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Globally, coronavirus cases are growing faster than ever

The pandemic is ebbing in some of the countries that were hit hard early on, but the number of new cases is growing faster than ever worldwide, with more than 100,000 reported each day. Twice as many countries have reported a rise in new cases over the past two weeks...

 

Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign Continues to Drive Native-Led Policy Change

LONGMONT, Colorado (June 4, 2020) - First Nations awarded seven grants through the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign to support Native American-led efforts aimed at advancing new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that benefit Native American nutrition and health. These new grantees’ work ranges from the...

 

Food as Medicine on the Navajo Nation

In March, when COVID-19 closed down the schools in Kayenta, Arizona-just 25 miles from Chilchinbito, home to the first known case on the Navajo Nation-the school district enlisted its bus drivers to get meals out to its 2,000 students. "After spring break, they...

 

Chickasaw artist staying active, seizing opportunities during pandemic

NORMAN, Okla. – Broad appeal of Chickasaw artist Billy Hensley's paintings has been growing, with this year shaping up to be the most promising and important of his career. With invitations to participate in the Seventh Annual Chickasaw Nation-sponsored Artesian Arts...

 

Massive Asteroid 'Taller Than the Empire State Building' Heads Toward Earth, Says NASA

A massive asteroid is flying towards Earth, and concerned scientists are keeping a close eye on it, according to a report by The Daily Star. The asteroid is estimated to be between 830 and 1,870 feet in length, possibly making it taller than the Empire State Building....

 

New analysis: pandemic unemployment hit minorities, young workers hardest

The coronavirus-induced recession has hit Connecticut’s racial minorities and workers in their 20s and 30s the hardest, according to an analysis last week of more than 343,000 state unemployment claims. The analysis, conducted by the nonprofit CT Data Collaborative, found that larger shares of the Native American,...

 

Debwe Motorcycle Club from the Red Lake Indian Reservation.assists in protecting Red Lake's Twin Cities assets

On their Facebook page on May 30, 2020, a statement was made: "We were asked to assist in protection of Red Lakes Minneapolis assets due to the Rioting and Looting that is happening in Minneapolis at the moment," the post stated. "We will stay as long as we need too....

 
 By Katy Read    Features    June 1, 2020

Audrey Larsen, cheerful mother of nine, dies of COVID-19 at 93

Outgoing and cheerful, Audrey Josephine Larsen rarely missed an opportunity to make someone else smile or laugh. With friends and family, new acquaintances and even strangers such as supermarket cashiers, she was generous with jokes and compliments. "She would try to sa...

 

Businesses damaged in Minneapolis, St. Paul after riots

As of Sunday, at least 255 businesses across the Twin Cities had been vandalized, looted or had doors and windows smashed. Some have been reduced to rubble, destroyed completely by fire. Others have reported extensive water damage or severe fire damage. While this is an incomplete list, businesses along a 5-mile...

 

'We have to protect our community: Native Americans launch patrols as protests threaten indigenous buildings

Native Americans in Minneapolis have launched night patrols to protect their community, after a number of indigenous business were damaged or destroyed amid several days of protests and destruction. Community leaders said while their understood the anger and sense of...

 

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready? Top health officials say the end of this year would be a best case scenario. But scientists have never created a vaccine so quickly, and there's no guarantee any under development will ultimately work. Worldwide, testing recently...

 

How a South Dakota Native American Reservation Successfully Snuffed Out Coronavirus on Its Own Terms

The deadly coronavirus wasted no time laying siege to Native Americans as it disproportionately affected minorities across the country. The poor and disadvantaged suffer significantly more COVID-19 cases than white people. And Native Americans - many of whom have...

 

A Perfect Storm? COVID-19 Restrictions Ease As "100 Deadliest Days" Begin for Nation's Teens

BURNSVILLE, MN. May 27,2020 — Nationwide, more than 8,300 people died in crashes involving teen drivers from 2008 to 2018 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. The combination of schools closed, activities curtailed,...

 

Artesian Online Art Market to showcase Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian art

Art lovers and buyers can maintain responsible distancing while browsing Chickasaw and Southeastern artists' works online at ArtesianArtsFestival.com. Chickasaw and Southeastern Indian art buying has found a home virtually with sales available now through July 31. "The...

 

Chickasaw Press awarded for book design and graphic novel

ADA, Okla. – Two Chickasaw Press publications recently received recognition at the state and national level. Graphic novel "Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection" was honored by two national organizations of independent publishers. "Protecting Our People,"...

 

NATIVE VOTE RALLY: Join us live on Facebook and YouTube!

Last year, NCAI and the Native Vote campaign helped make history by co-hosting the first-ever Native American Presidential Candidate Forum. Now we're looking to continue the momentum and kickoff this year's election cycle strong by launching our Native Vote 2020...

 

Natives in the Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club Native Services

The Native Services arm of the Boys & Girls Club of America is rethinking how it's reaching out to help young people so they, in turn, can help out in their communities. Ordinarily they promote healthy choices, support students and provide programs to help youth...

 

ICYMI: Interior Continues to Safely Restore Access to Public Lands

WASHINGTON - This week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt traveled to New Mexico and Arizona before joining President Donald J. Trump at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland to commemorate Memorial Day. The Secretary met with Tribal leadership, staff...

 

Students Share Their Coronavirus Diaries: "I'm really missing school"

Students in 5th and 7th in two different states have been keeping journals about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. They recorded some of their favorite entries, describing the events in their lives. https://video.edweek.org/detail/video/6157731561001/students-share-their-coronavirus...

 
 By Hannah Olson    Features    May 21, 2020

Area schools plan graduation celebrations

Local schools have been forced to think outside the box when it comes to celebrating the Class of 2020 due to recent state health guidelines, which caution against holding traditional commencement ceremonies. Here are what area schools are doing to celebrate graduates in the upcoming weeks: Bemidji High School Bemidji...

 

Retirement Parade held for Robert Pemberton Sr. by Red Lake School Staff - P2

A surprise Retirement Parade was held for Robert Pemberton Sr. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rob is retiring this month after 43 years in the District. Under normal circumstances Pemberton would have been honored during the RLHS 2020 Graduation Ceremony, but with the...

 

Retirement Parade held for Robert Pemberton Sr. by Red Lake School Staff

A surprise Retirement Parade was held for Robert Pemberton Sr. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Rob is retiring this month after 43 years in the District. Under normal circumstances Pemberton would have been honored during the RLHS 2020 Graduation Ceremony, but with the...

 

NFFF Honors our Nation's Fallen Heroes:

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak a National Emergency. Since then, life has inarguably and most drastically changed for all of us. Global travel restrictions grounded all international travel. State-regulated stay-at-home orders suspended non-essential in-person...

 

Exiled to Indian Country

They called it the “Indian problem.” The white settlers wanted more land, and the tribes held rich acreages. Removing tribes from the Southeast was more than just an idea by the time Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828. The Indian Removal Act was among his defining pieces of legislation. Jackson argued...

 

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Europe reopened more widely on Monday, allowing people into the Acropolis in Greece, shops in Italy, markets and museums in Belgium, golf courses in Ireland and beer gardens in Germany while its leaders discussed how to salvage hallowed summer vacations. New infections and deaths have slowed considerably in Europe,...

 

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