COVID-19 in Indian Country
The National Council of Urban Indian Health presented testimony on behalf of urban Indian organizations at two hearings on Capitol Hill.
National Council of Urban Indian Health​

"This was a shameful failure of federal relations with Indian Country," said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

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.

Native youth leaders from United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) will participate in a congressional forum led by Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona), chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management bills.

The HEROES Act includes $64 million for urban Indian health organizations.

The Heroes Act is the House Democratic plan to improve public health and support the American people through the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) are hosting a roundtable on May 15, 2020, with three national tribal organizations to discuss the newly introduced Heroes Act.

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) is pleased that the Heroes Act includes $24 billion in funding for tribal governments and tribal organizations.

Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M) strongly criticized the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) efforts to open sacred tribal lands in New Mexico to new oil and gas extraction during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

'The Coronavirus Relief Fund we passed in the CARES Act is meant to ensure Tribal and Alaska Native governments have the resources they need to continue government services and save the lives of those in their community,' Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) said.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is scheduled to participate in a live-streamed roundtable with tribal leaders to discuss the Federal Coronavirus Response in Indian Country.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) will host a virtual roundtable with Native leaders on the Trump administration’s botched response to the coronavirus pandemic in Indian Country.

For Immediate Release April 9, 2020 Huffman, Case, Cunningham, Graves Advocate for Fisheries Relief in Bipartisan Letter Calls on Commerce Department to Expedite CARES Act Assistance San Rafael, CA ­– Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Ed Case (D-HI), Joe Cunningham (D-SC), and Garret Graves (R-LA) led 35 of their colleagues in a bipartisan letter to […]

The House Committee on Natural Resources is going virtual with a hearing on the impacts of the coronavirus in Indian Country.

The Trump administration has left parts of Grand Canyon National Park open despite the presence of the coronavirus in the community.

Chair Grijalva: National Park Service Must Close Grand Canyon National Park Immediately, Interior Department Must Act to Prioritize Public Health.

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today said the passage of the CARES Act is a good step forward in the federal government’s ongoing effort to build up health care capacity in historically underserved and at-risk communities, including Native American tribes.

March 24, 2020 Following Administration Briefing, Chair Grijalva and House Dems Call for Congressional Relief Bill to Address Desperate Health Needs in Indian Country Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States – all […]

March 20, 2020 Chair Grijalva, Natural Resources Committee Launch New Coronavirus Resource Center, Seek Impact Information from Indian Country Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and the majority staff of the House Natural Resources Committee are seeking information from Native American communities impacted by coronavirus on the level of governmental response they’ve seen, […]