COVID-19 in Indian Country
On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the Snoqualmie Tribe held its first Snoqualmie Tribal Vaccination Clinic on the Snoqualmie Reservation.
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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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“This is a data genocide on Native people,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk of the Urban Indian Health Institute. “American Indians and Alaska Natives are dying at disproportionate rates and decision makers don’t even have accurate data to ensure we are properly funded and resourced.”
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The Lummi Nation administered its first Pfizer vaccine to a tribal citizen following delivery of 300 doses to the tribe.
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In response to the local and national need, the Chehalis Tribe and Heritage Distilling have teamed up to produce up to 600,000 gallons of hand sanitizer per month.

A Native-owned company is responding to coronavirus pandemic by partnering with Oregon artists to launch new wool blanket with a timely message about unity.

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.

The first page of the March 2020 issue of Squol Quol, the Lummi Nation's newspaper, shows how hard the tribe has been hit by the coronavirus.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer met with Federal Emergency Management Administration representatives.

The Lummi Nation confirmed the 17th COVID-19 positive case within the community.

An employee of the casino owned by the Yakama Nation has tested positive for COVID-19.

Leaders of the Puyallup Tribe have confirmed the first COVID-19 case within their community.

The Lummi Nation has confirmed 16 positive COVID-19 cases within the tribal community in Washington.

Annual Convention Update Because our event is scheduled for May, NAIHC and AMERIND have not yet cancelled or postponed our Annual Convention. We are monitoring all recommendations and restrictions on large gatherings. We understand that many tribes have instituted travel bans and that public health officials are recommending gathering in the next few weeks be cancelled, […]