COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is extending its shutdown order amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in South Dakota, President Rodney Bordeaux announced.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Indian Health Service are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases on the reservation.

Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are looking at a reservation-wide lockdown after learning of 14 COVID-19 cases within the community.

With 13 positive cases of coronavirus on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, tribal leaders have enacted a host of new laws to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.

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.

On the same day the Trump Administration announced that up to 240,000 people may succumb to the COVID-19 virus, TransCanada announced it is proceeding with KXL pipeline construction.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe announced the first confirmed COVID-19 positive case on the reservation in South Dakota. “The person is an adult, resides in Todd County, the entire family is in quarantine, and isolated at home,” a post on social media read. Rosebud Sioux Tribe: https://www.rosebudsiouxtribe-nsn.gov/rst-coronavirus-information

A March 25, 2020, video message from President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Bordeaux declared a COVID-19 emergency on the reservation earlier this month in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus in South Dakota. “We are not invincible so if you can, stay at home,” Bordeaux said.