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Nov. 16, 2020 issue of the Cherokee Phoenix available online
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The Oklahoma State Department of Health's data showed a total of 55,185 coronavirus cases with 45,198 recovered, 9,420 active and 567 deaths in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation. TERRIS HOWARD/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data on its website showed Tuesday the state’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began now sets at 180,610 with 145,686 listed as recovered, 33,260 active and 1,664 deceased.
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Cherokee Nation Health Services has been awarded a $4.1 million grant through the Native American Research Centers for Health and the National Institutes of Health to assist with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts. The CN has operated drive-thru COVID screening and testing opportunities at its health centers around the CN reservation from the beginning of the pandemic. COURTESY
The project will unite tribal, academic and community partners under CN leadership to focus on testing, contact tracing and education in underserved rural populations.
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Susannah Remillard, middle, speaks to one of her sixth-grade students at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in East Harwich, Mass. In a growing number of U.S. schools, students are now learning a more complex Thanksgiving story that involves conflict, injustice and a new focus on the native people who lived in New England for hundreds of years before European settlers arrived. ELSE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their Native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. 
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Gov. Kevin Stitt announced on Nov. 19 that Vice President Mike Pence told him that 60 million to 70 million vaccines will be distributed across the country before the end of the year. On a pure per capita basis that would mean about 73,000 to 85,000 doses for Oklahoma. COURTESY
It is still unclear exactly how many doses will be distributed to Oklahomans in the first wave, when they will arrive or when the vaccines could be deployed on a mass scale.
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The Oklahoma State Department of Health's data showed a total of 54,534 coronavirus cases with 44,285 recovered, 9,685 active and 564 deaths in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation. TERRIS HOWARD/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data on its website showed Monday the state’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began now sets at 177,874 with 142,381 listed as recovered, 33,844 active and 1,649 deceased.
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PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix has renamed two streets many consider offensive. One is because of its demeaning reference to Native American women and the other because of its glorification of the Confederacy.
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In this Nov. 9 photo, pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York. Pfizer announced on Nov. 18 more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective a month after the first dose. BEBETO MATTHEWS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
With the coronavirus surging around the U.S. and the world, the pressure is on for regulators to make a speedy decision.
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In this July 27 file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, New York. Moderna said on Nov. 16 its COVID-19 shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus that’s surging in the U.S. and around the world. HANS PENNINK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The company said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from Moderna’s ongoing study.
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Cherokee artist Traci Rabbit, 51, smiles next to some of the products in her studio. Rabbit was recently announced as a Cherokee National Treasure. COURTESY
Shown is a photo of the late Cherokee artist Bill Rabbit and his daughter Traci, who is also an artist. Traci said her relationship with her father was special to her. COURTESY
Traci Rabbit was recently named a 2020 Cherokee National Treasure, the same designation her father received.
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U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo speaks at the Governors Awards on Oct. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. Harjo will serve a third one-year term and has launched an online project that celebrates Native American poets around the country. Her re-appointment was announced on Nov. 19 by the Library of Congress, and her new term begins in September. CHRIS PIZZELLO/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Her reappointment was announced on Nov. 19 by the Library of Congress, and her new term begins in September.
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As the pandemic crashes into the holidays, fewer of us may be getting together with family and friends to celebrate the season. But the bonds of friendship remain key to emotional – and physical – health. GETTY IMAGES
In this year of quarantines, isolation and less travel, sustaining connections are even more important.
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