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Native America Calling NAC
Just as Native people are overrepresented in jails and prisons, they make up a disproportionate number of those on supervised release.
Miguel Cardona
Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision ending affirmative action, several states are rushing to rid their higher education institutions of recruitment and inclusion programs that benefit Native students.
Stolen People, Stolen Benefits
Nearly a year after the state of Arizona announced a crackdown on a Medicaid scheme exploiting vulnerable Native people, tribal citizens are still calling for action to combat the problem.
As it deteriorates, the ecosystem around the Salton Sea in California, has been creating a toxic environment that hurts the health of Indigenous and immigrant communities.
Dr. Richard Laughter
As a Native psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Laughter breaks down accessibility barriers by blending Native cultural practices with Western care.
COVID-19 Vaccinations with the Navajo Nation
Native people die by suicide at rates higher than any other racial or ethnic group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shiprock, New Mexico
The murders of three Navajo men by white high school students touched off a series of racially-fueled conflicts in a border town in New Mexico.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Native people are among those with the lowest rate of vaccinations, whether it’s for flu, measles, COVID-19, or hepatitis B.
Banner University Medical Center
An estimated 18.1 percent of Arizona residents have experienced long COVID — a condition broadly defined by symptoms that continue to develop weeks, months or years after COVID-19 infection.
Cherokee Nation
Osteoarthritis affects millions of people nationwide, and unfortunately American Indians have among the highest prevalence in the country.
Prison Bars
Numerous studies over the years point out the overrepresentation of Native women in U.S. prisons. Even Native girls are incarcerated at higher rates.
'Stop Bullying'
About one out of every six high school students report being bullied, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Native America Calling NAC
An investigation shows that Native people have the highest rate of death from liver disease, but the lowest representation on the waitlist for transplants.
E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse
A hearing is taking in a discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by a Navajo woman against the National Organization for Women.
Owasso, Oklahoma
The leader of the Cherokee Nation is “heartbroken” over the passing of a 16-year-old who died within reservation boundaries in Oklahoma.
Blackfeet Indian Memorial
Native people die by suicide at higher rates than any other racial or ethnic group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Marshals
With Native people incarcerated at the highest rates in the U.S., what should you do when you encounter law enforcement?
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Nation is celebrating a major milestone for a film that shares an otherwise difficult time in the tribe’s history.
Wounded Knee
“I have never heard of a more brutal, cold-blooded massacre than at Wounded Knee,” an Army general wrote of the killings of more than 400 Lakota people on December 29, 1890.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
As we come together this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I hope we can all reflect on his life and ideals.
Morgan Farley
Native Americans for Community Action provides health services primarily to Native people, on and off reservation, in Arizona.
Greg Gianforte
So far, the Montana governor’s office has not said how the state plans to handle law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.
Deb Haaland
President Joe Biden is hosting the White House Tribal Nations Summit this week but a key member of his team won’t be there in person.
Native America Calling NAC
Nearly three quarters of the children in South Dakota’s foster care system are Native.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Celebrated singer and songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is still in doubt about her origins in a new statement issued in advance of a Canadian documentary that explores her ever-shifting Native identity claims.
Piapot, Saskatchewan
A Canadian news documentary focuses on the Native identity claims of one of the most celebrated performers in entertainment history.
Teachers, librarians, authors, and literary advocates are struggling to keep books about Native issues in public classrooms and libraries.
Jonathan Nez
Jonathan Nez, a former president of the Navajo Nation, is running for Congress in one of the most Native-populated districts in the United States.
Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A man accused of shooting a Native activist remains behind bars after his attempted murder case was suddenly transferred to a new court in New Mexico.
Jennifer Denetdale
The shooting of Jacob Johns is yet another act of terror that Indigenous people who live in New Mexico must navigate every day.
“What we need is real action. And that means boots on the ground, and that means real money to address this crisis,” said MMIW advocate Justine Rufus.
Crystalyne Curley
The Navajo Nation Council is 100 years old this year – and the Navajo Nation’s fight for water access has been going on for at least that long.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling denying race-conscious college admissions has Native business owners on alert.
Jorge Aaron Riley
In a court filing, U.S. Capitol breach defendant Jorge Aaron Riley finally admitted he knows little to nothing about his supposed “American Indian” heritage.
Burning Man
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is speaking out after a viral video showed outsiders being removed from a highway in an incident that took place during one of the busiest times on the reservation.
High Desert Trail in Gallup, New Mexico
A pilot program in New Mexico aims to cut down on the high number of Native student expulsions.
Cherokee Nation Housing
Indian Country is finally seeing progress on a long-overdue update to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) although victory is not yet at hand.
Indian Students
Join Native America Calling to get a snapshot of what Native educators see ahead in the new school year.
Rebecca Benally and Mellor Willie
Indian Country is breathing a huge sigh of relief after the highest court in the land delivered a surprising victory in one of the most closely-watched cases in decades.
U.S. Supreme Court
As dangerous smoke cast an ominous shadow over the nation’s capital, tribes and their advocates continue to wait for a series of monumental decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court.