COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Communities
In this critical time when access to accurate information is vital, there are resources available that help ensure the Indigenous communities are included in news coverage of this evolving story. Social distancing doesn't mean you have to lose touch with your culture or your community. To keep updated, here are a few weblink resources.
- The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona compiled a list of COVID-19 resources for their tribal members. Note: Many resources available on this page apply to indigenous peoples who are not part of an ITCA member tribe.
- Arizona State University compiled a list of COVID-19 resources for indigenous peoples. The resource list contains a variety of indigenous centric resources.
- The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is tracking the latest information they’ve received from tribes regarding COVID-19 responses and resources.
- See the Tribal COVID-19 tracking document for hotline numbers, travel restrictions, and general guidance.
- Arizona Department of Child Safety compiled a contact list for social and human service directors in each of Arizona’s tribal nations.
- Pandemic EBT(P-EBT), as introduced in H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, provides assistance to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, while schools are out of session due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits program is a partnership between DES, the Arizona Department of Education, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Learn more HERE.
- Indian Country Today's website has resources that are updated daily.
- Indianz.Com is also keeping track of the latest updates. This is also a great resource for any current events homework!
- Vision Maker Media has partnered with AAPB to bring you free American Indian and Alaska Native films.
- PBS has free American Indian and Alaska Native films available to view.
- The National Indian Education Association has a COVID19 resource page for indigenous communities and schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
- Arizona Department of Health Services: 1-844-542-8201
- Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: 211 or 877-211-8661
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text “START” or “HELLO” to 741741
- Teen Lifeline: Calling available 24/7. Texting available 12pm-9pm on weekdays and 3pm-9pm on weekends. Peer counselors are still available from 3pm to 9pm every day.
- 602-248-8336 (TEEN)
- 800-248-8336 (TEEN)