COVID-19 in Indian Country
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic promotes food safety during the upcoming holiday.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC)

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jewel will co-host the 'Voices of Siihasin' Benefit Concert together with Dine artist, educator and organizer Lyla June on July 5, 2020.

Tocabe, An American Indian Eatery with two locations in Denver, Colorado, is proud to announce its grand reopening!

Please join the Native Americans for Community Action, the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, Diné Food Sovereignty Alliance, and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for Cooking (and More!) to Combat COVID-19.

On Memorial Day, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will honor tribal veterans who lost their lives, as well as those missing in action. A food distribution for veterans to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic will also take place.

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.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States.

Running Strong for American Indian Youth delivered 30,600 pounds of frozen food to the Eagle Butte Food Pantry on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the state of New Mexico and St. Mary’s Food Bank for coordinating the donation of essential food items to Navajo communities to help families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Navajo Nation Council partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank to restart community food distribution on the reservation.

Governor Max Zuni of the Pueblo of Isleta confirmed a second COVID-19 case within the New Mexico-based tribe.

The Pueblo of Zia has emerged as a coronavirus hotspot in New Mexico, and the tribe is taking numerous steps to prevent the spread of the disease.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently donated more than 40,000 pounds of food and supplies to Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and the Division of Economic Development announced that all Bashas’ Diné Markets on the Navajo Nation will extend their elderly shopping hours.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $8 billion stabilization fund set-aside for Tribes in response to COVID-19, as well as $100 million in funding for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

Good morning, I’m Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture for the United States Department of Agriculture. And this morning I just really want to speak from my heart to all you folks out there that are working at the front lines of our food supply chain. You know, we’re spoiled in America. You’ve provided such abundant, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2020 THE POKAGON BAND DONATES NINE PALLETS OF FOOD FROM ITS FOUR WINDS CASINOS TO FEED THOSE IN NEED Food will be distributed throughout Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana by Feeding America and Cultivate DOWAGIAC, Mich. – March 19, 2020 – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi have donated nine pallets […]

USDA Announces Feeding Program Partnership in Response to COVID-19 Collaboration will provide nearly 1,000,000 meals to rural children (Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a collaboration with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals to students in […]