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“We think of being healthy as the norm and being sick as something unusual, and what has happened over time is that diet-related illnesses have made us much more sick than healthy, especially in adults,” says Mozaffarian. “When nine out of 10 adults are metabolically unhealthy, largely due to diet-related disease, you know we have …

Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President: Town Hall COVID-19 – January 4, 2022 Indian country starts new year with rise in COVID-19 cases Thursday, January 6, 2022 By Acee Agoyo Indianz.Com Tribal communities across the country are again seeing an explosion of COVID-19[female[feminine cases after the busy festive season and …

Details Through Deb Haaland December 28, 2021 As we head into the final days of another unforgettable year, it is important to learn from where we have been and consider the road ahead. For Indigenous peoples, this year has brought so much promise – and there is no turning back. It is undeniable that the …

Quitting Facebook is difficult. Like anything addictive, Facebook promises to scratch an itch that it only teases and ignites. We know how bad it is for our personal health, for the safety of marginalized people and for the health of democracy – and we knew all this before former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen sounded …

Note: The Senate Indian Affairs Committee video stream will go live shortly before 2:30 p.m. EST on December 8, 2021. Indian country continues to push to strengthen violence against women law Wednesday, December 8, 2021 By Acee Agoyo Indianz.Com Indian Country is making another effort to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in …

USDA: Tom Vilsack Opens USDA Temple of Tribal Nations – White House Tribal Nations Summit – November 15, 2021 Atop White House Tribal Chiefs, USDA Announces New Initiatives Serving Indian Country Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Indianz.Com The following is the text of a press release dated November 15, 2021 from the Ministry of Agriculture. WASHINGTON, …

LETTER | Voices are being raised as 2022 approaches, after nearly two years of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The concern this time, however, is linked to the 2022 budget allocations. Despite the slogan “Malaysian family” exposed by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to prioritize the values, unity and well-being of Malaysia, the ” family ”did …

Senate Releases Fiscal 22 Funding Bills with Historic Increase for Urban Indian Health, IHS, Advance Credits, MMIW, and UIO Facility Fix The Senate bill includes an increase of $ 30 million above the level passed for fiscal year 21 for urban Indian health. October 19, 2021 Source: National Urban Indian Health Council (ncuih.org) On October …

US SENATE – US Senator Steve Daines joined a group of bipartisan senators to urge US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to establish an office of tribal affairs to strengthen the ministry’s relationship with the tribal nations of Montana and to provide more internal expertise on issues affecting the Indian country. . “Recent consultations and tribal …

The District of South Dakota has been an “Indian country district” since territorial days. What is now South Dakota was and is home to several different tribes that are commonly and collectively referred to as the “Sioux.” In the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, all of the land west of the Missouri River, in what is …

The Australian Indian community has expressed its displeasure at the “sarcastic” comments from Queensland’s Annastacia Palaszczuk asking who would want to travel to India at this time. The Australian South Asian Forum said the comments were “unwarranted and must be protested.” Photo courtesy of Bigstock Asked about the possibility that Australians could travel abroad by …

Pooja Manchanda has not been home to see his family for almost three years. Key points: There are approximately 75,000 people in the Queensland Indian community Some wondered why the PM singled out India with his comments In a statement, her office said Ms. Palaszczuk was highlighting the problem of approving international travel anywhere. “The …

White House: Vice President Harris Hosts a Conversation on Native American Suffrage Lawyers and advocates ponder new Native American suffrage bill Friday, September 17, 2021 By Nancy Marie Spears Gaylord News Some people with interests in aboriginal voter rights look to the Native American Voting Rights Act to help resolve voting and …

Australian residents who have been planning to travel abroad for a long time in the hope that international borders will open soon for them, will now have to continue to wait a little longer. The three-month extension of the human biosecurity emergency period will continue to drive away families divided by the COVID-19 border closure. …

The Biden Administration announced last month that he would not reinstate wolves on the endangered species list, despite requests from indigenous communities. Wolves are sacred creatures to Native American Indians and hold significant status in almost all Native American tribes. In most indigenous cultures, the wolf is associated with characteristics such as courage, strength and …

(AP) – The convicted child rapist emerged from the tree line without warning, quickly walked past fearful elders, and entered the Navajo house, where his 15-year-old daughter was feeding her pet rabbits. Soon after, the 6-foot-3 man known to be abusive emerged with the girl, promising to return in half an hour. But it was …

WASHINGTON – A coalition of federal agencies are working together to address the issue of bridging the digital divide and increasing internet access in the Indian country. The Home Office and the Institute for Museum and Library Services are partnering with the Rural Development Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Telecommunications and …

Contributed photo By Brendon Derr, Rylee Kirk, Anne Mickey, Allison Vaughn, McKenna Leavens and Leilani Fitzpatrick / Howard Center for Investigative Journalism The convicted child rapist emerged from the tree line without warning, quickly walked past fearful elders, and entered the Navajo house, where his 15-year-old daughter was feeding her pet rabbits. Soon after, the …

Budget plan directs $ 20.5 billion to Indian country programs Wednesday August 11, 2021 Indianz.Com A budget plan just passed by the United States Senate provides for spending $ 20.5 billion for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian programs. S.Con.Res.14 was approved by a narrow 50 to 49 vote shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday …

Native American tribal leaders pressured federal agencies to reimburse billions of dollars in deferred maintenance at federal facilities in Native American communities during a House hearing on June 17. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service operate or fund more than 1,800 federal facilities, ranging from fire …

This summer, Indian Country will receive the largest injection of federal funds in US history. For Montana’s 13 tribes and seven reservations, that could mean about $500 million to spend to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic devastation. Money can also solve problems that plagued reservation communities long before the virus threatened their …

Details Through Levi Rickert April 30, 2021 WASHINGTON – Much attention was paid to the first 100 days in office of the Biden administration on Thursday. When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20, 2021, he inherited several crises: the Covid-19 crisis, an economic crisis, a racial crisis, and a climate crisis. There …

Deb Haaland WASHINGTON – Home Secretary Deb Haaland announced on April 22 that she was moving forward to implement the non-invisible law, including creating a joint commission headed by the Home Affairs and Justice Ministries on Reducing Violent Crime Against American Indians and Alaska Natives. According to a DOI statement, Congress enacted the Non-Invisible Law …

Published on April 15, 2021 at 1:05 p.m. Joseph Tomlinson Gaylord News India’s infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority in the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion U.S. jobs plan, said this week Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, on a call with reporters Monday to discuss the plan, said …

In the summer of 2019, Molina Richards received a call that made her stomach sink. One of his best friend’s teenage daughters was missing in the Rosebud Reserve. It took several days for the police to organize an official search as they continued to receive reports that she had been seen in various parts of …

Molina Richards has promised her friend that she will not let anyone forget her daughter, Waniyetu Rose Loves War, who died in 2019. Kirk Siegler / NPR hide caption toggle legend Kirk Siegler / NPR Molina Richards has promised her friend that she will not let anyone forget her daughter, Waniyetu Rose Loves War, who …

Details Through Indigenous News Online Staff March 10, 2021 WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the US $ 1.9 trillion bailout. The act now goes to the White House for President Joe Biden, who is due to sign it on Friday. The vote was divided along party lines. All Democrats voted …

President Biden’s appointment of U.S. Representative Deb Haaland from New Mexico to the head of the Home Department is historic on several levels. Haaland, a registered member of the Pueblo de Laguna, was one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, along with U.S. Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas. And if confirmed, she …

Note: We strongly recommend that you listen to this audio version of this story. Jazmine Wildcat is a star student in Riverton, Wyoming. Not the type to skip class. But on Tuesday morning, a piece of history was unfolding that the 17-year-old simply couldn’t miss: a congressional hearing to consider confirmation of Deb Haaland as …

Updated February 4 at 2:15 p.m. PT. As the Biden-Harris administration enters its first 100 days, the Indian country looks to the Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations to hold newly elected officials accountable. The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline is a promising first step, but there is still a long way to go. Indigenous …

As COVID-19 disproportionately affects natives across the state and country, Lynn John, a member of the Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute tribe, knew she had to act quickly when only 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine reached the center. tribal health. She likened the small act of receiving the vaccine to the culturally significant buffalo, which …

Thursday, December 17, 2020 The next time you walk through the gates of 1849 C Street, NW, the portrait above the security desk may well represent the Native American First Secretary of the Interior. As has been widely reported, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM-01) and former Assistant Home Secretary Michael Connor are among several Native American …

For immediate release November 10, 2020 Contact: Ned Adriance 202.228.6870 | [email protected] | @ SenatorTomUdall Senator Tom Udall: Advancing the priorities for the Indian country WASHINGTON – Today the office of US Senator Tom Udall (DN.M.), Deputy Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, released a comprehensive document highlighting Udall’s accomplishments in advancing the priorities …

Details Through Levi Rickert 25 october 2020 WASHINGTON – With the release of Putting America’s First Peoples First – Forgotten No More from the White House! Biden’s political vision and the Biden-Harris campaign plan for tribal nations, the two main presidential candidates have proposed plans for the Indian country. The Biden-Harris Plan for the Tribal …

WASHINGTON — Representatives from Indian Country appealed to federal lawmakers Sept. 30 for additional funding and better data reporting during a House committee hearing aimed at shining a clearer light on the challenges facing Indigenous communities. face during the pandemic. “I recognize that COVID-19 has hit Indian Country disproportionately harder than the rest of the …

United States Bureau of the CensusVectorisation: Mysid / Public domain September 8, 2020; Washington Post (associated press) The American Constitution requires a census of the population of this country every 10 years so that the principle of democratic representation can be respected. But this year, as the country battles the pandemic, the Trump administration slashed …

The legacy of anti-black racism in tribal nations can be a heavy and uncomfortable subject, forcing communities that have suffered centuries of land theft, colonialism and genocide to confront the darkest corners of their own past. . Several tribal officials declined interview requests to discuss the issue. “When we have to deal with this difficult …

Washington, DC — A New report of the Center for American Progress traces the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Native American and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to the failure of the U.S. government to meet its trust and treaty obligations to the Indian country. Tribal communities have faced some of the world’s worst …

American history textbooks often refer to the relocation of Native American tribes or the Trail of Tears. But most omit the Potawatomi Trail of Death. The Death Trail was the 660-mile journey to Kansas by 860 citizens of the Potawatomi Nation from their homes in the Great Lakes region in 1838. “Our death trail got …

Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most people underestimated in the 2010 U.S. Census. This year, tribal leaders everywhere in the United States are exhorting American Indians and Alaska Natives to see and count in the 2020 U.S. Census. The census, constitutionally mandated, counts everyone living in the United States …