Biden administration releases fiscal year 2023 budget request (March 28, 2022)It’s that time of the year again. President Joe Biden and his administration have released their fiscal year 2023 budget request.
Tribal consultation bill finally set for movement on Capitol Hill (March 28, 2022)Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Gaylord News: Tribes eager for more ‘Buy Indian’ opportunities (March 14, 2022)Tribal leaders are hopeful for more economic development opportunities through long-overdue updates to the Buy Indian Act.
Omnibus federal funding bill moving forward in Congress (March 9, 2022)The $1.5 trillion omnibus will fund Indian Country programs and expand recognition of tribal sovereignty under the Violence Against Women Act.
Kaiser Health News: Little Shell Tribe prepares for health care milestone (January 21, 2022)The Little Shell Tribal Health Clinic is slated to open roughly two years after the tribal nation achieved its long-sought federal recognition.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (January 18, 2022)The countdown to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference is on!
Indian Health Service finalizes rule for Buy Indian Act (January 13, 2022)The Indian Health Service is expanding opportunities for Indian-owned businesses with a new rule for the Buy Indian Act.
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.
Great Plains Tribes: Indian health care is a treaty right (December 20, 2021)With all due respect, we call upon the Biden administration to honor the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States.
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.
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 Tribal Nations Summit – Day One – November 15, 2021 (November 15, 2021)The Joe Biden administration opens the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 15, 2021.
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.
Longtime leader of Ponca Tribe resigns post amid conflicts with council (November 3, 2021)“I’m looking at this as an opportunity for growth for me,” Larry Wright Jr. said after stepping down as chair of the Ponca Tribe.
Cronkite News: Navajo mother works to improve maternal care for Native women (November 2, 2021)When Nicolle Gonzales gave birth to her three children in a hospital setting, the care felt routine and mechanical. It led her to start the Changing Woman Initiative for Native mothers.
H.R.5221 – Urban Indian Health Confer Act (November 2, 2021)The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.5221, the Urban Indian Health Confer Act, on November 1, 2021.
Indian Country bills set for passage in U.S. House of Representatives (November 1, 2021)Seven Indian Country bills, affecting tribal homelands, federal recognition and urban Indians, are slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
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.
Ben Smith: Indian Health Service renews partnership for Native veterans (October 27, 2021)For nearly two decades, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.
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.
Cronkite News: Cocopah Tribe keeps close eye on West Nile virus (October 26, 2021)With Arizona’s healthy monsoon and an explosion of mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases, the Cocopah Tribe is working with local officials to create an effective shield against the disease.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront mental health challenges (October 25, 2021)Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.
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.
Tim Giago: It has been a long and bumpy road (October 18, 2021)It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.
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