COVID-19 in Indian Country
“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.

On May 13, 2021, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports seven new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta of Alaska.

"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.

Alaska Native leader Victor Joseph has been named to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
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Alaska Native corporations are asking the nation's highest court to determine if they can receive shares of $8 billion in COVID-19 relief.

On October 18, 2020, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation confirmed two residents tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are close contacts of previously known COVID-19 cases.

On September 14, 2020, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation identified four new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska.

On September 9, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation identified three new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10am Eastern, the House Committee on Natural Resources is scheduled to hold a markup on more than a dozen bills.

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, the Bristol Bay Native Association, the United Tribes of Bristol Bay and the Bristol Bay Housing Authority have developed protocols for the upcoming salmon season in Bristol Bay in Alaska.

The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA) and the ANCSA Regional Association (ARA) are making their views known in the CARES Act lawsuit that’s headed to a major showdown in federal court.

Ahtna Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, has submitted a friend of the court brief in the CARES Act lawsuit that’s headed to a showdown in federal court.

The coronavirus is exposing longstanding vulnerabilities that our Alaska Native communities have faced for years.

In another major development, five more tribes have joined the CARES Act lawsuit in order to ensure the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund goes to governments in Indian Country.

Calista Corporation​ staff worked until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020, helping YK Tribes and Village Corporations with their submissions necessary to be considered for participation in the CARES Act’s Tribal Relief Fund.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will file an injunction against the Trump administration regarding the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

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