COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Cherokee Nation is receiving $1.8 billion in COVID-19 recovery funds as part of an historic investment in Indian Country through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act.

The Cherokee Nation has now moved into phase three of their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

The Cherokee Nation is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for elders ages 65 and older who are eligible to receive care within Cherokee Nation Health Services.

The Cherokee Nation is set to receive its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine directly from the Indian Health Service starting next week.

Cherokee Nation received 6,000 rapid test kits from the Indian Health Service to enhance how the tribe tests for COVID-19 within its school system and among its most vulnerable citizens.

The Cherokee Nation mourns the loss of one of its fluent Cherokee speakers and elders to COVID-19. Edna "Dolly" Raper passed away on July 4, 2020.

Join the National Congress of American Indians and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition for a special town hall titled 'The Untold Story of America,' where we will discuss the true history of the nation from the American Indian and African American perspectives.

Tribes in a lawsuit against the Trump administration are once again calling for the distribution of the money remaining in the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund by an "immediate and definitive date."

The Cherokee Nation announced a $332 million spending plan to use the tribe’s first portion of an $8 billion set aside in CARES Act funding.

'Responsible Hospitality': Cherokee Nation Businesses announced a planned approach to providing a safe environment for guests and employees at its entertainment properties.

The Cherokee Nation will reopen its government offices in a phased plan that incorporates social distancing and has employees returning on staggered shifts starting June 1, 2020.

The plaintiffs in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin have filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and emergency writ of mandamus.

'Federally recognized tribal governments, across the United States including in Alaska, work daily to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr said in connection with an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

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 Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes opposes the inclusion of Alaska Native corporations in the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The leaders of the two largest tribes in the United States participated in an unprecedented conversation with Indianz.Com on April 8, 2020.

Kevin Abourezk will be going live with Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. of the Cherokee Nation and President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation.

During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.

Cherokee Nation Health Services reports first case of COVID-19 March 24, 2020 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Health Services have reported the tribe’s first positive case of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The male patient is a Cherokee Nation citizen from Adair County in his 40s. Positive test results were confirmed […]

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr offered the following statement in response to the passing of Merle Dry, a 55-year-old Cherokee citizen who died after contracting the coronavirus: “For months, we watched this virus from afar, and now with the passing of a Cherokee Nation citizen in Tulsa County, we hope people understand this […]