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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.
The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.
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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.
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The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.
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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.
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The National Congress of American Indians is going virtual for its executive council winter session.
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The Kiowa Tribe ramped up emergency assistance efforts for citizens as severe weather conditions are now only beginning to abate in Oklahoma.
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Four films made by Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The observance of “We Heart Our Cherokee Health Heroes” is both a symbolic and tangible appreciation reflecting our deepest respect and enduring support.
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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.
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From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
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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.
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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.
cherokeenation
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.
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Please join a virtual memorial in memory of Albert Hale, a former president of the Navajo Nation who died due to complications from COVID-19.
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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.
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“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.
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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) delivers his first speech as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
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Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
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There are a number of healthy alternatives, including traditional Native methods, for managing stress.
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It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
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“Water is sacred to a lot of tribes,” says Chairman Peter Yucupicio of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
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Shake off the Zoom fatigue and tune in to important updates!
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A Donald Trump supporter charged in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol has hindered his case by refusing a COVID-19 test and avoiding his court-appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney.
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To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
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Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.
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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.
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a decision in Treat v. Stitt, a dispute over Class III gaming compacts in Oklahoma.
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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.
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The National Institutes of Health says early intervention and speech therapy are key to helping children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate.
The day is here. Joe Biden is being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
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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.
Love of the great outdoors is deeply engrained in Cherokee culture.
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It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.