The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has hit Indian Country particularly hard. Entrepreneurs are turning to small, local lending institutions in a region that’s often outside the reach of traditional banks.
Once leery of federal health initiatives, Native Americans embrace COVID-19 vaccines as a way to protect communities and families.
Members of Congress are threatening to hold up housing funds for tribes. To the chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, it’s infringing on tribal sovereignty. For those seeking citizenship, it’s a chance to change a ‘system of hidden anti-Black racism.’
The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Wednesday is a national day of action.
Oregon tribes are reintroducing a species that creates important habitat for First Foods. But the Beaver State’s laws don’t work in the animal’s favor.
Incomplete data show academic slippage as many K-12 students learned from home. The push is now on to return to the classroom — safely.
Teachers in the Central Oregon school district have gotten creative and put extra energy into engaging their students online.