COVID-19 in Indian Country
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, encourages patients to engage in suicide prevention.
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The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 32,315 as of August 24, 2021. Reports indicate 30,539 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.
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The Northern Arapaho Tribe regrets to announce the passing of two citizens due to COVID-19.
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Tribal EM announced a rapid expansion of their critical care response training program in response to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 infections in Native communities.

“We have several Delta variant cases confirmed on the Navajo Nation as well, so we all need to continue to be very careful and to wear a mask in public,” President Jonathan Nez said as 30 new COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend on the largest reservation in the United States.
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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.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer host an online town hall to provide information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
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"For decades now, Alaska Native people have relied on ANCs to provide access to education, health, housing, and economic support," Alaska Native corporation organizations said following a U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

The Indian Health Service has paused all Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine administration to review data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot.
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The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians administered more than 900 one-dose COVID-19 vaccines during a free community clinic.
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“I am extremely disappointed that the federal government is going to such lengths to deny Tribal governments their fair share of CARES funding," said Chairman Joseph Rupnick.
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The Indian Health Service has updated its coronavirus data, showing 183,467 COVID-19 cases as of February 13, 2021.
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With heartfelt sadness, the Quechan Tribe announces the passing of council member Claudette C. White to COVID-19.
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Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.
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Alaska Native leader Victor Joseph has been named to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
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The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation is 27,573 as of January 25, 2021. Reports indicate 14,152 coronavirus recoveries on the largest reservation in the United States.
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A federal judge recently issued two orders in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, an ongoing dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal governments.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on his COVID-19 relief and rescue plan.
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Please join Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer for another COVID-19 response town hall.
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The Shawnee Tribe has scored a major victory against the Trump administration in an ongoing COVID-19 funding dispute.