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8 Essential Films of the Native American Experience

Step beyond stereotype and toward truths with these dramas, documentaries and comedies



Poet Laureate of the United States Joy Harjo, June 6, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Appointed to Rare Third Term

'Living Nations, Living Words' is about Native poets

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Need Help? Discover AARP Community Connections

Website links volunteers with those in need


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5 Reasons to Wear Face Masks — Plus a Fascinating Video

Studies confirm the effectiveness of face coverings

Sisters Kristi Wishork, left, consoles her daughter Renaya Farmer, 5, as she and her sisters Kristina Taylor, center and Kaydee Taylor, right recall the family pride and love their late mother, Sharon Taylor, had for their family, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 o

Mississippi Indian Tribe Devastated by the Pandemic

Native Americans hospitalized at 5 times whites' rate

Thomas Begay speaks at the I R S

One of Five Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Honored

Thomas H. Begay was reluctant about secret program


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Speaking Second Language Daily May Benefit Brain Health

Just under 1 percent of Americans speak one of the many Native American languages at home

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Fewer Native Americans Getting Heart Disease

Study also sees deaths related to heart disease decline for American Indian men

Native American Doctors and Nurses

Prospective Native American Health Care Providers Decline

Mentors, support and culturally appropriate recruitment efforts urgently needed, experts say

Retirement Planning

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Study Finds Minorities Are Less Prepared for Retirement

While a majority think they have enough time to save, data show contrary trends

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How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

4 factors help determine the answer to the question every retiree asks

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Can You Contribute to an IRA When You Turn 50?

You can save an extra $1,000 in traditional and Roth IRAs after you turn 50

How the Stimulus Law Can Help You

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Don’t Destroy Your Stimulus Debit Card

IRS sends 4M cards in plain envelope

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How to Apply for Jobless Benefits

Phone numbers, websites you need

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You Can Track Your Stimulus Payout

IRS web tool lets you add deposit info

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How Small Businesses Can Get Assistance

And what to do if you haven't heard yet

2020 Census

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Census Surveys Are Tracking Virus Impact

Small businesses, families targeted

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State Gets Creative to Count Every Person

New Mexico's 22 tribes are spread out

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the 2020 Census

Still time to complete your questions

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9 Questions the 2020 Census Doesn't Ask

Be scam-savvy during the big count


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Call toll free. AARP’s family caregiving resource line is here to help 16 hours every weekday

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Video Spotlight

COVID Survivor Documents Her Illness on Facebook

Carol Todecheene used Facebook to keep her friends updated as she fought the virus

Telehealth Would Aid Rural, Native American Areas

A daughter talks about the struggles caring for her father 400 miles away on a reservation

Delaware Nation Uses Grant to Build Community Garden

Money from AARP award allowed volunteers to plant in raised beds in time for next growing season

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