COVID-19 in Indian Country
“We are in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 infections here on the Navajo Nation,” said President Jonathan Nez.
Window Rock Arizona Navajo Nation

Please join Holly Van Lew of the Indian Health Service for another COVID-19 Ask Me Anything session from the National Indian Health Board.
Holly Van Lew

The Architecture and Design Film Festival has been postponed due to concerns about the escalating COVID pandemic.
National Building Museum

Please join the National Indian Health Board and Association of American Indian Physicians for a webinar on the response to the Delta COVID-19 variant in tribal communities.

The Department of the Treasury will be hosting a tribal information session on June 28, 2021, to discuss reporting and compliance with the American Rescue Plan Act.
Department of the Treasury

The White House invites you to join a briefing on June 29, 2021, to learn how the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan Act will help Native families.
White House

On May 28, 2021, the Navajo Nation received its initial funding allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act totaling over $1.8 billion.

The Department of the Treasury is hosting an additional session on the distribution of $20 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to tribal governments.
Department of the Treasury

NAFOA will continue to monitor developments related to the distribution of the $20 billion to Tribal governments and will work to keep our community informed as new information becomes available.
The Treasury Department

The American Rescue Plan Act provides $20 billion for federally-recognized tribes to help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus.
Window Rock Arizona Navajo Nation

On behalf of the White House Covid Response Team, please join a White House Tribal Covid-19 Update.

The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will hold a virtual meeting on February 26, 2021.

Please join the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Indian Health Service, and the Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team for a call on February 4, 2021.

The 35th annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) will move dates in an effort to better ensure additional safe, in-person programming amid COVID-19.

Next in the NAJA Roundtable series: Experts and reporters will discuss common pitfalls and best practices when covering the pandemic in Indian Country.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is finalizing its COVID-19 in Indian Country report.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) took part in a panel at the National Tribal Health Conference with tribal leaders and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York).

The National Indian Health Board concluded the National Tribal Health Conference with a panel discussion on the behavioral health that honed in on the human effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Tribal Nations prepaid for our healthcare," Walker River Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Amber Torres said. "Our Treaties require the federal government to fund our people’s care for the next seven generations and beyond."

In a year packed with change and uncertainty, the National Indian Health Board was pleased to recognize and honor a group of Tribal health leaders, providers and advocates during its Heroes in Health Awards Gala.