Gaylord News: COVID-19 vaccine efforts include tribes and Indian Health Service (February 26, 2021)The state of Oklahoma is working with tribal nations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian Health Service to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches as many people as possible.
Indian Health Service ‘ahead of schedule’ with COVID-19 vaccination rollout (February 26, 2021)The Indian Health Service has distributed nearly 1.22 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to tribes and their communities, outpacing many states with its outreach.
Indian health providers continue to combat COVID-19 a year into pandemic (February 23, 2021)The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.
Native America Calling: The State of Indian Nations (February 23, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.
National Congress of American Indians hosts winter session (February 22, 2021)The National Congress of American Indians is going virtual for its executive council winter session.
Gaylord News: Kiowa Tribe helps citizens amid severe weather (February 22, 2021)The Kiowa Tribe ramped up emergency assistance efforts for citizens as severe weather conditions are now only beginning to abate in Oklahoma.
Native America Calling: Indigenous films at the Sundance Film Festival (February 19, 2021)Four films made by Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) | Native American Contractors Association (February 18, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discusses economic development in Indian Country and self-governance for tribal nations in a video message to the Native American Contractors Association.
Deb Haaland finally lands confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior (February 17, 2021)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (February 16, 2021)NAFOA is here to build and support our community. Join us!
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation honors health heroes amid COVID-19 (February 15, 2021)The observance of “We Heart Our Cherokee Health Heroes” is both a symbolic and tangible appreciation reflecting our deepest respect and enduring support.
Native America Calling: Protecting your heart from disease and COVID-19 (February 15, 2021)The American Heart Association says it’s too soon to tell for sure, but widespread COVID-19 infections might cause a surge in cardiovascular disease and death in the coming months and years.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 forces changes in HIV services (February 11, 2021)From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
Cronkite News: Biden signs tribal consultation and nation-to-nation order (February 10, 2021)In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.
Native America Calling: The year of living with the pandemic (February 9, 2021)The Indian Health Service alone reports nearly 180,000 positive coronavirus tests and that’s likely a fraction of the total number of Native COVID-19 cases.
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.
‘Critical funding’ for Indian Country: Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) (February 4, 2021)Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.
‘Tribes are hurting’: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) (February 4, 2021)“In Nevada and across the country, our tribes are hurting,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) in calling for additional COVID-19 relief and resources for Indian Country.
U.S. Supreme Court sets oral argument in ‘bad men’ treaty rights case (February 4, 2021)Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
Native America Calling: Making room for stress management (February 3, 2021)There are a number of healthy alternatives, including traditional Native methods, for managing stress.
Indian Country still bearing brunt of COVID-19 (February 2, 2021)It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (February 1, 2021)Shake off the Zoom fatigue and tune in to important updates!
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect sovereignty (February 1, 2021)To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Native America Calling: The COVID-19 vaccine and protecting elders (February 1, 2021)Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.
Chuck Hoskin: Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior (January 26, 2021)Deb Haaland is someone who knows what it is like to struggle and who always looks out for ways to help people, no matter their tribal affiliation, party, politics, or beliefs.
Oklahoma Supreme Court: Treat v. Stitt (January 26, 2021)The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a decision in Treat v. Stitt, a dispute over Class III gaming compacts in Oklahoma.
Native America Calling: Philanthropy: helping each other during the pandemic (January 26, 2021)Native American organizations raised and donated $32 million during the first seven months of the pandemic according to a new report from Native Americans in Philanthropy.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (January 25, 2021)Get more involved in our NAFOA community!
Native America Calling: When to turn to speech therapy (January 25, 2021)The National Institutes of Health says early intervention and speech therapy are key to helping children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate.
Schedule for Joe Biden inauguration and first actions in office as president (January 20, 2021)The day is here. Joe Biden is being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
Tim Giago: Will Republicans pay the price for January 6? (January 19, 2021)Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation preserves hunting and fishing sites (January 19, 2021)Love of the great outdoors is deeply engrained in Cherokee culture.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (January 19, 2021)It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.
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