New York Times. "We will not apologize for being an island of safety in a sea of uncertainty and death." -Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
The Hill. "Native American tribal nations are imposing stricter lockdown and social-distancing measures than their neighboring states, creating tensions with both governors and the federal government."
The Guardian. "Expansion of drilling in New Mexico would threaten sacred artifacts and bring public health risks to area still reeling from COVID-19."
National Geographic. Indigenous and rural communities are at increased risk of coronavirus exposure as parks and forests open up all over the country. Please exercise care.
OPINION // OUTLOOK Opinion: Postpone vacations in already-vulnerable tribal communities to stop the spread of COVID-19 By The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition: May 23, 2020 ... As Texas lifts restrictions, people have geared up to resume postponed travel plans and outdoor recreational activities after lifted stay-at-home orders and reopened businesses. Families and outdoor enthusiasts are
NPR. "If the Navajo Nation were a state, it would have the highest rate of coronavirus cases per capita after New York. At least 100 people have died from the virus and 3,122 people have tested positive."
The New York Times. " Tribal nations around the United States are facing their most severe crisis in decades as they grapple simultaneously with some of the deadliest coronavirus outbreaks in rural America and the economic devastation caused by the protracted shutdown of nearly 500 tribally owned casinos."
The Salt Lake Tribune. "Not only can a flood of visitors increase negative impacts on a fragile landscape, but it also puts remote gateway communities at risk. A COVID-19 outbreak in this region could quickly overwhelm our health care system with potentially dangerous consequences."
APCG Requests For Public to Temporarily Refrain from Entering Pueblo Reservations and Nearby Recreational Areas
All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) press release: “We, as Pueblo Nations continue working around the clock advocating for our communities’ needs and resources to a host of state and governmental agencies and Congress. However, the immense scale of this pandemic has created new challenges in the delivery and expansion of preparedness resources available to our communities."
The Guardian. "Lummi Nation will open a pioneering field hospital to treat patients in wave of strong public health measures."