COVID-19 in Indian Country
Please join the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development for Investing In Your Tribes’ Behavioral Health" on July 21, 2021.

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will hold a vaccination event at the Kewadin Shores Sprung Structure on March 13, 2021.
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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."

The National Indian Health Board has recognized Muscogee (Creek) citizen Amanda Wyatt as a Hero in Health.

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.

The National Indian Health Board honored and awarded the National Council of Urban Indian Health with an Outstanding Service Award for National Impact.

The National Indian Health Board opened its annual National Tribal Health Conference to a virtual audience of nearly 900 Tribal leaders, health professionals, advocates and federal and Congressional partners.

Please join a livestream where experts address resources and tactics for suicide prevention for American Indians and Alaska Natives in honor of #HopeForLife.

The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states and local governments, addressing an obstacle that has arisen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Indian Health Board strongly supports the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act, and is working to have this legislation attached to the next COVID-19 pandemic relief package.

National Indian Health Board Chairman William Smith will testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as part of a virtual public briefing about COVID-19 in Indian Country.

An appropriations package under consideration includes roughly $6.5 billion for the Indian Health Service, an increase of approximately $445 million above current levels.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on 'Evaluating the Response and Mitigation to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Native Communities' and a legislative hearing to receive testimony on S.3650, the Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act.

The National Indian Health Board, in a series of advocacy-driven engagements with Members of Congress, outlined for lawmakers a robust and comprehensive list of Tribal health and public health priorities that must be included in the next Coronavirus relief package.

The Association of American Indian Physicians and the National Indian Health Board are hosing another Ask a Native Physician Town Hall.

Indian Country is seeking over $8 billion in funding for the Indian health system as part of the next coronavirus relief package.

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.

Victoria Kitcheyan, Chairperson of the National Indian Health Board, will appear on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program on April 9, 2020.