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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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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.
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A federal appeals court finally issued a long-awaited decision in a closely-watched Indian Child Welfare Act case.
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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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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.
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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).
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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.