COVID-19 in Indian Country
News from Indianz.Com: With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren’t left out of relief efforts.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE StrongHearts Native Helpline Will Continue to Offer Services During COVID-19 Pandemic   (EAGAN, Minn., March 19, 2020) — StrongHearts Native Helpline acknowledges that this is a very difficult time for all Native people. We are very concerned about those most vulnerable including those who may be in unhealthy or abusive relationships; therefore, […]

Update on the 2020 National Conference March 19, 2020 As we look forward to the 2020 National UNITY Conference in Washington, DC, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring health advisories and updates from the World Health Organization and the Centers […]

Tell Congress to Include Tribal Housing in Any New Stimulus Funding Package! Right now, Congress is putting together a package to bolster the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.   NAIHC has created this campaign to let Congress know the need for tribal housing to be included in any new stimulus funding package!   Funding Tribal […]

COVID-19 Discussion with Title VI Grantees March 19, 2020 The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) will be convening weekly calls with all Title VI grantees about the coronavirus (COVID-19). These calls will provide new information and updates to tribal programs, but most importantly are an opportunity for tribes to discuss the impact that COVID-19 is […]

March 19, 2020 AAJA Issues Joint Statement Denouncing Anti-Asian Racism During Coronavirus Outbreak  From the Board of Directors of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), with the support of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), and NLGJA: The […]

March 19, 2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE Dear Friends,   The Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic is creating a unique and challenging situation that will have long reaching effects on our daily lives. Team ONABEN is dedicated to creating an environment of productivity and positivity during this time.  In doing so, we wanted to share the steps that […]

COVID-19 Legislative Efforts and Updates March 19, 2020 NAFOA is working diligently to make sure Indian Country is included in any legislative relief efforts related to COVID-19. This is a summary of the coordinated actions of the national and regional Native organizations to date.  We will continue to keep the NAFOA community updated as the situation evolves. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 The National Congress of American Indians Calls for More Attention to COVID-19 Impacts in Indian Country WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, tribal nations – comprised of some of the most vulnerable communities in the United States – have been left out of the […]

Dear Relatives, We are in a unique and unexpected moment. As the pandemic known as COVID-19 spreads across Mother Earth, many of our Indigenous nations and communities are being faced with some tough challenges.  As the staff of the Indigenous Environmental Network, we wish to encourage our network members, native nations and communities to stand […]

A message from Tony Walters (Cherokee), the Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council: A Message from the Executive Director I know many of you are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of your communities as the entire country deals with the coronavirus pandemic. I wanted to update all of you on some […]

On March 18, 2020, NAFOA, the National Congress of American Indians), and the National Indian Health Board convened a Tribal Leader Town Hall on the COVID-19 pandemic to engage on updates and policy implications. The town hall webinar discussed responses from the White House, public health agencies, and how our organizations are responding to the […]

NAFOA’s 38th Annual Conference is Now Virtual NAFOA’s Board of Directors and staff have made the difficult decision, after careful consideration and evaluation of the evolving concerns around COVID-19, to cancel the in-person 38th Annual Conference scheduled to take place in Nashville, TN, on April 6-7, 2020.  NAFOA will hold a virtual version of the conference on […]

An update from Chairman Matthew L. Morgan of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association:

Annual Convention Update Because our event is scheduled for May, NAIHC and AMERIND have not yet cancelled or postponed our Annual Convention. We are monitoring all recommendations and restrictions on large gatherings. We understand that many tribes have instituted travel bans and that public health officials are recommending gathering in the next few weeks be cancelled, […]

2020 WIEA Conference “Indigenous STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math” Postponed Conference to be held at future date and time to be determined The Wisconsin Indian Education Association is closely monitoring the unfolding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and aware of numerous emergency travel and work restrictions enacted by employers, as well as tribal, state and […]

MARCH 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OKLAHOMA INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN MATTHEW L. MORGAN RESPONDS TO ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TRIBES EVALUATING, MODIFYING OR SUSPENDING CASINO OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 “The leadership of Oklahoma’s tribal gaming community remains in constant communication with local, state, and national officials and each other to monitor developments. Each sovereign Tribal […]

The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers has postponed its upcoming conference, which was set to take place May 11-15 in Louisiana, hosted by Coushatta Tribe. Following is an update sent out March 16, 2020: ### 21st National Tribal Preservation Conference POSTPONED Dear Conference Participants and Colleagues, It is with sincere regret that we […]

For Immediate Release March 11, 2020 National Indian Health Board Postpones Tribal Public Health Summit Due to COVID-19 Concerns Due to growing concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Directors and CEO of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) announce that the 2020 National Tribal Public Health Summit, currently scheduled to […]

News Release: NCUIH Cancels 2020 Conference, Announces Virtual Annual Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (March 12, 2020) – On March 12, 2020, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the in-person 2020 Conference: New Opportunities in Urban Indian Health from March 24 – 27, 2020 in Washington, […]