COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Thank you for taking a sudden interest in the roads on the Cheyenne River Reservation,' Chairman Harold Frazier said to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney announced an extension of the National Tribal Broadband Grant program (NTBG) grant application deadline.

Show us how the State of South Dakota owns any land or interest on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation and I will show you how the state has violated their compact with the United States.

During a broadcast on April 24, 2020, PBS NewsHour paid tribute to Karen Ketcher, a citizen and employee of the Cherokee Nation who succumbed to COVID-19.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has posted the transcripts from the CARES Act tribal consultation calls.

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney has issued a statement amid growing outrage over her role in an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

Alaska Native corporation executives are standing by Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney.

At least seven employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been at least 2 employee deaths.

Tribes and Alaska Native corporations must submit information by 11:59 PM Eastern, April 17, 2020, in order to secure a share of the $8 billion relief fund.

The Department of the Treasury and the Department of the Interior announced plans for distribution of funding appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act provides critical relief for Indian Country to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

In support of local and Tribal communities, the Bureau of Indian Education is temporarily closing schools, on a case-by-case basis, to match local Tribal and State decisions to ensure we are aligned with our communities. According to the BIE, staff and students report initially to their school site to ensure an orderly transition period as BIE […]