COVID-19 Emergency Management Assistance for Wisconsin Tribes

Implementing strategic emergency practices to prevent COVID-19 on reservations in Wisconsin

Full Project Name:COVID-19 Emergency Management Assistance for Wisconsin TribesPrimary Community Organization:Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.Award Amount:$500,000
Award Date
April2020
Project Duration:6 months

Project Description Narrative:


Novel viruses and diseases historically have devastated indigenous communities around the world, including here in North America and Wisconsin. Native Americans in Wisconsin continue to face health disparities compared to the general population, with a higher percentage of people in high-risk categories such as tribal elders and people with underlying health conditions. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in tribal communities will require a coordinated effort between Wisconsin Tribes, government agencies, and other community organizations. Through this award, project partners will work collaboratively to focus on disease prevention efforts that will protect vulnerable populations and workers delivering essential community services.

Additional community partners:
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Ho-Chunk Nation, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida Nation, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Saint Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Sokaogon Chippewa Community, and Stockbridge-Munsee Community

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