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Chickasaw Nation vital to success of Oklahoma vaccination rate

Emma Sears, Reporter April 5, 2021

NORMAN — Oklahoma has one of the best vaccination rates in the U.S., and the state's Native American tribes have contributed to this success. Across America, more than 100 million doses of the COVID-19...

Colonel Robert Walter, Oklahoma National Guard Joint Task Force Commander, said he expects all Oklahomans to have received the COVID-19 vaccine by midsummer. Photo courtesy ngaok.org

Oklahoma Guard comes to vaccine aid

Kolby Terrell, Reporter March 15, 2021

The Oklahoma National Guard’s Joint Task Force for COVID is helping to distribute vaccines — a job that is taking the complete devotion of all 152 members.  Since the pandemic started, the task...

Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks recently to the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. Photo by Senate Press Photographer

Stitt focuses on federal aid, McGirt and vaccine rollout in whirlwind trip to Washington

Bennett Brinkman and Libbey Dean February 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt spent the past two days begging for more federal money to help the state recover from a historic winter storm. “This has been an important trip because I wanted...

The CDC vaccine tracker showing Oklahoma’s vaccine distributions as of Feb. 15. Graphic by Jessie Christopher Smith, Gaylord News

Oklahoma vaccinations pushing forward despite record winter storm

Jessie Christopher Smith and Nancy Marie Spears February 21, 2021

Oklahoma is pushing ahead with its COVID-19 vaccination drive despite severe winter storms that left thousands of people stranded in their homes and some without electricity and running water. And the...

Citizen Potawatomi Health Services workers give out COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan 22. Photo courtesy Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Native American nations step up to protect their own

Nancy Marie Spears, Reporter January 28, 2021

Native American tribes who have had their ancestral lands stolen, their reservations annulled, their culture trampled, say the COVID-19 pandemic was the breaking point. “It just came down to, if it...

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