COVID-19 in Indian Country
“This report reaffirms what we hear routinely from states: COVID-19 vaccines save lives, prevent hospitalizations, and reduce infection,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
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American Indian and Alaska Native Medicare beneficiaries saw the largest vaccination-related percentage decrease in SARS-CoV-2 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, according to a new report.
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The U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold a video briefing with public health experts to examine the steps that must be taken to ensure coronavirus vaccinations are administered equitably.
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American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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As of October 6, 2020, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has seen 659 coronavirus cases and 24 deaths on the reservation in Montana.

In 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites. 

Black, Brown, Immigrant and Indigenous communities continue to face racial injustices but #TheTimeisNow to put an end to blatant systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence.

Join the National Congress of American Indians and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow PUSH Coalition for a special town hall titled 'The Untold Story of America,' where we will discuss the true history of the nation from the American Indian and African American perspectives.

Another round of coronavirus testing at Ohkay Owingeh has turned up no positive cases of COVID-19.

Leaders of Ohkay Owingeh have canceled two upcoming cultural events in order to protect their community from the coronavirus.

As of May 15, 2020, 19 Native Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 in the nation's capital.

Given the profound and disparate impact that COVID-19 has had on Black, Latinx, and Native communities, the SNMA and ANAMS strongly urge federal and state legislators and health departments to take immediate action to combat this disparity in health outcomes.

Native peoples with COVID-19 are being severely undercounted.

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 District of Columbia continues to report a steady rise in COVID-19 cases among self-identified American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Coronavirus outbreaks on tribal lands are largely ignored by the federal government, mainstream media, and case tracking web sites.

The Pueblo of Jemez has confirmed the first COVID-19 case within the tribal community in New Mexico.

Ohkay Owingeh is reporting promising developments in the fight against the coronavirus in northern New Mexico.

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.

The District of Columbia continues to report a small but rising number of COVID-19 cases among self-identified Native Americans.