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Cherokee Nation

article Owasson among first students accepted into new OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation (8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The first class of 54 student doctors to be accepted into the new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation received...
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Forest County Potawatomi

article Cardinals, MLB, and even a casino cannot connect team, facts to support vague reports (8/5/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 that crept through their clubhouse and kept the Cardinals quarantined for nearly a week in a downtown Milwaukee hotel left the...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article VIDEO: Coronavirus ravages Mississippi Indian reservation (8/5/2020)
(Mississippi) -- As confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocket in Mississippi, the state’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe has been devastated. COVID-19...
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Public Smoking

article Some casinos suspend smoking as part of COVID-19 response (8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Mask wearing requirements instituted by many Oklahoma tribes in response to COVID-19 have also prompted some of the state's Indian casinos to...
press release Are Vegas casinos ready to clear the air? (7/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- For months the rumors about the Park MGM in Las Vegas have swirled like cigarette smoke: Will the resort house the first totally nonsmoking casino on the...
article Are Vegas casinos ready to clear the air? (7/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- For months the rumors about the Park MGM in Las Vegas have swirled like cigarette smoke: Will the resort house the first totally nonsmoking casino on the...
article Casinos requiring masks, temporarily ban smoking (7/24/2020)
(Iowa) -- When the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel reopened on July 1st, it came back with a long list of new rules. To protect against COVID-19, staff and guests are...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article Native Americans dying at much higher rate from COVID-19 (8/4/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The mortality and hospitalization rates for Native Americans diagnosed with COVID-19 remain far above other racial and ethnic groups in New Mexico, even...
article Birx says COVID-19 outbreak not under control because 'people are on the move' (8/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Deborah Birx said Sunday that the COVID-19 outbreak is not under control in the U.S. because Americans "are on the move." When asked about...
article Why COVID-19 is killing US diabetes patients at alarming rates (8/2/2020)
(USA) -- Devon Brumfield could hear her father gasping for breath on the phone. Darrell Cager Sr., 64, had diabetes. So his youngest daughter urged him to seek care. The...
article Pandemic’s weight falls on Hispanics and Native Americans, as deaths pass 150,000 (7/31/2020)
(USA) -- It’s a milestone the country was never supposed to reach. First, there were the reassurances: “Like a miracle, it will disappear,” the president promised months...
article The fluid reality of an ongoing pandemic (7/30/2020)
(USA) -- Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in mid-March, Americans have grappled with tension and uncertainty, and the nation has been divided on when...
article Covid-19’s toll so far: Nearly 150,000 dead Americans (7/29/2020)
(USA) -- Of the nearly 150,000 Americans who have died of covid-19, more than 6,100 have died in Texas, and 302 of those deaths have occurred in Hidalgo County, along...
article Nez Perce, Coeur d’Alene responses to COVID-19 (7/27/2020)
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce and Coeur d’Alene tribes have both suffered the impacts of COVID-19, along with other Idaho residents. Sticking together while staying...
article 'That was the last time I heard from her': Death of young Omaha woman under investigation following COVID-19 diagnosis (7/27/2020)
(Iowa) -- Lenice Blackbird loved children and joking. She always had a smile on her face and was beloved by her friends and family. Shortly after she was diagnosed with...
article Bear River Casino employee tests positive for COVID-19; casino remains open (7/24/2020)
(California) -- At least four employees at Bear River Casino Resort have quarantined after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, but the casino remains open for...
article 'They say wash your hands but the nearest water source is 25 miles away': America's hidden virus victim (7/24/2020)
(Indian Country) -- While Trump downplays the rates of Covid deaths, it’s indigenous Americans who are paying the heaviest price. Native Americans are dying at a...
article How to Make a Deadly Pandemic in Indian Country (7/22/2020)
(Indian Country) -- In 1868, four years after the Navajo Nation was forcibly removed from its homelands in what is known as the Long Walk, the nation signed a treaty...
article Some Lower Yukon Villages Lock Down To Protect Each Other From Coronavirus (7/22/2020)
(Alaska) -- The coastal community of Kotlik first shut down for two weeks when they heard that the coronavirus had reached Mountain Village. Then, it announced another...
article Wisconsin's tribes have weathered COVID-19 better than tribes in other states. How did they do it? (7/20/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin’s Native American tribes have taken aggressive steps to combat the coronavirus pandemic since January and recent data show they have fared...
article Wisconsin's tribes have weathered COVID-19 better than tribes in other states. How did they do it? (7/20/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin’s Native American tribes have taken aggressive steps to combat the coronavirus pandemic since January and recent data show they have fared...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Use your COVID-19 awareness to help First Nations kids breathe easier, doctor urges (8/4/2020)
(Ontario) -- Dr. Tom Kovesi can skip a step these days when he wants to explain how stagnant indoor air is a problem for First Nations children. "Before COVID,...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation reports 35 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death (8/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials have reported 35 more cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,103...
article Arizona woman roller skating across America to raise awareness for Navajo Nation community (7/27/2020)
(Arizona) -- Daisy Purdy is roller skating from the Navajo Nation to the Eastern Band of Cherokee reservation near North Carolina to raise awareness and funds for Navajo...
article Navajo Nation reports 69 new COVID-19 cases, but no deaths (7/26/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials report 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. The total number of people infected on the...
article Navajo Nation may soon require 14-day quarantine for residents who travel to 'hot spots' (7/23/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- The Navajo Nation may soon require residents who travel to COVID-19 "hot spots" to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to tribal lands,...
article Navajo Nation reports 22 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths (7/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials report 22 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three additional known deaths. The total of infected tribal members on the...
article Waiting for water: On the Navajo Nation, long lines, scarce resources, but few solutions (7/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- The line forms at the water spigot before dawn. In Chevrolets, Fords and Toyotas, men and women of all ages pull up, the beds of their pickups holding...
article Navajo Nation reports 22 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths (7/21/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 22 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three additional known deaths. The total of infected tribal...
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Puyallup Tribe

article COVID Q&A with Pierce County health director: testing, outbreaks, returning to school (7/30/2020)
(Washington) -- There were some serious allegations in an OSHA complaint that was recently filed against the Emerald Queen Casino, including overcrowding and masks not...
article Crowded areas, sick workers among details in OSHA complaint against Emerald Queen Casino (7/21/2020)
(Washington) -- Emerald Queen Casino’s operators are investigating allegations received by a federal agency that it is operating with sick workers, overcrowded...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article Red Lake amends medical martial law, reinstates curfew (7/28/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Nation has amended its executive order enacting medical martial law for the third time, citing increased positive cases in the area. Tribal...
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Cheyenne River Sioux

article Eye on KELOLAND: Views from Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (7/27/2020)
(South Dakota) -- From defending controversial checkpoints to removing Mount Rushmore, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has its views and opinions. However, the tribe has...
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Nevada Gaming

article At least 123 visitors to Nevada test positive for coronavirus after casinos reopen (7/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- At least 123 visitors to Nevada tested positive for the coronavirus while visiting the state in recent weeks or shortly after returning home, according to...
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Northern Cheyenne

article Northern Cheyenne people's camp emerges from need for police amid pandemic (7/26/2020)
(Montana) -- Members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation who have created a citizen-led police force received some recognition Friday after months of operating under a tense...
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Food Sovereignty

article Canada slots nearly $15M for Nunavut harvesters to improve food security (7/24/2020)
(Canada) -- The federal government is giving Inuit in Canada over half of a $40-million grant for harvesters, and Nunavut Inuit will see the bulk of those funds.
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Hard Rock

article Unmasked: How safe is Hard Rock casino amid COVID-19? (7/24/2020)
(Florida) -- At 11:30 Thursday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, more than a dozen people lined the front bar at the interactive sports café...
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Macau Gaming

article 25,000 casino workers tested for COVID-19, all negative (7/24/2020)
(Macau) -- More than 25,000 casino workers have undergone COVID-19 tests, and all of them have been negative, the Macau Health Bureau (SSM) announced today.
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St. Regis Mohawk

article Akwesasne’s positive COVID-19 cases triple in 2 days (7/24/2020)
(New York) -- Late Wednesday, Akwesasne tribal officials announced four new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Late Thursday, they announced four more. The total number...
article Tribal officials report 4 new COVID-19 cases in Akwesasne (7/23/2020)
(New York) -- Tribal officials report that island camp gatherings almost two weeks ago resulted in doubling Akwesasne’s confirmed COVID-19 cases. A joint statement...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Half of Iowa casinos requiring face masks (7/23/2020)
(Iowa) -- More than half of Iowa’s 23 casinos are requiring guests to wear face masks while inside the casino. According to an analysis of the casinos’...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas stepping up COVID-19 response, city officials say (7/23/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas was already stepping up efforts to test, treat and track community spread of COVID-19 when a top doctor on the White House coronavirus task...
article Las Vegas takes steps on coronavirus after reported warning from White House (7/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A leading doctor on the White House coronavirus task force has reportedly warned state and local officials that Las Vegas should take “aggressive...
article White House privately warns Las Vegas must take ‘aggressive’ action in coronavirus fight (7/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, warned state and local leaders in a private phone call Wednesday that 11 major...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wisconsin Oneida

article Oneida Nation to require face coverings on reservation starting Monday (7/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Everyone on the Oneida Nation reservation will be required to wear a mask beginning Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the tribe announced...
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Yakama Nation

article Yakama Nation says at least 6% of tribal members have had COVID-19 (7/23/2020)
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation reported Wednesday that 683 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus through Indian...
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Mescalero Apache

article Mescalero Apache Tribe on lockdown after COVID-19 spike reported on reservation (7/22/2020)
(New Mexico) -- President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe Gabe Aguilar announced that all tribal members are on lockdown after a spike in COVID-19 hit the reservation near...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegans, Yale collaborate on COVID-19 antibody testing project (7/22/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In the last couple of weeks, researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have been drawing blood from Mohegan Sun employees and others here in a bid to...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs issues quarantine order as COVID cases surge (7/21/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has begun a two-week period of quarantine to slow the spread of coronavirus on the reservation, following a surge of...
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Citizen Potawatomi

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation Requiring Face Masks (7/20/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Citing the high number of coronavirus cases in Pottawatomie County, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation will require face masks and social distancing measures...
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Other News

article NAC: Gut check (8/4/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Digestion is hard work that requires several internal organs functioning together. It also requires a complex balance of microorganisms that thrive...
article Patient says she was forced to sleep in a storage room at Iqaluit medical boarding home (8/4/2020)
(Nunavut) -- A medical patient from Baker Lake, Nunavut, says she was forced to sleep in a storage room at the medical boarding home while she received treatment at the...
article NAC: Accessing dental care (7/22/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Dentists adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations are prioritizing the most critical dental needs during the pandemic....
article OP/ED: End the tragedy of the American Indian Reservation (7/14/2020)
(South Dakota) -- There are 7 million American Indians in the U.S., one-fourth living and dying on reservations under conditions rivaling third world countries. Most are...
article American Spirit: Years of injustice, diseases mean Native Americans die 6 years earlier than an average American (7/13/2020)
(USA) -- The Native American and Alaskan Native populations have long experienced health issues and poorer health status in contrast to other Americans. Even in colonial...
article Nationwide Study of Professional Athletes’ Relationships with Problem Gambling in Development by Cambridge Health Alliance (6/23/2020)
(UK) -- The Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, is collaborating with EPIC Risk Management, a gambling harm...
article VIDEO: Mini powwow aims to lift spirits of Kahnawake hospital residents (6/17/2020)
(Quebec) -- Kahnawake's Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow was cancelled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but a small group of dancers from the...
article Darrel Manitowabi takes on new role with Northern Ontario School of Medicine (6/12/2020)
(Ontario) -- he Northern Ontario School of Medicine is calling it a historic first. The school has announced it's appointing Darrel Manitowabi as the NOSM-Associated...
article Heart disease, diabetes rates higher for American Indians, Alaska Natives (5/29/2020)
(USA) -- Type 2 diabetes affects American Indians and Alaska Natives at three times the rate of their white peers and is linked to high rates of heart attacks and...
article Young man's response to drunk cycling injury, Indigenous hockey team's fight against racism win Gabriel Awards (5/25/2020)
(Canada) -- Two of CBC Quebec's programming teams have been recognized at this year's Gabriel Awards, presented by the Catholic Press Association of the United...
article Native Americans were already decimated by a virus. They're scared it could happen again (4/14/2020)
(New York) -- She was no more than 6 when she saw the black birds come for her family. Her name was Kateri Tekakwitha, and she was a 17th century Mohawk girl living in...
article Santa Anita Suspends Live Racing After Los Angeles County Health Officials Issue COVID-19 Order (3/28/2020)
(California) -- The Stronach Group track posted a formal announcement on its Twitter account early Friday afternoon, around the time its eight-race card was supposed to...
article Access restricted to protect people living in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities (3/26/2020)
(Australia) -- The Western Australian government has partnered with the Federal government to implement new restrictions for access to designated regions in the State to...
article SKC first tribal college to offer bachelor’s in nursing (3/12/2020)
(Montana) -- The fall of 2020 marks a new era for the nursing department at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. In an effort to “do right by the students,” SKC...
article Paradise brushes aside Korean virus concerns as February casino sales continue upward trend (3/3/2020)
(South Korea) -- Korea’s Paradise Co saw a 16.2% year-on-year increase in casino sales to KRW64.30 billion (US$53.9 million) in February, aided by strong hold.
article Coronavirus wipes out business in gambling capital of the world (3/2/2020)
(Macau) -- Casinos in Macao, the world’s largest gambling enclave, reported a record plunge in gaming revenue in February after a 15-day closure that was brought...
article Coronavirus Crushes Casino Stocks, MGM, Wynn Resorts Flirting With 52-Week Lows (2/27/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Travel and leisure stocks are getting pounded Thursday amid concerns that the novel coronavirus will spread in the US, fears being exacerbated by a...
article Casino du Liban Denied Coronavirus Allegations (2/25/2020)
(Lebanon) -- With every new and unique phenomenon that hits a population, there's bound to be many rumors and fake news, especially when the nation lives in crises...
article RWS casino employee among two new cases in Singapore (2/11/2020)
(Singapore) -- Two more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday, bringing the number discovered with the illness...
article How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback (2/10/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The Ojibwe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North America, with communities from Quebec to Montana, are revitalizing the “berry fast,...

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