COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Thank you for taking a sudden interest in the roads on the Cheyenne River Reservation,' Chairman Harold Frazier said to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Great Plains Region is one of 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs Regions in the United States, encompassing nearly 25 percent of all Indian land owned by federally recognized tribes.

Show us how the State of South Dakota owns any land or interest on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation and I will show you how the state has violated their compact with the United States.

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

Running Strong for American Indian Youth delivered 30,600 pounds of frozen food to the Eagle Butte Food Pantry on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will file an injunction against the Trump administration regarding the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board has been awarded a $3 million grant to assist tribal nations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop and expand emergency preparedness capacities.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is facing what might be its biggest challenge yet: the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Native Sun News Today is temporarily suspending publication for 2 weeks in order to protect employees from the spread of the coronavirus in South Dakota.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project hasn’t stopped seeking new, creative ways to serve its community during the Covid-19 crisis.

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.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has confirmed the first COVID-19 case on the South Dakota side of the reservation.

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.

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.

Beginning on April 2, 2020, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will begin setting up checkpoints on main routes through the reservation.

South Dakota Mines Prints 3D Masks for Local Healthcare Providers to Address Coronavirus Outbreak RAPID CITY, SD (March 27, 2020) — In an effort to help local healthcare providers overcome a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is 3D printing masks for […]

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. 

On a conference call with members of the media on the afternoon of March 17, 2020, Michael Toedt, the chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service, confirmed three “presumptive positive” cases of COVID-19 within IHS. According to Toedt, the three cases are in the following areas of IHS: * Portland Area * Great Plains Area (Charles […]