“The virus took Grandma Delores first, silencing an 86-year-old voice that rang with Lakota songs and stories.”  

Overall, American Indian and Alaskan Native populations have COVID-19 case rates 3.5X higher than whites—but the breakdown is far from even.  

A racist game played by ER staff in British Columbia—guessing the blood alcohol levels of Indigenous patients—is alarming but not surprising, CBC reports.  

Brazil’s isolated indigenous tribes are already particularly vulnerable to any contagious diseases. As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, evangelical missionaries are setting up shop dangerously close to their home base. 

In the US and Canada, pro-sterilization policies aimed at controlling indigenous populations are widely regarded as a shameful relic of colonization and 20th century eugenics.   In the 1960s and 1970s, thousands of indigenous women underwent the procedure—shrinking families…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for the country’s treatment of Inuit tuberculosis patients from the 1940s to the 1960s, CBC reported.

Africa’s indigenous populations face gross human rights violations, forced evictions and land dispossession, gendered violence, and other major challenges, according to a new report on indigenous peoples around the world. The continent’s estimated 50 million indigenous…

The 12-person town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has supplied more than 42 million cans of beer in the last 10 years to residents of the alcohol-free Pine Ridge Reservation just across the South Dakota-Nebraska border. The arrangement, according to an investigative journalism…

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have illuminated other health crises among Native American populations, including a persistent lack of reproductive health care for Indigenous women.   Amie Newman, a blogger for Our Bodies Ourselves, argues that the problem originated…

If you’re nerdy and/or compulsive like we are, you’ve been watching the tiny number in the footer of GHN emails. Day by day since GHN’s inception on January 2, 2014, it’s been relentlessly marching upwards. Yesterday 499. Today, GHN delivers its 500th issue. A minor…