COVID-19 in Indian Country

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved over $475 million in CARES Act projects to help the Navajo people during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in a conversation about the importance of increasing access to broadband in Tribal communities.


The Yurok Tribal Council recently approved a $2.1 million project that will significantly boost Yurok Connect’s data transmission speeds and expand its coverage to many family homes that have never had access to the internet.


The National Tribal Broadband Summit is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.


The recent pandemic has forced most Native artists and craftsmen to find creative ways to sell their work since many events are being postponed or canceled indefinitely.


The state of New Mexico awarded the Pueblo of Cochiti nearly $2.9 million in emergency funding to bring high-speed Internet to the pueblo to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


According to the Federal Communications Commission, less than half of households on Tribal lands have access to fixed broadband service.


Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney announced an extension of the National Tribal Broadband Grant program (NTBG) grant application deadline.