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BOSTON — Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s The Bridge to Dental School initiative is seeking American Indian and Alaska Native students to participate in a free 7-session program via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. — 12:00 noon - EDT, on Saturdays and Sundays, from June 5-27, 2021.

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WASHINGTON — The National Indian Health Board is hosting its 2021 National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) this week. The theme of the summit “Indigenous Resilience in Tribal Public Health Practice.”

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday evening lifted its pause of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

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OKMULGEE, Okla. — For Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens unable to make the trip to urban centers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, MCN’s Department of Health (MCNDH) is bringing the vaccine to them.

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IRVING, N.Y. — J.C. Seneca, owner of the Seneca Nation’s Tallchief Territory, home of Native Pride Travel Plaza, wants to do his part to stop further spread of Covid-19. On Wednesday, he partnered with Dr. Raul Vazquez, president of G-Health Enterprises, to hold a Covid-19 vaccination pop-up site at Seneca’s truck stop.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Even with the high rates of vaccinations taking place among Navajo and Hopi citizens, the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund (Relief Fund) is still stressing the importance of the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Betty’s home stands on the edge of a striking red cliff. Her family built the home from materials in their environment generations ago and passed it along from mothers to daughters. But it is cold, and the home is small with few windows. Insufficiently ventilated homes in these areas can have high levels of particulate matter, dust, mold and radon, a naturally occurring gas that can cause lung cancer.

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The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) gave more $583,561 last week to nine urban Native organizations across the U.S. to battle chronic disease in Indian Country. 

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REDDING, Calif. — After vaccinating the vast majority of Native Americans in the area, the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health System in Northern California is opening up its vaccine allotment to all adults in Shasha County this Sunday.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — Breastfeeding is a biological right, with innumerable benefits for babies including reduced rates of heart conditions, diabetes, food sensitivity and obesity — but Native mothers don’t have the same access to lactation consultancy as their white counterparts.