COVID-19 in Indian Country
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 Trump administration says it has worked 'long hours, including nights and weekends,' in order to distribute the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes more than two months ago.

A hearing in Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation v. Mnuchin takes place via teleconference at 3pm Eastern on June 11, 2020.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

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 Trump administration will be delaying payments from the second round of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that was promised to tribes more than two months ago.

The Trump administration might not distribute the remaining $3.2 billion in coronavirus relief funds to tribes next week as originally promised.

As ordered by a federal judge, the Trump administration submitted a status report about its efforts to distribute the rest of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments. It's not going so well.

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to submit another status report about its efforts to distribute the rest of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.

A federal judge is allowing Alaska Native corporate interests to intervene in ongoing litigation over the $8 billon coronavirus relief fund.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is in federal court to prevent the Trump administration from taking its reservation out of trust amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch a replay of the historic U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

As of May 15, 2020, 19 Native Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 in the nation's capital.

The plaintiffs in a tribal lawsuit released a statement after a federal judge declined to order the Department of the Treasury to release all $8 billion of the coronavirus relief fund that was promised more than a month ago.

A federal judge on May 11, 2020, declined to order the Trump administration to "immediately" distribute the entirety of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that was promised to tribal governments more than a month ago.

The U.S. Supreme Court has posted the transcript in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in McGirt v. Oklahoma at 10am Eastern on May 11, 2020.

The Daily Treasury Statement continues to show much of the coronavirus relief fund is going to tribal governments.

Cree artist Kent Monkman joins the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for a discussion on colonization, sexuality, warfare, and resilience on May 13, 2020.

With a portion of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund still going out to tribal governments, a federal judge will hear arguments in the CARES Act litigation at 1pm Eastern on May 8, 2020.