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Chumash Tribe

article Chumash Casino launches Project Pink campaign (10/20/2020)
(California) -- Pink-colored snacks, sweets, specialty desserts and drinks will be showcased in the Chumash Casino Resort’s eateries as the resort kicked off its...
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COVID-19

article A third surge of coronavirus infections has now firmly taken hold across much of the United States. (10/20/2020)
(USA) -- In Ohio, more people are hospitalized with the coronavirus than at any other time during the pandemic. North Dakota, which is leading the nation in coronavirus...
article Navajo Nation reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, one more death (10/10/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials report 32 new cases of COVID-19 with one additional death. The latest numbers released Thursday bring the total number...
article Indigenous knowledge should inform COVID-19 recovery strategy, say Yukoners in top science journal (10/4/2020)
(Yukon) -- A team of Yukoners have published a letter in the prestigious academic journal Science, arguing that Indigenous principles and knowledge should inform a...
article Navajo Nation reports 17 new cases, no deaths (10/3/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- The Navajo Nation, which sprawls across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported 17 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths Saturday. The total number...
article COVID-19 hitting Native American population hard in South Dakota (9/28/2020)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is following some national trends when it comes to COVID-19 and Native Americans. The age-adjusted hospitalization rate for non-Hispanic...
article Navajo Nation reports 32 new coronavirus cases (9/27/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials report 32 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but no additional deaths. The latest figures released Saturday night...
article Active cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across state (9/27/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The 412 new coronavirus cases reported Sunday by the South Dakota Department of Health completes a record-setting week with 2,849 new positive tests in...
article Navajo Nation reports 42 new coronavirus cases and no deaths (9/24/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials on Thursday reported 42 new confirmed cases of coronavirus but no additional deaths. The Navajo Department of Health...
article In American Indian communities, questions about COVID-19 test access remain (9/23/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Expanded testing capacity, partnerships between states and tribes and perhaps a little bit of luck helped Native American communities around the region...
article Fauci: Navajo Nation's reversal in new coronavirus infections could be example for the US (9/21/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- When it comes to following health experts' recommendations for reducing the spread of the coronavirus, the Navajo Nation could serve as a model,...
article Why does Alaska have the country’s lowest COVID-19 death rate? Doctors explain. (9/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Alaska in March, 45 residents have died from the disease. That makes Alaska the state with the lowest number of COVID-19...
article Navajo Nation report 17 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths (9/20/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials report 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus with four additional deaths. The Navajo Department of Health says there...
article COVID-19 Much More Common in Native Americans (9/16/2020)
(USA) -- Although non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people account for less than 1% of the U.S. population, a study has found that they have been...
article Coronavirus Drained Black, Latino, and Native Americans' Savings Way More Than White People's (9/16/2020)
(USA) -- More than 40% of Black, Latino, and Native American households reported in a new poll that they ran through their savings to get by during the COVID-19 pandemic...
article Navajo Nation Reports Five New Covid Cases, No Recent Deaths (9/15/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation health officials Monday reported five new known cases of COVID-19 and no new recent deaths from the virus. The tribe continues to see...
article Navajo Nation will participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials (9/13/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation officials said they will participate in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trials amid a steady decline in coronavirus cases. The...
article Did Sturgis Really Infect 250,000 People? (9/8/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The roar of Harleys announced the determination of 460,000 people to ignore public health warnings and attend the 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in...
article How indigenous women in Canada heal through art (9/8/2020)
(Canada) -- In the Canadian winter of 2002, passers-by walking through Vancouver’s Downtown East Side could see Rebecca Belmore, from the Indigenous Anishinaabe...
press release First covid-19 death linked to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally reported in Minnesota (9/2/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota biker who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has died of covid-19 - the first fatality from the virus traced to the 10-day event that drew...
article Why the Coronavirus More Often Strikes Children of Color (9/1/2020)
(USA) -- One of the notable features of the new coronavirus, evident early in the pandemic, was that it largely spared children. Some become severely ill, but deaths...
press release The erasure of Indigenous people in U.S. COVID-19 data (8/31/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Indigenous peoples are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 infections. But in the sea of demographic, health and economic data collected by governments,...
article Indigenous communities in Alaska harder hit by COVID-19 (8/26/2020)
(Alaska) -- Alaska state health data indicate Pacific Islanders and Alaska Natives are more likely to contract COVID-19 and be hospitalized with the illness. Beyond...
article What medicine should be all about (8/25/2020)
(Indian Country) -- A Newscast for Tuesday, August 25, 2020 with guests Jasmine Curry and Tomoko Wilson, plus freelancer Sandra Hale Schulman has the latest on arts and...
article Pandemic and Persecution: The Double Threat Facing Brazil’s Indigenous (8/24/2020)
(Brazil) -- The 26-year-old Paulo Paulino Guajajara was a “guardian of the forest.” His sole occupation was to protect the Brazilian Amazon and his tribes...
article Despite effort, enrollment of minorities for coronavirus vaccine trial is lagging (8/22/2020)
(USA) -- Moderna, the first company to launch large-scale clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, has enrolled minorities at levels more than three times lower than...
25 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Seminole Hard Rock employee finds support through 'Making Strides' (10/13/2020)
(Florida) -- For longtime Seminole Hard Rock employee Sharon Focht, good fortune doesn't come from a slot machine. "I am extremely lucky. If you don't have...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Celebrates PINKTOBER (10/3/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- For the second consecutive year, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will go pink the month of October in honor of PINKTOBER, the property-wide...
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Mascot Issue

article Professor: Native mascots damaging, promote stereotypes (10/13/2020)
(Kansas) -- Native American mascots are ultimately damaging to Indigenous people and perpetuate a romanticized and dated view, Stephanie Fryberg, a member of the Tulalip...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation reports 9 new coronavirus cases, but no deaths (10/13/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no deaths. The latest numbers bring the total number of cases to...
article Navajo woman who survived COVID-19 finds joy in simple steps (9/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- An ambulance whisked Carol Todecheene from her house in late March as some of her 13 rescue dogs barked and neighbors stood in their yards wondering what...
article Diné Women Again Rise To Fight An Outbreak (9/3/2020)
(New Mexico) -- After leaving her job as a fashion industry designer and consultant a few years ago, Amy Yeung set out from Southern California for a new life, guided by...
article Navajo Health Officials Report 10 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 More Death (8/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials yesterday reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. More than 9,500 people have been infected on...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article A devastated Native American community shows the virus’s deadly toll on tribal nations. (10/8/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The coronavirus has torn through the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians unabated, sickening more than 10 percent of the tribe’s 10,000 residents...
article More Choctaws have died of COVID than those who died of the disease in Hawaii, Alaska or Wyoming. (9/17/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians harder than any major city in the nation — and 10 times harder than the...
article More Mississippi Choctaws have died of COVID than those who died of the disease in Hawaii. Or Alaska. Or Wyoming. (9/9/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians harder than any major city in the nation — and 10 times harder than the...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee Tribe: COVID-19 is running rampant on the reservation (9/28/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe says the coronavirus is running rampant on the reservation with health care facilities are being pushed beyond capacity. The...
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Colorado Gaming

article Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans show signs of past coronavirus infection, large national study finds (9/25/2020)
(USA) -- Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of past infection with the novel coronavirus as of late July, suggesting that most of the country may still be...
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Food Sovereignty

article Fry bread is not a Native cultural food (9/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- Fry bread is a comforting food in the modern Native American diet, but many do not consider it to be a cultural food.
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Native Voices

article An original essay: Friend’s death from coronavirus ‘a wakeup call’ (9/23/2020)
(Minnesota) -- You might think you’d never come down with the coronavirus, but when someone your age not only becomes infected, but dies of it, the reality sinks...
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First Nations

article Manitoba First Nation offers cash prizes in weight loss competition (9/21/2020)
(Manitoba) -- A First Nation in Manitoba with high rates of diabetes is hoping to boost community health by holding a weight loss competition with some large cash prizes...
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Nevada Gaming

article 26% of recent Clark County COVID-19 cases visited a hotel, motel or resort (9/19/2020)
(Nevada) -- More than 25 percent of people recently infected with COVID-19 in Clark County – home of the Las Vegas Strip – may have contracted or helped...
article Reported 530 Visitors to Nevada Got Infected with COVID-19 (8/28/2020)
(Nevada) -- Estimated 530 visitors to Nevada have been affected since shuttered casinos reopened on June 4, a new data revealed. According to the Department of Health...
article More than 500 visitors to Nevada infected with COVID-19 (8/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- More than 500 visitors to Nevada have tested positive for COVID-19 since casinos reopened in June, according to newly released state data. The Department...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article NAC: The toxic legacy of abandoned mines (9/18/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The Trump Administration promises new efforts to clean up mineral mining sites that continue to contaminate water, soil and air decades after the...
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Sports Leagues

press release As college football plays through COVID-19, a gambling market has developed around player availability (9/18/2020)
(USA) -- When Arkansas State upset Kansas State last Saturday, Las Vegas shook. The Red Wolves pulled off the stunner with a traveling squad of only 62. They were...
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Law Enforcement Incidents

article Stolen motherhood: Here's what to know about the hysterectomy allegations against ICE (9/17/2020)
(Georgia) -- How would you feel if you woke up from surgery to learn your uterus or ovaries were removed from your body without consent? It's a nightmare scenario a...
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Florida Gaming

article Miami-Dade opens indoor dining and casinos Monday (8/28/2020)
(Florida) -- Miami-Dade residents will be able to go back to dining inside at restaurants and gambling at casinos on Monday. County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez signed a new...
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Pine Ridge

article Oglala Sioux Tribe Declares State of Emergency Due to Suicides (8/26/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe President Julian Bear Runner issued a state of emergency declaration for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for the rise in suicides...
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Mescalero Apache

article Some COVID-19 restrictions lifted by Mescalero Apache Tribe (8/25/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Some COVID-19 restrictions enacted on portions of the Mescalero Apache Nation were relaxed by tribal officials. An executive order issued Aug. 19 by the...
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Other News

article Sugar, high fructose intake may trigger ADHD, bipolar disorder, aggressive behavior (10/18/2020)
(Colorado) -- For both children and adults, mental health disorders can have damaging effects on all aspects of their lives. As scientists examine the causes of...
article Indigenous death doula mentorship program aims to teach youth to help others through grief (10/12/2020)
(Canada) -- A new death doula mentorship program is being offered to Indigenous youth to equip them with skills to help others deal with grief and loss in their...
article Native American tribes were already being wiped out. Then the 1918 flu hit. (9/27/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The letter delivered the worst news to Grace Nye. Her daughter Cecilia, a Yakama tribal member from Toppenish, Wash., had died of the flu at the...
article Mike “Racoon Eyes” Kinney: Sobriety as a Native American (9/26/2020)
(California) -- Just a year ago, veteran journalist Mike “Racoon Eyes” Kinney led the Indigenous People’s Walk for Sobriety in Richmond, which involved...
article Fremont County officials deny tribal leader’s claims of mistreatment (9/22/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Claims of systemic racism by the leader of the Northern Arapaho Tribe last week have caused pushback by county officials, especially regarding the treatment...
article Genomic expression assay testing among American Indian and Alaska Native women with breast cancer (9/19/2020)
(USA) -- The 21‐gene recurrence score (RS) testing seems to be predictive of the advantages of chemotherapy for women with estrogen receptor (ER)–positive breast...
article Running as medicine (9/12/2020)
(Utah) -- Twelve Native American runners passed through Moab on Sept. 2, running a 360-mile route from the Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County to Salt Lake...
article New NCUIH Report on Urban Third-Party Reimbursement (8/31/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) is proud to announce the publication of its report – “Recent Trends in Third-Party...
press release Nunavut hunter survives 4 days on the land with no food, plenty of polar bears (8/28/2020)
(North Canada) -- Nunavut man has a harrowing story to tell after getting lost for four days out on the land near Pangnirtung earlier this month. Robert Joamie left on...
article NAC: Insights on preterm birth (8/26/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Preterm birth rates for Native mothers are consistently higher than the national average. More than one in ten Native pregnancies fail to reach full...
article Breastfeeding promoted as way to combat health issues in Wisconsin Indigenous communities (8/13/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- August is National Breastfeeding Month with this week being Native Breastfeeding Week and one organization is stressing the importance of prolonged...
article Gov't of Saskatchewan seeks court order to have teepee removed from legislature lawn (8/13/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Regina judge is to hear a request from the Saskatchewan government today for the removal of a young man's teepee from the legislature's lawn...
article Joliet casino murder defendant undergoes hearing to determine trial fitness (8/12/2020)
(Illinois) -- A man charged with fatally stabbing a man at Harrah's casino in Joliet has asked a jury to determine whether he is fit to stand trial, according to the...
article Methane Cloud Sitting over U.S. Southwest Threatens Indigenous Residents (8/6/2020)
(New Mexico) -- On a day in late June, Navajo and Pueblo tribal activists met virtually with EPA and White House officials to urge them to reverse a decision that would...
article Problem gambling and crime appear co-symptomatic, not causal (8/6/2020)
(New York) -- New research from a University at Buffalo sociologist is providing valuable insight into better understanding the association between criminal behaviors...
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...

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