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Students in Cheryl Morales’ ethnobotany class at Aaniiih Nakoda College add moisture to the soil to achieve ideal conditions for transplanting.

Indian Health Service in Fort Belknap, Montana is seeking traditional practitioners, the first IHS positions of their kind in the state.Traditional healers at an IHS hospital or an urban Indian clinic could work with illnesses or problems that affect the community in a way that Western-based clinicians might not. Read more»

A former White House aide won a $3 million federal contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more» 1

The Navajo Nation closed Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona. Tribal governments are working to protect their venerated Elders from the coronavirus pandemic.

As tribes across the country take steps to fight the spread of the coronavirus, they’re doing so mindful that the virus has proven especially dangerous to the elderly, a venerated group in many Native communities. Read more»