historic nominee nearing confirmation.

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokee Nation is strongest when our people have healthy bodies and minds.

Great Salt Lake
Long before it became the inspiration to build what became Utah’s largest city, the Great Salt Lake was an important place for the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, and Shoshone nations.

“We are seeing consistent low numbers of daily COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation thanks to our Navajo people and our frontline warriors,” said President Jonathan Nez.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 458,279 COVID-19 cases through April 3, 2022.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,082 as of April 4, 2022. Reports indicate 51,275 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Dwayne Tomah
With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.

Santa Fe Indian School
Find records from the Santa Fe Indian School in the 1950 Census.

House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities
The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds an oversight hearing titled “The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities.”

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R.4715, H.R.5715, and H.R.6707
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.

Anthony Paul's Boat
After a judge dismissed charges of shellfish trafficking on treaty grounds, tribes and treaty rights organizations say the case exemplifies how officials are working to undermine treaty fishing rights and agreements.

NAFOA
We’re 40! Follow the Celebrations with #NAFOA40th!

Pivot at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Native graphics and images are at the heart of a new art exhibition at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in New Mexico.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,070 as of April 1, 2022. Reports indicate 51,264 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling spends an hour getting the absolute truth from Native comedians and others about what makes things funny.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 457,859 COVID-19 cases through March 30, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,046 as of March 31, 2022. Reports indicate 51,226 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on three bills of interest in Indian Country.

nativeamericacalling nac
Numbers are hard to come by, but one survey found the number of Indigenous farmworkers in California alone reached 140,000.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,160,968 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of March 28, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 53,023 as of March 30, 2022. Reports indicate 51,217 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'Indians Allowed'
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a business that has banned Native patrons.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native athletes are well-represented on the wrestling mat at the high school and college levels.

“We must stop being ok, blasé’ and indifferent to keeping American Indians last in health care opportunity,” said Stacy Bohlen of the National Indian Health Board.

The fiscal year 2023 budget proposal includes $9.1 billion in mandatory funding for the Indian Health Service for the first year.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,933 as of March 29, 2022. Reports indicate 51,119 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Piestewa Peak
California, Idaho and Arizona rank highest among the 37 states with place names deemed derogatory to Native women.

Tyerra Roan
Integrating Native heritage into public education is a goal that’s been ensconced in the Montana Constitution for 50 years.

nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will take time on Vietnam Veterans Day to honor all those who served.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,918 as of March 28, 2022. Reports indicate 51,124 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'Indians Allowed'
The people of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota nations came together to take a stand against racism and discrimination on their homelands.

Stephen Roe Lewis and Raul Grijalva
Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.

Joe Biden and Deb Haaland
It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Chuck Hoskin Jr
Our past efforts have been successful, but we still have great need when it comes to secure homes.

NAFOA
Only one week left until NAFOA turns 40!

Indians Allowed
A series of troubling incidents appears to harken to a time of unchecked discrimination, racism and basic disregard for Native people.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 457,387 COVID-19 cases through March 27, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,884 as of March 25, 2022. Reports indicate 51,091 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
What’s on The Menu? Join Native America Calling’s resident foodie Andi Murphy to find out!

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 456,571 COVID-19 cases through March 23, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,860 as of March 24, 2022. Reports indicate 51,085 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

nativeamericacalling nac
Affording the basics is becoming harder every day as inflation continues to creep higher.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,843 as of March 23, 2022. Reports indicate 51,081 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 1397, S. 3168, S. 3308, S. 3443, S. 3773 & S. 3789
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a legislative hearing on six bills on March 23, 2022.

Harold Frazier
When those wagons first began their way to break treaties and settle on our territory we were classified as lesser beings and genocide was justified as such.

Jordan Dresser
In the latest episode of Reconciliation Rising, hear from Jordan Dresser, a documentary filmmaker and chairman of the Northern Arapaho Nation.

Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant
Tribal communities continue to live with nuclear waste in their backyards while a permanent repository remains in political limbo.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,825 as of March 22, 2022. Reports indicate 51,080 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

'This is my last post': Lance Tsosie aka Modern Warrior (@modern_warrior) exits TikTok
What’s going on with Lance Tsosie aka Modern Warrior on TikTok?

Black Hills Land Claim
The poorest of people in all of America refuse to accept one single penny for the theft of the Black Hills.

Chuck Hoskin, Joe Biden and Kim Teehee
An issue that I passionately believe in is that every Cherokee woman should feel safe in her community and in her home.

Lawrence Hart
The Cheyenne people, both Northern and Southern, are mourning the passing of a prominent religious and spiritual leader.

Tribal Flags
Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.

MSU Montana State University
Kim TallBear, a professor specializing in Indigenous rights and genomics, will deliver the 2022 Stegner Lecture at Montana State University.

NAFOA
Community is our priority. Tell us what NAFOA means to you!

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Native talent is largely absent from this year’s Oscars, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some standout work on screens.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 455,843 COVID-19 cases through March 20, 2022.

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

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,822 as of March 21, 2022. Reports indicate 51,063 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Affording the basics is becoming harder every day as inflation continues to creep higher.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,780 as of March 17, 2022. Reports indicate 51,007 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, discussed equity and inclusion at the SXSW conference.

Sugar Maple and Yellow Birch
The Maple Tree (Wahta in Mohawk) is recognized by the Iroquois people as the representative of all trees.

Kindred Spirits
This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s explore the historic links between Ireland and Native nations.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,754 as of March 16, 2022. Reports indicate 51,007 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Red Lake Nation
The Red Lake Nation is making history as the first in Indian Country to win federal approval for its energy development organization.

Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Buy Native American: Federal Support for Native Business Capacity Building and Success.”

House Committee on Natural Resources
The House Committee on Natural Resources has postponed consideration of the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.

St. Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary
As Russia works to forcibly annex a neighboring country, it’s instructive to recount the nation’s checkered history among Alaska Natives.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,150,036 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of March 14, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,732 as of March 15, 2022. Reports indicate 50,976 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Santee Lewis and Myron Lizer
Santee Lewis, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, announced her departure after three years on the job.

Ukraine Flag
The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has brought expressions of support and solidarity in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 454,653 COVID-19 cases through March 13, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to three as of March 14, 2022. Two of the active cases are youth.

“Though our small business owners continue to power a historic economic recovery under the Biden-Harris Administration, we must continue to do everything in our power to meet our small businesses where they are with resources to ensure they can recover and thrive,” said SBA Administrator Guzman.

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 52,712 as of March 14, 2022. Reports indicate 50,909 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.

Cherokee Nation Flag
Social workers change lives every day. They serve our people – from newborns to elders – when they most need help.

Cherokee Nation
Tribal leaders are hopeful for more economic development opportunities through long-overdue updates to the Buy Indian Act.

NAFOA
NAFOA turns 40 next month! Celebrate with us!

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As this year’s tax filing deadline approaches, millions of people are still waiting for refunds from the IRS from last year.

The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation will be receiving $8 million to develop long-term care and skilled nursing services and to support cancer treatment.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,695 as of March 11, 2022. Reports indicate 50,799 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Tim Giago
It is high time that Indian organizations stand up and truly represent the people they claim to represent.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Joe Biden is a man of vision — he is working to “Restore the Soul of America.”

Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to becoming a federal judge.

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Executive Business Meeting
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary holds an executive business meeting to consider pending nominations on March 10, 2022.

Outcropping - Indigenous Art Now
Shinnecock Nation artists feature prominently in an all-Indigenous exhibition in New York.

"The American Rescue Plan Act appropriated a historic $6 billion to the IHS for expanded health care services, lost third party revenue, and pandemic related activities such as delivering vaccines and tests to prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Elizabeth Fowler of Indian Health Service.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 10 new COVID-19 cases, including five among children 5 to 11, and one teen between the ages of 12 to 17.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 454,188 COVID-19 cases through March 9, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,685 as of March 10, 2022. Reports indicate 50,800 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

American Indian Coalition and the Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy
For several months, the Native community and allies have been conducting a campaign to slow down the development of the East Bank of the Cumberland River that flows through Nashville.

Thoreau Hawks and Zuni Thunderbirds
Native athletes, along with their parents and loved ones, are gearing up for important basketball match-ups and tournaments.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,142,638 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of March 7, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,673 as of March 9, 2022. Reports indicate 50,782 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Jill Jim, Roselyn Tso, Jonathan Nez
The federal agency charged with providing health care to more than 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives has gone without a permanent leader for six of the last seven years.

Native Women in Red Shawls
The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that challenges the Indian Child Welfare Act.

The bill includes $73.4 million for urban Indian health and $6.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

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 52,663 as of March 8, 2022. Reports indicate 50,780 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz
With funding for Indian Country programs set to run out unless Congress acts, developments are fast-moving on Capitol Hill.

Harold Frazier
The Dakota Access Pipeline continues to trespass on the territory of the Great Sioux Nation and endanger the lives of our people.

Examining the History of Federal Lands and the Development of Tribal Co-Management
The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a hearing titled “Examining the History of Federal Lands and the Development of Tribal Co-Management.”

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,654 as of March 7, 2022. Reports indicate 50,725 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native federal judge in the entire state of California.

Scott Badenoch
Have you subscribed to Pretendian Country Today? Why not?

Wilma P. Mankiller and Charlie Soap Water Act
Nobody within the Cherokee Nation Reservation should have to live without access to safe, running water.

Gabe Galanda
The dehumanization threatens tribal national existence; without the People, there are no nations.

NAFOA
The countdown to #NAFOA40th is on! Have you registered yet?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 453,131 COVID-19 cases through March 6, 2022.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 in Akwesasne’s southern portion since February 28, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,591 as of March 4, 2022. Reports indicate 50,601 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

State of the Union
President Joe Biden delivered an address that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,546 of March 3, 2022. Reports indicate 50,585 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Sequoyah Schools
For more than 150 years, Sequoyah Schools have been a safe place for Cherokee and Native youth to live, learn and grow.

Solar Panels - Moapa Band of Paiute Indians
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians is on a roll when it comes to solar energy on tribal homelands in Nevada.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is rescinding its indoor mask mandate effective March 4, 2022.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 452,408 COVID-19 cases through March 2, 2022.

Robyn Sunday-Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, was recently named Oklahoma’s 2022 Mother of the Year.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,510 as of March 2, 2022. Reports indicate 50,564 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Melissa Isaac
Melissa Isaac, a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, made waves as a guest of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the State of the Union.

Myron Lizer
Myron Lizer, the often controversial vice president of the Navajo Nation who recently declared his ‘love’ for Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 2,135,164 COVID-19 vaccines administered as of February 28, 2022.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,441 as of March 1, 2022. Reports indicate 50,546 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Teresa Leger Fernandez
A Democratic-led bill working its way through Congress would extend the federal policy of consultation to people who have recently been asserting an Indian identity.

Indian Child Welfare Act
The fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act is in the hands of the highest court in the land.

Yellowstone National Park
Long before it was a national park, Yellowstone was an important place for at least two dozen tribes.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 450,947 COVID-19 cases through February 27, 2022.

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

The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 52,431 as of February 28, 2022. Reports indicate 50,502 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans
The most prominent “Indigenous” group in New York City is responding to concerns about Regan Loggans, also known as Regan de Loggans.

Flaring North Dakota
The Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, home to a massive amount of natural gas flaring, is battling for regulatory control over this wasteful practice.

Teesto Chapter
A federal appeals court ruled that a Navajo tribal citizen who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping.