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brianschatz
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates?
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Despite successful vaccine roll-outs by many tribes, some Native people living in urban areas are finding access to the vaccine elusive.
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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.
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Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.
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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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Native leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care in Indian Country.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
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The fate of the Indian health care system is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where not even the Trump administration is defending the trust and treaty responsibility to tribes and their citizens.
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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 Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
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A “life-changing” diabetes program for Indian Country will expire unless Congress takes action.
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The National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board and the National Council of Urban Indian Health will provide COVID-19 updates at an appropriations hearing.
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A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.