COVID-19 in Indian Country
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 […]