Clara Caufield: Masking up to protect our people from COVID-19 (November 24, 2020)COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
Tonya Ortiz-Louis: Tribal health in the age of COVID-19 (November 23, 2020)As COVID-19 progressed, the Pueblo of Acoma adopted novel strategies to protect the tribal community and its most vulnerable members.
Chris James and Derrick Watchman: Economic development in Indian Country (November 23, 2020)In 2020, we are grateful for the contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians make to our country – from business to politics and everything in between.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (November 23, 2020)NAFOA is proud to serve and advocate for tribes.
Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Removing the menace known as Trumpism (November 23, 2020)How much longer must we put up with this ridiculous and corrupt man who has in his presidency made fools of the entire Senate, corrupted federal law scholars and committed several federal offenses?
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation copes with widespread impacts of COVID-19 (November 23, 2020)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.
Native America Calling: COVID-19 rates on the rise (November 23, 2020)Infection rates all over the country are spiking and tribes are reissuing strict shutdown orders aiming to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
Crushing Colonialism: Healthcare access and disability justice (November 20, 2020)Healthcare access and disability justice are crucial to ending the genocide of Indigenous peoples, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Native America Calling: Addiction during the pandemic (November 19, 2020)The National Institutes of Health warns that stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can exacerbate the triggers for those vulnerable to addiction.
Tribes await action on priorities as Congress returns to work (November 18, 2020)Lawmakers are getting back to work after a long recess and a divisive election as time runs out to advance Indian Country’s legislative agenda.
Tim Giago: What went wrong with America? (November 18, 2020)The election is over. Joe Biden is now the President-elect of the United States.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
Crushing Colonialism: Colonizer theft of Indigenous children (November 17, 2020)Children have been stolen from Indigenous communities for generations.
Officials criticize reduction of services at Indian Health Service facility (November 16, 2020)Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
Cronkite News: Native basketball tournament readies post-COVID return (November 16, 2020)After a one-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Basketball Invitational will return in July 2021.
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.
Native America Calling: Are holiday get-togethers safe? (November 13, 2020)Coronavirus infection rates continue to climb just as families are planning holiday gatherings.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront rise in COVID-19 cases (November 12, 2020)Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Been there, done that! American Indians know the truth (November 11, 2020)Donald Trump is a dangerous man and history has it made it possible for American Indians to view the prospect of his continued autocratic and corrupt rule a clear signal that changes are overdue.
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.
‘They want to see change’: Voters of Oglala Sioux Tribe elect new leaders (November 11, 2020)Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Ivan Star Comes Out: There are people with that feeling of Native kinship (November 10, 2020)My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.
Native America Calling: Staying fit during the pandemic (November 10, 2020)Native America calling talk with health experts about how to get motivated to stay fit during these challenging times.
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.
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation finally lands more ballot boxes (November 3, 2020)Residents of the Blackfeet Nation complained about the limited number of ballot drop-off sites.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races (November 3, 2020)With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
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).
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation helps citizens with disabilities (November 2, 2020)The Disability Assistance Program will help Cherokees with food, supplies or other expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tim Giago: Republican governor fiddles while South Dakota burns (November 2, 2020)Kristi Noem has allowed COVID-19 to make South Dakota number one in the nation by not practicing the simple guidelines that tribes are following.
Native America Calling: Tribes confront new COVID-19 surge (November 2, 2020)Most states are seeing a rise in COVID-19 infections. In response, tribes are reinstating curfews and monitoring borders to keep infections numbers down.
Cronkite News: Voters cast millions of early ballots amid COVID-19 (October 29, 2020)Voters are casting and dropping off ballots at sites throughout the nation, including Gila River Arena in Arizona’s largest city.
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.
Cronkite News: Deaths of migrants rose amid COVID-19 and climate change (October 28, 2020)Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation addresses food security amid COVID-19 (October 27, 2020)Food security is always an issue for our citizenry and it has only been magnified during the COVID-19 crisis.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 26, 2020)NAFOA aims to keep our community about the news that impacts you the most.
Former director of Bureau of Indian Affairs endorses Joe Biden (October 26, 2020)Joe Biden is the only choice for Indian Country this November, asserts a former official who served under numerous presidents.
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