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Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.
Great Salt Lake
Long before it became the inspiration to build what became Utah’s largest city, the Great Salt Lake was an important place for the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, and Shoshone nations.
Santee Lewis and Myron Lizer
Santee Lewis, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, announced her departure after three years on the job.
Diné College
Rodeo events have long been a part of culture on the Navajo Nation. The COVID-19 pandemic upended the tradition.
Navajo Nation
Tribal communities are once again seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases following the busy holiday season and as a new and highly contagious variant brings upheaval to Indian Country.
Charles “Chuck” F. Sams III and Deb Haaland
The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
Arizona
Just minutes before her high school graduation, Dakotah Harvey was told to remove the eagle feather from her mortarboard or she would be escorted out of the ceremony and her diploma would be withheld.
Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars in investments for Indian Country is finally over the finish line on Capitol Hill.
Bears Ears Buttes
“Bears Ears is home to many of our historical and cultural sites, plants, water, traditional medicines, and teachings for our people,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
House On Fire - Bears Ears National Monument
The Bears Ears landscape has supported indigenous people of the Southwest from time immemorial and continues to be sacred land to tribal nations, the White House said in a proclamation.
White House
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on national monuments at the White House on October 8, 2021.
Bears Ears Buttes
President Joe Biden is restoring the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
Navajo Nation Police
The increased demands of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing issues within the Navajo Nation’s police department.
Cherokee Nation
Health insurance coverage has improved dramatically among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a new report.
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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.
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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Dozens of decisions that affected tribes during the Trump years are awaiting scrutiny by the new Biden administration.
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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.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the Navajo Nation Spring Day of Prayer on March 19, 2021.
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.
Bears Ears Buttes
From re-examining the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument to helping tribal nations restore their homelands, the Joe Biden administration will hit the ground running.
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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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The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee is pleased to announce that its application to the Federal Communications Commission has been approved.
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“Water is a sacred resource and essential to the life and well-being of our people,” said Chairman Luke Duncan of the Ute Tribe.
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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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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.
The Navajo Nation is cracking down on people who grow marijuana on the largest reservation in the United States.