Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines COVID-19 response (April 14, 2021)• 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 […]
President Biden submits first budget request in age of COVID-19 (April 9, 2021)President Joe Biden has submitted his first budget to Congress, showing increases in investments for Indian Country.
Native people ‘lead the way’ on COVID-19 vaccinations (March 30, 2021)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.
Gaylord News: COVID-19 vaccine efforts include tribes and Indian Health Service (February 26, 2021)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.
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.
Tim Giago: We need a Native American on the federal judge’s bench (February 24, 2021)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.
Indian health providers continue to combat COVID-19 a year into pandemic (February 23, 2021)The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.
Native America Calling: The State of Indian Nations (February 23, 2021)National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.
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 Health Service announces ‘SAFE-IHS’ hotline to report abuse (February 16, 2021)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.
Native America Calling: The year of living with the pandemic (February 9, 2021)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.
Native women land key leadership and policy roles in Biden administration (February 5, 2021)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.
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.
Indian Country finally sees action on diabetes program (December 28, 2020)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.
Indian Country Health Leaders: Protecting your community amid COVID-19 (December 28, 2020)Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.
Congress reaches agreement on COVID-19 relief and federal funding (December 21, 2020)A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 21, 2020)Wrapping the year with a positive outlook for Indian Country.
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.
First COVID-19 vaccine administered to health care worker on Navajo Nation (December 15, 2020)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.
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.
Indian Country Today: COVID-19 hits Rosebud Sioux Tribe hard (December 14, 2020)Initially the death and suffering driven by the COVID-19 virus seemed far away from the Plains of South Dakota.
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.
Native America Calling: Waiting for the coronavirus vaccine (December 10, 2020)Tribes and the Indian Health Service are making plans to distributed the COVID-19 vaccine after it becomes available.
Charmaine White Face: Health care remains our treaty right (December 9, 2020)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?
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds post-election business meeting (November 18, 2020)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.
Cronkite News: Indian health care law in hands of nation’s highest court (November 17, 2020)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.
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