Native America Calling: Navigating the pandemic with disabilities (February 17, 2021)The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance to Indian Health Service facilities for serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Indian Country still bearing brunt of COVID-19 (February 2, 2021)It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Officials criticize reduction of services at Indian Health Service facility (November 16, 2020)Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
Operation Lady Justice comments due by end of week (October 28, 2020)Operation Lady Justice, the Trump administration’s initiative to address missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, is accepting comments through October 31, 2020.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
Rep. Haaland ‘honored’ to be considered for Biden Cabinet (October 12, 2020)Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
Cronkite News: Tribes denied access to public health data (October 8, 2020)The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
House Committee on Natural Resources schedules markup on Indian Country bills (September 28, 2020)Bills to return land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe, address bison management and improve tribal economic development programs are on the agenda.
Tribal Health Data Improvement Act up for passage in House (September 28, 2020)A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.
PROGRESS Act | PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act | 116th Congress (September 24, 2020)The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act, also known as the PROGRESS Act, on September 21, 2020.
Rep. Tom Cole: Racing at warp speed (September 24, 2020)Over the last several months, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked unprecedented havoc on the world.
Indian bills on House schedule for week of September 21, 2020 (September 20, 2020)It’s a busy week for Indian Country’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
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