NAFOA
Indian Country is strongest when we work together.

Diné College
“This could be a first-ever patent for a tribal college,” said the president of Diné College on the Navajo Nation.

Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.

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Native students navigated online classes, spotty internet access, and isolation but many thrived and even secured scholarships and acceptance at choice colleges amid COVID-19.

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Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for the equal treatment of Native women in Canada, is the Google Doodle for June 28, 2021.

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“These investments will help many Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities gain long overdue access to life-saving technologies, economic opportunities, remote learning and countless other benefits,” said Secretary Raimondo.

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“Expanding broadband to our communities is not just a game changer – it is a life changer to tribal communities like mine and all Tribal Nations across the country,” said Treasurer Shannon Holsey of the National Congress of American Indians.

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People living on tribal lands can now get up to $75 toward their monthly internet bill thanks to a new program from the Federal Communications Commission.

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Some tribes are considering adding cryptocurrencies to their portfolios to stake out a place in the volatile market.

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The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.2878, the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act on May 17, 2021.

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Keeping tribes and community members informed is one of NAFOA’s top priorities.

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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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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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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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The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, focusing specifically on Native women.

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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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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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Native America Calling will talk with Tik Tok creators about getting noticed on the popular video platform.

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Here’s a column that few people under the age of 40 will read.

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

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

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

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The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, get an education, get health care, buy groceries, apply for assistance, search for jobs and more.

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With fewer and fewer fluent speakers of the Crow language, advocates for revitalizing it hope a free online dictionary can aid people already working to bolster their skills and make learning the language more accessible.

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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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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 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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The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee is pleased to announce that its application to the Federal Communications Commission has been approved.

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Reminder: Every Native vote counts!

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The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”

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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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The Federal Communications Commission has issued the first set of spectrum licenses through the agency’s first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window to Tribal entities across the country.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris updated their Indian Country platform as they met with tribal leaders in Arizona. Find out what’s in it.

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Alaska Native corporations top a list of Alaska-owned businesses ranked by gross revenues.

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“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.

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MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, announced eight new Indigenous Communities Fellows. Recipients received a total of $105,000 in funding.