By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy students were excited to receive new boots for winter on Tuesday, December 1 through the “Give Cold Feet the Boot” campaign.
CTEA Principal Cyd Crue spoke about the holiday giving campaign which is in its second year of giving. Optum Idaho is in partnership with Idaho State Department of Education, C-A-L Ranch, D&B Supply and Bank of Idaho. (cont.)
By YVETTE TUELL
Office of Public Affairs
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) provides updates and summaries of congressional legislative and policy updates to the tribes in the northwest. This is the latest summary provided from Laura Platero, who is the Executive Director of the NPAIHB, that identifies the current discussions occurring in various congressional committees.
This fall, Congress has been working on numerous appropriation bills on tribal health care. Congress is now on recess for the Thanksgiving holiday and both the House of Representatives and the Senate will reconvene on November 30. (cont.)
PHOENIX (AP) — The executive director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health has been named a member of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board.
Dr. Jill Jim was among the board members announced Saturday as part of Biden's transition team preparing to implement the president-elect's coronavirus containment plans, KPHO-TV reported.
Jim's work has focused on preventing chronic diseases and addressing healthcare and health disparities involving Native Americans and Alaska Natives, a statement from the transition team said. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Tribal Office of Emergency Management (TOEM) officially reports the weekly number of COVID-19 cases on the Fort Hall Reservation. The total number of tribal members impacted by COVID-19 is currently at 569 cases (this number includes positives and recovered) since the pandemic started. Of the 569 cases, 57 are currently positive and being monitored, 501 have recovered, 1 is currently hospitalized, and 11 reported deaths due to COVID-19. (cont.)