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“Native people are resilient, and we must show our support to prevent the violence that has devastated so many of our communities,” said Elizabeth Fowler of the Indian Health Service.
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The House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a markup on two bills of interest in Indian Country.
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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan invests tens of billions of dollars directly in tribal communities across the country, according to the White House.
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The Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs as it seeks to strengthen the federal government’s relationship with tribal nations.
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• On Clubhouse: Indianz.Com Listening Room [Audio Only] One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates in the U.S? That question will be discussed at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday afternoon. The title is “Examining the COVID-19 […]
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President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
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The Indian Health Service is set to meet its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations but progress is being threatened by the rest of the nation.
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Despite successful vaccine roll-outs by many tribes, some Native people living in urban areas are finding access to the vaccine elusive.
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Nine Indian Country bills affecting tribal nations and Alaska Natives are taking their first step forward in the U.S. Senate.
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For too long, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been last in line.
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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.
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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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As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.
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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 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.
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The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.
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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.
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A citizen of the Winnebago Tribe will be leading the Indian Country legal team at the Department of the Interior and is among a growing number of Native women in the Biden administration.
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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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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) is still downplaying the protocols that slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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A program that has reduced diabetes in Indian Country has been extended for another three years, resulting in a lifetime in the age of COVID-19.
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Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.
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A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.
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Wrapping the year with a positive outlook for Indian Country.
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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.
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Roland Begay, a health care professional on the Navajo Nation, was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the largest reservation in the United States.
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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.
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Initially the death and suffering driven by the COVID-19 virus seemed far away from the Plains of South Dakota.
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The Indian Health Service is planning to distribute over 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indian Country.
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The COVID-19 vaccine could arrive as soon as next week, with initial doses prioritized for health care workers and assisted living facilities.
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Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.
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Tribes and the Indian Health Service are making plans to distributed the COVID-19 vaccine after it becomes available.
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Is this the same-ole same-ole by the federal government that the U. S. Constitution and the law doesn’t matter if it only affects American Indians?
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With a shortage of beds, oxygen and staff, the Navajo Nation can no longer depend on regional aid and is sending critical patients farther afield for health care.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved four bills addressing tribal lands, broadband in tribal communities and a youth treatment center.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting to consider pending legislation.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening for the first time since the 2020 election and for the first time in nearly two months.
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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.