COVID-19 in Indian Country
The National Indian Health Board will convene a virtual discussion session on June 22, 2022, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Staffing Guidance.
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COVID Success Stories Community of Learning is an effort to respond to emerging issues Urban Indian Organizations (UIO) continue to encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tribal leaders, and Tribal community members are invited to join the AMA to ask any questions they might have about COVID-19 travel guidance or how to travel safely during COVID-19.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health presented testimony on behalf of urban Indian organizations at two hearings on Capitol Hill.
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“We must stop being ok, blasé’ and indifferent to keeping American Indians last in health care opportunity,” said Stacy Bohlen of the National Indian Health Board.
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The fiscal year 2023 budget proposal includes $9.1 billion in mandatory funding for the Indian Health Service for the first year.
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The bill includes $73.4 million for urban Indian health and $6.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.
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Robyn Sunday-Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, was recently named Oklahoma’s 2022 Mother of the Year.
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The National Congress of American Indians will hold its 2022 Executive Council Winter Session in fully virtual format. Register today!
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Leonard Peltier, who has been in U.S. federal prison for 46 years amid worldwide calls for his freedom, tested positive for COVID-19 on January 28, 2022.
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We’re all hopeful that the end of this pandemic comes to us sooner rather than later, but until then, we still need to be diligent in protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19.
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“Increasing vaccinations is one way to ensure our communities thrive,” said Executive Director Tom Anderson of the Association of American Indian Physicians.
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Please join Holly Van Lew of the Indian Health Service for another COVID-19 Ask Me Anything session from the National Indian Health Board.
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Make sure your aunties get antibodies! Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) urges Indian Country to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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“Adequate funding for Indian Country is crucial now more than ever, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to be, the deadliest for American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” said Francys Crevier of the National Council of Urban Indian Health.
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“Our hope is to rise above this pandemic and stop the continued spread of COVID-19 within our communities, but this can only be achieved when we’re all vaccinated,” said Ethel Branch of Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Three of the country’s largest tribal nations have formed a historic alliance to improve healthcare for tribal citizens living in Pennington County, South Dakota.
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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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