COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President invite you to a virtual tribute in honor of Navajo Code Talker Day.

The Cherokee Nation mourns the loss of one of its fluent Cherokee speakers and elders to COVID-19. Edna "Dolly" Raper passed away on July 4, 2020.

'As Senator, I will proudly work with the Navajo community to invest in education, housing, infrastructure and – especially – healthcare,' Democratic candidate Mark Kelly says in releasing a new ad.

The Seneca Nation is mourning the loss of five community members to COVID-19. Three of them are from the same family of Seneca matriarchs.

Norma Kennedy, a beloved elder from the Seneca Nation, passed away due to COVID-19. She was 92 years old.

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

Governor Brian D. Vallo of the Pueblo of Acoma was overcome with emotion when discussing the impact of the coronavirus on the tribe's most vulnerable -- and most hopeful -- population.

In a video message on March 24, 2020, Governor Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community updated the tribe on coronavirus efforts on the reservation in Arizona. He said no new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, following the first two that emerged earlier this week. He said both patients remain in isolation and […]

  I hope this e-Newsletter finds you well.   Indigenous Language Institute (ILI) is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and with the most recent official declaration of this status as a “national emergency”, we have postponed two of our major national training workshops that were scheduled for March and April 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. […]

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez offers a Navajo language and an English language update on coronavirus efforts on the largest reservation in the United States. The Navajo language term for COVID-19 is “Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19” which can be translated in a few ways, including “cough that kills,” a sign of the potentially dangerous nature of the […]

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus and what to do if symptoms are present? The Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc. translated a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention video into the Navajo language.