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.
Navajo Nation welcomes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (April 23, 2021)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.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden heads to Navajo Nation (April 22, 2021)First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: Brackeen v. Haaland (April 7, 2021)A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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.
Cronkite News: Native bull riders make a splash on rodeo scene (March 30, 2021)An increasing number of Natives, including Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus from the Navajo Nation, are participating in bull riding and making an impact.
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.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets business meeting and hearing (March 24, 2021)The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to advance more bills and to hear about water needs in Native communities.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition (March 12, 2021)On their newest album, Sunburnt Stone invites listeners into soulful stories that travel from the dustiest rez roads to the hardest pavement.
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.
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