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Native America Calling: Young people promote healthy living
Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Legislative Hearing
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts a legislative hearing on October 5, 2021.
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House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts legislative hearing
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is getting back to work with a legislative hearing.
Native America Calling: Keeping Indigenous elders healthy and connected
Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation settlement with opioid distributors will save lives
The opioid crisis affected every facet of Cherokee society, including our economy, our health system, our schools and our families.
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Supreme Court returns to in-person arguments as justice tests positive for COVID-19
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
Montana Free Press: Montana passes grim milestone in COVID-19 pandemic
“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 death toll continues to climb across the nation
“My life has completely changed over the past year,” Kristin Urquiza said of the loss of her father to COVID-19.
Former Navajo Nation official charged in tribal court for COVID-19 fraud
Pearline Kirk, the former controller for the Navajo Nation, is accused of using her position to defraud the tribe out of $3 million in COVID-19 funds.
Montana Free Press: COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Montana
The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.
Cherokee Nation reaches $75 million settlement in opioid case
The Cherokee Nation announced a $75 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against opioid manufacturers.
Indian Country Today: Alaska Native corporations finally receive COVID-19 funds
Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.
Tim Giago: The death of a Native news salesman
When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.
Native America Calling: Doing right by Native people with disabilities
Native people are over-represented in the number of people with disabilities.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in our youngest learners
Our collective future is being written today by the investments we make in our youngest children.
News21: COVID-19 exposes food security issues in Indian Country
American Indians and Alaska Natives are experiencing increases in food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Native America Calling: Recruiting Native medical professionals
Native doctors and nurses are in short supply. How are more being recruited into the industry?
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation joins regional partnership to boost opportunities
To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders.
Native America Calling: The Delta variant, COVID-19 booster vaccines and reinstating safety measures
Native America Calling will hear from health experts and tribal leaders about the COVID-19 messages that are connecting with tribal citizens.
Underscore.news: Umatilla Reservation family loses two to COVID-19
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation tried early and often to protect citizens from COVID-19.
Gaylord News: COVID-19 booster shots rolling out in Indian Country
Formal guidance from the Indian Health Service on how and when to give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots still are in the works, but some tribes aren’t waiting.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to hold U.S. accountable for health care
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup on budget reconciliation
The House Committee on Natural Resource is meeting to consider billions of dollars of investments in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Indian students fall behind in testing amid COVID-19
Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux emergency service employees threaten walkout
Employees of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Ambulance Service are raising concerns about ‘abhorrent’ working conditions.
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country
Indigenous nations across the country have experienced chronic federal underfunding, which has led to disproportionate impacts tied to COVID-19 through housing, employment, public safety, food security, health care and economic outcomes.
Native America Calling: Indigenous prenatal nutrition
Pregnant women need a healthy diet to minimize the risk of developmental problems with their babies. But many Indigenous people have limited access to fresh food and good nutritional guidance.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States, a treaty rights case, on March 18, 2021.
Native America Calling: The helping hand that gets us through hard times
During the COVID-19 pandemic, giving or getting a helping hand is more important than ever.
Cronkite News: Arizona nears COVID-19 milestone as cases ramp up again
Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect community from COVID-19
We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.
Native America Calling: Indigenous arts and the lingering pandemic
It’s a big week coming up in the Native arts world. Native America Calling will get a look at what’s in store.
Native America Calling: The resilience of Native arts
Native people across the country are learning to adjust to life in the pandemic after a bumpy road this past year. How have artists been doing?
Gaylord News: Native woman serves mental health needs of community
Resilient. That’s the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best.
News21: Shawnee Tribe works to preserve language amid COVID-19
The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
Native America Calling: Is a normal school year ahead?
Native students are heading back into classrooms. But COVID-19 is still with us.
Indian gaming industry sees unprecedented drop in revenues due to COVID-19
Tribal casino revenues took a major hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission.
National Indian Gaming Commission reports decline in tribal casino revenues
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted fiscal year 2020 gross gaming revenues for tribes across the nation.
Native America Calling: Balancing goals, stress, and personal sacrifice
Native America Calling will get some perspectives on maintaining balance to avoid serious injuries, major health problems and work burnout.
Arne Vainio: We all have an opportunity to redeem
All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.