tag: elders

Mona Zuffante
Residents of two reservations in northeast Nebraska have achieved the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state.
Mitchell Family
Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.
Cherokee Nation
We have already lost far too many beloved community members to this disease.
Shawnee Language Program
The Shawnee language is in danger of becoming extinct, but COVID-19 and a switch to remote education open the door for revival.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance Native language legislation.
Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
The First Nations hip-hop duo hits top numbers on Spotify and YouTube, by combining their Native heritage with unapologetic lyrics.
bobanderson
Robert Anderson, a citizen of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, delivers an opening statement at his confirmation hearing to be Solicitor at the Department of the Interior.
wmatcovid19
A combination of intense contact-tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals and vaccinations has helped the White Mountain Apache Tribe combat COVID-19.
northern cheyenne reservation
This is a sad column to write because it casts a poor refection on some people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will check in with Native language program organizers about how they refuse to let COVID-19 slow the progress of language revitalization.
ihsnurses
Strength of heart is courage. Courage means doing the right thing, even when you are afraid.
cherokeenation
We have lost hundreds of Cherokees to the pandemic, including more than 50 Cherokee first-language speaking elders.
lularedcloudharryburk
“I do this memorial in the Lakota way for my husband,” says Lula Red Cloud.
indianhealthservice
For too long, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been last in line.
missshoshonebannockihs
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.
nativeamericacalling nac
Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.
ivyvainiograndparents
Elders and those with chronic illnesses are most in danger of complications from COVID-19.
cherokeenation
I believe in the vaccine and the science behind it. I am 100 percent confident that it is safe and will be successful at containing the virus.
ihscovid19vaccine
Indian Country is receiving a new COVID-19 vaccine but the vast majority of tribal citizens will have to wait before they can be protected from a disease that continues to ravage their communities.
ihscovid19vaccine
The Indian Health Service is planning to distribute over 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indian Country.
cskt
The COVID-19 vaccine could arrive as soon as next week, with initial doses prioritized for health care workers and assisted living facilities.
anthonyfauci
Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.
Volunteers with Chizh for Cheii are preparing to deliver firewood to elders on the Navajo Nation, where nearly 90 percent of homes rely on wood for heat.
indigenousfashionweek
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto once again took the world by storm, only virtually this time around.
kyleedwards
Kyle Edwards, managing editor of Native News Online, will spend the coming year focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 in Native communities.
donnamariefisher
COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
crowlanguageconsortium
With fewer and fewer fluent speakers of the Crow language, advocates for revitalizing it hope a free online dictionary can aid people already working to bolster their skills and make learning the language more accessible.
whosatrisk
Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.
navajonationhogan
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.
franceskraus
Indian Country is celebrating after turning out in record numbers for one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history.
jacedecory
“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
nativeamericacalling nac
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list falls above crashes as the leading cause of fatal injuries for Native Americans over the age of 65.
Remember being a kid when birthdays were eagerly anticipated, a golden day, occasion for a party when we got to be the center of attention?
cherokeenation
Our sovereign government is making investments that will address immediate health, safety and economic needs during this crisis.