COVID-19 in Indian Country
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a long-running COVID-19 dispute.
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“I am extremely disappointed that the federal government is going to such lengths to deny Tribal governments their fair share of CARES funding," said Chairman Joseph Rupnick.
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"A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked," President Joe Biden said in an address to the nation.
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Alaska Native leader Victor Joseph has been named to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
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"Approving a Major Disaster Declaration will help save lives and livelihoods—and ensure the Nation can access critical resources to combat and reduce the spread of COVID-19," said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona).

President Joe Biden signed a long-awaited Major Disaster Declaration for the Navajo Nation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on his COVID-19 relief and rescue plan.
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The Trump administration official who oversees the department with the most trust and treaty responsibilities has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Navajo Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim will serve on the COVID-19 Advisory Board for Democratic president-elect Joe Biden.
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Navajo Nation Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim will serve as the Winter Commencement speaker for Diné College on December 11, 2020.
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In a post on social media at 12:54am Eastern on October 2, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19.

Biden for President released a statement responding to misleading claims made by Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer at the Republican National Convention.