COVID-19 in Indian Country
The National Council of Urban Indian Health is paying close attention to implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act affecting urban Indian organizations.
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The National Indian Health Board invites you to join us for a webinar series that will strengthen environmental health networks in Indian Country.

Indian Country has done a remarkable job vaccinating tribal citizens.
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“No one wants to be back in the classroom with their students more than educators, and student safety is our number one priority,” said National Education Association President Becky Pringle.
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Oklahoma City Indian Clinic provides COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to everyone, including those who are not American Indian.
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Urban Indian health providers will finally be able to use existing funds to expand, renovate and upgrade their facilities under the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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“Safety is the number one priority of the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Clubs and we are doing everything possible to keep children and our staff protected from the COVID-19 virus,” said Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Jessica Jock.
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“This technical fix will be critical to expanding health care infrastructure for Native communities who have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CEO Francys Crevier of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
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Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, promotes summer safety tips for kids.
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“NCAI looks forward to continuing our work representing tribal governments and working with Alaska Native Corporations, tribal partners, and other allies to ensure that the United States meets its treaty obligations and its trust responsibilities to moving forward,” said President Fawn Sharp.
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"ARA and ANVCA are committed to building greater understanding about the critical roles ANCs play in the lives of Alaska Native people, and we stand ready to unite with Indian Country to better serve all of our Indigenous communities," two Alaska Native corporation organizations said.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Covid-19 DARE Response Team received a mass donation of hand sanitizer from Walmart.
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“The impacts of COVID-19 will be with our Native communities for a long time to come,” said Sonya Tetnowski, president-elect of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
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The Department of the Treasury announced a 2-week extension for tribal governments to request payments from $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
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The Department of the Treasury is hosting an additional session on the distribution of $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to tribal governments.
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On May 13, 2021, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports seven new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta of Alaska.
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“Since last fall, NCUIH and Native American LifeLines have pushed for the inclusion of the 65,000 Natives in the DMV as Natives are dying from COVID-19 at the highest rates worldwide,” said NCUIH CEO Francys Crevier.
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NAFOA will continue to monitor developments related to the distribution of the $20 billion to Tribal governments and will work to keep our community informed as new information becomes available.
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The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced that its award-winning RedCan invitational graffiti jam will be back as a live, in-person event this summer.
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For Navajo Marine Colin Tsosie, helping lead the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund’s Chinle distribution team was a way he could help protect his elders and those affected by the pandemic.
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