March 3, 2021
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Nearly four decades ago, a group of Indian journalists met at the Choctaw Nation to talk about a new newspaper organization they were about to form.

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Indigenous identity is viewed differently by the Mexican government.

Join President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson for a Lunchtime Chat to hear from Tlingit & Haida's Tribal Emergency Operations Center and receive an update on our CARES Act projects and services.

“Our kids have been remote learning for a long time, and they’ve really missed school,” said Jerica Widow of the Cheyenne River Youth Project.

The Indian Health Service is sharing additional coronavirus data, showing 573,035 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of March 1, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,506 COVID-19 cases as of February 28, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,754 as of March 1, 2021. Reports indicate 16,109 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Just days after asking a federal judge to stop a huge copper mine on sacred territory, the San Carlos Apache Tribe is celebrating the Biden administration’s decision to pull back the controversial development.

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A strain of COVID-19 that has begun spreading rapidly in California has now been found on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado.

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From historic floods and damaging winter storms to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few years have put Cherokee Nation communities to the test.

“Those arrests aren’t surprising but it’s very sad when what you’ve been warning about for years actually comes to light,” said Sheila Lamb of the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force.

Deb Haaland was slammed with questions about the Biden administration’s energy policies at her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.

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Tribal health and emergency management officials are taking what they’re learning now from COVID-19, to prepare for potential threats to come.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are saddened to learn of the passing of retired Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the Snoqualmie Tribe held its first Snoqualmie Tribal Vaccination Clinic on the Snoqualmie Reservation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,313 COVID-19 cases as of February 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,740 as of February 28, 2021. Reports indicate 16,097 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,266 COVID-19 cases as of February 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,719 as of February 27, 2021. Reports indicate 16,066 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 186,157 COVID-19 cases as of February 25, 2021.

The Cherokee Nation has now moved into phase three of their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for broadband connectivity to meet the needs of our students, teachers, first responders, elders, and others," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

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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.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) endured a second day of questions as her historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior finally came to a close.

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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.

The federal government still needs to “come to terms with the right of tribal nations,” National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp in the 19th annual State of Indian Nations.

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The state of Oklahoma is working with tribal nations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian Health Service to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches as many people as possible.

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From Deb Haaland’s nomination as Secretary of the Interior to COVID-19 relief for tribal nations, join Native America Calling for its regular news roundup.

The Indian Health Service is sharing additional coronavirus data, showing 444,068 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of February 22, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 185,905 COVID-19 cases as of February 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,655 as of February 25, 2021. Reports indicate 16,054 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Judge Diane Humetewa, a citizen of the Hopi Tribe, testifies on the need for more federal judges in Indian Country.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking tribes about a possible change in regulations affecting federal recognition.

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is updating its tribal consultation policy in accordance with a new directive from President Joe Biden.

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If all goes as expected, Deb Haaland will be the first Native American cabinet secretary.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 185,680 COVID-19 cases as of February 23, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,602 as of February 24, 2021. Reports indicate 16,021 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 25, 2021.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “A call to action: Native communities’ priorities in focus for the 117th Congress.”

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Tune in for the second day of Deb Haaland’s historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.

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It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hearing from leaders of Indian Country, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations at its first hearing of the 117th Congress.

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As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.

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Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.

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In “Even As We Breathe” by Cherokee author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, cultures of fictional characters collide in the time of World War II.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 185,223 COVID-19 cases as of February 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,576 as of February 23, 2021. Reports indicate 16,009 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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President Joe Biden delivers a video message to the National Congress of American Indians on February 23, 2021.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising rates of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health problems and food insecurity among Native people in California.

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Tune in for the confirmation hearing of Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.

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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivered her second State of Indian Nations address. Learn more about the speech.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,964 COVID-19 cases as of February 21, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,551 as of February 22, 2021. Reports indicate 15,999 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

With Deb Haaland set for a historic confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior, IllumiNatives and the Native Organizers Alliance will be co-hosting a #DebForInterior Town Hall.

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Deb Haaland, a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Interior in President Joe Biden’s administration.

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The National Congress of American Indians is going virtual for its executive council winter session.

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National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp delivers the 19th annual State of Indian Nations on February 22, 2021.

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The Kiowa Tribe ramped up emergency assistance efforts for citizens as severe weather conditions are now only beginning to abate in Oklahoma.

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While Native traditions favor family bonds, a year cooped up in the house together can strain even the closest relationships.

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Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,817 COVID-19 cases as of February 20, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,535 as of February 21, 2020. Reports indicate 15,989 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,734 COVID-19 cases as of February 19, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Nation Nation is 29,509 as of February 20, 2021. Reports indicate 15,989 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,585 COVID-19 cases as of February 18, 2021.

Citizens of the Navajo Nation continue to receive vaccinations for COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,464 as of February 19, 2021. Reports indicate 15,947 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs has “jeopardized” billions of dollars set aside for the Cobell land buy-back program, according to an internal review.

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian announced that six new members are joining its Board of Trustees in 2021.

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Four films made by Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.

The U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold a video briefing with public health experts to examine the steps that must be taken to ensure coronavirus vaccinations are administered equitably.

“This is a data genocide on Native people,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk of the Urban Indian Health Institute. “American Indians and Alaska Natives are dying at disproportionate rates and decision makers don’t even have accurate data to ensure we are properly funded and resourced.”

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,283 COVID-19 cases as of February 17, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,386 as of February 18, 2021. Reports indicate 15,917 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold its first hearing of the 117th Congress on February 24, 2021.

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The House Committee on Natural Resources holds an organizing meeting on February 18, 2021.

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Native America Calling will get updates from tribal leaders and health officials about how they’re keeping their communities engaged and on alert after more than a year of COVID-19.

The Navajo Area of the Indian Health Service has administered 101,332 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on the Navajo Nation, surpassing the goal of administering at least 100,000 doses by the end of February.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 184,145 COVID-19 cases as of February 16, 2021.

American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,336 as of February 17, 2021. Reports indicate 15,917 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) is inching closer to making history as the first Native person to serve in a modern-day presidential cabinet.

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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 Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance to Indian Health Service facilities for serving the needs of individuals with disabilities.

FEMA has obligated more than $3.39 billion to states, tribes, territories and Washington, D.C., for community vaccination centers.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,791 COVID-19 cases as of February 15, 2021.

A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 17, 2021.

The first cohort of a new medical assistant certificate program at Diné College is on pace to graduate this year – a major milestone during COVID-19.

The Navajo Area of Indian Health Service published a schedule of COVID-19 vaccine clinics taking place on the Navajo Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,308 as of February 16, 2021. Reports indicate 15,892 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.

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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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The Native American Contractors Association will hear from Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland and other key members of Congress this week.

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Two recent court decisions denied efforts by tribes and environmental groups to halt the controversial Line 3 Replacement Project in Minnesota.

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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,480 COVID-19 cases as of February 14, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,283 as of February 15, 2021. Reports indicate 15,826 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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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 legislative panel with jurisdiction over Indian issues is meeting for the first time of the 117th Congress.

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The observance of “We Heart Our Cherokee Health Heroes” is both a symbolic and tangible appreciation reflecting our deepest respect and enduring support.

A federal judge is refusing to halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine at Oak Flat in Arizona, on land sacred to the Apache people.

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The American Heart Association says it’s too soon to tell for sure, but widespread COVID-19 infections might cause a surge in cardiovascular disease and death in the coming months and years.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,467 COVID-19 cases as of February 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,269 as of February 14, 2021. Reports indicate 15,763 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,449 COVID-19 cases as of February 12, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,205 as of February 13, 2021. Reports indicate 15,754 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,366 COVID-19 cases as of February 11, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,167 as of February 12, 2021. Reports indicate 15,738 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Native America Calling will explore the utility and decoration of Native bags.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,037 COVID-19 cases as of February 10, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,098 as of February 11, 2021. Reports indicate 15,696 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Biden administration will be consulting tribes on ways to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an organizational meeting, its first gathering of the 117th Congress.

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From virtual consultations to mobile testing, COVID-19 has changed the way organizations provide HIV/AIDS services.

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Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.

With heartfelt sadness, the Quechan Tribe announces the passing of council member Claudette C. White to COVID-19.

Twenty-four active COVID-19 positive cases have been reported within the Pueblo of Laguna.

NAFOA is coordinating with several national organizations to convene a Tribal Leader Town Hall to discuss the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 182,611 COVID-19 cases as of February 9, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 29,041 as of February 10, 2021. Reports indicate 15,639 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Indian Country will be seeing major change on Capitol Hill as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs meets for the first time.

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In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to strengthen their tribal consultation and nation-to-nation policies.

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There’s been a continuing stream of prominent people who initially benefitted from their Indigenous identity but were forced to backtrack when those claims couldn’t be documented.

Alaska Native leader Victor Joseph has been named to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will hold a virtual meeting on February 26, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 182,158 COVID-19 cases as of February 8, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,994 as of February 9, 2021. Reports indicate 15,635 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is speaking out about his criminal corruption case as he seeks to dismiss all of the charges against him.

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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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“This is what this fight for Oak Flat is revealing,” said Wendsler Nosie Sr. of the Apache Stronghold. “Why can’t all Americans know they’ve met an angel at a holy place?”

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A Republican amendment in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline narrowly passed the U.S. Senate before being removed by Democratic leadership.

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The Indian Health Service alone reports nearly 180,000 positive coronavirus tests and that’s likely a fraction of the total number of Native COVID-19 cases.

The Pueblo of Laguna has 30 active cases of COVID-19 on the reservation in New Mexico.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 181,576 COVID-19 cases as of February 7, 2021.

"Approving a Major Disaster Declaration will help save lives and livelihoods—and ensure the Nation can access critical resources to combat and reduce the spread of COVID-19," said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona).

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Navajo Nation has identified 44 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from January 22, 2021 to February 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,937 as of February 8, 2021. Reports indicate 15,264 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has been hard on us all, but Cherokee Nation did not sit back while the pandemic threatened our health and our economy.

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What does the Joe Biden administration mean for future immigration policy and the treatment of Indigenous people who cross the border?

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The NAFOA newsletter has something for everyone – from Native students to Tribal Leaders.

“As of Sunday, the Navajo Area IHS received 78,520 vaccine doses and 74,048 of those doses have gone into the arms of our people on the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.

"Few places in the world have fared worse than Arizona during this crisis," Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) is telling the White House.

Please join the Indian Health Service and the National Museum of the American Indian on February 11, 2021, for a conversation on combating COVID-19 in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 181,023 COVID-19 cases as of February 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,897 as of February 7, 2021. Reports indicate 15,234 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 180,873 COVID-19 cases as of February 5, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 28,872 as of February 6, 2021. Reports indicate 15,067 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 180,554 COVID-19 cases as of February 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,796 as of February 5, 2021. Reports indicate 15,067 coronavirus recoveries on the reservation in the United States.

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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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Among Native cultures, Pueblos in New Mexico have a distinctive loaf, Canadian First Nations in Canada have variations on bannock, and almost everyone is familiar with fry bread.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 180,057 COVID-19 cases as of February 3, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,668 as of February 4, 2021. Reports indicate 14,892 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Tribal nations were concerned about ‘bad men’ when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?

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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) delivers his first speech as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

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“In Nevada and across the country, our tribes are hurting,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) in calling for additional COVID-19 relief and resources for Indian Country.

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Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a new member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is pushing for increased COVID-19 relief and federal funding for tribal nations.

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This year the Cherokee Nation is celebrating the bicentennial of the syllabary invented by Sequoyah.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 179,279 COVID-19 cases as of February 2, 2021.

Please join the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Indian Health Service, and the Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team for a call on February 4, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,544 as of February 3, 2021. Reports indicate 14,714 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is condemning racially charged vandalism of two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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There are a number of healthy alternatives, including traditional Native methods, for managing stress.

The Indian Health Service has received an additional $1 billion in COVID-19 funding to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Pueblo of Laguna has closed all tribal offices.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 178,681 COVID-19 cases as of February 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,471 as of February 2, 2021. Reports indicate 14,709 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

President Joe Biden signed a long-awaited Major Disaster Declaration for the Navajo Nation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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Kevin Washburn, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, was a key player in the Joe Biden presidential transition. He’s the Native in the Spotlight.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 177,600 COVID-19 cases as of January 31, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,388 as of February 1, 2021. Reports indicate 14,484 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A Donald Trump supporter charged in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol has hindered his case by refusing a COVID-19 test and avoiding his court-appointed, taxpayer-funded attorney.

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With the 117th Congress underway, two citizens of the Tohono O’odham Nation are taking prominent roles on a legislative committee that handles Indian Country issues.

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The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.

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To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.

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“Water is sacred to a lot of tribes,” says Chairman Peter Yucupicio of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

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Kevin Washburn, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, was a key player in the Joe Biden presidential transition. He’s the Native in the Spotlight.

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Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.

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Shake off the Zoom fatigue and tune in to important updates!

As of January 29, 2021, the Navajo Area of the Indian Health Service has administered 47,455 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 35th annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) will move dates in an effort to better ensure additional safe, in-person programming amid COVID-19.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 56 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from January 15, 2021, to January 28, 2021.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 177,196 COVID-19 cases as of January 30, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 28,325 as of January 31, 2021. Reports indicate 14,454 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 176,893 COVID-19 cases as of January 29, 2021.

Please join the Indian Health Service and the National Museum of the American Indian on February 11, 2021, for a conversation on combating COVID-19 in Indian Country.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,217 as of January 30, 2021. Reports indicate 14,374 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 176,475 COVID-19 cases as of January 28, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 28,075 as of January 29, 2021. Reports indicate 14,373 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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What lessons are we left with from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s second impeachment and Joe Biden’s inauguration — all within the first month of 2021?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 175,708 COVID-19 cases as of January 27, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,987 as of January 28, 2021. Reports indicate 14,275 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 175,014 COVID-19 cases as of January 26, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,887 as of January 27, 2021. Reports indicate 14,266 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A book inspired by the movement at Standing Rock is educating young people around the world about Native rights.

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What does a halt on the Keystone KXL Pipeline mean for the environment and the future of extractive industry in and around Native land?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 173,972 COVID-19 cases as of January 25, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,665 as of January 26, 2021. Reports indicate 14,196 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

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A federal appeals court won’t stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the government acted “unlawfully” in approving it.

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President Joe Biden signs a memorandum on tribal consultation and strengthening nation-to-nation relationships at the White House.

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“The United States has made solemn promises to Tribal Nations for more than two centuries,” says President Joe Biden.

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Deb Haaland is someone who knows what it is like to struggle and who always looks out for ways to help people, no matter their tribal affiliation, party, politics, or beliefs.

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No, 20-5201, on November 4, 2020.

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a decision in Treat v. Stitt, a dispute over Class III gaming compacts in Oklahoma.

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Native American organizations raised and donated $32 million during the first seven months of the pandemic according to a new report from Native Americans in Philanthropy.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 173,289 COVID-19 cases as of January 24, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,573 as of January 25, 2021. Reports indicate 14,152 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

With one of the debacles of the Donald Trump era still raging in the courts, Indian Country will be paying close attention as the Department of the Treasury gains new leadership.

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The National Institutes of Health says early intervention and speech therapy are key to helping children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 172,093 COVID-19 cases as of January 23, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,484 as of January 24, 2021. Reports indicate 14,053 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 171,721 COVID-19 cases as of January 22, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,109 as of January 23, 2021. Reports indicate 13,910 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 171,106 COVID-19 cases as of January 21, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,955 as of January 22, 2021. Reports indicate 13,812 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The number of Native-owned bookstores remains small, but it’s growing.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 170,279 COVID-19 cases as of January 20, 2021.

The Navajo Nation has extended its stay-at-home order through February 15, 2021, amid a high rate of COVID-19 cases on the reservation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,782 as of January 21, 2021. Reports indicate 13,762 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump pardoned Republican former lawmaker Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption while in Congress.

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Just days before the end of the Trump Administration, the U.S. Forest Service took action that paves the way for a massive copper mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 169,285 COVID-19 cases as of January 19, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,612 as of January 20, 2021. Reports indicate 13,748 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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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.

The day is here. Joe Biden is being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

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A Republican county official who participated in the violence on the U.S. Capitol is being labeled a “racist” by federal prosecutors for his attacks on Native and Black people.

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Native America Calling will talk with policy experts about what they hope is in store for the next four years under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 168,292 COVID-19 cases as of January 18, 2021.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 75 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from January 1, 2021 to January 14, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,517 as of January 19, 2021. Reports indicate 13,566 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Self-proclaimed Native Republican Jorge Riley has been indicted in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

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With Democratic president-elect Joe Biden about to take office, some of his Cabinet nominees are getting their confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.

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Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.

Love of the great outdoors is deeply engrained in Cherokee culture.

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It’s a short week with a lot of important news for Indian Country.

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In the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, can Indigenous values provide any guidance now on where to go from here?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 167,262 COVID-19 cases as of January 17, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,448 as of January 18, 2021. Reports indicate 13,532 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A land acknowledgment from Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and a song from Claudette White and the Quechan Hurav Singers set the stage for Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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About 8,000 students attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, whose founder had a motto: “Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”

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Indigenous and Black people share experiences of oppression in this country and both groups still grapple with systemic racism.

A federal judge recently issued two orders in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, an ongoing dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal governments.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has re-filed litigation against the U.S. Department of Treasury relating to the distribution of CARES Act funds.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits 10th Anniversary Powwow will be held virtually with a week-long celebration of events from February 2-6, 2021.

COVID-19 cases are trending downward in the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians following the holiday season.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 166,902 COVID-19 cases as of January 16, 2021.

Leaders of the Navajo Nation President are concerned about the Naa’táani Development Corporation’s involving in handling Medicaid coverage for over 70,000 Navajo citizens in the state of New Mexico.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,383 as of January 17, 2021. Reports indicate 13,531 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 166,321 COVID-19 cases as of January 15, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,287 as of January 16, 2021. Reports indicate 13,531 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 165,439 COVID-19 cases as of January 14, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 26,073 as of January 15, 2021. Reports indicated 13,510 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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One of the most recognizable defendants from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is a Donald Trump supporter who bases his persona on a warped interpretation of Native traditions.

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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Michael Weahkee will be stepping down as director of the Indian Health Service on January 20.

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A biography of Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flannagan (White Earth Ojibwe), rez dogs and protecting sacred water are all topics of books that made American Indians in Children’s Literature best of 2020 list.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on his COVID-19 relief and rescue plan.

Next in the NAJA Roundtable series: Experts and reporters will discuss common pitfalls and best practices when covering the pandemic in Indian Country.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 164,233 COVID-19 cases as of January 13, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation is 25,952 as of January 14, 2021. Reports indicate 13,116 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The loss of the presidential election and a second impeachment aren’t stopping the Trump administration from dropping new proposals on Indian Country.

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People who think the world revolves around them do tend to expect everyone else to share their belief.

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Clara Pratte, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who worked on the Joe Biden presidential campaign, is Native America Calling’s Native in the Spotlight.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 162,719 COVID-19 cases as of January 12, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,746 as of January 13, 2021. Reports indicate 13,092 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-New Mexico), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been all about Donald Trump since becoming the third Native woman to serve in Congress.

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I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.

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“This decision helps all of Indian Country in efforts to protect tribal lands and natural resources as well as the betterment of all people of southeast Idaho,” Chairman Devon Boyer of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said.

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Native students are falling further and further behind due to COVID-19. How can we get them back on track?

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 161,231 COVID-19 cases as of January 11, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,576 as of January 12, 2021. Reports indicate 13,065 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.

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Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) failed to mention Donald Trump by name or address his role in inciting violence on a “horrific” day at the U.S. Capitol.

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Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) is still downplaying the protocols that slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.

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Native America Calling will get a sampling of works by Indigenous LGBTQ2 poets and discuss how their deeply personal stories paint a vivid picture of adversity, strength, and their relationships with their culture and the world around them.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 159,500 COVID-19 cases as of January 10, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,383 as of January 11, 2021. Reports indicate 12,855 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Watch the stars and your direction home will be revealed.

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Two hundred years ago, the brilliant statesman and inventor Sequoyah presented the Cherokee syllabary to the Cherokee Nation.

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The Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to Oklahoma, was one of the most inhumane policies in American history – but it wasn’t an isolated incident.

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NAFOA is hitting the ground running in 2021 to keep tribes informed and supported.

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A restaurant kitchen can be an intimidating place, especially for women.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, after receiving her first in late December 2020.

The Cherokee Nation is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for elders ages 65 and older who are eligible to receive care within Cherokee Nation Health Services.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 158,891 COVID-19 cases as of January 9, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 25,216 as of January 10, 2021. Reports indicate 12,817 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 158,216 COVID-19 cases as of January 8, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,979 as of January 9, 2021. Reports indicate 12,690 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 157,198 COVID-19 cases as of January 7, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,776 as of January 8, 2021. Reports indicate 12,680 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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As the publisher of a Native newspaper for more than 40 years I have accepted criticism as a state of mind.

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Native America Calling is kicking off 2021 with a view into Hopi life.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 155,180 COVID-19 cases as of January 6, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,521 as of January 7, 2021. Reports indicate 12,625 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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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 biography of Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flannagan (White Earth Ojibwe), rez dogs and protecting sacred water are all topics of books that made American Indians in Children’s Literature best of 2020 list.

"While other tribes received millions, the U.S. Treasury Department flagrantly shortchanged the Shawnee Tribe from its fair share of the CARES Act coronavirus relief funds," said Chief Ben Barnes.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 153,335 COVID-19 cases as of January 5, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 24,247 as of January 6, 2021. Reports indicate 12,597 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.

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The sight can be jarring: As a runner’s graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.

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Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.

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Hide tanning was a traditional practice long before mass produced leather.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 151,610 COVID-19 cases as of January 4, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,978 as of January 5, 2020. Reports indicate 12,545 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.

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COVID-19 vaccines from two pharmaceutical companies are making their way to Native populations and tribes are among those creating vaccine distribution plans.

The Shawnee Tribe has scored a major victory against the Trump administration in an ongoing COVID-19 funding dispute.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health has identified 73 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from December 18 to December 31, 2020.

Ohkay Owingeh continues to cancel events as the tribe attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in northern New Mexico.

The Pueblo of Laguna is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 148,969 COVID-19 cases as of January 3, 2021.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,841 as of January 4, 2021. Reports indicate 12,211 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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We must have the women take charge in Mohawk society.

The Crawford Family: Proud to be American, Proud to be Native American, Proud to Serve
“Our family is proud, excited and probably more relaxed because we’re both together,” said Promise Crawford, who is serving overseas with her brother, Challenge Crawford.

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For Isabella Aiukli Cornell of Oklahoma City, prom was a way to bring attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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When the coronavirus hit a community bordering the Tohono O’odham Nation, the shelves of its one grocery story were cleaned out.

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Ringing in 2021 with new opportunities and updates for Indian Country.

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Hoop dancing competitions, stand-up comedy and an annual gathering of Native elders and youth are all events the pandemic forced online.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 147,807 COVID-19 cases as of January 2, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,728 as of January 3, 2021. Reports indicate 12,191 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 147,199 COVID-19 cases as of January 1, 2021.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,581 as of January 2, 2020. Reports indicate 12,170 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 146,630 COVID-19 cases as of December 31, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,429 as of January 1, 2021. Reports indicate 11,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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From powwows to boardrooms, ribbon shirts are a visual symbol of Native pride.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 145,390 COVID-19 cases as of December 30, 2020.

"As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is very important now more than ever to take care of ourselves and to live a healthy lifestyle," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 23,090 as of December 31, 2020. Reports indicate 11,741 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and a contentious presidential election dominated the news is 2020.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 143,771 COVID-19 cases as of December 29, 2020.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,776 as of December 30, 2020. Reports indicate 11,714 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Time Magazine dubbed 2020 as “The Worst Year Ever.” But if you’re one to look at the glass half full, this year was also filled with a lot of small, positive things.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 140,944 COVID-19 as of December 28, 2020.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is vaccinating health care workers and elders with its shipment of the new COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 22,526 as of December 29, 2020. Reports indicate 11,677 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Native America Calling will visit with Best Beginnings Alaska to learn more about their efforts to include Native people in children’s literature.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 139,476 COVID-19 cases as of December 27, 2020.

The Navajo Nation has identified 68 communities with uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 from December 11 to December 24, 2020.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,371 as of December 28, 2020. Reports indicate 11,494 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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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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We have two kinds of racial discrimination in South Dakota: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle.

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Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.

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The federal government may not have a stellar track record when it comes to keeping promises in Indian Country, but tribal leaders think President-elect Joe Biden could be the exception.

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Native America Calling will take time to honor those who walked on, like educator Maxine Racehorse Edmo and activist Eddie Benton-Banai.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, promotes a healthy New Year by providing virtual services for overall health.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 138,091 COVID-19 cases as of December 26, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,277 as of December 27, 2020. Reports indicate 11,402 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 137,771 COVID_19 cases as of December 25, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,155 as of December 26, 2020. Reports indicate 11,362 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 22,155 as of December 26, 2020. Reports indicate 11,362 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,833 as of December 24, 2020, with 762 deaths and 11,316 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 136,764 COVID-19 as of December 23, 2020.

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Native America Calling’s conversations with a dozen Native musicians through the year were full of some eventful moments.

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Native America Calling takes a look back at some of the highlights in 2020 movies, TV and comics with Native themes, characters and entertainers.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 135,537 COVID-19 cases as of December 22, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,513 as of December 23, 2020. Reports indicate 11,292 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Elders and those with chronic illnesses are most in danger of complications from COVID-19.

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December has not been kind to the people of the Great Sioux Nation, but as survivors we continue to carry on our spirituality and traditions.

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The COVID pandemic has been really tough on many small businesses across the country, bringing many to their knees.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) is set to make history as the first Native person to hold a presidential cabinet position.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 134,277 COVID-19 cases as of December 21, 2020.

Join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for a town hall with the top executive at Pfizer, the company behind the COVID-19 vaccine.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,327 as of December 22, 2020. Reports indicate 11,202 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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A road that was once associated with the Rapid City Indian Boarding School has been renamed.

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According to oral tradition, the tasiyagnunpa speaks Lakota.

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Native America Calling will visit with veterinarians about the unique perspectives Native people bring to the profession.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 131,994 COVID-19 cases as of December 20, 2020.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,177 as of December 21, 2020. Reports indicate 11,149 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Since the start of the 116th Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has introduced 51 pieces of legislation.

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A bill to provide COVID-19 relief and fund the federal government, including Indian Country programs, has been released.

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America has not apologized for the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Medal of Honor winners are still looked upon as heroes by the United States.

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Wrapping the year with a positive outlook for Indian Country.

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Podcasts featuring Native producers and perspectives are gaining increased recognition.

The Lummi Nation administered its first Pfizer vaccine to a tribal citizen following delivery of 300 doses to the tribe.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 131,270 COVID-19 cases as of December 19, 2020.

Urban Indian frontline health workers will now have the same coverage as their other health system counterparts.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 21,019 as of December 21, 2020. Reports indicate 11,039 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 130,463 COVID-19 cases as of December 18, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 20,810 as of December 19, 2020. Reports indicate 10,999 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Acknowledging the homelands of the Lenape people, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) introduced herself as a Pueblo woman, a single mother and an advocate for public lands as a key member of President-elect Joe Biden’s climate and energy team.

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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) offers remarks after being introduced as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior on December 19, 2020.

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce key members of their climate and energy team, including Secretary of the Interior nominee Deb Haaland.

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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.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 129,279 COVID-19 cases as of December 17, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 20,569 as of December 18, 2020. Reports indicate 10,999 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Red and Blues Band started as a creative outlet playing gigs at Haskell Indian Nations University.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 127,911 COVID-19 as of December 16, 2020.

"We are blessed": The Pueblo of Laguna hailed the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 20,395 as of December 17, 2020. Reports indicate 10,848 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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I look forward to January 20 when our new president and vice president are sworn in and the little orange man is escorted from the White House.

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I believe in the vaccine and the science behind it. I am 100 percent confident that it is safe and will be successful at containing the virus.

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A pipeline company has been trespassing on Indian land on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation for more than seven years.

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President Abraham Lincoln ordered the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors on December 26, 1862. Two other chiefs were hanged three years later.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 126,036 COVID-19 cases as of December 15, 2020.

"The Hataałi are the first responders and essential, front line public health workers. We feel like we have just been forgotten."

"The Hataałi are the first responders and essential, front line public health workers. We feel like we have just been forgotten."

“The Navajo Nation Council expresses appreciation to our health care professionals, front line workers and first responders as we look to continue immediate support for coronavirus services and projects," said Speaker Seth Damon.

The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are deploying federal medical personnel to health care facilities on the Navajo Nation to provide relief and resources for health care workers.

The Trump administration official who oversees the department with the most trust and treaty responsibilities has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Tomorrow marks the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Winnebago," said Danelle Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 20,095 as of December 16, 2020. Reports indicate 10,779 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Tribes closed casinos and hotels at the beginning of the pandemic in order to prevent further spread of the virus.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health announced that it has received the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Five Red Lake Nation council members, including Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr., volunteered to be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 124,872 COVID-19 cases as of December 14, 2020.

“Do not travel unless absolutely necessary and always wear a face covering in public spaces in addition to maintaining social distancing guidelines," said Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic hosted its annual Toy Wonderland benefiting families in need this holiday season.

The Navajo Area Indian Health Service completed the delivery and distribution of its first allocation of 3,900 Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 19,929 as of December 15, 2020. Reports indicate 10,726 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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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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A Canadian company has been dealt a setback in efforts to develop an area known as Paradise Valley.

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Tribally-run health care clinics have never been more important than right now, amid a pandemic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 121,846 COVID-19 cases as of December 13, 2020.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 19,766 as of December 14, 2020. Reports indicate 10,623 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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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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Initially the death and suffering driven by the COVID-19 virus seemed far away from the Plains of South Dakota.

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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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Sharing important updates impacting Indian Country.

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Every year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development recognizes 40 people under 40 who demonstrate notable leadership, initiative, and dedication.

The Indian Health Service is distributing COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indian Country.

As a unique school community that transports students in and out of the Pueblos daily, the responsible course of action for the Santa Fe Indian School is to reduce student movement between multiple communities in New Mexico.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 120,879 COVID-19 cases as of December 12, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 19,608 as of December 13, 2020. Reports indicate 10,371 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 120,293 COVID-19 cases as of December 11, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 19,420 as of December 12, 2020. Reports indicate 10,359 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 119,465 COVID-19 cases as of December 10, 2020.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 19,199 as of December 11, 2020. Reports indicate 10,313 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 118,046 COVID-19 cases as of December 9, 2020.

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The Indian Health Service is planning to distribute over 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indian Country.

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The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.

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The landscape is changing rapidly for tribes aiming to capitalize on the growing legal cannabis market.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 118,046 COVID-19 cases as of December 9, 2020.

The Cherokee Nation is set to receive its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine directly from the Indian Health Service starting next week.

“We are facing some dire realities seeing yet another spike in cases,” said Speaker Seth Damon of the Navajo Nation Council.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 18,943 as of December 10, 2020. Reports indicate 10,256 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.

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“The Vore Buffalo Jump is a part of our history which should be told and shared with the world,” said Dr. Richard Littlebear, president of the Chief Dull Knife Memorial College.

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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 COVID-19 vaccine could arrive as soon as next week, with initial doses prioritized for health care workers and assisted living facilities.

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Tribes and the Indian Health Service are making plans to distributed the COVID-19 vaccine after it becomes available.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 116,858 COVID-19 cases as of December 8, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 18,575 as of December 9, 2020. Reports indicate 10,192 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Taos Pueblo wholeheartedly appreciates the support, leadership, the prayers, contributions, and sacrifices that brought Blue Lake back to our people.

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The crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives is not new.

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Is this the same-ole same-ole by the federal government that the U. S. Constitution and the law doesn’t matter if it only affects American Indians?

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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.

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The Trump administration has approved a controversial mining operation on Sioux Nation treaty territory in South Dakota.

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For the fifth year, a Navajo Nation program is helping reservation residents stay warm through by distributing coal for free.

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The pitiful behavior of our South Dakota representatives (all Republicans) would be a childish joke if it weren’t so pitifully ignorant.

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The challenge of remote college classes, combined with the high cost of post-secondary education, is taking a toll amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 114,892 COVID-19 cases as of December 7, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 18,324 as of December 8, 2020. Reports indicate 10,075 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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MIGIZI continues to keep Native youth engaged amid COVID-19 as the organization prepares for some big moves.

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Tribes have until the end of this month to spend their share of the $8 billion in federal emergency coronavirus funds.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 113,539 COVID-19 cases as of December 6, 2020.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 18,163 as of December 7, 2020. Reports indicate 10,045 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The Grinch came early this year, ransacking a popular youth program on the Pine Ridge Reservation and leaving some in the tribal community wondering who could be so heartless.

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The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will focus on tribal self-governance and cultural sovereignty as the 116th Congress winds down.

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As publisher of a Native newspaper, we reach into a community underserved or never served by the mainstream media.

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“It breaks my heart every day to watch it happen and watch TC Energy dig up the earth and go under our rivers and waterways,” said Lakota activist TaSina Sapa Win.

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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Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.

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Native people have a higher average number of household members than the general population, ramping up the chances for COVID-19 infection in the home.

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Voters of the Colorado River Indian Tribes have elected Amelia Flores as chairwoman and five members to the governing council.

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The Good Medicine Festival features playwrights and performances by Native and Indigenous artists from all over the world.

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NAFOA is here to keep you informed about the latest news and resources.

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“The tribe’s commitment to make a positive impact on our local community has never been stronger as we all persevere through the pandemic,” said Bob Peters, Chairman of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

In response to the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region, the Yurok Tribal Council voted to close the Yurok Reservation for three weeks.

The Navajo Nation has identified 77 communities as having uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 on the reservation.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 112,505 COVID-19 cases as of December 5, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 17,915 as of December 6, 2020. Reports indicate 9,833 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

"Protecting our hooghans is critical in making sure our hospital staff aren’t overwhelmed during this holiday season," said Navajo Nation Council Speaker Seth Damon.

The Navajo Nation is expanding options for isolation sites for people who test positive for COVID-19 and for those awaiting results.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 17,738 as of December 5, 2020. Reports indicate 9,797 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 111,918 COVID-19 cases as of December 4, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 17,495 as of December 4, 2020. Reports indicate 9,768 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 111,144 COVID-19 cases as of December 3, 2020.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin, a dispute over COVID-19 relief funds.

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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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Wearing face masks is proven to be effective for slowing the spread of the coronavirus but resistance remains.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 109,414 COVID-19 cases as of December 2, 2020.

“We have been in a state of emergency since the pandemic began here on the Navajo Nation, but that has now elevated to a major health care crisis,” said President Jonathan Nez.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 17,310 as of December 3, 2020. Reports indicate 9,569 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, get an education, get health care, buy groceries, apply for assistance, search for jobs and more.

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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto once again took the world by storm, only virtually this time around.

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In the heat of one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Montana, one county is being accused of putting politics before public health.

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Democrat Mark Kelly can drop “Senator-elect” from his title after being sworn in as the new U.S. Senator from Arizona.

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Native America Calling will check in with tribal officials about how delisting gray wolves affects their wildlife management plans.

Two more Yurok Reservation residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total case count to five.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 108,062 COVID-19 cases as of December 1, 2020.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez once again affirmed his support for CARES Act Hardship Assistance funds to be used for direct relief for the Navajo people.

A near-final COVID-19 vaccine plan was shared with the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council on November 25, 2020.

Join President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for critical announcements and updates about the health care crisis on the Navajo Nation.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 17,035 as of December 2, 2020. Reports indicate 9,517 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 106,393 COVID-19 cases as of November 30, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 16,711 as of December 1, 2020. Reports indicate 9,425 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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Kyle Edwards, managing editor of Native News Online, will spend the coming year focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 in Native communities.

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Fresh shell eggs are now available to 28 more tribes throughout the country, thanks to a fresh produce program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

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The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has signed a new Class III gaming compact with the state of California.

The Department of Health and Human Services seeks to ensure that all tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations have the choice on how they receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 104,256 COVID-19 cases as of November 29, 2020.

Navajo Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim will serve on the COVID-19 Advisory Board for Democratic president-elect Joe Biden.

Navajo Nation Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim will serve as the Winter Commencement speaker for Diné College on December 11, 2020.

Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.

The COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act would establish a grant program to allow stakeholders to fully mobilize testing and contact tracing efforts.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 16,595 as of November 30, 2020. Reports indicate 9,188 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.

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As often happens with boys from the Indian boarding schools, we shared a lot of memories, good and bad.

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A special U.S. flag honoring the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes was flown over Afghanistan by the Idaho Air National Guard.

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Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Arizona on December 2, 2020.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 103,523 COVID-19 cases as of November 28, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 16,427 as of November 29, 2020. Reports indicate 8,676 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 102,957 COVID-19 cases as of November 27, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 16,223 as of November 28, 2020. Reports indicate 8,609 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 102,381 COVID-19 cases as of November 26, 2020.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 15,954 as of November 27, 2020. Reports indicate 8,609 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.

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As they have for the past 17 years, Native men and women stood atop a windswept hill overlooking the Missouri River. They prayed for the Native children lost to the state welfare system.

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The 18th Annual Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children took place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa.