Tlingit and Haida Tribes secure wireless spectrum license in Alaska (August 24, 2021)The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of is one step closer to providing access to improved broadband services in Southeast Alaska.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (August 16, 2021)NAFOA looks out for our community — help us grow by forwarding this newsletter!
Aaron Payment: Investing in infrastructure in Indian Country (August 4, 2021)The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation builds a brighter future (August 3, 2021)When the federal government invests in Indian Country, it is not only tribal citizens who benefit.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (July 19, 2021)Indian Country is strongest when we work together.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 brings traditional practices online (July 12, 2021)Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
Native America Calling: High school during COVID-19 (July 9, 2021)Native students navigated online classes, spotty internet access, and isolation but many thrived and even secured scholarships and acceptance at choice colleges amid COVID-19.
‘A life changer’: Investing in broadband in Indian Country (June 4, 2021)“Expanding broadband to our communities is not just a game changer – it is a life changer to tribal communities like mine and all Tribal Nations across the country,” said Treasurer Shannon Holsey of the National Congress of American Indians.
Navajo student invited to President Biden’s address to Congress (April 27, 2021)When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg: American Jobs Plan and Indian Country (April 20, 2021)“We can’t talk about jobs and infrastructure without acknowledging that many of America’s original residents are living without clean water,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told tribal leaders during a meeting about the American Jobs Plan.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (April 19, 2021)See you next week for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference!
Cronkite News: Native community takes off on video sharing app (April 5, 2021)Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
Native America Calling: Tik Tok’s Native stars #NativeTikTok (April 2, 2021)Native America Calling will talk with Tik Tok creators about getting noticed on the popular video platform.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 forces changes in HIV services (February 11, 2021)From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation details response to COVID-19 pandemic (February 8, 2021)The COVID-19 global pandemic has been hard on us all, but Cherokee Nation did not sit back while the pandemic threatened our health and our economy.
Clara Caufield: Native newspaper perseveres amid COVID-19 and other challenges (December 23, 2020)The COVID pandemic has been really tough on many small businesses across the country, bringing many to their knees.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation empowers tribal citizens (December 11, 2020)The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
Native Sun News Today: Native youth center looks to bright future (December 8, 2020)MIGIZI continues to keep Native youth engaged amid COVID-19 as the organization prepares for some big moves.
Tim Giago: Social media is killing newspapers (December 7, 2020)As publisher of a Native newspaper, we reach into a community underserved or never served by the mainstream media.
Tonya Ortiz-Louis: Tribal health in the age of COVID-19 (November 23, 2020)As COVID-19 progressed, the Pueblo of Acoma adopted novel strategies to protect the tribal community and its most vulnerable members.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation copes with widespread impacts of COVID-19 (November 23, 2020)Across the Navajo Nation, victims of COVD-19 include parents and grandparents, sole guardians and providers, mentors and teachers. Without them, some students have lost their way or, quite literally, fallen off the map.
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.
Ute Tribe secures broadband license from FCC (November 3, 2020)The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee is pleased to announce that its application to the Federal Communications Commission has been approved.
Cronkite News: Tribes granted access to broadband licenses (October 30, 2020)The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”
Native Sun News Today: Tribes take steps to bridge digital divide (October 29, 2020)“We’ll see in the coming years how this is going to change our communities,” said Ernest Weston Jr. of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Planning Office.
Federal Communications Commission announces tribal priority licenses (October 23, 2020)The Federal Communications Commission has issued the first set of spectrum licenses through the agency’s first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window to Tribal entities across the country.
Native Sun News Today: Rep. Haaland seeks Broadband for All (October 2, 2020)“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.
Lessons Lost: Indian Country students still waiting on internet (September 29, 2020)Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes work to address lack of internet (September 24, 2020)On tribal lands, only 65 percent of the population has access to broadband. Half of tribal rural households don’t even have access to a fixed wireless internet provider.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs legislative hearing (September 21, 2020)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
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