COVID-19 in Indian Country
"Today is a historic day for the Indian Health Service," said Director Roselyn Tso.
Roselyn Tso

The bill includes $73.4 million for urban Indian health and $6.6 billion for the Indian Health Service.

NAFOA is coordinating with several national organizations to convene a Tribal Leader Town Hall to discuss the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

The HEROES Act is a step in the right direction by providing $1.5 billion to address the 'digital divide,' the National Education Association and the National PTA says.

The National Congress of American Indians will host a town hall to showcase the stories from the men and women of Congress who tirelessly advocated for historic funding for Indian Country through the Third Congressional COVID-19 Package.

The National Congress of American Indians has canceled its Congressional Town Hall due to scheduling issues.

For Immediate Release March 23, 2020 Seven Congressional Leaders Join 450+ Progressive Organizations to Demand People’s Bailout in Response to Coronavirus Crisis   Dear Colleague letter to Congressional leaders calls for “down payment” on green economy   WASHINGTON D.C — Indigenous Environmental Network is participating in a large coalition that is developing the “Five Principles […]

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the first member of the U.S. Senate, and the third member of the U.S. Congress, to report testing COVID-19 positive. “Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out […]

The so-called “Phase 3” #Coronavirus relief package circulating on Capitol Hill leaves Indian Country behind. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act doesn’t mention tribes, American Indians or Alaska Natives. Not once in 274 pages. Here’s what Kevin Allis, Chief Executive Officer of the National Congress of American Indians, said about the CARES Act. […]

Tell Congress to Include Tribal Housing in Any New Stimulus Funding Package! Right now, Congress is putting together a package to bolster the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.   NAIHC has created this campaign to let Congress know the need for tribal housing to be included in any new stimulus funding package!   Funding Tribal […]

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation and one of four tribal citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives, has placed herself in self-quarantine until March 26, 2020, after being in “contact with a fellow member of Congress who recently tested positive for COVID-19.” Davids joins Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen […]

In a column written before he went into self-quarantine, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, discussed efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States: “… the reality is that each of us have a part to play in saving and protecting lives during this pandemic.”  

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) reported testing positive for COVID-19, becoming the second member of Congress to contract the coronavirus. Statement: “On Saturday evening, after returning from Washington, D.C., I developed mild cold-like symptoms. In consultation with my doctor on Sunday, I immediately isolated myself in my home.  I have been conducting all meetings by telephone.  […]