COVID-19 in Indian Country
On Monday, April 19, 2021, the Ute Indian Tribe presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the distribution of CARES Act funds to federally recognized tribal governments.
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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded more than $300,000 to Native Public Media and to KTSU-FM to coordinate COVID-19 public outreach in Native and Black communities.
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Next in the NAJA Roundtable series: Experts and reporters will discuss common pitfalls and best practices when covering the pandemic in Indian Country.
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The Native American Journalists Association developed this reporting guide as a tool for newsrooms reporting on Indian Country.

The Pueblo of Zuni continues to report a growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths within its region of New Mexico.

'The Navajo Nation is facing the worst coronavirus outbreak in the country, Navajo leaders are doing everything in their power to take care of their community, and the federal government continues to fail them,' U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly said.

What does this mean for tribal sovereignty and is Gov. Noem using this to increase her profile on the national stage?

On the show: Journalist, organizer, and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism Jen Deerinwater, Miwok journalist and community organizer Desiree Kane, and journalist and community builder Johnnie Jae.

The Indian Health Service hosted a media briefing on May 14, 2020, to discuss the agency’s public health response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

There is a recent media release, in which a breakdown was provided of positive COVID-19 cases by Tribal Affiliation in New Mexico. Upon reviewing the media release it was found to be inaccurate,

Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, including efforts to increase aid to essential workers and state, local and tribal governments in the upcoming CARES 2 package.

Please join Pollen Nation Magazine for an ongoing series of live podcasts on News Native People Need.

The Indian Health Service hosted a COVID-19 call with the media on April 30, 2020.

During a broadcast on April 24, 2020, PBS NewsHour paid tribute to Karen Ketcher, a citizen and employee of the Cherokee Nation who succumbed to COVID-19.

Over the weekend, leaders of various Alaska Native Corporations received a baffling questionnaire from a reporter with ProPublica and Anchorage Daily News.

NAJA launches COVID-19 Member Survey NAJA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and it is our hope to continue conference planning as usual. Leadership and staff will remain in communication with the NAJA Board of Directors to limit risks and if necessary, postpone the 2020 National Native Media Conference. In response, NAJA will […]

Victoria Kitcheyan, Chairperson of the National Indian Health Board, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the impact of the coronavirus in tribal communities.

Native Sun News Today is temporarily suspending publication for 2 weeks in order to protect employees from the spread of the coronavirus in South Dakota.

The first page of the March 2020 issue of Squol Quol, the Lummi Nation's newspaper, shows how hard the tribe has been hit by the coronavirus.

NAJA wants to know what you are experiencing professionally and personally due to COVID-19 and how we might support our members during this challenging time.