COVID-19 in Indian Country
“We are thinking of our Nation as a whole, looking generations ahead to make our communities stronger for future development and that requires investments in basic infrastructure,” said Navajo Nation President Nez.
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“Nearly one year has passed since the Navajo Nation received the first allocation of ARPA funds and the Navajo people are tired of waiting for the implementation of the funds,” said President Jonathan Nez.
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The Navajo Nation is hosting three American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Hardship and CIB Technical Assistance Drives in April 2022.
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"The American Rescue Plan Act appropriated a historic $6 billion to the IHS for expanded health care services, lost third party revenue, and pandemic related activities such as delivering vaccines and tests to prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Elizabeth Fowler of Indian Health Service.
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The Navajo Nation has completed the mailing of $2,000 COVID-19 assistance checks to tribal citizens 60 years and older.
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“As Navajo people, we are taught to love and care for our elders and to prioritize their needs,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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"Many of our Navajo citizens reside in metropolitan areas, and many do not have the resources or transportation to obtain technical assistance for the ARPA Hardship Assistance or tribal enrollment process," said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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“We have to get the remaining funds allocated so we can move forward with the long-term improvements, the projects that will improve the quality of life for many of our people and for future generations,” said President Jonathan Nez.
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The Department of the Treasury issued a final rule for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, which brings $20 billion to tribal governments.
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez appears on KTNN AM/FM to provide updates regarding the approval of ARPA Hardship Assistance and other initiatives.
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“We love our Diné people and we do not want any more of our people to lose their lives to this modern-day monster known as COVID-19.,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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Three team member drawings and three tribal member drawings were held by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, for a total of $30,000 in COVID-19 vaccination lottery prizes.
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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is providing more than $1 million to support hundreds of business in the Akwesasne community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for several positions as the tribe prepares to distribute millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Window Rock Arizona Navajo Nation

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will receive more than $2.7 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We will work with our Executive Branch divisions to ensure the $622 million in new grant money is properly allocated to our Navajo families,” said Speaker Seth Damon of the Navajo Nation Council.
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“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the Navajo Nation and to improve the quality of life for elders, disabled, veterans, youth, and families,” President Jonathan Nez said of plans to distribute $1.16 billon in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
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The Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act to address COVID-19 funding.
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“ANCs are facing a time crunch to get COVID-19 relief dollars out the door,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).
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“I worked hard to include this important language and am relieved the Senate passed this critical extension for tribes to be able to expend CARES Act funds,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
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