COVID-19 in Indian Country
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, wants to help Native communities navigate the $31.2 billion in COVID-19 relief authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.
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The American Rescue Plan Act includes $84 million for urban Indian health providers and addresses critical Medicaid coverage.
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“Everyone in our state deserves to feel whole again. That’s why the American Rescue Plan is so important," said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) of the COVID-19 relief bill that has cleared Congress.
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The U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold a video briefing with public health experts to examine the steps that must be taken to ensure coronavirus vaccinations are administered equitably.
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NAFOA is coordinating with several national organizations to convene a Tribal Leader Town Hall to discuss the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

"Approving a Major Disaster Declaration will help save lives and livelihoods—and ensure the Nation can access critical resources to combat and reduce the spread of COVID-19," said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona).

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, after receiving her first in late December 2020.
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