Alaska Natives

Census Bureau, Latino, Middle Eastern, North African descent
May 15, 2023

‘Other’ no more: Census change could add MENA, Latino categories, more

The Census Bureau could follow through on plans to overhaul the way it asks people about their race and ethnicity, including altering the definitions of American Indian or Alaska Native and other categories, and adding MENA – for Middle Eastern or North African.

Indigenous, Native American tribes, Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Dec 27, 2022

Law protects export of sacred Native American items from US

Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.

Covid, vaccines, monkeypox, Indian Health Service, Alaska Natives, American Indians, pandemic
Nov 21, 2022

Indian Health Service steps up push for Covid, other vaccines

The Indian Health Service announced that all tribal members covered by the federal agency will be offered a vaccine at every appointment when appropriate, under a new vaccine strategy.