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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — More than 65,200 Covid-19 vaccines have administered by Cherokee Nation Health Services since December 2020. On Friday, Cherokee Nation Health Services announced 70 percent of active Cherokee Nation government employees have been fully vaccinated for the deadly disease.

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TULSA, Okla. — The Muscogee Nation signed a contract on June 14 to purchase the former Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in Tulsa, Okla. The tribal nation’s new public hospital will increase treatment capacity in the area for high-demand situations like the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — Indian Health Service (IHS) will received an additional $1.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to combat Covid-19 in Indian Country. The funds announced on Wednesday are in addition to an investment of more than $4 billion that was announced in April 2021 .

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Last week, Native youth from New Mexico’s 23 Native nations, tribes, and pueblos provided ideas for future government initiatives and received strategies to improve their mental health at the virtual 2021 Indigenous Youth Wellness Summit. 

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced it has approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents who are 12 and above and said the vaccination is available at IHS facilities throughout Indian Country. 

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Sexual violence within teen dating relationships is very real. Oftentimes teens are made to feel as if sexual contact is “no big deal” or is “a part of being in a relationship/dating” by their perpetrators. This couldn't be farther from the truth.

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WASHINGTON — The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) has teamed with American LifeLines Baltimore to get more urban Native Americans to Covid-19 vaccination sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV). This unique partnership will provide 2,000 free or deeply discounted Uber rides to ensure vaccine equity.

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday said 12 to 15-year-old children are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

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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.”