COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reported four new active cases of COVID-19 — making 18 total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is reporting thirteen new cases of COVID-19, making twenty active cases under the tribe’s jurisdiction.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is reporting five (5) new cases of COVID-19 today — making nine (9) active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.
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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is continuing to report an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the community of Akwesasne.
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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reports a spike of six (6) new active COVID-19 cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction — making 11 total active COVID-19 cases.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce that CARES Act funds will be used to offer additional disaster relief support for tribal households and Akwesasne businesses.
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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center is continuing to take a phased approach for the easing of protective measures in response to COVID-19.

Leaders of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have adopted COVID-19 reopening guidelines.

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.

Diane Kennedy, a former employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs who went home to the Seneca Nation to serve her people, passed away at the age of 71 due to COVID-19.

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

In an update on April 28, 2020, Seneca Nation President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. announced 'sad news' to his people: the first COVID-19 death of a community member.

All states, jurisdictions and territories in the U.S. must collect demographic data on racial disparities and the coronavirus, said Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland), the House Majority Leader.

Native Pride has expanded truck driver giveaways of immune-boosting juices to first responders on the Seneca Nation.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is sharing a personal story from someone who tested positive for COVID-19,

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne have been notified of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community of Akwesasne.

Covid-19 is posing a number of challenges for truck drivers who deliver food and supplies throughout the nation and into our communities.

In a video message on March 24, 2020, Seneca Nation President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr. reprimanded an individual on Seneca territory who he said was promoting unproven cures for the coronavirus.  “This can actually be extremely dangerous,” Armstrong said in the video. Armstrong also announced the successful reopening of the tribe’s health care facilities in New […]

While the Smithsonian Institution is currently unable to welcome visitors to view the latest exhibitions in its galleries, the National Museum of the American Indian is pleased to share the work of Native photographers through the exhibition website for “Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field.” The exhibition is simultaneously installed at our DC and NY […]

Note: Seneca Nation President Rickey L. Armstrong Sr.  has been updating his people on the tribe’s #Coronavirus response. On March 19, 2020, he said a tribal health employee, a non-citizen who lives off Seneca lands, tested #COVID19 positive. President Armstrong’s update for 3/20/20 regarding many important issues facing the Seneca Nation’s health system, workforce, and […]