COVID-19 in Indian Country
As part of their new CARES Act lawsuit, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe have filed a sealed motion in federal court.

The federal judge assigned to the tribal #CARESAct lawsuit has scheduled a new hearing in the case in light of the Trump administration's attempts to delay paying Indian Country its share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The Trump administration still doesn't know how it's going to distribute an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund to Indian Country, just days before payments are supposed to go out.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe have filed a second CARES Act lawsuit.

Indian Country will get its say in the CARES Act lawsuit and the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.

In another major development, five more tribes have joined the CARES Act lawsuit in order to ensure the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund goes to governments in Indian Country.

Nearly every major inter-tribal organization in the United States is seeking to share their views in the CARES Act lawsuit that's headed for a major showdown in federal court.

A video conference hearing is scheduled in the CARES Act lawsuit as tribal governments await word on on $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The coronavirus is impacting American Indians and Alaska Natives all over the country, whether they live in reservation, rural or urban settings.

The District of Columbia continues to report a small but rising number of COVID-19 cases among self-identified Native Americans.

Four people who identify as Native American have tested positive for COVID-19 in the District of Columbia.

The U.S. Supreme Court has postponed oral arguments for the month of April 2020.

Construction of the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., continues amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With the nation hobbled by the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. Supreme Court continues work on McGirt v. Oklahoma, the only Indian law case set for argument during the current term.

While the Smithsonian Institution is currently unable to welcome visitors to view the latest exhibitions in its galleries, the National Museum of the American Indian is pleased to share the work of Native photographers through the exhibition website for “Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field.” The exhibition is simultaneously installed at our DC and NY […]

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had scheduled an oversight hearing on March 25, 2020. It’s now being postponed to sometime in “late April,” according to a spokesperson for the Republican majority on the legislative panel. The oversight hearing was scheduled to address President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget request for Indian Country programs. […]