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Posts under: Native American Issues

10 Things Native Americans Wish Everyone Else Knew

Native Americans occupied much of the land in North America long before the United States of America ever raised its flag and claimed that land as its own. Yet, on the whole, Native communities are largely misunderstood by many Americans. That's why it's important to make an effort to learn...

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How Many Native American Tribes Are There?

Across the United States, hundreds of Native American tribes continue their traditional lifeways to sustain their inherent sovereignty. Today's Native American tribes descend from the original inhabitants of North America who have been making history for more than 20,000 years. In early American history, tribes were forcibly removed from their...

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How Can We Improve Healthcare in Indigenous Communities? – An RN’s Take

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise and healthcare workers struggle to keep patients safe, indigenous communities across the U.S. fight to be recognized. COVID-19, along with many other diseases, has disproportionately impacted tribal communities, who, at times, lack essential needs and access to adequate medical care. But COVID-19 is just...

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Here Are the 10 States With the Biggest Native American Populations

Rep. Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, will become the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in the U.S., which would put her in charge of nearly 86,000 square miles of tribal land. The move signals a significant step forward for the country’s Native American population, which...

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Kamala Harris Isn’t the First Person of Color to Become U.S. Vice President

After being sworn in as U.S. Vice President, Sen. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, first African-American, and first person of South Asian descent to ascend to the position. But did you know Harris isn't actually the first person of color to become “veep?” That distinction belongs to...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow