Tribal Governments

Turtle Talk has posted a series of COVID-19 Tribal Government Documents including the following:

  1. Relevant Tribal Government Resolutions and Press Releases from various Native Nations including Bay Mills Indian CommunityCrow Tribe, Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansHavasupai, Hoopa Valley, Hopi

  2. Morongo, Navajo Nation (emergency order #1emergency order #2, emergency order #3, and executive order), Oglala SiouxPueblo of LagunaSan Carlos Apache, Southern Ute (stay at home order, resolution, and emergency plan), Tohono O’odham, Umatilla (mutual aid agreement, quarantine lawresolution amended, and emergency declaration), Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, and Yankton Sioux Tribe.

  3. NCAI March 29, 2020 Letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin concerning implementation of Title V of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

  4. Emergency Declarations and Tribes: Mechanisms Under Tribal and Federal Law (Michigan State International Law Review, 2015).

  5. Responding to Public Health Emergencies on Tribal Lands: Jurisdictional Challenges and Practical Solutions (Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, 2015).

  6. Navajo Department of Health COVID-19 Dikos Ntsaaígíí-Náhást’éíts’áadah website, and Navajo Epidemiology Center Coronavirus Response Hub (with map tracker of COVID-19 NN Cases)

  7. Public Health Law: Tribal Emergency Preparedness LawPublic Health Law: Tribal Public Health and the Law Selected Resources, and Tribal Preparedness Resources.

American Indian Health Commission has Extensive COVID-19 Resources including many Helpful Models. Below are links to some of the resources included in the section of the website entitled COVID-19: Information for Tribal Governments (see state and federal government resources section for more information concerning this website).

Government Response Actions

Governance and Authority