COVID-19 in Indian Country
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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“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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