Indigenous peoples

Government Policies and Actions


The National Indigenous Advisory Group was set up by the government to fast-track an emergency response plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australian Indigenous Health Info Net - COVID-19 Updates and Information

COVID-19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Communique 


The Ministry of Indigenous Services outlined the details of the $305 million for the new distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund, to address immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities related to COVID-19. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities 

Government of Canada - Public service announcements about COVID-19 in various Indigenous languages

The Minister of Indigenous Services: Indigenous Services Canada providing direct air transportation with strict, safety-first health protocol for essential personnel to serve fly-in First Nations communities and protect against COVID-19

United States of America 

The President of the United States of America signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123). This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus pandemic; $40 million of which shall be allocated to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes. 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - COVID-19 Funding for Tribes 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention -  Non-Competitive Grant: Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Department of Health and Human Services  

Office of Hawaiian AffairsMālama Loan Program  | OHA Emergency Assistance 

Alberta Métis Council - COVID-19 Plan 


Protocolo de Ministerio de Salud y Seguridad Social  de Colombia para Pueblos étnicos sobre el COVID19. 

Mensajes desarrollados sobre el COVID19 por el Ministerio de Cultura  de Colombia para pueblos indígenas en varias lenguas.