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ATLANTA — After a long year of wearing facial masks to protect communities from the spread of Covid-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks in many indoor situations.

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Growing up in rural Alaska, 18-year-old Quannah Chasinghorse (Han Gwich’in and Oglala Lakota) didn’t see herself as beautiful.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of the Pfizer vaccine for the 12-15 years old adolescent population on Wednesday, which was also approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday.

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WASHINGTON — Lauren J. King, a tribal citizen of the Muscogee Nation, was nominated by President Joe Biden on Wednesday to become a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

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DURHAM, N.C. — During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, the Durham Police Department released information to the public on Melissa “Missy” Poitra. Poitra is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and had been Durham’s Jane Doe since her body was discovered in plastic tote container at a nearby self-storage facility on October 22, 2016. 

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old adolescents on Monday.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will host an oversight hearing, “Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Tourism Economies One Year Later,” on Wednesday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m. – EDT.

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THOROUGHFARE, Virg. — Last week, Prince William County supervisors in northern Virginia voiced support for the relatives of about 100 freed slaves and Native Americans whose gravesites were disturbed in a private property owner’s land clearing.

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LAKE CHARLES, La. — Twenty-three-year-old Coushatta tribal member Juliet Hayes went from undergraduate student to documentary film presenter literally over a weekend. Hayes is receiving excellent reviews for her debut in the recently completed Say Her Name, one of the most impactful Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls documentaries ever made. Hayes spoke exclusively to Native News Online about Say Her Name and her experiences in Big Horn County, Mont., an epicenter of the MMIWG crisis.