tag: navajo

Healer of the Water Monster
Navajo writer Brian Young’s debut novel “Healer of the Water Monster” features the story of Nathan who makes a trip to his grandmother’s place.
Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has rescheduled its hearing on Indian health and Native youth legislation.
Water Warriors United
An estimated 30 percent of Navajo Nation residents lack running water and often must travel long distances to haul it back to their homes.
Leticia and Vicente Garcia
In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Federal officials and Indian Country leaders are testifying about Indian health and Native youth legislation.
Diné College
“This could be a first-ever patent for a tribal college,” said the president of Diné College on the Navajo Nation.
Native American Connections
Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
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Navajo sheep herders are busy at this time of year. Learn more in this encore preservation from Native America Calling.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a rise in COVID-19 cases as a highly contagious virus starts to take hold, including in Indian Country.
Albuquerque Indian School
Officials in New Mexico’s largest city plan to work with tribal and Native leaders following the disappearance of a plaque commemorating the burials of Indian boarding school students.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Alaska Native corporations will finally be able to receive COVID-19 funds after the nation’s highest court ruled in their favor in one of the most heated Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
Shaandiin Parrish
The Navajo Nation has yet to record a single case of the Delta variant of COVID-19, but tribal citizens are being told to keep up their guard.
Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.
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Navajo weavers are usually busy at this time of year.
The National Congress of American Indians has ousted the first Native person who served as its general counsel, less than two weeks after a new chief executive officer came on board.
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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.
Jonathan Nez, Bryan Newland, Myron Lizer
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer congratulate Bryan Newland, a citizen and former President of the Bay Mills Indian Community, for being nominated to serve as the next Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.
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The Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden for a historic, two-day visit to the largest reservation in the United States.
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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
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The American Jobs Plan promises to invest billions of dollars in tribal and Native communities. Learn whether the proposal will generate jobs and improve infrastructure in Indian Country.
5thcircuitcourtofappeals
A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
yangindigenousicontiktok
Native people join TikTok for different reasons. But they stay for the community, for the culture and to fulfill their sacred duty.
keyshawnwhitehorse
An increasing number of Natives, including Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus from the Navajo Nation, are participating in bull riding and making an impact.
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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.
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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Navajo Nation Spring Day of Prayer on March 19, 2021.
sunburntstone
On their newest album, Sunburnt Stone invites listeners into soulful stories that travel from the dustiest rez roads to the hardest pavement.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is on her way to making history yet again, this time as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet.
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Tribal nations are lining up behind a Pueblo woman in a crowded field of candidates for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District.
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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.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States has a new chair in Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-New Mexico).
Klee Benally
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.
navajonationembassy
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.
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The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department is seeking $3.7 million to continue its work with 23 tribal nations in the state.
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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.
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Please join a virtual memorial in memory of Albert Hale, a former president of the Navajo Nation who died due to complications from COVID-19.
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The vice president of the Navajo Nation contributed to the false belief that Donald Trump could remain in office despite losing the presidential election.
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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.