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Native America Calling: Questions about federal pandemic relief distribution (October 21, 2021)The more than $200 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time but the way the funds have been distributed has been repeatedly questioned.
Former Navajo Nation official charged in tribal court for COVID-19 fraud (September 30, 2021)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.
Indian Country Today: Alaska Native corporations finally receive COVID-19 funds (September 27, 2021)Alaska Native corporations are figuring out how to distribute the funds more than a year after the CARES Act lawsuit started.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 13, 2021)NAFOA is here to build and support our community. Join us!
News21: COVID-19 pandemic exposes many challenges in Indian Country (August 30, 2021)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.
News21: Navajo Nation addresses challenges in law enforcement (August 10, 2021)The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.
News21: Yurok Tribe exercises foods sovereignty (August 6, 2021)Concurrent crises, including the coronavirus, have worsened the food insecurity within the Yurok Tribe, spurring some to explore their own solutions.
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Native America Calling: April in the news (April 30, 2021)The fate of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. Learn more on the monthly Native news recap!
Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (April 20, 2021)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a dispute over COVID-19 funding in Indian Country.
Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation (April 19, 2021)The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, No. 20-543, on April 19, 2021.
Indian Country nearly locked out of U.S. Supreme Court hearing (April 19, 2021)Infighting among tribal attorneys led the nation’s highest court down an unusual path on the eve of arguments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes up COVID-19 dispute (April 19, 2021)Are Alaska Native corporations the same as Indian tribes? The nation’s highest court is poised to answer the question.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (March 15, 2021)NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
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Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation details response to COVID-19 pandemic (February 8, 2021)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.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
Native America Calling: The race to spend federal coronavirus aid money (December 8, 2020)Tribes have until the end of this month to spend their share of the $8 billion in federal emergency coronavirus funds.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin (December 4, 2020)The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin, a dispute over COVID-19 relief funds.
Native Sun News Today: Deadline extended for COVID-19 stimulus (November 16, 2020)Indian Country still has time to claim a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The deadline to apply is November 21.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)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.
State of Alaska backs Native corporations in COVID-19 dispute (November 5, 2020)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.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)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.
Rep. Haaland statement on Native American Heritage Month (November 2, 2020)“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).
Native Sun News Today: Tribes take steps to bridge digital divide (October 29, 2020)“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.
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 13, 2020)Sharing important updates to know for the week of Indigenous People’s Day!
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation tackles COVID-19 and Census 2020 (September 30, 2020)The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal nations win ruling in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 30, 2020)In the most recent about-face on CARES Act funding for Alaska Native corporations, a federal appeals court panel ruled that they are not eligible for any of the $8 billion in pandemic relief.
Lessons Lost: Indian Country students still waiting on internet (September 29, 2020)Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.
Freedom Socialist: The Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 battle (September 28, 2020)The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hardest at the poorest populations, including Native Americans.
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