COVID-19 in Indian Country
A January 11, 2022, update from the Tribal Affairs Team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

"I know Indian Country has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship in this country," Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen told a meeting of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee.

The Department of the Treasury is hosting two consultations to discuss what to do with the leftover funds promised to tribal governments through the CARES Act.
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The Bureau of Indian Education is hosting three consultation sessions to discuss reopening of schools in the COVID-19 era.

With the coronavirus continuing to ravage tribal communities, a court hearing at 1pm Eastern on June 12, 2020, brings the focus back to one of the most heated and divisive issues in recent Indian Country history.

The National Institutes of Health is inviting Tribal leaders and community members to participate in 'Tribal Consultation on COVID-19 Research' on May 28, 2020.

A letter has been sent on behalf of every tribal government in California regarding the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund being distributed by the Trump administration under the CARES Act. The four-page letter was sent to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin on May 12, 2020. It was submitted by the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign […]

Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M) strongly criticized the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) efforts to open sacred tribal lands in New Mexico to new oil and gas extraction during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is telling the Trump administration that non-governmental entities should not receive a share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund intended for tribal nations.

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.

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.

The Department of the Interior and the Department of Treasury announced tribal consultation on an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.