The Arizona National Guard helped deliver food and supplies to the Hopi Tribe in June 2020. Photo: Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin / 161st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Data shows disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among Native Americans

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that COVID-19 is taking a disproportionate toll on American Indians and Alaska Natives across the nation.

Based on five months of data going back to the earliest stages of the pandemic, researchers found extremely high rates of coronavirus infections among Native Americans. The number of COVID-19 cases in 23 states was 3.5 times that of Whites of non-Hispanic origin, according to the study.

“American Indian and Alaska Native people have suffered a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 illness during the pandemic,” CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said on Wednesday.

Native Americans who have contracted COVID-19 between January 31 and July 3 were also younger, the study shows. The median age was 40, compared to 51 among the White population.

Further, researchers weren't able to obtain an accurate view of the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives, to whom the federal government owes a trust and treaty responsibility. In fact, less information was collected about coronavirus symptoms, underlying conditions and hospitalization among Native Americans than of White patients.

"Because of the high prevalence of these missing data elements among AI/AN patients, analysis to identify overall prevalence, possible risk factors for COVID-19, and patient outcomes was not possible," researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Wednesday.

Amid the limited information, the Trump administration is touting funding investments in Indian Country. The CDC, whose relationship with tribes has been rocky, has spent $165 million since late March to help tribes and urban Indian communities address the impacts of the coronavirus.

“Funding is only one step in addressing the impact of COVID-19 on tribal communities,” said José T. Montero, Director of CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. “CDC is continuing to work on coordinated outreach to tribal nations through our Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances and new Tribal Support Section to provide remote- and field-based support to our hardest hit tribal communities.”

The Indian Health Service, the primary agency for delivering care in tribal and urban communities, also has received an influx of more than $1 billion following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. But advocates say the money isn't enough for the U.S. government to meet its trust and treaty obligations.

"The IHS is the most chronically underfunded federal healthcare delivery system, with per capita expenditures at only 40% of national health spending in 2018 ($3,779 vs $9,409)," the National Indian Health Board wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump on August 6.

According to the NIHB, a "minimum" of $1 billion is needed for services and facilities at the IHS. Another $1 billion will cover shortfalls for American Indians and Alaska Natives who need care from outside providers, the letter stated.

"These are critical investments in furtherance of federal treaty obligations to Tribal Nations for healthcare that must be honored during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond," NIHB Acting Chairman William Smith, from the Valdez Native Tribe, told the president.

With no end in sight to the pandemic, Democrats are focusing on Trump's handling of COVID-19 during their nominating convention this week. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California), who formally accepted the party's nod as vice president on Wednesday evening, said racism is to blame for the disproportionate impacts of the disease.

"And while this virus touches us all, let’s be honest, it is not an equal opportunity offender," Harris said in closing out the third day of the Democratic National Convention. "Black, Latino, and Indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately."

"This is not a coincidence. It is the effect of structural racism," she added. "Of inequities in education and technology, health care and housing, job security and transportation. The injustice in reproductive and maternal health care. In the excessive use of force by police. And in our broader criminal justice system."

Joe Biden: Sen. Kamala Harris speech at the Democratic Convention

The CDC study was based on data from 23 states: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Nearly all of the states are home to significant American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

But one important state was left out. Even though Arizona accounts for "at least one third of all COVID-19 cases" among Native Americans, more than 30 percent of the state's information was missing race and ethnicity data, researchers wrote.

When state data is more complete, it presents a shocking picture. New Mexico, for example, accounted for 68 percent of COVID-19 cases through July 3 even though the Native population there represents just 16 percent of the total American Indian and Alaska Native population in all 23 states.

“An economic collapse has decimated the livelihoods of millions and a moral vacuum has left our country reeling from the effects of systemic racism,” Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, said during the DNC's Native American Caucus meeting on Tuesday.

“We in Indian Country have been among the hardest hit," said Haaland, who is one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress.

The DNC wraps up on Thursday with a final meeting of the Native American Caucus in the afternoon. Joe Biden is set to formally accept the party's nomination as president in the evening.

Join the Conversation

Related Stories
'We are all related': Indian Country turns out for another day of Democratic convention (August 19, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Crow and Northern Cheyenne under #Coronavirus lockdowns (August 19, 2020)
'We need Indian Country to step up': Democrats rally behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (August 18, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: Vaccines save lives (August 17, 2020)
Miss Navajo Nation is a 'glimmer of hope' for her community during pandemic (August 17, 2020)
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation businesses seek help amid #COVID19 (August 17, 2020)
Cronkite News: Navajo women mobilize to protect elders from #COVID19 (August 14, 2020)
Cronkite News: Calls rise for more resources in Indian Country amid #COVID19 (August 13, 2020)
'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick (August 11, 2020)
Cronkite News: Louis Tewanima Footrace goes virtual in age of #COVID19 (August 11, 2020)
Navajo Nation endures #COVID19 pandemic without reliable water (August 10, 2020)
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Oldest recorded powwow in North America meets #COVID19 (August 7, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Tribes jump on census bandwagon amid #COVID19 (August 7, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Despite pandemic Pine Ridge solar project progesses (August 6, 2020)
NativeWellness.Life: #COVID19 death toll tops Hiroshima atomic bomb count (August 6, 2020)
Cronkite News: Food insecurity amid #COVID19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots (August 4, 2020)
Tim Giago: Common sense instead of politics needed to stop #Coronavirus (August 3, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation provides new opportunities in a difficult time (August 3, 2020)
Cronkite News: Navajo 'Water Warrior' drives miles during #COVID19 to deliver to those in need (August 3, 2020)
Bryan Newland: Congress should make sure #Coronavirus legislation works for Indian Country (July 30, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: #COVID19 bares impact of federal broken promises on Indian Country (July 28, 2020)
'That was the last time I heard from her': Death of young Omaha woman under investigation following #COVID19 diagnosis (July 27, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: New grants available for Cherokee students and families during pandemic (July 27, 2020)
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation weighs phased reopening as #COVID19 cases ease up (July 22, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Tribes freeze Alaska Native corporation #COVID-19 funds again (July 21, 2020)
Cronkite News: Former NFL standout Chris Long helps bring Navajos much needed water (July 16, 2020)
'We do need additional dollars': Tribes won't let up in fight over COVID-19 relief (July 8, 2020)
Ben Fate Velaise: Alaska Native Tribes must act fast to close digital divide amid #Coronavirus (July 8, 2020)
Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to #Coronavirus (July 6, 2020)
Clara Caufield: #COVID19 update from Crow and Cheyenne Country (July 7, 2020)
Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to #Coronavirus (July 6, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: New grants assist Cherokee community organizations in age of #COVID19 (July 6, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Alaska Native corporations to garner tribal pandemic relief (July 6, 2020)
Cronkite News: Dine citizen forms mutual aid group for those in need during #COVID19 (July 6, 2020)
Republican lawmaker finds way to blame tribes for Trump's delay in #COVID19 relief (July 2, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sues Trump over #Coronavirus checkpoints (July 2, 2020)
'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about #COVID19 in Indian Country (July 1, 2020)
Harold Frazier: The 'American' faces carved onto our sacred land (June 30, 2020)
Montana Free Press: Blackfeet Nation closes popular park entrance due to #COVID19 (June 30, 2020)
Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief (June 29, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Stay safe amid #COVID19 and vote in June 30 election (June 29, 2020)
Rusty Pickens and Geoffrey Roth: #Coronavirus shows why Oklahoma tribes need Medicaid now (June 29, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: #Coronavirus won't stop debut of film featuring Native leaders (June 29, 2020)
'Wear your mask, do your part': Tribal citizens in New Mexico bear brunt of coronavirus (June 26, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Tribes obtain another court order for delayed #Coronavirus relief (June 26, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Powwow cancelled due to #Coronavirus (June 25, 2020
Indian Health Service cites strides in era of #COVID19 as challenges linger (June 22, 2020)
'I feel fine': Legendary activist Suzan Shown Harjo on living with COVID-19 (June 22, 2020)
Cronkite News: Native Americans address mental and behavioral health as #COVID19 wears on (June 22, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Moldy #COVID19 equipment reportedly used at tribal health center (June 22, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Census 2020 returns to Navajo Nation in era of #Coronavirus (June 19, 2020)
Gila River Indian Community mourns loss of casino employee to #COVID19 (June 19, 2020)
Cronkite News: #COVID19 cases shatter daily record set four days earlier (June 18, 2020)
'We got these monies late': Trump administration makes tribes wait for #COVID19 relief (June 17, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: America and the global #COVID19 pandemic response (June 16, 2020
New Mexico In Depth: Hospital separated newborns from Native mothers amid #Coronavirus (June 15, 2020)
Cronkite News: Native American communities hit harder by #Coronavirus than some states (June 15, 2020)
'Patently unfair': Judge won't let Trump administration delay COVID-19 relief again (June 12, 2020)
#COVID19 exposes inadequate funding levels at Indian Health Service (June 11, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: #Coronavirus quarantined without food at Pine Ridge (June 11, 2020)
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Abusing power through ignorance in the age of #COVID19 (June 11, 2020)
Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago (June 10, 2020)
Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: A consolation prize amid the #COVID19 pandemic (June 9, 2020)
Trump administration lands in trouble for threatening tribe's sovereignty (June 8, 2020)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Together, we will get through this (June 8, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: #COVID19 protocols portend census undercount on tribal lands (June 8, 2020)
Kaiser Health News: Tribal nations preserve #COVID19 restrictions to preserve their cultures (June 8, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: Communist China's #Coronavirus cover-up (June 8, 2020)
Cronkite News: Curfew curtailing casinos? Don't bet on it, tribes say (June 5, 2020)
'An utter disaster': Trump administration threatens to deny COVID-19 funds to tribes (June 4, 2020) Tribal communities torn apart by the #Coronavirus (June 4, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Kristi Noem calls on Trump to end #Coronavirus checkpoints (June 4, 2020)
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cancels July 4 celebrations due to #COVID19 pandemic (June 4, 2020)
Native women confront #MMIW task force over Trump's role in crisis (June 3, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational on hold due to #Coronavirus (June 3, 2020)
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders question reopening at Grand Canyon amid #COVID19 pandemic (June 3, 2020)
'Incompetence': Trump administration warns of delayed #COVID19 relief for tribes (June 2, 2020)
Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020 (June 1, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Why I support State Question 802 Medicaid expansion (June 1, 2020)
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation #COVID19 curve flattens as leaders fear post-holiday spike in cases (June 1, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Navajo would use #CARESAct money to create water system (June 1, 2020)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time to start preparing for the upcoming elections (June 1, 2020)
'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on #COVID19 relief promised to tribes (May 29, 2020)
'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges (May 28, 2020)
COVID-19 hinders accurate Census count in Indian Country (May 27, 2020)
'We are thrilled': Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe hails victory for sovereignty (May 27, 2020)
'Bring Kozee home': Vigil held for Native woman murdered on Winnebago Reservation (May 26, 2020)
'We must remain diligent and prepared': Coronavirus continues to take heavy toll on tribes (May 26, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: A consolation prize amid the #COVID19 pandemic (May 26, 2020)
Cronkite News: Treasury formula for #COVID19 funding shortchanges some tribes (May 26, 2020)
'Callous and dangerous': Tribes see #COVID19 spitting incidents amid rise in cases (May 25, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation makes strategic plan to reopen amid #COVID19 (May 25, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Prairie Edge adapts during #COVID19 pandemic (May 25, 2020)
Clara Caufield: Going to the clouds to learn the Cheyenne language (May 25, 2020)
YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers (May 25, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: #COVID19 checkpoints on reservations to remain (May 22, 2020)
ProPublica: Former Trump aide provided faulty masks to Indian Health Service (May 22, 2020)
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Mass burials teach same lessons in era of #Coronavirua (May 22, 2020)
Republican governor takes #Coronavirus checkpoints to Trump (May 21, 2020)
On South Dakota's Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives (May 21, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne warriors challenge tribal government (May 21, 2020)
Cronkite News: Powwows move online to keep Indigenous communities together amid #Coronavirus (May 21, 2020)
Kaiser Health News: How a company misappropriated Native culture to sell health insurance (May 21, 2020)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal amid #COVID19 (May 21, 2020)
'You're gonna have a lot of trouble': Judge trashes Trump over changes in tribal homelands policy (May 20, 2020)
'You're gonna have a lot of trouble': Judge trashes Trump over changes in tribal homelands policy (May 20, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: Tribal lawsuits prompt release of #COVID19 money (May 20, 2020)
'Frustrating': Indian Country forced to wait again for coronavirus relief (May 19, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: A consolation prize amid the #COVID19 pandemic (May 19, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: The People's House can show up during #COVID19 pandemic (May 19, 2020)
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: State power runs amok during #Coronavirus crisis (May 19, 2020)
'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes (May 18, 2020)
Native Sun News Today: #Coronavirus checkpoints on reservations point of discussion (May 18, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Essential #COVID19 relief dollars finally come to Indian Country (May 18, 2020)
Anunkasan Was'te: South Dakota flattened the #Coronavirus curve in spite of our governor (May 18, 2020)
Trump administration's coronavirus efforts in Indian Country plagued by lack of accurate data (May 14, 2020)
Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health (May 13, 2020)
Ronson Chee: COVID-19 pandemic exposes long-standing issues on Navajo Nation (May 13, 2020)
Sean McCabe: How should Native Nations spend COVID-19 funds? (May 13, 2020)
'It’s really scary for us': Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after COVID-19 hits reservation (May 12, 2020)
'We waited for weeks': Tribal governments in line for additional coronavirus relief (May 12, 2020)
Clara Caufield: Montana to begin phased 're-opening' amid #COVID19 pandemic (May 12, 2020)
'I'm protecting my people': Tribal citizens defend coronavirus checkpoints amid threat from state (May 11, 2020)
Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country (May 11, 2020)
Marcella LeBeau: Vulnerable Native Americans need protection from COVID-19 (May 11, 2020)
Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota's governors (May 11, 2020)
Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country (May 8, 2020)
Native American communities hit hard by COVID-19 (May 8, 2020)
Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait (May 7, 2020)
Donovan White: Respect Native people, Native nations, and Indian sovereignty (May 7, 2020)
'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 6, 2020)
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe faces legal crisis amid coronavirus pandemic (May 6, 2020)
Cronkite News: Tribal pageant winner ships homemade masks across Indian Country (May 6, 2020)
Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in #Coronavirus relief (May 5, 2020)
'We are a forgotten people': Native candidate struggles to be heard amid #COVID19 pandemic (May 4, 2020)
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe admits arrest during #Coronavirus crisis (May 4, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Even during social distancing, Cherokee culture connects us (May 4, 2020)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: 'Katy Bar the Door!' (May 4, 2020)
'We need to do more for our tribes': $8 billion in coronavirus relief missing in action (April 30, 2020)
'He got demoted': Trump administration moves Indian Country official out of White House (April 29, 2020)
Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute (April 28, 2020)
Social Distance Powwow founders apologize for 'Smoke Signals' broadcast with unexpected guest (April 27, 2020)
Tim Giago: Will things ever be the same? (April 27, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Helping Cherokee small businesses survive (April 27, 2020)
Donovan White: Standing up for Native Americans and Native American jobs (April 27, 2020)
Robert Starbard: Fear and Hope - The view From Hoonah, Alaska (April 27, 2020)
Tribes sue Trump administration after being excluded from #Coronavirus relief program (April 27, 2020)
Cronkite News: Basketball star Michelle Tom helps her people fight #Coronavirus (April 27, 2020)
Montana Free Press: Court blocks Keystone XL Pipeline water crossings (April 27, 2020)
'Finally': Tribal gaming in line for coronavirus relief amid stiff competition for resources (April 24, 2020)
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)
Oregon tribes' primary engines – casinos – stalled by COVID-19 (April 23, 2020)
Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money (April 21, 2020)
NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball (April 21, 2020)
'Broken promises': Tribes decry leak of private data from $8 billion coronavirus relief fund (April 20, 2020)
Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief (April 17, 2020)
'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund (April 16, 2020)
Family holds onto hope while mother fights for her life after being diagnosed with COVID-19 (April 16, 2020)
Coronavirus takes higher toll on Native Americans in hard hit region (April 15, 2020)
Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes (April 14, 2020)
'We keep getting left out': Tribal gaming remains locked out of $349 billion coronavirus relief program (April 14, 2020)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Publishing during a time of a pandemic (April 14, 2020)
Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration (April 13, 2020)
Arne Vainio: Zoongide'iwin is the Ojibwe word for courage (April 13, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: Oklahomans will overcome the #Coronavirus (April 13, 2020)
Cronkite News: Businesses running out of time with #Coronavirus relief program (April 13, 2020)
VIDEO: Interview with Jonathan Nez of Navajo Nation and Chuck Hoskin Jr. of Cherokee Nation (April 9, 2020)
COVID-19 and American Racism: A Mohawk Perspective (April 9, 2020)
'At this rate, the entire tribe will be extinct': Zuni Pueblo sees COVID-19 cases double as first death is confirmed (April 8, 2020)
Rapid coronavirus tests finally coming to Indian Country as cases continue to rise (April 7, 2020)
Arne Vainio: 'A great sickness has been visited upon us as human beings' (April 7, 2020)
Montana Free Press: Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite #Coronavirus threat (April 7, 2020)
Cronkite News: Tribal response to 2020 Census lags far behind rest of nation amid #COVID19 (April 6, 2020)
Cronkite News: 'Overwhelming' demand on first day of $349 billion #Coronavirus program (April 6, 2020)
'We need clarification now': Indian gaming industry being shut out of coronavirus relief program (April 3, 2020)
Cronkite News: Trump administration finally closes Grand Canyon after weeks of #COVID19 complaints (April 2, 2020)
'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief (April 1, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: In times of need, the Cherokee Nation does not stand down (April 1, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: More #Coronavirus help is coming to Indian Country (April 1, 2020)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The CARES Act brings #Coronavirus relief for tribes (April 1, 2020)
Cronkite News: Lawmakers join Navajo Nation in seeking closure of Grand Canyon due to #Coronavirus (April 1, 2020)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention faulted for delay in Indian Country coronavirus funds (March 31, 2020)
Cronkite News: As COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital worries about equipment (March 31, 2020)
'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus (March 30, 2020)
Supreme Court churns along with Indian Country case amid coronavirus crisis (March 30, 2020)
Tim Giago: World War II and coronavirus pandemic have similarities (March 30, 2020)
Cronkite News: $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill includes $10 billion for Indian Country (March 30, 2020)
Montana Free Press: Glacier National Park closes over coronavirus concerns (March 30, 2020)
Shane Morigeau: We should do more to protect Montanans (March 27, 2020)
'We were asking for a lot more': Lawmakers fought hard for Indian Country coronavirus relief funds (March 26, 2020)
Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation (March 26, 2020)
Tribes face great need and don't have enough resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic (March 26, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: Fighting an invisible enemy in the #Coronavirus (March 25, 2020)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by #COVID19 (March 25, 2020)
Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow (March 24, 2020)
Kevin Abourezk: Indian Country can't be left behind in coronavirus crisis (March 24, 2020)
Cronkite News: Republicans and Democrats feud over #coronavirus stimulus (March 24, 2020)
Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis (March 23, 2020)
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)
PHOTOS: Lakota man helps fight the coronavirus (March 22, 2020
Montana Free Press: Neighboring counties ask Yellowstone National Park to close (March 23, 2020)
Chuck Hoskin: Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation (March 20, 2020)
'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington (March 19, 2020)
COVID-19 in Indian Country: Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) goes into self-quarantine (March 19, 2020)
COVID-19 in Indian Country: Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) goes into self-quarantine (March 19, 2020)
Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Mohawks responded to historical plagues (March 19, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the #Coronavirus curve (March 19, 2020)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Do your part to flatten the #COVID19 curve (March 19, 2020)
Cronkite News: COVID-19 relief bill clears Congress as lawmakers prepare new package (March 19, 2020)
David Korten: Why coronavirus is humanity's wakeup call (March 19, 2020)
Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities (March 18, 2020)
'The fight is here and now': Sacred site debate returns to nation's capital amid familiar challenges (March 12, 2020)
'We are staying on top of it': Oglala Sioux Tribe declares coronavirus emergency (March 11, 2020)
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)
United South and Eastern Tribes cancel D.C. meeting over coronavirus concerns (March 9, 2020)
Indian Country Today: Some say go while others say no after COVID-19 disruption (March 6, 2020)
NIGA keeps close watch on coronavirus ahead of annual convention (March 6, 2020)
Indian Health Service nominee in limbo amid another high-profile crisis (March 5, 2020)
Umatilla Tribes reopen casino after addressing coronavirus (March 5, 2020)
Indian Country Today: Warnings for tribes as coronavirus spreads (March 3, 2020)
Umatilla Tribes shut down casino and takes precautions as coronavirus hits Indian Country (March 2, 2020)
Rep. Tom Cole: Ready to combat coronavirus (February 19, 2020)
Indian Country Today: Risk from virus called 'very low' by health officials (January 29, 2020)
Trending in News
More Headlines