COVID-19 in Indian Country
Chairman Coly Brown of the Winnebago Tribe released a statement in connection with the leak of sensitive CARES Act data by the federal government.

The Omaha Tribe criticized Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts for allegedly withdrawing an offer to provide financial support and medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

  A 32-year-old Oglala Lakota man, Vernon Black Eyes, has spent the past week distributing free hand sanitizer and toilet paper to elders and people with underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable to the coronavirus in Lincoln, Nebraska. Video by Kevin Abourezk:

With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need in his community.

A 32-year-old Lakota man has been helping slow the spread of the coronavirus, one bottle of hand sanitizer and one roll of toilet paper at a time. Kevin Abourezk of Indianz.Com was able to follow Vernon Black Eyes (Oglala Sioux Tribe) and his girlfriend Sara Anderson (Omaha Tribe) as the made their rounds in Lincoln, Nebraska, […]

News Release March 18, 2020 Ponca Tribe of Nebraska declares State of Emergency and announces travel ban Lincoln, Nebraska – The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has declared a State of Emergency, in response to diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the Ponca Tribe service delivery area counties in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. The announcement comes […]