COVID-19 in Indian Country
Three of the country’s largest tribal nations have formed a historic alliance to improve healthcare for tribal citizens living in Pennington County, South Dakota.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced that its award-winning RedCan invitational graffiti jam will be back as a live, in-person event this summer.

“Our kids have been remote learning for a long time, and they’ve really missed school,” said Jerica Widow of the Cheyenne River Youth Project.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project and the Seattle-based Vadon Foundation have announced a new partnership that will allow the nonprofit, grassroots youth organization to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.

As summer draws to a close, kids are going back to school — but school doesn’t look the same.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 6th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam was groundbreaking for more than one reason.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is back up and running after all staff members tested negative for COVID-19.

Although this summer isn’t a typical one thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s still off to a busy start at the Cheyenne River Youth Project.

Citing 'unlawful threats' to its sovereignty, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on June 23, 2020, sued President Donald J. Trump over coronavirus checkpoints on the reservation.

June is off to a busy start at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, located in the heart of South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Every day, staff members have been busy planting crops in their 2.5-acre, pesticide-free Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden.

The Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomed local youth to its new learning space in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) gymnasium for three days of sewing classes.

First Kristi Noem made a legal threat. Now the Republican governor of South Dakota is asking Donald Trump for help in taking down coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations.

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.

'We appreciate your concern about preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation,' Chairman Harold Frazier says to Governor Kristi Noem.

With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing their ground in an emerging sovereignty dispute with the Republican governor in South Dakota.

One of South Dakota’s most heralded healthcare icons has written an op–ed urging Governor Kristi Noem to rethink her oppositional stance to COVID-19 highway checkpoints on tribal lands.

With Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota threatening legal action over coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations, Kevin Abourezk of Indianz.Com will be going live with Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

We will not apologize for being an island of safety in a sea of uncertainty and death.

'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.

Two Indian inmates died of COVID-19 while in federal custody, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in separate announcements. One was a Lakota woman who had just given birth.