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COVID-19 Response from Native Tribes

COVID-19 Navajo Response

March 27, 2020 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation and National Indian Health Board CEO Stacy Bohlen about tribes in New Mexico and across the country are dealing with scarce resources as they respond to novel coronavirus outbreaks on tribal lands. For more information, you can watch our full interviews with both President Nez and Stacy Bohlen, by clicking on the videos below. 


Jonathan Nez, Navajo Nation President 

Stacy Bohlen, CEO, National Indian Health Board 


For More Information: 

National Indian Health Board (NIHB)  

Official Site of the Navajo Nation 

Coronavirus Cases Spike In Navajo Nation, Where Water Service Is Often Scarce — NPR 

The US Has Neglected Indian Country for Years. Now Comes a Pandemic — Vice

Counting State’s Native American Population for 2020 Census

1338 Census In Indian Country

March 20, 2020 The U.S. Census quietly got underway last week. As it has for nearly all facets of life, COVID-19 has dramatically changed plans for how to encourage participation from historically undercounted populations. The Census is vital for states like New Mexico, which have large numbers of people who are part of those groups. The state also depends on federal funding more than most, and an undercount could project the impact of the COVID-19 isolation far into the future. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with Charlotte Little and Jamie Gloshay of the New Mexico Native Census Coalition to talk about the challenge of avoiding an undercount on the state’s 19 pueblos, the Navajo Nation, Apache tribes, and in its urban Native populations – and the ways in which the community is responding. 

Jamie Gloshay, Albuquerque Urban Indian Census Coordinator
Charlotte Little, Pueblo Census Coordinator 

Additional Information
New Mexico Native Census Coalition