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COVID-19 Regional Tribal Town Hall Convenings

In December 2020, NCAI President Fawn Sharp created the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force (Task Force) to address: (1) tribal COVID-19 relief needs; (2) tribal COVID-19 recovery needs; and (3) the chronic conditions that created the public health and economic circumstances making Tribal Nations and citizens vulnerable to this crisis. This Task Force is chaired by Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. 

It is important that the Task Force and its members hear from all Tribal Nations on how COVID-19 has impacted their communities and the needs tribal leaders have to respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, NCAI and partner organizations have scheduled the following regional online convenings to gather tribal leader input in a town hall setting. During these meetings, tribal leaders will be asked to share the resources they require to address immediate COVID-19 relief and recovery; the status of vaccine distribution within their Tribal Nation; and other related items in response of the COVID-19 pandemic and new administration. 

We encourage tribal leaders to sign up for their respected regional convening listed below. Additional details will be released soon. 

*Please note that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 14, 2021, remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour.

Northwest Regional Convening Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ET (3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT)
This convening is being co-hosted with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Apply for NCAI’s COVID-19 Response Fund for Indian Country

With the generous support of our donors, NCAI is providing financial relief support to tribal nations affected by COVID-19 through NCAI’s COVID-19 Response Fund for Indian Country. If you are a tribal nation, tribal nursing home, Tribal College or University or Native serving non-profit in need, you may access information about applying for financial support under the “Get Involved” tab on our website.  
Through our COVID-19 Relief Fund, we have awarded 41 tribal nations, 12 Native non-profits, one tribal college, and nine tribal nursing homes thus far.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling deadline until available funds are exhausted. Applications guidelines are located here.
NCAI Contact: Keona Royal, Membership Coordinator, kroyal@NCAI.org