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article With stay-at-home orders and fundraising, Indian Country combats COVID-19 (3/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Native Americans are seeking more help from the federal government to fight COVID-19, even as the Navajo Nation and other tribes take steps to combat the...
article Inslee gives guidance for funerals, real estate, tribes (3/29/2020)
(Washington) -- In a trio of letters written Friday and Saturday, Gov. Jay Inslee has offered additional guidance for what his stay-at-home order means for funeral...
article Oneida of the Thames First Nation closing to non-residents amid COVID-19 pandemic (3/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Oneida Nation of the Thames will be closed to the public beginning Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indigenious territory southwest of London is...
article VIDEO: Arctic char donated to Inuit as demand at restaurants declines (3/29/2020)
(Canada) -- With COVID-19 keeping diners at home, luxury fish originally intended for Winnipeg restaurants is being donated to local Inuit people.
article Amazon Indians’ Doctor with Coronavirus Brings Fear of an Extermination (3/29/2020)
(Brazil) -- A doctor working with the largest tribe in the Amazon has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazil’s Health Ministry said on Friday, ringing alarm...
article First known patient to die in Alaska of COVID-19 had not traveled, was social distancing, family says (3/29/2020)
(Alaska) -- Relatives of the woman who died from COVID-19 in Anchorage are asking others to stay home and practice social distancing to stop the spread of the virus. It...
article Where coronavirus could find a refuge: Native American reservations (3/28/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The federal health agency that serves more than 2.5 million Native Americans has only limited ability to monitor and investigate coronavirus cases...
article Casino workers end protest (3/25/2020)
(Cambodia) -- Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training director Yov Khemara said on Wednesday that 170 workers at the Hao Cheng Casino in...
article Donaco’s Star Vegas casino suffering from viral slowdown (3/25/2020)
(Cambodia) -- Casino operator Donaco International says operations at its flagship Cambodian gaming venue have slowed to a crawl due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
article As a coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, American Indian communities turn to one another, teachings (3/24/2020)
(Washington) -- Tribal communities know death by pandemic. As history threatens to repeat itself with the menace of the novel coronavirus, tribal communities are turning...
article 'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (3/23/2020)
(Indian Country) -- As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they...
article Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’ (3/22/2020)
(California) -- Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated...
article Gaming Industry Partners with Other Tourism Companies as Part of ‘Broad Coalition’ in Seeking Relief from COVID-19 (3/22/2020)
(USA) -- Businesses across the country are calling on Congress to provide relief as America deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the shutdowns local...
article Tribes take measures to slow spread of new coronavirus (3/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- Native American tribes across the country are pressing the federal government for more resources to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
article FSIN wants Saskatchewan borders closed (3/22/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations wants Saskatchewan to close its provincial borders. In a media release on Saturday, the FSIN announced...
article Alaska villages to ban, restrict air travel amid coronavirus (3/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- Multiple Alaska villages have proposed banning or restricting passenger air travel in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Local air carrier Wright Air...
article How an Alaska village grave led to a Spanish Flu breakthrough (3/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- One hundred and two years ago, a strain of influenza virus spread across the globe, eventually reaching Brevig Mission in Alaska. Five days after the flu hit...
article Pause sweat lodges and pipe ceremonies, restrict contact to stop COVID-19, say Indigenous doctors (3/21/2020)
(British Columbia) -- As the number of people with novel coronavirus in Canada grows, Indigenous doctors are warning community members to temporarily halt ceremonies...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Checkpoints set up on Crow Reservation to prevent spread of COVID-19 (3/29/2020)
(Montana) -- Tribal officials opened a series of checkpoints Sunday to limit travel on the Crow Reservation and the spread of COVID-19 in tribal communities. One...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation sets curfew, urging Navajo people to stay home as COVID-19 cases pass 100 (3/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials set a curfew for residents as the number of identified positive COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation rose to 128 with two confirmed...
article No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge (3/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Lisa Robbins runs the generator attached to her family’s mobile home for just a few hours most mornings. With no electricity, it provides heat in this...
article National Park Service locations close services on Navajo Nation due to COVID-19 (3/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Three National Park Service locations on the Navajo Nation in Arizona have closed to visitors to help prevent the spread COVID-19.
article Navajo Nation reports 21 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths confirmed (3/28/2020)
(Arizona) -- As issued in a release by the Navajo Nation, President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer have been notified Friday by the Navajo Department of...
article Navajo Nation Sees 20 More COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Its Total to 49 (3/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- Ten more Navajo Nation community members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, according to the Navajo Department of Health and Navajo Area...
article COVID cases jump to 26 (3/21/2020)
(Arizona) -- Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Navajo have increased to 26 as of Saturday night. Cases include 18 from the Kayenta Service Unit, four from the Chinle Service...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article SCHEER: Our city, on pause (3/29/2020)
(New York) -- In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Bruce Springsteen wrote a song called "My City in Ruins." It's a haunting tune,...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Contested Electronic Billboard Now Helping Spread COVID-19 Quarantine Information (3/29/2020)
(New York) -- Irony has its place in tribal nations holding on to their sovereignty rights. Located some 90 miles outside of Manhattan, the Shinnecock Indian Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

Southern Ute

article Coronavirus reaches two Southern Ute Indian Tribe members in Colorado (3/29/2020)
(Colorado) -- Two members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The members are in self-quarantine, according to a Sunday...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has first confirmed COVID-19 case (3/29/2020)
(New York) -- The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has hit the community of Akwesasne, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne announced Saturday....
1 Article on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Tohono O’odham Nation confirms tribal member tests positive for COVID-19 (3/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham Nation Health Care has confirmed a tribal member who lives in Tucson has tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday. This is the first COVID-...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Cherokee logs first COVID-19 case (3/28/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received notice of its first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 on Friday, March 27. The individual is a part-...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Issue State of Emergency; Road Closures in Place (3/22/2020)
(North Carolina) -- On March 21, 2020, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) said in a release that it will be suspending all tribal operations and closing all...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians issues state of emergency; Road closures in place (3/21/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has amended its state of emergency that was put in place Friday. On March 21, 2020, EBCI said in a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Chemehuevi Tribe

article ‘We will survive’: Chemehuevi chairman orders tribal members to shelter in place (3/27/2020)
(California) -- After a coronavirus case was confirmed in Lake Havasu City, Chemehuevi Tribal Chairman Charles Wood issued a notice to all tribe members, urging them to...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Wind Creek Bethlehem casino says 2 more employees have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing total to 3 (3/27/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Two additional Wind Creek Bethlehem employees have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the casino’s total to three cases as it remains...
1 Article on this Issue

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article Rosebud Sioux Tribe reports its first COVID-19 case (3/27/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is reporting that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Todd County. Following this report, the tribe’s president,...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Eskasoni imposes curfew, erects barricades to prevent spread of COVID-19 (3/25/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- A state of emergency imposed on residents of the Eskasoni First Nation by the band council is even stricter than the one imposed by the Nova Scotia...
article More Sask. Indigenous communities take measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 (3/25/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- More Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan are introducing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The meaures are needed, said Federation of...
article Cree patient in Montreal tests positive for COVID-19 (3/25/2020)
(Quebec) -- One Cree patient being treated at a Montreal hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation at a Cree health board facility in the city...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article First COVID-19 case confirmed at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (3/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community confirmed its first case of the coronavirus Wednesday. The individual is an employee and does not reside on the...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation: Tribal member tests positive for COVID-19 (3/24/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders with the Cherokee Nation say a member of the tribe has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials with the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Hopi closes schools, instructs staff to help prevent spread of COVID-19 (3/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe issued an executive order until April 17 only essential staff will continue to work onsite, those unable to telecommute should remain home...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article COVID-19 Reaches Wind River, Tribes Issue "Stay-At-Home" Directive (3/24/2020)
(Wyoming) -- With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Wind River Reservation, tribal members are being asked not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary...
1 Article on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Menominee tribal police warn of fentanyl-laced heroin after series of ODs (3/23/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- In the wake of four overdose cases over the weekend, Menominee tribal officials are asking the public to be aware that heroin laced with fentanyl or...
1 Article on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article Patient tests positive for coronavirus after visiting Isle of Capri Casino (3/23/2020)
(Missouri) -- On Monday, March 23 the The Cooper County Public Health Center released a statement that said a patron of the Isle of Capri Casino tested positive for...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article ‘Problem Gambler’ program responds to casino closures (3/22/2020)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia’s gambling addiction treatment group, 1-800-GAMBLER, is letting residents know that they are still offering help during the COVID-...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Borgata casino dealer who complained of coronavirus symptoms tests positive (3/21/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- A table games dealer at The Borgata Hotel and Casino was infected with the coronavirus, the casino’s president said in a memo to employees. The...
article Borgata dealer tests positive for COVID-19 (3/21/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- A table games dealer who works at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is among the positive cases of COVID-19 in Atlantic County, according to a memo sent...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article CTUIR Incident Command Team update (3/21/2020)
(Oregon) -- CTUIR Department of Children and Family Services and Yellowhawk Community Wellness collaborated to distribute donated produce and dairy products from...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article First COVID-19 Case Confirmed On The Wind River Reservation (3/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The first resident of the Wind River Reservation has tested positive for COVID-19. That's according to Chief Medical Officer Paul Ebert of Wind River...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Santa Anita Suspends Live Racing After Los Angeles County Health Officials Issue COVID-19 Order (3/28/2020)
(California) -- The Stronach Group track posted a formal announcement on its Twitter account early Friday afternoon, around the time its eight-race card was supposed to...
article Access restricted to protect people living in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities (3/26/2020)
(Australia) -- The Western Australian government has partnered with the Federal government to implement new restrictions for access to designated regions in the State to...
article SKC first tribal college to offer bachelor’s in nursing (3/12/2020)
(Montana) -- The fall of 2020 marks a new era for the nursing department at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. In an effort to “do right by the students,” SKC...
article Paradise brushes aside Korean virus concerns as February casino sales continue upward trend (3/3/2020)
(South Korea) -- Korea’s Paradise Co saw a 16.2% year-on-year increase in casino sales to KRW64.30 billion (US$53.9 million) in February, aided by strong hold.
article Coronavirus wipes out business in gambling capital of the world (3/2/2020)
(Macau) -- Casinos in Macao, the world’s largest gambling enclave, reported a record plunge in gaming revenue in February after a 15-day closure that was brought...
article Coronavirus Crushes Casino Stocks, MGM, Wynn Resorts Flirting With 52-Week Lows (2/27/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Travel and leisure stocks are getting pounded Thursday amid concerns that the novel coronavirus will spread in the US, fears being exacerbated by a...
article Casino du Liban Denied Coronavirus Allegations (2/25/2020)
(Lebanon) -- With every new and unique phenomenon that hits a population, there's bound to be many rumors and fake news, especially when the nation lives in crises...
article RWS casino employee among two new cases in Singapore (2/11/2020)
(Singapore) -- Two more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday, bringing the number discovered with the illness...
article How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback (2/10/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The Ojibwe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North America, with communities from Quebec to Montana, are revitalizing the “berry fast,...
article Casino tycoon stands by his staff (2/10/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau gambling tycoon Alvin Chau is not forcing his staff to take annual leave. They will not suffer pay cuts either, even as the Macau authorities have told...
article A norovirus outbreak tied to a Louisiana casino left more than 200 people sick (2/10/2020)
(Louisiana) -- State health officials in Louisiana are investigating an outbreak of norovirus that has sickened more than 200 people, the Louisiana Department of Health...
article L’Auberge Casino Bug: at Least 200 Fall Ill with Norovirus in Louisiana (2/10/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana health officials have confirmed that a stomach illness reported to have broken out at L’Auberge Casino in Lake Charles last week is the...
article Health provider offers cooking classes to address high rates of diabetes among Native Americans (2/8/2020)
(Arizona) -- Cooking equipment at the ready, Mallory Smith stands before a table loaded with fresh greens, nuts and fruit. “Has anyone used the apple slicer before...
article ‘Strong Teeth, Strong Kid,’ brightening smiles in Native communities (2/7/2020)
(Arizona) -- Native American Connections and the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care have launched an inventive outreach campaign called “Strong Teeth,...
article At least 200 infected with Norovirus after visiting Lake Charles casino (2/7/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Hundreds of people in Lake Charles are battling with the norovirus after visiting a casino. The outbreak happened at the L’Auberge Casino last...
article Norovirus outbreak at L'auberge Casino in Lake Charles prompts investigation by health officials (2/7/2020)
(Louisiana) -- State health officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak after numerous people reportedly became ill at a Mardi Gras ball at the L'auberge Casino...
article Wuhan coronavirus to bump up health care stocks, but worst not over for airlines and Macau casinos, analysts say (1/26/2020)
(Macau) -- As the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak rose last week, mainland Chinese and Hong Kong stocks started taking a beating. While Chinese stocks...
article Sisseton man, father strengthen bond in sobriety (1/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A wandering impression cuts between two red and white homes on a cul-de-sac in north Sisseton. The pathway of trodden snow stretches out of sight to a...
article 'Blowing £100k on gambling left me desperate, embarrassed and suicidal' (1/19/2020)
(UK) -- A Hull councillor has spoken of the misery caused by gambling which threatened to destroy his life. In a frank interview, central ward councillor Shane McMurray...
article Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Hope: Strategies Used by Native American Cancer Survivors to Restore Quality of Life (1/13/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Native Americans have the poorest 5-year relative survival for all cancers combined (60%) and are more likely to die of their cancer than patients...

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