COVID-19 in Indian Country
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Indigenous populations across the country, including among children.

Please join the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development for “A Conversation with Bryan Newland – How Tribes Can Maximize their American Rescue Plan Opportunities.”

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has begun disbursing $900 million to federally recognized tribes under the American Rescue Plan Act.

“This much-needed financial support will aid our ability to help the Tribal communities we serve recover more quickly from the pandemic’s wide-ranging impact on them,” said Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.

Bryan Newland, the president of the Bay Mills Indian Community, posted a social media thread about coronavirus testing in tribal communities. He said the Indian Health Service has failed to live up to promises about testing being readily available to tribal nations. As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, the IHS had facilitated testing for more […]