Coronavirus Compounds Census Undercount of Navajo Nation

Coronavirus Compounds Census Undercount of Navajo Nation

This week, the Navajo Nation has extended the closure of tribal government offices and ordered residents to stay home for another three weeks as the number of coronavirus cases rises outside the reservation. In May the Navajo Nation had the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the United States, outpacing hot spots like New York.  Driving […]

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Native American Tribes Deserve Their Full Stimulus Funding

Native American Tribes Deserve Their Full Stimulus Funding

When the CARES Act passed through Congress, $8 billion was set aside to help Native American tribes face the COVID-19 pandemic yet by the end of April none of the appropriated funds had been received. After a legal battle, the Trump administration finally agreed to release the funds although not the full amount.  As Indianz.com […]

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Native American Communities Struggle to Deal With Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Native American Communities Struggle to Deal With Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Tribes all over the country are observing “Stay at Home” orders as the number of cases increases in Native American communities.  But the resources they have are woefully inadequate, with a total of only 71 ventilators and 33 ICU beds at the 24 hospitals the Indian Health Service (IHS) operates across the country, according to […]

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