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The White House announced on Thursday First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy will visit the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

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The Indian Health Services (IHS) yesterday awarded $7.7 million over two years to 10 tribes and tribal organizations to support the expansion of the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), a national program designed to increase access to culturally-sensitive health care across Indian Country.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of a Pfizer-BioNTek (Pfizer) booster has raised questions about the booster and who should get it. This article presents questions and answers based on information available at the United States Centers For Disease Controls and Prevention CDC) website.

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) is sponsoring a national health effort to combat COVID-19 and they’re reaching out to Native American communities and people. 

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The Meskwaki Health Clinic, located in Tama, Iowa, will be awarded the National Indian Health Board’s “Heroes in Health Award” during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, October 6. 

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday announced three of the nation’s largest drug distributors will pay it $75 million to settle legal claims that the companies created an opioid crisis on Cherokee tribal lands. The deal is the first of its kind with a tribal government.  

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PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION — The Oglala Sioux Tribe, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, has issued a quarantine order for all K-12 schools on the reservation due to rising numbers of Covid-19 cases. 

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EAGAN, Minn. — A new report that tracked contacts to the StrongHearts Native Helpline for one year revealed that 90 percent of those seeking help to deal with sexual violence were American Indian and Alaska Native females.

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LOS ANGELES — Dressed in a traditional jingle dress, Erica Skynn, a tribal citizen of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, was joined at the Daytime Beauty Awards in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon by the leader of her tribe, Ogema Larry Romanelli. The two were on the red carpet because Skynn won The Innovation Award at the ceremony held at the Taglyan Complex.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) on Tuesday launched a national campaign to address the issue of social isolation and loneliness among American Indian and Alaska Natives. The campaign aims to educate Native families about the health concern and recommend available resources.