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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Of the 11 Democratic presidential electors who will cast Arizona’s Electoral College vote, three are tribal leaders.
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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.
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The crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives is not new.
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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.
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.
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With a shortage of beds, oxygen and staff, the Navajo Nation can no longer depend on regional aid and is sending critical patients farther afield for health care.
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For Native voters, this election year has dealt us one disappointing data dilemma after another.
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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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Officials from New Mexico are upset about the reduction in services at a hospital serving Pueblo and Navajo citizens.
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.
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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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Indian Country is celebrating after turning out in record numbers for one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history.
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Amid celebrations on one side, and vows to keep fighting on the other, Democrat Joe Biden claimed a “clear victory, a convincing victory” in the 2020 presidential election.
Mine cleanup will put Hopi and Navajo citizens back to work, addressing employment and environmental issues at the same time.
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Arizona Senate Minority Leader David Bradley has selected Derrick Watchman to serve on Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Native people may face barriers to voting but not enough to assure residents of the Navajo Nation that their ballots will be counted.
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Tribal leaders participate in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference on October 14, 2020.
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“Let us remind ourselves to use our way of life teachings, our culture, tradition and language to fight these monsters,” President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation said.
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The Supreme Court said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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“As the first people of this country, we have to let our voices be heard at the highest levels of government,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez after meeting with the Democratic presidential ticket.