Indian Country's COVID-19 syllabus

COVID-19 Tracker in the United States

April 21, 2020 10:30 pm EDT

Cases confirmed in the Indian health system: 1,863

Total deaths in the Indian health system: 70

*** Report COVID-19 cases in your tribe on this Google Form ***

Confirmed by tribes, the Indian Health Service, state public health agencies or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

(Only updated once a day, Monday through Friday)

April 21, 2020 10:30 pm EDT

Total cases: 776,093

Total deaths: 41,758

COVID-19 Tracker around the world

April 21, 2020 10:30 pm EDT by the World Health Organization

Total cases confirmed: 2,402,250

Deaths: 163,097

Indian Country Today story syllabus

Stories that have been posted by Indian Country Today

Elders face new coronavirus-related scams

Tip one: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

New life of a trucker: Less traffic. More hours. And so much kindness

Native truck drivers across the U.S. report similar changes tied to the pandemic: long shifts, extra precautions, fewer wrecks and more “thank yous.”

A scary, global race to get home

Good news: Two Phoenix-area women who were living in the U.K. when coronavirus cases began skyrocketing in Europe say they’re relieved to be back with family

Two pueblos have some of the highest infection rates in US

Two pueblos in New Mexico have some of the highest infection rates in the United States. The numbers are stark. Zia Pueblo has 31 confirmed positive cases with a population of 900 people. And San Felipe has 52 cases with a population of 2,200.

Federal rules: Tribal casinos are ineligible for payroll help

‘Congress said ‘any’ small business can get paycheck protection for its people, the SBA has no right to say anything less to small tribal gaming businesses’

'It's hard when you love something'

COVID-19 pandemic threatens health in Alaska Native villages and the thousands of workers who usually arrive for the short, lucrative Bristol Bay fishery.

Adorable participants in regalia win the internet

Jayda saw her auntie Tanisha do a #DontRushChallenge video and wanted to do one with her cousins. The result was a well-deserved viral video

'This is a matter of life and death'

Navajo Nation is an Indian Country COVID-19 hotspot, as medical supplies are dwindling nationally. A summary of COVID-19-related news for Saturday April 4, 2020

Alaska villages 'scrambling' after losing essential air service

Ravn Air carried passengers, food, freight and mail to more than 120 communities announced it’s ending service to all but 11 villages. Ravn Air sent the message at 6 a.m. telling employees to stop operations that day.

Governor tells president: 'Incredible spikes' could 'wipe out tribal nations'

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said there are “'incredible spikes" of coronavirus cases in the Navajo Nation and that the virus could "wipe out" some tribal nations, according to a recording of a call between Trump and the nation's governors obtained by ABC News.

"We're seeing incredible spikes in the Navajo Nation, and this is going to be an issue where we're going to have to figure that out and think about maybe testing and surveillance opportunities," Grisham said.

Indian Country Today Reporters' Roundtable, March 30


'It is also our tradition to protect our people,' the canoes will wait

Another Monday. Another tranche of global COVID-19 cases on National Doctors Day. There are now more than 122,000 cases in the United States, resulting in 2,112 deaths. And in Indian Country there are 190 cases with at least 10 deaths confirmed.

The Lummi Nation in Washington state reported the sharpest increase so far this week. There are now 16 positive cases, 12 of them being Lummi citizens, and nine people who live on the Lummi Reservation. Two of the cases include members of the Lummi Business Council. The identified cases are likely to go up -- there are 22 more cases pending, according to the tribe’s public health department.

Youth and Elders test positive for COVID-19 amid calls for donations

Meskwaki Nation among others in Indian Country with confirmed cases

Weekends are usually days when people take time off. Not these days as the number of positive coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country.Over the weekend, tribal nations reported new numbers, instituted new curfews and organizations asked for more donations to send to both students and community members. Others used this time to connect on social media.In Iowa, a 31-year-old Meskwaki woman was confirmed positive for the virus, the Times Republican reported. She has been identified as Lindsey Johnson.

Help is on the way? Depends on the type of small business

‘Three weeks ago we were doing great! And now we’re done.’

It’s a sparse lunch crowd at the Bee Line Cafe in Payson, Arizona. Only four tables have guests seated and eating. Business has slowed considerably in the past week says owner Kassie Sexton.“People are not wanting to come in because they're afraid they’re going to get cooties.” She laughs nervously as she looks around her nearly empty cafe.

Billion dollar plus for Indian health (is a start) for coronavirus response

Associated Press

The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal lands, provide economic relief for tribal members, and help with food deliveries to low-income families and the elderly.

Tribes have been lobbying Congress to help address shortfalls in an already underfunded health care system and to ensure the federal government fulfills its obligation to them under treaties and other acts. While the $10 billion for tribes in the $2.2 trillion package is less than they requested, tribes say it represents progress.

Indian Country’s daily coronavirus update: 103,321 cases now in the U.S.

The number of coronavirus cases is growing globally.

On Saturday, 103,321 cases were reported in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making the U.S. the country with the highest number of confirmed cases and 1,668 people have died from coronavirus-related complications.

Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is the highest in the world, with over 10,000 fatalities.

COVID-19 financial strain? Here are resources in 50 states

Federal and state services include monetary and food assistance, unemployment benefits, and more. The National Retail Federation also has over 70 corporations looking for workers

Minnesota tribes affected by stay-at-home order

Updated: New coronavirus cases on the Navajo Nation have increased by 20 on Wednesday, from 49 to 69

Tribes in Minnesota are the latest across Indian Country to fall under a statewide stay-at-home order in the fight to prevent the coronavirus spread.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Wednesday ordering Minnesota residents in nonessential jobs to stay at home. The order begins midnight Friday and is scheduled to run through April 10.

Senate vote expected; $8 billion for tribes

The Senate and White House reached an agreement on the bailout funds for America, the largest in history. The $2 trillion relief package includes $8 billion for tribal governments and $2 billion for emergency supplemental funding for federal Indian programs.

The Senate vote on the agreement is set to happen this afternoon. Even if passed by the Senate, they would need House approval.

Bad news: 'It's likely to get worse'

Two Arizona tribes in the Phoenix valley see their first COVID-19 cases while the Navajo Nation adds 20 more reports. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reported its first case and the Gila River Indian Community has two positive cases.

These new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Indian health system to 64 and two deaths. Eight out of 10 deaths due to the coronavirus in the U.S. have been people 65 and older, according to the CDC.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community President Martin Harvier made the announcement Tuesday afternoon on the tribal government’s Facebook page.

Alaska, Hawaii order mandatory quarantines

Generations and generations ... have had to deal with these pandemics and these viruses, and they've also had to get up in the morning and feed themselves, and make things run for society'

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for people arriving from out of state to slow the spread of COVID-19. On Sunday Hawaii Governor David Ing took the action for travelers headed there.

Shake hands? A hug? People don’t seem ready to change

Surgeon General: ‘America … It’s going to get bad’

This morning U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on national television, “I want America to understand this week, it's going to get bad.” As if he needed proof, the number of positive cases for COVID-19 listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doubled over the weekend. There are now 33,404 cases and 400 people across the country have died.

Ammo & fuel for hunters to feed others

'We're just going to get in front of the things that may come up’

Some tribes are postponing powwows, closing casinos, and commanding their employees to work from home.

Three Alaska tribes have another plan to fight COVID-19 and serve citizens.

Beyond a statistic: When the virus hits home

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: Someone feeling well could still be carrying the virus … 'then you walk past the next Ron, my big brother, in public'

Indian Country Today Reporters' Roundtable, March 24

Five days tells the coronavirus story: Caseload jumps from two to 26

Researchers estimate that the undetected cases are “11 times more than has been officially reported"

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation grew from two on Tuesday night to 26 Saturday night. Five days.

Dancing for the people (virtually)

Zibaaska’iganagooday is the exploding sound in the Ojibwe language and it has a long history of healing

Community song and dance have always been a part of healing and prayer for Native people. In this time of social distancing, however, people are putting a digital spin on these healing traditions. People all over Indian Country are organizing virtual powwows and other social dances via social media as a means to offer hope and spiritual support during the Covid19 pandemi

Bored? This Indigenous list is for you

Swords, rez dogs, Indian Country adventures and more

Bored at home? Nonsense.Practicing safe social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic can also mean opportunity. We can finally catch up on all the streaming shows, Native YouTubers, read all the books we never have time for and listen to all the saved podcast episodes tucked away on our devices.

‘Native artists are resilient. We’ll get through this’

Native artists, musicians, comedians, actors and writers speak on careers affected by the COVID-19 virus. Freelance Artist Resources website hopes to provide relief

A week of hell (or business as usual?)

People are not taking COVID-19 serious, said Dean Seneca. Unfortunate if it takes mass casualties to ‘open people's eyes

Homeless. Vulnerable. And no option for 'self isolation'

American Indians and Alaska Natives clustered in camps or on the streets; 'It's been a crazy time'

Every major city has a virtual suburb for the homeless. Homes consisting of tents, scrap wood, shopping baskets and cardboard boxes. In shelters, a family dwelling might have a common kitchen and bedrooms with bunk beds. Others may have a large room filled with dozens of bunk beds or canvas cots. Some have dozens of rubber-coated thick pads placed a foot apart in rows laid across a concrete floor.

Spike reported in Navajo Nation cases

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation has grown to 14, a dramatic increase from the three confirmed cases reported only a day ago.

The announcement came hours after a 55-year-old Cherokee Nation citizen was the first coronavirus related death in Oklahoma. Before the Navajo Nation announcement late Thursday, March 19, there were nine cases confirmed in the Indian health system.

New data and a Cherokee Nation death

The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma have confirmed the first COVID-19 related death, according to the Cherokee Phoenix. A 55-year-old Cherokee man died on March 18 after fighting a cold and then contracted the coronavirus disease.

The death of a tribal citizen that has been confirmed is one of the nine cases reported in the Indian health system as of March 19. On Wednesday, the Navajo Nation confirmed its third case, a 62-year-old Navajo man.

New cases at Lummi; long-term care facility outbreak traced back to sick workers

The Lummi Nation in Washington state has confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases, according to Tony Hillaire, chief of staff of the Lummi Indian Business Council. This adds to the total of seven within the Indian health system; one in the Portland Area of the Indian Health Service, one in the Great Plains area and two in the Navajo region.

Of the three Lummi cases, one is a Lummi citizen who resides on the reservation. The other two cases are residents of King and Whatcom counties.

San Ildefonso Pueblo, a pueblo located north of Santa Fe, closed their reservation to tourists as a precaution to coronavirus. Today, the pueblo added this sign to notify the general public of this request. (Photo by Nathan Sanchez)

Opinion stories

Opinion: COVID-19: Survival in the time of scarcity is what we as Native people do best by Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear

Nations all across the world are exercising state authority to close their borders and protect their citizens from an invisible enemy. 114 of the total 195 countries have instituted travel restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 according to updated data on Friday March 27.

Opinion: What you need to know about the federal #COVIDー19 relief bill by Sarah Walters

Last week, the U.S. Congress passed the largest spending bill of its kind in history: more than $2 trillion to keep the economy afloat as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down businesses, schools, and normal activity across many parts of the globe.

The legislation — which follows two previous bills intended to expand coronavirus testing and expand paid sick leave protections — includes many important provisions that will impact the way tribes can respond to the pandemic.

Opinion: Serious advice for dealing with the pandemic by Darren Thompson

Tribal leaders urge Indian Country to stay home

Opinion: Flatten the curve by Rep. Tom Cole

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread...

Opinion: One sure thing about COVID-19 by Elisabeth Rosenthal

It has been nearly three months since the first cases of new coronavirus pneumonia appeared in Wuhan, China.

Opinion: The anxiety from COVID-19 by Joe Biden

Across the nation many of us are feeling anxious about the rapid spread of COVID-19, known as the coronavirus.

Explanation stories

Coronavirus. A person watches live data reporting the worldwide spread of Coronavirus as the UK continues in lockdown. Picture date: Monday March 30, 2020. A total of 1,228 patients are reported to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire URN:53238940 (Press Association via AP Images)

The power of data to predict where the coronavirus will hit next

Just like a massive evacuation can save lives in a Category 4 hurricane, social distancing and shuttered workplaces can slow the rate at which the virus spreads.

China or Italy? A stark contrast on the coronavirus front

Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but in a stark warning for the world, Italy appeared set to surpass China's death toll from the virus.

The two milestones were a dramatic illustration of how much the global outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States. They also showed how the arc of contagion can vary in different nations, as Italy with 60 million people braces to see more carnage than China, a nation of 1.4 billion.

The science: How coronavirus spreads from person to person

Each infected person spreads to two or three others on average, researchers estimate. It spreads more easily than flu but less than measles, tuberculosis or some other respiratory diseases

Coronavirus Q&A: What is it? The symptoms. And how it spreads

An explainer of every frequently asked question in relation to COVID-19.

COVID-19 online resources

What's open and closed in Indian Country *Last updated: Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. EDT


  1. AIHEC Spring Student Conference [Cancelled]
  2. AISES Region 1 Conference [Cancelled]
  3. AISES Region 2 Conference [Cancelled]
  4. AISES Region 3 Conference [Cancelled]
  5. AISES Region 5 Conference [Cancelled]
  6. AISES Region 6 Conference [Cancelled]
  7. AISES Region 7 Conference [Cancelled]
  8. Annual Indian Law Conference [Cancelled]
  9. Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit [Postponed]
  10. Bristol Bay Sustainability Summit [Postponed]
  11. Commission on Native Children Regional Meeting [Cancelled]
  12. Future Native Nation Builders Program [Postponed]
  13. FVPSA Tribal Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Meeting [Postponed]
  14. Indian Gaming 2020 Tradeshow [Postponed]
  15. Indigenous Tourism Forum of the Americas [Cancelled]
  16. 2020 Native American Child and Family Conference [Postponed]
  17. Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference [Cancelled]
  18. Native Women Lead: Growing Your Dream Retreat [Postponed]
  19. Native Public Media conference [Cancelled]
  20. Navajo Nation Economic Summit 2020 [Postponed]
  21. NCUIH Conference: New Opportunities in Urban Indian Health [Cancelled]
  22. New Mexico Tribal Leaders Summit [Postponed]
  23. NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit [Postponed]
  24. NICWA Protecting Our Children Conference [Cancelled … moved online]
  25. Our Nations Our Journeys, Indigenous Public Health Forum [Postponed]
  26. Tanana Chiefs Convention [Postponed]
  27. Tulane University Third Annual Indigenous Symposium [Cancelled]
  28. Tree of Healing Behavioral Health Conference [Postponed with new dates]
  29. Tribal Public Health Conference hosted by SPTHB [Cancelled]
  30. Tribal Self-Governance Conference [Postponed]
  31. UNM NALSA & TLJ: Crime In Indian Country [Cancelled]
  32. Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum [Cancelled]
  33. Women are Sacred Conference [Postponed]


  1. AMERIND All West Native American 100 [Cancelled]
  2. American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala [Postponed]
  3. Arctic Winter Games [Cancelled]
  4. Arizona State University Powwow [Postponed]
  5. Basketball Against Alcohol and Drugs Tournament [Cancelled]
  6. BYU Powwow [Cancelled]
  7. Cama’i Dance Festival [Postponed]
  8. Celebration by Sealaska Heritage [Postponed]
  9. Coeur d’Alene 27th Anniversary Powwow [Postponed]
  10. Denver March Powwow [Postponed]
  11. Dine College Powwow [Cancelled]
  12. Four Winds Invitational, hosted by Four Winds Casinos [Postponed for July 31]
  13. Gila River Indian “Get Out The Vote” Rally [Cancelled]
  14. Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians [All events cancelled until further notice]
  15. Fort Hall All-Indian Basketball Tournament [Postponed]
  16. Fort Lewis Annual Hozhoni Days Powwow [Cancelled]
  17. 7th Gen College Fair and Summit [Postponed]
  18. Gathering of Nations Powwow [Cancelled]
  19. Gun Lake Tribe [All events cancelled]
  20. Havasupai Annual Peach Festival [Closed]
  21. Indigi Pop X [Postponed]
  22. Lakehead University Powwow [Cancelled]
  23. Madison Park Social Powwow [Cancelled]
  24. Merrie Monarch Festival [Cancelled]
  25. National NALSA 50th Anniversary with TICA [Cancelled]
  26. Native at Virginia Tech Sprint Powwow [Cancelled]
  27. North American Indigenous Games [Postponed to 2021]
  28. Osage Candidate Debates [Cancelled]
  29. Pah-Loots-Puu Powwow at Washington State University [Cancelled]
  30. Penn State Powwow [Cancelled]
  31. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi [All events cancelled]
  32. Potato Dance Special, hosted by BYU Native Alumni [Cancelled]
  33. Powwow For Hope hosted by the American Indian Cancer Foundation [Postponed]
  34. Raven’s Ball hosted by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium [Cancelled]
  35. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe [All community event cancelled for the rest of the month]
  36. Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian [ALL events cancelled through 5/3]
  37. Stanford Powwow [Cancelled]
  38. The Sea of Grass Book Release [Postponed]
  39. Tribal Journeys 2020, Paddle to Snuneymuxw [Postponed until further notice]
  40. Tuba City Flea Market [Closed until further notice]
  41. Tuba City Spring Festival [Cancelled, headliners postponed]
  42. Tuba City Chapter events [Cancelled]
  43. Utah State University Powwow [Cancelled]
  44. Ute Mountain Casino Powwow [Rescheduled for August 21]
  45. Vision Maker Film Festival [Postponed]
  46. Weber State University Powwow [Postponed]


  1. Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort [Closed through April 1]
  2. Black Bear Casino Resort [Closed through April 1]
  3. Fond-du-Luth Casino [Closed through April 1]
  4. Casino Del Sol [Closed through April 13]
  5. Cherokee Nation Entertainment casinos and hotels [Closed through March 31]
    1. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
    2. Your One Star Casino
    3. Cherokee Casino
  6. Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma Casinos [Closed through March 31]
    1. The Artesian Casino
    2. Ada Gaming Center
    3. Black Gold Casino
    4. Border Casino
    5. Chisholm Trail Casino
    6. Gold Mountain Casino
    7. Jet Stream Casino
    8. Newcastle Casino
    9. Riverwind Casino
    10. SaltCreek Casino
    11. Texoma Casino
    12. The Riverstar Casino
    13. Treasure Valley Casino
    14. Washita Casino
    15. WinStar World Casino and Resort
    16. Goldsby Gaming Center
    17. Madill Gaming Center
    18. Tishomingo Tobacco & Gaming
  7. All Desert Diamond Casinos [Closed through April 1]
    1. Desert Diamond Tucson
    2. Desert Diamond Sahuarita
    3. Desert Diamond West Valley
    4. Desert Diamond Why (Ajo)
  8. Emerald Queen Casino [Closed through March 30]
  9. Glacier Peaks Casino [Closed through March 29]
  10. Ilani Casino [Closed through March 31]
  11. Kalispel Casino and the Wellness Center [Closed through March 31]
  12. Legends Casino Hotel [Closed through March 31]
  13. Little Creek Casino Resort [Closed through March 31]
  14. Little River Casino Resort [Closed through March 29]
  15. Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel [Closed through March 31]
  16. Muckleshoot Casino [Limited to 250 people until further notice]
  17. Ohkay Casino Hotel [Closed through April 1]
  18. Pechanga Resort Casino [Closed through March 31]
  19. Pokagon owned Four Winds Casinos [Closed through March 30]
    1. Four Winds New Buffalo
    2. Four Winds Hartford
    3. Four Winds Dowagiac
    4. Four Winds South Bend
  20. Pueblo of Pojoaque owned casinos [Closed through March 29]
    1. Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino
    2. Cities of Gold Casino
  21. San Manuel Casino [Closed through April 11]
  22. Santa Ana Star Casino [Closed through April 15]
  23. Seven Cedars Casino [Closed through March 31]
  24. Shoalwater Bay Casino [Closed through April 1]
  25. Snoqualmie Casino [Closed through March 31]
  26. Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort [Closed until further notice]
  27. Tulalip owned gaming [Closed through March 30]
    1. Tulalip Resort Casino
    2. Quil Ceda Creek Casino
    3. Tulalip Bingo & Slots


  1. Alaska Federation of Natives [Offices closed through April 3]
  2. All Havasupai tourism [Suspended until April 14]
    1. Falls and camp grounds
  3. All Navajo Tribal Parks [Closed]
    1. Monument Valley Tribal Park [Closed]
    2. Antelope Canyon [Closed]
    3. Four Corners Monument [Closed]
    4. Antelope Point Marina [Closed]
    5. Lake Powell [Closed]
    6. Little Colorado River [Closed]
    7. Canyon de Chelly [Closed]
    8. Bisti Badlands [Closed]
    9. Coal Mine Canyon [Closed]
    10. Wheatfield Lake Recreational Park [Closed]
    11. Window Rock Park & Veteran’s Memorial Park [Closed]
    12. Navajo Nation Zoo & Botanical Park [Closed]
  4. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
    1. Kayak Public Transit [issued statement]
    2. All CTUIR and Yellowhawk community-based events, gatherings, meetings [Cancelled until further notice]
    3. CTUIR commission and committee meetings [Cancelled until week of March 30]
  5. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
    1. Fond du Lac Cloquet, Brookston, and Sawyer Community Centers [Closed until further notice]
  6. Grand Canyon West [Closed until April 1]
    1. Grand Canyon Skywalk
    2. Hualapai River Runners tours of the Colorado River
    3. The Zipline at Grand Canyon West
    4. The Hualapai Ranch
  7. Hobuck Beach Resort and The Cape Resort [Closed]
  8. Hopi Village of Songopavi [Closed to tourists until April 14]
  9. Ho-Chunk Nation
    1. All executive public boards and committees [suspended]
    2. All facilities closed to visitors
    3. CDL training [Postponed]
    4. Community Garden planning meetings [Cancelled]
    5. Elder Meal/TAU sites are delivery only
    6. Financial Literacy events [Postponed]
    7. Gaming Commission monthly meetings [Cancelled]
    8. HCG-Madison [Closed]
    9. HCG-Wisconsin sites [Closed]
    10. HHCDA community buildings [Closed to public]
    11. Ho-Chunk Nation Museum [Closed to public]
    12. Juried Youth Art Show [Postponed]
    13. Homebuyer Education Classes [Postponed]
    14. Language Division offices [Closed]
    15. Mothers of Tradition group meetings [Cancelled]
    16. Partners in Parenting [Cancelled]
    17. SNAP-Ed classes [Suspended]
    18. Supreme Court En Banc hearings [Postponed]
    19. TAU services will be limited
    20. Traditional Court [All meetings suspended]
    21. Vietnam Veterans Day [Observance cancelled]
  10. Makah Cultural and Research Center [Closed]
  11. Pueblo communities and nearby recreational sites [Closed to non-members]
    1. Acoma Pueblo
    2. Cochiti Pueblo
    3. Jemez Pueblo
    4. Laguna Pueblo
    5. Nambe Pueblo
    6. Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
    7. Picuris Pueblo
    8. Pojoaque Pueblo
    9. Sandia Pueblo
    10. San Felipe Pueblo
    11. San Ildefonso Pueblo
    12. Santa Ana Pueblo
    13. Santa Clara Pueblo
    14. Santo Domingo Pueblo
    15. Taos Pueblo
    16. Tesuque Pueblo
    17. Ysleta del Sur
    18. Zia Pueblo
    19. Zuni Pueblo
  12. Quapaw Tribe [Closed until further notice]
    1. The John L. Berrey Fitness Center
    2. Title VI dining area
    3. Quapaw Library and Museum
  13. Shi Shi Trail, Cape Flattery Trail and Third Beach Trail [Open to tribal members only]

Tribally issued travel advisories:

  1. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  2. Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes
  3. Chippewa Cree Tribe
  4. Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  5. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  6. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  7. Crow Tribe
  8. Ho-Chunk Nation
  9. Hopi Tribe [Stay at home order through April 17]
  10. Hualapai Tribe
  11. Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  12. Jicarilla Apache Nation
  13. Northern Arapaho Tribe
  14. Oglala Sioux
  15. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  16. Oneida Nation
  17. Osage Nation
  18. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  19. Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  20. Rosebud Sioux
  21. Navajo Nation
  22. Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
  23. Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
  24. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
  25. Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
  26. Puyallup Tribe
  27. Squaxin Island Tribe
  28. Standing Rock Sioux
  29. Southern Ute Tribe
  30. Suquamish Tribe
  31. Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
  32. Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
  33. Yankton Sioux

State of Emergency for Tribal Nations:

  1. Chippewa Cree Tribe
  2. Crow Tribe
  3. Ho-Chunk Nation
  4. Hualapai Tribe
  5. Navajo Nation
  6. Northern Arapaho Tribe
  7. Oneida Nation
  8. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  9. Lummi Nation
  10. Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  11. Rosebud Sioux Tribe
  12. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
  13. Snoqualmie Tribe
  14. Squaxin Island Tribe
  15. Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
  16. Yurok Tribe

Tribal Colleges and Universities:

  1. Haskell Indian Nations University [Extended Spring break]
  2. Institute of American Indian Arts [Extended Spring break, classes moved online]
  3. Little Big Horn College [Classes moved online]
  4. Northwest Indian College [Classes moved online]
  5. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College [Classes moved online]
  6. Oglala Lakota College [Classes moved online]
  7. Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College [Classes moved online]
  8. Stone Child College [Closed to anyone besides faculty and students]

Native schools (K-12)

  1. ALL 185 funded Bureau of Indian Education schools
    1. See a full list here [Dates vary by school]
  2. Fond du Lac Ojibwe School [Closed until March 30]
  3. Ho-Chunk Nation Head Start [Closed]
  4. Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy [Closed through April 5]
  5. Navajo Nation grant, contract, and BIE schools [Closed until April 6]
    1. Includes all FACE Programs, Early Childhood Programs, Child Care Development Fund Programs, and Navajo Head Start Programs
  6. Nay Ah Shing Schools [Closed until March 30]
  7. Oneida Nation School System [Closed until April 6]
    1. Oneida Nation Head Start [Closed until April 6]
  8. Santa Fe Indian School [Closed through end of school year]
  9. Salt River Schools [Closed through March 31]

Will continue as planned (as of April 2):

  1. NABI Educational Youth Summit & Basketball Invitational
  2. Native American Music Awards [Submissions are temporarily suspended]

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Resources for Native students:

Are you a Native student whose college or university has been closed or switched to online classes? Visit this spreadsheet for resources involving technology in Native communities. It is updated by San Juan College’s Native American Center.