The Newsom Administration is working closely with tribal nations on a government-to-government basis to determine the appropriate measures to take moving forward to limit the transmission of COVID-19 on tribal lands and to facilitate access to the best information, tools and resources.
The Governor’s Tribal Advisor is engaged in ongoing government-to-government consultation with California tribal governments regarding coordinated COVID-19 response. If your tribal government would like to engage in consultation with the Administration, please email email@example.com with your request.
If your tribe needs assistance in accessing the state or federal resources available, please contact the CalOES Tribal Affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tribal Nation Grant Fund – COVID-19 Emergency Grant
The Tribal Nation Grant Fund Panel has awarded 62 COVID-19 Emergency grants to eligible tribes. More information about the Tribal Nation Grant Fund is available here.
Tribal Government Document Resources
Compiled by Turtle Talk blog on legal issues in Indian Country, resources to assist in tribal government document development available here. Page regularly updated. To submit a document for posting, please send it to email@example.com with the subject line “COVID-19” with the following information: 1) Subject, either Tribal Government Document or Tribal Court Document, 2) Document title and 3) Tribe(s).
Information on local testing resources in your community is available here.
The California Department of Social Services has compiled resources and information for tribal communities here.
CDA Resources for Tribal Elders
The California Department of Aging has compiled resources and guidance for tribal elders here.
Other Information and Resources
The Indian Health Service has compiled guidance for tribal communities here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled guidance for tribal communities here.
In partnership with CA Census 2020, the California Consortium of Urban Indian Health has published COVID-19 resources for tribal communities here.
The California Rural Indian Health Board has activated a COVID-19 Task Force on March 2, 2020, involving staff from the California Tribal Epidemiology Center. Resources and updates are available here.
The National Indian Gaming Commission has compiled COVID-19 guidance here.