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Vehicles line up for COVID-19 testing outside of the Monument Valley Health Center in Oljato-Monument Valley, San Juan County, on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Coronavirus Hits Navajo Nation Harder, Early U.S. Data Show

Chronic health conditions among factors that make Native Americans, other minorities vulnerable, experts say


Johnnie Henry, president of the Navajo Nation's Church Rock chapter house community center, hauls drinking water to neighbors in Gallup, N.M., Thursday, May 7, 2020.

COVID-19 Death Rates Remain High Amongst Navajo Nation

Studies show the toll of virus on minority communities

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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 Will Track 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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Native American Health

Health, Especially Diabetes, is Critical in Indian Country

AARP adviser speaks about the challenges and opportunities facing Native Americans

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One of Five Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Honored

Thomas H. Begay, 93, recalls memories of war, sacrifice and a reluctance to be in the secret program

Heart health puzzle

Fewer Native Americans Getting Heart Disease

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

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

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Says Age Does Not Define Her

First Native American in post discusses long career as poet, author — and musician

Native American Doctors and Nurses

Prospective Native American Health Care Providers Decline

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

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PBS tells 15,000-Year-Old Story of ‘Native America’

Canadian First Nations songwriter narrates four-part PBS documentary streaming now


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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

Telehealth Would Aid Rural, Native American Areas

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

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Ground bison and quinoa are the base of a healthy meatloaf with a bit of kick

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