The National Congress of American Indians calls for more attention to COVID-19 impacts in Indian Country
Last updated 4/7/2020 at 12:59pm
WASHINGTON-In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, tribal nations -comprised of some of the most vulnerable communities in the United States-have been left out of the conversation. As the COVID-19 pandemic has now reached all 50 states, tribal governments also face heightened challenges to protect their citizens, and have inadequate federal funding and resources to do so.
"We cannot ignore the elevated risks faced by Indian Country from this virus," said NCAI CEO Kevin Allis. "The federal government's chronic underfunding of its treaty and trust responsibilities to Americ...