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NAFOA
Indian Country is strongest when we work together.
Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
Navajo Nation Graduation
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.
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“These investments will help many Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities gain long overdue access to life-saving technologies, economic opportunities, remote learning and countless other benefits,” said Secretary Raimondo.
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“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.
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People living on tribal lands can now get up to $75 toward their monthly internet bill thanks to a new program from the Federal Communications Commission.
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Tribes face a digital divide “as big as the Grand Canyon” and a “not even quantifiable” lack of utility access, just two of the problems outlined at a Congressional hearing.
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When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress, a young citizen of the Navajo Nation will be there as a special guest.
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“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.
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See you next week for NAFOA’s Virtual 39th Annual Conference!
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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 Department of the Interior is admitting that records in Indian probate cases were exposed on the public internet but claims it wasn’t part of a “cyber-attack.”
yangindigenousicontiktok
Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
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Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.
naiomiglasses
Native America Calling will talk with Tik Tok creators about getting noticed on the popular video platform.
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From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.
cherokeenation
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.
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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
timgiago
The COVID pandemic has been really tough on many small businesses across the country, bringing many to their knees.
cherokee
The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
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MIGIZI continues to keep Native youth engaged amid COVID-19 as the organization prepares for some big moves.
Tim Giago
As publisher of a Native newspaper, we reach into a community underserved or never served by the mainstream media.
acomapueblo
As COVID-19 progressed, the Pueblo of Acoma adopted novel strategies to protect the tribal community and its most vulnerable members.
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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.
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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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The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee is pleased to announce that its application to the Federal Communications Commission has been approved.
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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.”
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“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.
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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.
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“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.
navajonationschool
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.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs took testimony on bills addressing Indian health and tribal lands.
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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.
Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on bills address Indian health, diabetes, tribal broadband and tribal lands.
everynativevotecounts
A new policy lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online — a big change for people living on reservations.