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Navajo Nation leaders said the tribe could begin moving toward the phased reopening of the reservation as early as next week, but they continued to urge members to take precautions to keep the number of COVID-19 cases trending downward.
'The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is critical in our fight against diabetes and viruses such as COVID-19,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.
Washington’s NFL team on Monday officially dropped its name, a derogatory term for Native Americans that the team has held since 1933.
Alaska Native corporations will continue to wait for more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 relief as tribal nations press the U.S. to fulfill its trust and treaty responsibilities.
The number of new COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation is on a downward trend, but tribal leaders said that does not mean they are ready to ease up on health restrictions.
The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.
With COVID-19 taking an especially heavy toll on Native Americans, tribal leaders and mental health experts have stepped up efforts to address the emotional suffering brought on by ongoing lockdowns and so much loss.
Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but Arbin Mitchell points to a very new, and very specific challenge this year – COVID-19.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona are on the rise, following the state's decision to life stay-at-home orders.
It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.
Federal funding has reached the Navajo Nation, and President Jonathan Nez is urging tribal leaders to move quickly to approve the distribution of $50 million in funds from the CARES Act.
Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.
Concerns about sacred sites, endangered species and lack of tribal consultation weren't enough to derail a hydropower study on the Little Colorado River
Navajo Nation leaders have canceled this year’s Fourth of July celebrations as the tribe continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
After weeks of grim news as the pandemic tore through the Navajo Nation, the curve of positive COVID-19 cases has begun to flatten, President Jonathan Nez said.
The Navajo Nation has received $600 million from the CARES Act and tribal lawmakers are collecting public comments to determine the best ways to spend the money.
Coronavirus data from New Mexico continues to show a disproportionate impact on the first Americans, whose cultural, political and social contributions are a point of pride in a state with nearly two dozen tribes.
Tribal nations are still jumping through bureaucratic hoops in order to secure the full $8 billion in COVID-19 relief that was promised more than seven weeks ago.
The Trump administration's coronavirus testing efforts in Indian Country are being dealt a serious setback with warnings about the accuracy of the machine provided to tribal communities across the nation.
As tribal nations continue to fight for the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to them more than a month ago, Democrats in Congress are making good on pledges to provide more resources to the first Americans.
The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.
Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.
With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.
Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.
With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.
The Navajo Nation has the country’s third-highest rate of COVID-19 infections, but it has had to watch as funds go to less hard-hit areas in a 'very slow' federal aid process, President Jonathan Nez said.
Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.
Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'
The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
Pueblo and Navajo citizens are struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities, with fears growing about even deadlier consequences.
Rapid testing for the coronavirus will finally be arriving in Indian Country, days after the Trump administration first said the Indian Health Service was going to be given priority.
As tribes look to the federal government to uphold its trust and treaty responsibilities during the worst public health crisis in decades, one important agency is receiving failing grades for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.
The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.
The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.
The Indian Health Service's Phoenix Indian Medical Center has been taking the initiative to prepare for the respiratory illness known as the Novel Coronavirus.
An Arizona company wants to build two massive hydroelectric projects on the Little Colorado River, threatening sacred tribal lands.
They may have turned out the lights, but the party’s not over at the Navajo Generating Station and its affiliated Kayenta coal mine.
Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a veteran and tribal police officer who passed away at the age of 88.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
Calling the purchase of coal mines 'disrespectful' to the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez is pulling the tribe's financial backing.
At least 10 Native candidates are running for U.S. Congress in 2020.
Tribal leaders, federal officials and advocates will testify about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico.
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
The voting rights of Native Americans are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, tribal leaders said.
Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to the Navajo Nation to settle the tribe’s 2017 suit that alleged a history of 'unfair, deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices' aimed at elders and Dine language speakers.
Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and North Dakota, but what oil is produced here is on Navajo land.
With backing from one of the first Native women in Congress, tribes are calling for a permanent ban on energy development on ancestral territory.
Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.