COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Navajo Nation has completed the processing and mailing of nearly 48,000 CARES Act Hardship Assistance checks for elderly tribal citizens.
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Please tune in for updates on how funds from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act can help elders on the Navajo Nation.
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“This report reaffirms what we hear routinely from states: COVID-19 vaccines save lives, prevent hospitalizations, and reduce infection,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

American Indian and Alaska Native Medicare beneficiaries saw the largest vaccination-related percentage decrease in SARS-CoV-2 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, according to a new report.

For Navajo Marine Colin Tsosie, helping lead the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund’s Chinle distribution team was a way he could help protect his elders and those affected by the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases are trending downward in the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians following the holiday season.

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 Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is vaccinating health care workers and elders with its shipment of the new COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pueblo of Laguna continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases on the reservation in New Mexico, with elders among the most affected.

The Pueblo of Laguna continues to see an increase COVID-19 cases on the reservation in New Mexico.

The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President invite you to a virtual tribute in honor of Navajo Code Talker Day.

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.

'Resilience for Tomorrow…Together' is the theme of the American Indian Elders Conference, which has been postponed to August 1-6, 2021.

The Seneca Nation is mourning the loss of five community members to COVID-19. Three of them are from the same family of Seneca matriarchs.

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana was able to donate protective face masks to Tribal elders across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

One additional case of COVID-19 has been confirmed within the Pueblo of Laguna. Unfortunately, the case was identified at the Laguna Rainbow Center, an elder care facility.

Norma Kennedy, a beloved elder from the Seneca Nation, passed away due to COVID-19. She was 92 years old.

Miniature therapy horses are bringing cheer to residents of a senior care facility during the COVID-10 pandemic.

One of South Dakota’s most heralded healthcare icons has written an op–ed urging Governor Kristi Noem to rethink her oppositional stance to COVID-19 highway checkpoints on tribal lands.

Tribal communities have long looked to their elders to pass along wisdom, customs and traditions, and now, future business leaders from across the nation are banding together in support of their senior members.