COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Navajo Nation and the Indian Health Service are working together to utilize CARES Act funds for water projects on the reservation.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer approved over $475 million in CARES Act projects to help the Navajo people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the U.S. Senate’s approval of S. 886, the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act.

More than $700 million is needed to address the widespread lack of water and electricity access across the Navajo Nation. according to tribal lawmakers. 

The Indian Affairs Department continues to partner with the New Mexico National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other sister agencies to procure and deliver food and water to our tribal communities.

The disproportionate high rates of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation (Nation) has recently made headlines at the world stage and has brought to light the lack of in-home sanitation facilities and lack of potable water infrastructure coverage.

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema urged Congressional leaders to include increased resources for water and sanitation projects for Tribal communities in future coronavirus relief legislation.

Vice President Myron Lizer of the Navajo Nation will attend a Native American roundtable with President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 5, 2020.

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, the Bristol Bay Native Association, the United Tribes of Bristol Bay and the Bristol Bay Housing Authority have developed protocols for the upcoming salmon season in Bristol Bay in Alaska.

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.