COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Cherokee Nation announced a $332 million spending plan to use the tribe’s first portion of an $8 billion set aside in CARES Act funding.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, is hiring new positions that provide medical and mental health care during COVID-19.

The Kiowa Tribe will not use its CARES Act funding for per capita payments, Chairman Matthew M. Komalty said.

During a Special Business Committee Meeting held on May 21st, the Sac and Fox Nation Business Committee approved the Sac and Fox Nation COVID-19 Economic Support Program.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma): "It is my goal to ensure Oklahoma Tribes are included in these resources provided by the CARES Act."

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic wants to emphasize the necessity of physical distancing during Memorial Day weekend. 

'Responsible Hospitality': Cherokee Nation Businesses announced a planned approach to providing a safe environment for guests and employees at its entertainment properties.

The Auntie Project: Native Women of Service launched a new initiative—the Navajo Nation Covid-19 Family Relief Effort.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in McGirt v. Oklahoma at 10am Eastern on May 11, 2020.

The Cherokee Nation will reopen its government offices in a phased plan that incorporates social distancing and has employees returning on staggered shifts starting June 1, 2020.

The membership of Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association voted to cancel its 2020 Conference and Trade Show, in an abundance of caution related to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and continuing spread of COVID-19 as a result.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic has stepped up to protect the well-being of Oklahomans and reduce the risk of spreading novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

'Federally recognized tribal governments, across the United States including in Alaska, work daily to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr said in connection with an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

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.

The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes opposes the inclusion of Alaska Native corporations in the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

Tribal Diagnostics is set to begin accepting Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples from healthcare providers, including Indian Health Service, Tribal and urban Indian facilities.

Native Americans represent 6.7 percent of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, the second highest percentage in the state.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic offers tips for mental and physical well-being during physical distancing at home.

Our Osage Nation Congress is meeting through technology and on-line means during our current 24 day Hun-Kah session.

During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.