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Kaiser Health News: Blackfeet Nation joins lawsuit to protect COVID-19 mandates
A dispute over who can exercise jurisdiction over COVID-19 policies on the Blackfeet Nation is in federal court.
Tribal youth get a taste of food sovereignty at White House gathering
Dozens of young Native people flocked to the nation’s capital for the return of the White House Tribal Youth Forum, where they saw food sovereignty in action.
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USDA promotes Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative
“USDA is committed to empowering tribal self-determination and bringing Indigenous perspectives into agriculture, food, and nutrition,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation takes diabetes seriously
Together, we can become healthier Cherokees and a healthier Cherokee Nation.
Roselyn Tso: Indian Health Service takes pride in our contributions
I am proud of the important work we do daily at the Indian Health Service.
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Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation takes huge stride for food sovereignty
For the Cherokee people and for people everywhere, true freedom is impossible without control over our own food supply.
Native America Calling: Federal program to expand Native food hubs
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.
Native America Calling: Tribal leaders of the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged every tribal leader to keep their citizens safe.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
‘Huge loss for the world’: Lakota cultural bearer Kevin Locke passes on
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses tribal health conference
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland addresses the 39th annual National Tribal Health Conference.
Underscore.news: Powwow returns to penitentiary for first time since COVID-19
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Native Sun News Today: Powwow returns to Black Hills after COVID-19 absence
Once again, the heartbeat of Ina Maka will reverberate throughout the Black Hills at the 34th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate.
Navajo citizen Hoskie Benally named to National Council on Disability
Hoskie Benally, Jr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been named to the National Council on Disability by President Joe Biden.
Native America Calling: Back to the office
If you haven’t been summoned back to the office after the pandemic disruption, you likely will soon.
‘The only true Native American in the Senate’: Markwayne Mullin assures himself of victory at tribal event
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.
‘It’s time to turn the page’: Roselyn Tso promises new era at Indian Health Service
Roselyn Tso delivers remarks after being sworn in as the new director of the Indian Health Service.
‘A history in the making’: First Navajo Nation citizen leads Indian Health Service
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulates Roselyn Tso on becoming the next director of the Indian Health Service.
Indian Health Service finally lands a permanent leader in Roselyn Tso
For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
‘We’ve been at the table’: Tribes in Virginia join forces with Indian Health Service
Tribal nations in Virginia are ushering in a new era in health care after securing recognition from the federal government.
Indian Health Service expands services for tribes in Virginia
The Indian Health Service announces the deployment of mobile units at an event hosted by the Chickahominy Tribe.
Native America Calling: The inability to provide clean drinking water in America
A crisis making the news is a reminder of the dozens of failed drinking water systems for tribes across the country.
Native America Calling: Addressing the nation’s mental health crisis
As the nation’s mental health crisis worsens, Native youth are those at highest risk.
Native America Calling: Creative solutions for a growing mental health crisis
Depression and anxiety disorders are on the rise — and there is little progress in reducing the effects of historical trauma among Native people.
‘We just need to be safe’: Monkeypox vaccine rolls out in Indian Country
The Navajo Nation is receiving its first doses of the Monkeypox vaccine as experts and providers in Indian Country respond to the latest public health threat.
Kaiser Health News: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens doors for marijuana dispensaries
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational and medical marijuana on their homelands.
Mother Jones: ‘We’ve been under these genocidal policies for 500 years’
Federal and state abortion restrictions have been interfering with tribal sovereignty for years.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation offers relief for farmers and ranchers
We have a responsibility to step up for our farmers and ranchers in their time of need.
Indian gaming revenues hit record $39 billion despite COVID-19
The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.
Native America Calling: Facing growing addiction fatalities
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a distressing increase in overdose deaths among Native people.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands assistance for homeowners
All families deserve to live in safety and dignity, without fear of losing their homes.
Pokagon Band pays tribute to Rep. Jackie Walorski following fatal crash
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is mourning the loss of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and two of her staffers who were killed in a car crash.
Native America Calling: Tallying current health threats
Heat, COVID and monkeypox are all health threats that are looming this summer.
Native America Calling: The Menu
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy hosts the Indigenous food show The Menu.
House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5549
The House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on H.R.5549, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act.
‘Fizzled out’: Appeals court puts end to fireworks dispute in sacred Black Hills
The Republican governor of South Dakota has once again been turned away in court over efforts to set off fireworks in the sacred Black Hills.
Cronkite News: Mental health hotline now taking calls at 988
Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association hosts trade show and convention
The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for its conference and trade show.
Kaiser Health News: Tribal sovereignty an issue in reproductive rights debate
Since tribes are sovereign nations, with their own laws, could they offer abortion services on their lands within states that may soon outlaw abortion?
MSU News: New project focuses on contemporary Native artists
“IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountain West” represents a collaboration between Montana State University and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.