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Thursday Navajo Nation Covid-19 Update: 45 New Cases & 9 More Deaths

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - 1 hour 56 min ago

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 45 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and nine more deaths. The total number of deaths remains 1,161 as of Thursday. Reports indicate that 16,054 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 243,703 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 29,655, including eight delayed reported cases.

Categories: UNITED STATES

#NativeNerd review: 'Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 2 hours 57 min ago

Apple TV+ is releasing a world premiere documentary on one of the world's most famous new Grammy-winning artists

Categories: UNITED STATES

‘A new and better chapter’ in Washington

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 3 hours 12 min ago

One of Indian Country’s largest legislative events brought big speeches and grand ideas from a new administration and federal officials

Categories: UNITED STATES

Evening briefs in Indian Country

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 3 hours 28 min ago

Relax, here is the news from Thursday, Feb. 25

Categories: UNITED STATES

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium head resigns

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 4 hours 42 min ago

The consortium is the largest tribal health organization in the U.S.

Categories: UNITED STATES

Indian Affairs Committee hears from Indigenous leaders

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 5 hours 58 min ago

The Biden Administration's first Indian Affairs Committee hearing focused primarily on what the Native priorities are from tribal leaders in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington D.C

Categories: UNITED STATES

Spokane Tribe Says Dams Block Fish And Destroy Culture

LAW360 (Native feed) - 6 hours 45 min ago
The Spokane Tribe of Indians told an Oregon federal judge Thursday that the Grand Coulee Dam is "nothing short of an attempt to permanently destroy a culture" by blocking fish migration while also threatening endangered species such as Southern Resident killer whales.

Indigenous family surviving COVID-19

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 7 hours 42 min ago

On the show today Nicole Willis, Chickasaw Nation, tells her story about being affected by COVID-19. Aliyah Chavez is following this historic confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary Designate Deb Haaland

Categories: UNITED STATES

Feds Ask 2nd Circ. To Block Report On IHS Doctor Abuse

LAW360 (Native feed) - 7 hours 43 min ago
The federal government should not have to release a report to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal detailing over two decades of sexual abuse committed by a former Indian Health Service pediatrician, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services argued Wednesday.

Mich. Gov.'s Bid To Stop Pipeline Won't Change Enviro Review

LAW360 (Native feed) - 8 hours 16 min ago
A Michigan administrative law judge has ruled that a state commission shouldn't review the environmental effects of the entirety of Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5 pipeline but only of a plan to relocate it, despite Michigan's governor pulling an easement for the whole project.

‘We Are Able to Protect Our People’: CEO of Haskell Indian Health Center Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - 8 hours 58 min ago

A local health center that serves American Indians and Alaska Natives is further along in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process than Douglas County as a whole, due to the smaller population size the facility is serving. Haskell Indian Health Center is now serving all American Indians and Alaska Natives who are old enough to qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccin

The post ‘We Are Able to Protect Our People’: CEO of Haskell Indian Health Center Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution appeared first on Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education.

Categories: EDUCATION, UNITED STATES

More judges needed for ‘meaningful justice to all’

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 9 hours 37 sec ago

Judge Humetewa described how felonies committed on tribal lands are handled in federal district courts, often forcing parties to travel hundreds of miles from reservation lands to Phoenix to argue their case

Categories: UNITED STATES

DOT Secretary Buttigieg Builds Buzz For Biden's Transpo Plan

LAW360 (Native feed) - 9 hours 41 min ago
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg vowed Thursday to bolster the federal government's partnerships with state, local, territorial and tribal governments on transportation infrastructure investments, saying his department will prioritize enhancing safety, equity and economic growth and combating climate change.

Northern Quebec artists among nominees at 1st International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 10 hours 49 min ago
Violent Ground

Three Cree hip hop acts out of Quebec are up for several awards at the first International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.

Categories: CANADA

Navajo Nation reports 25 new COVID-19 cases

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - 11 hours 23 sec ago

No additional deaths were reported

Categories: UNITED STATES

Punishing Bar Exam Policies On Menstrual Products Must Go

LAW360 (Native feed) - 11 hours 5 min ago
Law graduates across the states are sitting for the grueling two-day bar exam this week despite menstruation-related barriers, such as inadequate menstrual product and bathroom access, which could be eradicated with simple policy tweaks, say law professors Elizabeth Cooper, Margaret Johnson and Marcy Karin.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Congresswoman Deb Haaland testifies during the second day of her confimration hearing for Secretary of the Interior. (Screenshot-Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)

Senator Daines says he’ll vote against Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary Apache Stronghold files emergency appeal in fight to protect Oak Flat https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/nnn022521.mp3

The post Thursday, February 25, 2021 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

Categories: UNITED STATES

Mayor of Terrace calls for ombudsperson's probe into Indigenous councillor's resignation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 12 hours 41 min ago
Carol Leclerc, mayor of Terrace, B.C.

Mayor Carol Leclerc says she has asked the council to consider having an ombudsperson investigate its inclusivity, but Indigenous policy expert Ginger Gosnell-Myers says she doubts such an investigation would be useful.

Categories: CANADA

Military arrives in Pimicikamak to help provide medical attention to COVID-19 cases

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 13 hours 39 min ago
Pimicikamak meeting with military

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are now on the ground in Pimicikamak, helping the remote northern First Nation battle an outbreak of COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 tents, shacks turned into homes amid housing crisis in Eabametoong First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 14 hours 26 min ago
Irene Boyce

Four canvas walls reinforced with plywood and two-by-fours, along with a few blankets and a wood stove, are Andrew Missewace's only defence against the bitter cold of northwestern Ontario, even when the temperature drops as low as -48 C.

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