COVID-19 in Indian Country
As Native nations take on the challenges presented by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts.
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The Oglala Sioux Tribe has confirmed 240 COVID-19 cases on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has confirmed 228 COVID-19 cases on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Bryan Brewer, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, took part in an Indianz.Com live broadcast on June 30, 2020.

First Kristi Noem made a legal threat. Now the Republican governor of South Dakota is asking Donald Trump for help in taking down coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations.

Elected officials in Seattle, Washington, are supporting the sovereign rights of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe to establish coronavirus checkpoints on their homelands.

Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe chose not to extend a coronavirus lockdown amid an increase in COVID-19 cases on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe ordered a reservation-wide shutdown Monday night, after learning two residents had tested positive for COVID-19, representing the first confirmed cases among its citizens.

With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing their ground in an emerging sovereignty dispute with the Republican governor in South Dakota.

One of South Dakota’s most heralded healthcare icons has written an op–ed urging Governor Kristi Noem to rethink her oppositional stance to COVID-19 highway checkpoints on tribal lands.

With Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota threatening legal action over coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations, Kevin Abourezk of Indianz.Com will be going live with Bryan Brewer, former president of Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Governor Kristi Noem sent letters to Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and President Bear Runner of the Oglala Sioux Tribe demanding that coronavirus checkpoints be removed from highways.

President Julian Bear Runner admitted to being arrested this weekend, though he declined to say what charges he is facing as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

The state of South Dakota has begun reporting coronavirus data among racial and ethnic lines, with Native Americans accounting for nearly 5 percent of COVID-19 cases.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are among the poorest and most vulnerable Tribal nations in the country

As part of their new CARES Act lawsuit, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe have filed a sealed motion in federal court.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe have filed a second CARES Act lawsuit.

An employee of the Red Cloud Indian School is the first COVID-19 case on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

President Julian Bear Runner of the Oglala Sioux Tribe confirmed the first COVID-19 case on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

President Julian Bear Runner of the Oglala Sioux Tribe announced a number of actions being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on the Pine Ridge Reservation.