Congress set to help schools with Impact Aid funding amid COVID-19 (January 17, 2022)A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court takes action in COVID-19 vaccine cases (January 14, 2022)With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high, the U.S. Supreme Court put the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers on hold, while litigation continues over its legality.
Blanket from Lumbee Tribe gifted during Capitol Hill hearing (January 13, 2022)A supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe made a special presentation during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Montana Free Press: Supreme Court takes up COVID-19 vaccine mandates (January 12, 2022)The U.S. Supreme Court heard nearly four hours of oral arguments over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A new year message to our readers (January 11, 2022)We want to wish all of our readers a very Happy New Year and hope that 2022 brings you the best.
Indian Country starts off new year with surge in COVID-19 cases (January 6, 2022)Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in health care projects (January 6, 2022)Cherokee Nation citizens will soon have better access to world-class health care.
Native America Calling: Resolutions for a better year (December 23, 2021)Are you looking forward to a healthier and more social 2022?
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 20, 2021)Thank you for making 2021 a productive year. See you next year!
Cronkite News: COVID-19 vaccination rate lags for pregnant people (December 17, 2021)As of December 4, only 17.8% of pregnant people in the U.S. were fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Native America Calling: Update on COVID-19 and the holidays (December 16, 2021)The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to make global headlines and require constant vigilance by tribal health officials.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation continues fight against COVID-19 pandemic (December 14, 2021)“Native people are resilient, resourceful, kind, and most of all hopeful,” a sign on the Navajo Nation reads.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 13, 2021)Our “5 Things” Newsletter gives you the info you need to start your week well!
Montana Free Press: Another federal judge blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate (December 13, 2021)The court order temporarily bars a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for federal workers in Montana and nationwide.
Cronkite News: ‘Rez ball’ returns to community on Navajo Nation (December 13, 2021)“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.
Native America Calling: Connecting with small Native businesses (December 3, 2021)Native America Calling will check in with some Native sellers about the joys and difficulties of doing business at a crucial time of year.
Tim Giago: Saying farewell to an old friend (November 29, 2021)It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
DVIDS: Nez Perce Tribe gets help with health care (November 22, 2021)The Nez Perce Tribe teamed up with the Idaho National Guard as part of a larger effort to recover from a surge of COVID-19 cases plaguing northern Idaho.
Tim Giago: Pandemics and Indian Country (November 22, 2021)The COVID-19 epidemic has taken its toll on Native people across America.
Harold Frazier: Indian Country demands action, not words, from White House (November 18, 2021)I have just finished sitting through the White House Tribal Nations Summit and I am not impressed.
White House Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement (November 15, 2021)From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
‘A long journey’: Indian Country continues to suffer from COVID-19 (November 9, 2021)The Indian Health Service has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for youth as the coronavirus continues to have an outsize impact on Indian Country more than 18 months into the pandemic.
Indian Health Service COVID-19 Media Event (November 9, 2021)The Indian Health Service hosts a COVID-19 media event in Anadarko, Oklahoma, on November 8, 2021.
Kevin Killer and Alicia Mousseau: Meeting the needs of Native nations (October 28, 2021)With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.
Harold Frazier: Don’t leave Indian Country behind in reconciliation bill (October 27, 2021)Native people suffered COVID-19 at the highest rate of any group in America. We need help.
The Conversation: Native ceremony in the age of COVID-19 (October 25, 2021)Indigenous ceremonies have been central to Indigenous health and well-being since time immemorial.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation helps citizens boost their careers (October 25, 2021)Our people deserve every chance to support their families and pursue their dreams.
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.
Supreme Court takes up Indian law cases as tribes face new ‘unknown’ (October 19, 2021)The nation’s highest court is back in session amid COVID-19 and it’s shaping up to be a busy one for tribes and their advocates.
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.
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