Native America Calling: Keeping Indigenous elders healthy and connected (October 5, 2021)Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.
Montana Free Press: Montana passes grim milestone in COVID-19 pandemic (September 30, 2021)“We serve a lot of families on the Crow Reservation, and last year they were hit harder than anybody,” said a funeral home owner.
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.
Montana Free Press: COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Montana (September 29, 2021)The latest wave of COVID-19 cases, coupled with a shortage of health care workers, has stretched Montana’s emergency care system increasingly thin.
Gaylord News: Poet laureate Joy Harjo begins historic third term (September 28, 2021)Joy Harjo, the first Native woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her historic third term — an honor previously bestowed only once.
Source New Mexico: Visitors encouraged to respect tribal lands and sacred sites (September 27, 2021)“How are non-Native people playing on our land? Are they being respectful?” asks Adesbah Foguth, a tribal park ranger.
Tim Giago: The death of a Native news salesman (September 27, 2021)When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.
Cronkite News: Sen. Sinema seen as key vote in trillion-dollar agenda (September 22, 2021)“Where are you, Senator Sinema, now that we need you?” asked activist Dolores Huerta.
President Biden revives White House Tribal Nations Summit (September 22, 2021)Mark your calendars. The White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
News21: COVID-19 exposes food security issues in Indian Country (September 21, 2021)American Indians and Alaska Natives are experiencing increases in food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation joins regional partnership to boost opportunities (September 13, 2021)To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (September 13, 2021)NAFOA is here to build and support our community. Join us!
Underscore.news: Umatilla Reservation family loses two to COVID-19 (September 8, 2021)The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation tried early and often to protect citizens from COVID-19.
Gaylord News: COVID-19 booster shots rolling out in Indian Country (September 8, 2021)Formal guidance from the Indian Health Service on how and when to give COVID-19 vaccine booster shots still are in the works, but some tribes aren’t waiting.
Cronkite News: Indian students fall behind in testing amid COVID-19 (September 1, 2021)Math and reading scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests.
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.
Native America Calling: The helping hand that gets us through hard times (August 26, 2021)During the COVID-19 pandemic, giving or getting a helping hand is more important than ever.
Cronkite News: Arizona nears COVID-19 milestone as cases ramp up again (August 24, 2021)Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect community from COVID-19 (August 23, 2021)We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.
Native America Calling: Indigenous arts and the lingering pandemic (August 20, 2021)It’s a big week coming up in the Native arts world. Native America Calling will get a look at what’s in store.
Native America Calling: The resilience of Native arts (August 19, 2021)Native people across the country are learning to adjust to life in the pandemic after a bumpy road this past year. How have artists been doing?
Gaylord News: Native woman serves mental health needs of community (August 18, 2021)Resilient. That’s the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best.
News21: Shawnee Tribe works to preserve language amid COVID-19 (August 18, 2021)The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
Native America Calling: Is a normal school year ahead? (August 18, 2021)Native students are heading back into classrooms. But COVID-19 is still with us.
Native America Calling: A new round of Native stories on film (August 17, 2021)Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.
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.
Native America Calling: COVID-19 vaccine progress and lapses (August 10, 2021)Has Indian Country made progress when it comes to COVID-19? Tune into Native America Calling to find out.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation continues to combat COVID-19 (August 9, 2021)We all have a role to play as we combat this new surge in the global pandemic.
Native America Calling: Re-awakening summer tribal tourism (August 6, 2021)Native tourism destinations are among the popular places attracting sightseers and tribes, cultural centers, businesses and artists have all felt the economic hit from the pandemic.
Native America Calling: Employers on the search for workers (August 4, 2021)Native people typically face higher unemployment conditions than the population as a whole.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation ushers in new leadership (July 27, 2021)A strong and effective Cherokee Council means a strong and effective Cherokee democracy.
House subcommittee takes testimony on Indian health bills (July 20, 2021)The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is meeting for a legislative hearing.
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