COVID-19 in Indian Country
“NCAI looks forward to continuing our work representing tribal governments and working with Alaska Native Corporations, tribal partners, and other allies to ensure that the United States meets its treaty obligations and its trust responsibilities to moving forward,” said President Fawn Sharp.
Fawn Sharp

"This case was never about the funds. Instead, it was about upholding tribal sovereignty and the status of federally-recognized tribes," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in response to a long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Window Rock Arizona Navajo Nation

On Monday, April 19, 2021, the Ute Indian Tribe presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the distribution of CARES Act funds to federally recognized tribal governments.

Bryan Brewer, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, took part in an Indianz.Com live broadcast on June 30, 2020.

Citing 'unlawful threats' to its sovereignty, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on June 23, 2020, sued President Donald J. Trump over coronavirus checkpoints on the reservation.

Join the National Congress of American Indians and tribal leaders for our upcoming forum on Protecting Tribal Lands and Sacred Places: Current Threats across Indian Country.

First Kristi Noem made a legal threat. Now the Republican governor of South Dakota is asking Donald Trump for help in taking down coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations.

Elected officials in Seattle, Washington, are supporting the sovereign rights of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe to establish coronavirus checkpoints on their homelands.

'We appreciate your concern about preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation,' Chairman Harold Frazier says to Governor Kristi Noem.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem should commend the recent checkpoints implemented by Native American tribes to protect their nations from a COVID-19 outbreak, not condemn them with threats of legal action. LINK:

The Oceti Sakowin of the Dakota/Nakota/Lakota Oyate or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation stand united to protect our Native people from the ravages of the Coronavirus.

With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing their ground in an emerging sovereignty dispute with the Republican governor in South Dakota.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in McGirt v. Oklahoma at 10am Eastern on May 11, 2020.

One of South Dakota’s most heralded healthcare icons has written an op–ed urging Governor Kristi Noem to rethink her oppositional stance to COVID-19 highway checkpoints on tribal lands.

With Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota threatening legal action over coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations, Kevin Abourezk of Indianz.Com will be going live with Bryan Brewer, former president of Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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