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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.