Cronkite News: Native people overrepresented in jail system (January 18, 2022)Native people are 1.8 times as likely as white Americans to be booked into jail in Pima County, Arizona.
Cronkite News: Tribes face challenges in securing broadband grants (January 14, 2022)Many tribal nations did not have the broadband access needed to apply for the funding that would let them improve broadband access, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs was told.
Gaylord News: Indian boarding school investigation continues (January 10, 2022)Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation returns to rodeos amid COVID-19 (January 10, 2022)Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.
Indian Country starts off new year with surge in COVID-19 cases (January 6, 2022)Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Native women debut art and social space (January 4, 2022)Cahokia in Phoenix, Arizona, touts itself as the first modern Indigenous art and social space owned by women.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 vaccination rate lags for pregnant people (December 17, 2021)As of December 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tribal leaders hail historic nomination of Native woman to federal bench (December 17, 2021)Tribal leaders are welcoming the historic nomination of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, to the federal bench.
Cronkite News: Payments for families set to run out unless Congress acts (December 16, 2021)Families nationwide may have seen the last – for now – payment under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families.
President Biden nominates another Native woman to federal bench (December 15, 2021)President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation continues fight against COVID-19 pandemic (December 14, 2021)“Native people are resilient, resourceful, kind, and most of all hopeful,” a sign on the Navajo Nation reads.
Cronkite News: ‘Rez ball’ returns to community on Navajo Nation (December 13, 2021)“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.
Cronkite News: New law protects tribal regalia at school graduations (November 24, 2021)Just minutes before her high school graduation, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would be escorted out of the ceremony and her diploma would be withheld.
Cronkite News: ‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced for role in attack on U.S. Capitol (November 22, 2021)The self-described ‘QAnon Shaman’ who became the face of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.
Cronkite News: Republican loses committee posts for violent social media post (November 19, 2021)Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) will no longer serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he regularly objected to efforts to protect tribal territories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting and Legislative Hearing (November 17, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets to consider pending legislation and receive testimony on four bills.
Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker faces censure over violent social media post (November 15, 2021)Democrats continue to press for action against Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) for a violent cartoon video that appears to show him attacking rival politicians.
Cronkite News: Indian schools in line for Great American Outdoors Act funding (November 10, 2021)The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
‘A long journey’: Indian Country continues to suffer from COVID-19 (November 9, 2021)The Indian Health Service has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for youth as the coronavirus continues to have an outsize impact on Indian Country more than 18 months into the pandemic.
Cronkite News: Navajo mother works to improve maternal care for Native women (November 2, 2021)When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
H.R.4881 – Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act (November 2, 2021)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.4881, the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act, on November 1, 2021.
Indian Country bills set for passage in U.S. House of Representatives (November 1, 2021)Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
Cronkite News: Cocopah Tribe keeps close eye on West Nile virus (October 26, 2021)With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, the Cocopah Tribe is working with local officials to create an effective shield against the disease.
Cronkite News: Navajo language speakers create broadcast history (October 25, 2021)History was made as two citizens of the Navajo Nation broadcast a college football game in the Dine language for the first time.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Apache Stronghold v. United States (October 22, 2021)The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Apache Stronghold v. United States, a sacred sites case, on October 22, 2021.
‘It’s who we are’: Apache people take fight for sacred site to federal court (October 20, 2021)The Biden administration is facing a major test of its commitment to sacred sites as citizens of the San Carlos Apache Tribe head to court to protect one of their most important places.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema faces pressure to back Democratic agenda (October 1, 2021)Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target.
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