Flatwater Free Press: Winnebago Tribe brings COVID-19 vaccine to community (October 20, 2021)Residents of two reservations in northeast Nebraska have achieved the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the state.
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.
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.
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: Racing against the pandemic (April 27, 2021)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.
Arne Vainio: Zoongide’iwin is the Ojibwe word for courage (March 29, 2021)Strength of heart is courage. Courage means doing the right thing, even when you are afraid.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation mourns lives lost to COVID-19 (March 25, 2021)We have lost hundreds of Cherokees to the pandemic, including more than 50 Cherokee first-language speaking elders.
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.
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.
Arne Vainio: Protect yourself and your elders with the COVID-19 vaccine (December 23, 2020)Elders and those with chronic illnesses are most in danger of complications from COVID-19.
Chuck Hoskin: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Cherokee Nation (December 17, 2020)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.
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Indian Country as cases continue to rise (December 14, 2020)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.
Tribes host Dr. Fauci as COVID-19 crisis continues in Indian Country (December 10, 2020)Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.
Cronkite News: Group provides firewood for elders on Navajo Nation (December 7, 2020)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.
Kyle Edwards of Native News Online named as Nieman Fellow (December 1, 2020)Kyle Edwards, managing editor of Native News Online, will spend the coming year focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 in Native communities.
Clara Caufield: Masking up to protect our people from COVID-19 (November 24, 2020)COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
Montana Free Press: Technology helps keep Crow language alive (November 23, 2020)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.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront rise in COVID-19 cases (November 12, 2020)Despite lacking jurisdiction over non-Indians, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are hoping the public will abide by coronavirus protection measures.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)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.
Native Sun News Today: Words of wisdom from Lakota elders (October 21, 2020)“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
Native America Calling: Sound advice for avoiding falls (October 5, 2020)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.
Clara Caufield: When do birthdays become less important? (September 15, 2020)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?
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests CARES Act money in community (September 14, 2020)Our sovereign government is making investments that will address immediate health, safety and economic needs during this crisis.
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