COVID-19 in Indian Country
New Indian Health Service Director Roselyn Tso will begin touring several sites across Indian Country to gain a better perspective on national and regional issues affecting the tribal members served by the Indian health system.
Roselyn Tso and Xavier Becerra

“I worked hard to include this important language and am relieved the Senate passed this critical extension for tribes to be able to expend CARES Act funds,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
Lisa Murkowski

“NCAI looks forward to continuing our work representing tribal governments and working with Alaska Native Corporations, tribal partners, and other allies to ensure that the United States meets its treaty obligations and its trust responsibilities to moving forward,” said President Fawn Sharp.
Fawn Sharp

"ARA and ANVCA are committed to building greater understanding about the critical roles ANCs play in the lives of Alaska Native people, and we stand ready to unite with Indian Country to better serve all of our Indigenous communities," two Alaska Native corporation organizations said.

On May 13, 2021, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports seven new COVID-19 cases in the YK Delta of Alaska.

"For decades now, Alaska Native people have relied on ANCs to provide access to education, health, housing, and economic support," Alaska Native corporation organizations said following a U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

Join President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson for a Lunchtime Chat to hear from Tlingit & Haida's Tribal Emergency Operations Center and receive an update on our CARES Act projects and services.

Alaska Native leader Victor Joseph has been named to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
victor joseph

Alaska Native corporations are asking the nation's highest court to determine if they can receive shares of $8 billion in COVID-19 relief.

On October 18, 2020, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation confirmed two residents tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are close contacts of previously known COVID-19 cases.

On September 14, 2020, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation identified four new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska.

On September 9, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation identified three new COVID-19 cases in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta of Alaska.

It is with deep sadness that YKHC reports that late in the day on August 19, 2020, a YK Delta resident in their 50’s died due to complications of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10am Eastern, the House Committee on Natural Resources is scheduled to hold a markup on more than a dozen bills.

With the coronavirus continuing to ravage tribal communities, a court hearing at 1pm Eastern on June 12, 2020, brings the focus back to one of the most heated and divisive issues in recent Indian Country history.

Don’t forget to join Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida! The topic for the May 28, 2020, session is Educational Assistance programs and services.

'We implore our lower 48 tribal partners: it is time to stop efforts that divide us. We must work together to fight this global pandemic,' Alaska Native corporations said.

The Daily Treasury Statement continues to show much of the coronavirus relief fund is going to tribal governments.

The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association and the ANCSA Regional Association issued a statement in connection with litigation over the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.

A federal judge has issued a decision in the closely-watched CARES Act lawsuit, barring the Trump administration from disbursing an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund to for-profit corporations.