COVID-19 Resources Toolbox

Tools For Action

Tip of the day

We pause from the tip of the day to pay tribute to Honoring Nations, Board of Governors member, David M. Gipp.

As a founding member of the Board of Governors of Honoring Nations, and as a colleague, a mentor, and a friend, David M. Gipp will be remembered for so much including his generosity in sharing his gifts and guidance.

The Harvard Project offers our reflections on his achievements and impact to Honoring Nations and to Indian Country. We invite you to read the tribute here.

As the country responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the task before tribal nations is complicated by many unknowns. The Harvard Project and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health recognize the challenges you're up against and we want to help. We are monitoring tribal governments' response to the crisis. Across Indian Country, we are witnessing tribal leaders and national Native organizations taking action to protect and position Native nations to see a better tomorrow. These examples and many more make up the contents of this COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country toolbox. We've pulled together resources that demonstrate ways to build governance capacity, illustrate best practices by tribes, provide trusted information about the virus itself, and supply tribal health ordinances intended to meet your immediate needs. Native nation building begins with strong governance, and we hope the examples in this toolbox spark ideas for action that strengthens your community.

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In this toolbox you'll find

Find updated info from National Native orgs and leading public health officials

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Hear from tribal leaders on how they're responding to the outbreak

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Look ahead to capacity-building and nation building strategies

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