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.
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States gains new leader (February 17, 2021)The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation to see cleanup of more uranium sites (February 16, 2021)The Environmental Protection Agency will award $220 million in contracts to clean up some of the hundreds of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation set to plant tribe’s flag with embassy near U.S. Capitol (February 15, 2021)Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
New Mexico Indian Affairs Department presents budget request (February 9, 2021)The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department is seeking $3.7 million to continue its work with 23 tribal nations in the state.
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 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.
Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
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.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation health leader advises Joe Biden on COVID-19 (December 15, 2020)Dealing with COVID-19 is one of president-elect Joe Biden’s highest priorities and Dr. Jill Jim of the Navajo Nation will be there to guide him.
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.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders cast electoral votes for Joe Biden (December 14, 2020)Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
Cronkite News: Native vote turned out for Democrat Joe Biden (December 10, 2020)Enthusiasm across Arizona was higher this election than in the 2016 presidential contest, and final results show the contrast was even more stark in Indian Country.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues in farewell speech (December 9, 2020)Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.
Cronkite News: Group provides firewood for elders on Navajo Nation (December 7, 2020)Volunteers with Chizh for Cheii are preparing to deliver firewood to elders on the Navajo Nation, where nearly 90 percent of homes rely on wood for heat.
Indigenously: The realities of the Native vote (November 23, 2020)For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.
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.
Officials criticize reduction of services at Indian Health Service facility (November 16, 2020)Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
Cronkite News: Farm on Navajo Nation under investigation (November 12, 2020)A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
Native Sun News Today: Reservation coal workers still out of jobs (November 9, 2020)Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
Indian Country Today: Native voters play role in key Senate races (November 3, 2020)With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
Forgotten no more?: Trump team puts Native people last on ‘important’ call (October 21, 2020)Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
Cronkite News: Court rules against Navajo voters in ballot lawsuit (October 19, 2020)Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
Tribal leaders discuss COVID-19 at National Tribal Health Conference (October 15, 2020)Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.
Navajo Nation urges citizens to complete 2020 Census as count comes to end (October 14, 2020)An order from the U.S. Supreme Court allows the U.S. Census Bureau to end the 2020 count and stop data collection across the country.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
Leaders of Navajo Nation hail ‘historic day’ with #MMIW legislation (October 12, 2020)Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the signing of the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act into law.
Indigenous Peoples Day message from Navajo Nation (October 12, 2020)On behalf of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, we wish all of our Diné people and our brothers and sisters around the world a joyful and happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
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