donnamariefisher COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
acomapueblo As COVID-19 progressed, the Pueblo of Acoma adopted novel strategies to protect the tribal community and its most vulnerable members.

cherokeenation Since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached Cherokee Nation, our people have worked together to protect Cherokees.
nationsgas In 2020, we are grateful for the contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians make to our country – from business to politics and everything in between.
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Across the Navajo Nation, victims of COVD-19 include parents and grandparents, sole guardians and providers, mentors and teachers. Without them, some students have lost their way or, quite literally, fallen off the map.

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Infection rates all over the country are spiking and tribes are reissuing strict shutdown orders aiming to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Healthcare access & disability justice
Healthcare access and disability justice are crucial to ending the genocide of Indigenous peoples, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.

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The National Institutes of Health warns that stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can exacerbate the triggers for those vulnerable to addiction.

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Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.

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In almost every category, minority patients are worse off when it comes to early diagnosis, treatment after diagnosis and surgical treatment of lung cancer.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.

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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.

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Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.

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Indian Country still has time to claim a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The deadline to apply is November 21.

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Of the nearly 3.5 million people in the United States who have epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation estimates about 51,000 are Native Americans.

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Coronavirus infection rates continue to climb just as families are planning holiday gatherings.

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Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.

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Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.

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Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

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Native America calling talk with health experts about how to get motivated to stay fit during these challenging times.

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The makers of the new film “Gather” assert that Native food rights are human rights and food helps keep Native people connected to culture.

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The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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When Amanda Harrell was growing up in McAlester, Oklahoma, she was unsure what type of education would be available to her or what her family could afford.

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With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.

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Residents of the Blackfeet Nation complained about the limited number of ballot drop-off sites.

“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).

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Kristi Noem has allowed COVID-19 to make South Dakota number one in the nation by not practicing the simple guidelines that tribes are following.

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Most states are seeing a rise in COVID-19 infections. In response, tribes are reinstating curfews and monitoring borders to keep infections numbers down.

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The Phoenix Indian Medical Center shut down inpatient obstetrics services without public notice or comment.

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Voter turnout in Indian Country has steadily increased in Montana. Will it make a difference in one of the most closely watched races in the nation?

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“We’ll see in the coming years how this is going to change our communities,” said Ernest Weston Jr. of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Planning Office.

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Operation Lady Justice, the Trump administration’s initiative to address missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, is accepting comments through October 31, 2020.

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Food security is always an issue for our citizenry and it has only been magnified during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Native supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are hosting a pre-watch party for the final debate of the 2020 campaign.

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Native people are trying to address homelessness in their community. A former cop who now serves as mayor is standing in their way.

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Due to the high number of deaths of elders in recent weeks and months among the Northern Cheyenne, the matter of funerals and grieving is a common topic of discussion.

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The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board will be providing services at a temporary location while construction of the $100 million Oyate Health Center is underway.